Headmaster of English High School won’t return in the fall

The headmaster of Boston’s long-troubled English High School told the faculty Monday that he will not be returning to the school in the fall.

Sito Narcisse, 36, came from Pittsburgh in 2009 with a mandate to overhaul the Jamaica Plain school, deemed one of the city’s 11 most underperforming. But scores on the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System tests in English and math last year showed only a marginal improvement from the previous year, while other underperforming schools showed much better results.

Narcisse did not disclose his plans, telling the faculty he would offer details later this week, according to someone who was there.


School department officials said they will work with the school community to find a new leader quickly.