Anthony Bongo, Principal of Isaac E. Young Middle School, has built up one of the most impressive resumes in the City School District of New Rochelle, if by "impressive" you mean the most incompetent. Mr. Bongo is a man not fit to run a Burger King yet he runs one of the largest schools in New Rochelle thanks in large part to the "charity" of his father Anthony Bongo, Sr. of PAB Construction whose "charitable giving" to the New Rochelle Fund for Excellence and various government officials throughout New Rochelle is so widely "appreciated" by the powers that be that his unqualified son was given the position of Assistant Principal at Isaac E. Young Middle school where he was later promoted to the Principalship.
The arrest of Jose Martinez on charges of sexually molesting a student in his office at Isaac E. Young Middle School is just the latest in a long litany of offensive behavior -- assaults by staff on students, assaults by staff on other staff, racial harassment and cover ups, lawsuits against the district, lying to County officials, submitting phony data to academic publications, and over all general depravity in how the school is run.
Meanwhile, the academic performance of students coming out of the school has dropped off a cliff. Students who left the school several years ago are failing to graduate on time at the highest levels in the history of the district (Black/African-American 55%, Latino 51% while Whites are at 88%). There is clear evidence which supports claims that test scores have routinely been fabricated and the level of violence in the school significantly under-reported to New York State. Bongo is a man who would not be tolerated at a North End school for five minutes yet because he delivers what the school board wants -- a mirage of ever increasing test scores and low levels of crime and violence -- he remains, like a little Napoleon, running his fiefdom much to the everlasting shame of the City of New Rochelle.
Here is a sampling of the various crimes and misdemeanors under Anthony Bongo's watch at the Isaac E. Young Middle School: