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This study explored the effect of the innovative leadership of school administrators on creating competency in high performance organization. A survey was administered to 317 samples consisting of 272 teachers and 45 school administrators from 56 basic secondary schools to obtain information on innovative leadership practices and competency levels of managing high performance organization. Descriptive statistics were used to examine the level of innovative leadership and competency of managing high performance organization and inferential statistics (Pearson’s correlation coefficient and stepwise multiple regression) were used to examine the relationships between the variables. The findings indicated that school administrators not only implemented their innovative leadership style to a high degree, but they also had high levels of performance in the three major competencies to create high performance organization. Competency in creating high performance organization was significantly related with the four dimensions of innovative leadership style at a significance level of .05. The significant predictors were the innovative organizational climate, risk management, moral and accountability, and the transformational vision dimensions of innovative leadership. These four innovative leadership dimensions were successfully contributing 80.0 percent of the variance towards the competency level of managing high performance organization. The findings contribute significantly to knowledge proposing innovative leadership which can guide school administrators in improving their competencies to manage their schools effectively.