District 29 is situated in the northeast corner of Queens, adjacent to Long Island's Nassau County. It includes some communities that are ethnically diverse and others that are home to many middle-class African American and Caribbean families. Neighborhoods in the district include Bellerose, Briarwood, Brookville, Cambria Heights, Holliswood, Laurelton, Queens Village, Rosedale, Springfield Gardens and St. Albans.
Most students attend their zoned elementary and middle schools.
District 29 Contacts
191-02 90th Avenue, Room 122 Hollis, NY 11423- Map
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: Beverly Mitchell,718-217-7740
High school superintendent: Michael Prayor, (718) 290-8675
For individual parent concerns, contact:
Elementary and middle school family support coordinator: Keturah J. Hardy, (718) 264-3146
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: Rachel Robinson, (718) 264-3146
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.
Phone: (718) 935-2393
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 29, (718) 341-5408
District 29 office
222-14 Jamaica Ave.
Queens Village, NY 11428 - Map
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
90-27 Sutphin Blvd.
Phone: (718) 557-2553
If these offices can not answer your questions, see DOE contacts