District 24

District 24 stretches across a densely populated section of Queens that is home to many new immigrants. Neighborhoods in the district include Corona, Glendale, Ridgewood, Elmhurst, Long Island City, Maspeth and Middle Village. Overcrowding persists across the district despite the opening of several new schools in recent years.


District 24 Contacts

98-50 50th Ave, Room 102
Queens, NY 11368 - Map
[email protected]


Each district has two superintendents--one in charge of elementary and middle schools, one in charge of high schools--who appoint principals, evaluate schools and approves budgets.
Elementary and middle school superintendent: Madelene Chan, (718) 592-3357
High school superintendent: Elaine Lindsey, (718) 741-3157

For individual parent concerns, contact:

Elementary and middle school family support coordinator: Susana Santacruz, (718) 592-3357
High school family support coordinator: Rosa Tavarez, (718) 741-3157

For help with PTAs or district-wide events, contact:

Elementary and middle school family leadership coordinator: Eleanor McNamee, (718) 592-3364 ext. 195
High school family leadership coordinator: Carmen Garcia, (718) 741-3157



To enroll your child, go to the school or the nearest Family Welcome Center, not the district office.

Family Welcome Center 

28-11 Queens Plaza North
Queens, NY 11101 - Map
Phone: (718) 391-8386
This center handles both general education and special education enrollment


Community Education Council:

The elected members of the Community Education Council (CEC) approve school zoning lines and advise on education policy.
CEC: Community Education Council 24, (718) 418-8160

District 24 office

98-50 50th Ave.
Queens, NY 11368 - Map


Special Education:

Most questions about special education can be answered by your child's teacher or principal. If you are new to New York City or your child attends private or parochial school, contact the nearest Committee on Special Education for an evaluation.

Committee on Special Education 

Chris Cenicola
28-11 Queens Plaza North
Long Island City, NY 11101 - Map
Phone: (718) 391-8405
If these offices can not answer your questions, see DOE contacts