District 27

Bounded by Nassau County on one side and Brooklyn on the other, District 27 is the southernmost district in Queens. Its territory stretches from Far Rockaway to Howard Beach and Woodhaven. Overcrowding, limited choice at the elementary and middle school level, and the district's expansive territory make it difficult for most students to attend anything but their zoned school.


District 27 Contacts

82-01 Rockaway Blvd,201B
Ozone Park, NY 11416 - 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: Mary Barton, (718) 642-5800
High school superintendent: Michael Prayor, (718) 290-8675

For individual parent concerns, contact:

Elementary and middle school family support coordinator: Nadina Pena, (718) 642-5800
High school family support coordinator: Melissa Thomas, (718) 290-8675

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

Elementary and middle school family leadership coordinator: Martha Velez, (718) 642-5817
High school family leadership coordinator: Mark Moses, (718) 290-8675



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

Family Welcome Center 

90-27 Sutphin Blvd
Queens 11435, NY 11416 - Map
Phone: (718) 935-2393

Special Education Enrollment

28-11 Queens Plaza North
Queens, NY 11101
Phone:(718) 391-8386


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 27, (718) 642-5808

District 27 office

82-01 Rockaway Blvd.
Ozone Park, NY 11416 - 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 Ceniola
Satellite Office, 82-01 Rockaway Blvd
Ozone Park, NY 11416 - Map
Phone: (718) 642-5715
If these offices can not answer your questions, see DOE contacts