District 15

With innovative programs, extremely active parents and parkside neighborhoods considered ideal for raising a family, District 15 has some of the most sought-after, competitive elementary schools in the city.

Bordering on tree-covered Prospect Park, District 15 runs from Carroll Gardens to Sunset Park, and includes the brownstone Brooklyn neighborhoods of Park Slope, Windsor Terrace and pockets of Boerum Hill and Fort Greene. The district also stretches into the waterfront Red Hook neighborhood near the Brooklyn Queens Expressway, home to housing projects, artist colonies and giant Ikea and Fairway stores.

Rezoning and the opening of a few new schools has eased overcrowding in Park Slope, although some Sunset Park schools still have long waitlists for children in the zone. Most zoned schools are performing well.


District 15 Contacts

131 Livingston St
Brooklyn, NY 11201 - Map
CEC15@schools.nyc.gov

 

Superintendent:

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: Anita Skop, (718) 935-4317
High school superintendent: Karen Watts, (718) 455-4635
 

For individual parent concerns, contact:

Elementary and middle school family support coordinator: Brenda Diaz, (718) 935-3424
High school family support coordinator: Corrine Mattis, (718) 455-4635
 

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

Elementary and middle school family leadership coordinator: Christine Farrell
High school family leadership coordinator: Gregory Hagin, (718) 455-4635

 

Enrollment:

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

Family Welcome Center 

29 Fort Greene Place, basement (be12)
Brooklyn, NY 11217, NY 11201 - Map
Phone: (718) 935-4197
 

Special Education Enrollment 

29 Fort Greene Place
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Phone: (718) 935-4197 / (718) 693-9346

 

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 15, (718) 935-4267
 

District 15 office

131 Livingstone St
Brooklyn, NY 11201 - 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 

Deborah Cuffey-Jackson
131 Livingston St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201 - Map
Phone: (718) 935-4197
If these offices can not answer your questions, see DOE contacts.