The Boston Globe takes a look at the pay for heads of New England prep schools:
Among leaders of more than 30 top private high schools in New England, the median pay package was nearly $450,000 in 2012, a 23 percent climb from 2009, according to complete data from the most recent tax filings. Some 2013 figures are also available.
The head of Belmont Hill School, a private boys' school with about 440 students, received $700,000 in compensation in 2013, according to the school's latest tax filings. The head of Buckingham Browne & Nichols in Cambridge received $627,000, while the leaders of Deerfield Academy in Western Massachusetts, Choate Rosemary Hall in Connecticut, and St. Paul's School in New Hampshire were each paid more than $500,000.
At Noble and Greenough, a Dedham prep school with just over 600 students, head of school Robert Henderson Jr. received nearly $1.3 million in salary and compensation in 2012 — an amount that included what a school official said was a one-time only payment.
The $1.3 million topped the salary of any college president in Massachusetts in 2012 save one.
Maybe if public school principals were paid this well, the results would be better.