School District 24 - Queens

Sharing its southern border with Brooklyn, District 24 includes the neighborhoods of Glendale, Ridgewood, Elmhurst, Maspeth, Middle Village and Corona, which is home to the New York Hall of Science Museum, a popular field trip destination for district schools. It also encompasses parts of Flushing Meadows Park. School choice is very limited in District 24 and overcrowding has long been a problem as school construction in the 1980s and 1990s failed to keep pace with the growing population of families, including many new immigrants, settling into its neighborhoods.
Each district has a superintendent, and a family advocate who is charged with responding to parents' concerns. In addition, parents in each district elect a Community Education Council (CEC), an advisory panel, to represent them. CEC members have little formal power but some are effective advocates for parents.

  1. Superintendent: Madeline Chan, (718) 592-3357
  2. Family advocate: Eleanor McNamee, (718) 592-3357
  3. CEC: Community Education Council 24, (718) 418-8160
  4. District 24 office 98-50 50th Ave. Corona, NY 11368
 

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School District 25 - Queens

District 25 stretches across a diverse group of communities in north central Queens, from Flushing's densely populated Chinatown to the more quiet suburban neighborhoods of Whitestone and College Point. It is home to many high achieving elementary and middle schools, and like almost every other district in Queens, has, in recent years, experienced a large of influx of immigrant families from Latin America and Asia. Historically there has been very limited school choice in the district but in recent years several unzoned middle and secondary schools have opened including Bell Academy, East-West School of International Studies and the Queens School of Inquiry. The highly selective Townsend Harris High School is situated on the campus of Queens College.
Each district has a superintendent, and a family advocate who is charged with responding to parents' concerns. In addition, parents in each district elect a Community Education Council (CEC), an advisory panel, to represent them. CEC members have little formal power but some are effective advocates for parents.

  1. Superintendent: Danielle Di Mango (acting), (718) 281-7605
  2. Family advocate: Esther Meladobr, (718) 281-7626
  3. CEC: Community Education Council 25, (718) 281-3786
  4. District 25 office 30-48 Linden Place Flushing, NY 11354
 

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School District 26 - Queens

Lying adjacent to Long Island's Nassau County, District 26 has long been the city's highest achieving district. Many of its cozy neighborhood schools boast a cadre of veteran teachers. Its communities, most of which are solidly middle class to affluent, include Bayside, Oakland Gardens, Fresh Meadows, Douglaston, Little Neck, Glen Oaks, Floral Park, Bellerose, Jamaica Estates, Jamaica Hills, Hillcrest and parts of both Hollis Hills and Holliswood. In recent years many immigrant families from South Korea, China, India and Japan have settled in District 26 because of its highly-regarded schools. Its location on the city's border makes commuting a challenge, as many of its neighborhoods lie beyond walking distance from the nearest subway line.
Each district has a superintendent, and a family advocate who is charged with responding to parents' concerns. In addition, parents in each district elect a Community Education Council (CEC), an advisory panel, to represent them. CEC members have little formal power but some are effective advocates for parents.

  1. Superintendent: Anita Saunders, (718) 631-6943
  2. Family advocate: Lori Butera, (718) 631-6841
  3. CEC: Community Education Council 26, (718) 631-6927
  4. District 26 office 61-15 Oceania St. Bayside, NY 11364
 

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School District 27 - Queens

Bounded by Nassau County on one side and Brooklyn on the other, District 27 is the southernmost district in Queens. It reaches to the farthest seashores of Far Rockaway, where planes from JFK airport fly overhead, to the single-family homes in Howard Beach and Woodhaven. Although the district is racially and ethnically diverse, many neighborhoods are dominated by one particular race. Overcrowding and limited choice at the elementary and middle school levels make it difficult for most students to attend anything but their zoned school.
Each district has a superintendent, and a family advocate who is charged with responding to parents' concerns. In addition, parents in each district elect a Community Education Council (CEC), an advisory panel, to represent them. CEC members have little formal power but some are effective advocates for parents.

  1. Superintendent: Michelle Lloyd-Bey, (718) 642-5770
  2. Family advocate: Margaret Finnerty, (718) 642-5817
  3. CEC: Community Education Council 27, (718)642-5808
  4. District 27 office 82-01 Rockaway Blvd.. Ozone Park, NY 11416
 

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School District 28 - Queens

Located in central Queens, District 28 encompasses diverse communities ranging from the affluent, leafy neighborhood of Forest Hills Gardens filled with Tudor mansions, to the more bustling, commercial areas of Jamaica and Rego Park. Overcrowding is a problem in schools across the district with those in the more prosperous northern communities such as Forest Hills and Kew Gardens performing better than schools located in the poorer, southern sections such as South Jamaica.
Each district has a superintendent, and a family advocate who is charged with responding to parents' concerns. In addition, parents in each district elect a Community Education Council (CEC), an advisory panel, to represent them. CEC members have little formal power but some are effective advocates for parents.

  1. Superintendent: Beverly Folkes-Bryant, (718)557-2618
  2. Family advocate: Sonia Rueda, (718) 557-2689
  3. CEC: Community Education Council 28, (718) 557-2738
  4. District 28 office 90-27 Sutphin Blvd. Queens, NY 11435
 

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School District 29 - Queens

Located in the northeastern corner of Queens, adjacent to Long Island's Nassau County, District 29 includes the ethnically diverse communities of Holliswood and Queens Village, as well as the middle-class, predominantly African-American neighborhoods of St. Albans, Hollis and Springfield Gardens. Cambria Heights, Laurelton, Brookville and Rosedale also fall within District 29. Unlike other districts in Queens, District 29 has a few unzoned schools which accept students through a lottery and Preparatory Academy for Writers, a College Board 6 -12 school, which emphasizes college admissions along with a high school diploma.
Each district has a superintendent and a family advocate, Who is charged with responding to parents' concerns. In addtion, parents in each district elect a Community Education Council (CEC), an advisory panel, to represent them. CEC members have little formal power but some are effective advocates for parents.

  1. Superintendent: Lenon Murray, (718) 264-3146 x2171
  2. Family advocate: Melissa Gendler, (718) 264-3146 x2173
  3. CEC: Community Education Council 29, (718) 341-5408
  4. District 29 office: 222-14 Jamaica Ave. Queens Village, NY 11428
 

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School District 30 - Queens

Located in the northwest section of Queens, bounded by Flushing Bay to its north and the East River to its west, District 30 includes the neighborhoods of Astoria, Ditmars, East Elmhurst, Hunters Point, Jackson Heights, Long Island City, Sunnyside and Woodside. The district is home to the modern art museum PS 1, the Noguchi Museum and the nearby Socrates sculpture garden. Its communities are an eclectic mix of longtime Greek-American residents, new immigrants from Latin America, young artists, and middle class families of all backgrounds priced out of the skyrocketing Manhattan real estate market. The district offers several dual-language programs and a few popular charter schools including the Renaissance Charter School and Our World Neighborhood Charter School.
Each district has a superintendent, and a family advocate who is charged with responding to parents' concerns. In addition, parents in each district elect a Community Education Council (CEC), an advisory panel, to represent them. CEC members have little formal power but some are effective advocates for parents.

  1. Superintendent: Dr. Philip Composto, (718) 391-8323
  2. Family advocate: Bandna Sharma, (718) 391-8390
  3. CEC: Community Education Council 30, (718) 391-8380
  4. District 30 office: 28-11 Queens Plaza North, Long Island City, NY 11101
 

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