Home to the beach communities of Coney Island and Brighton Beach, District 21 has strong, traditional schools catering to longtime Italian-American residents, and, increasingly, an Asian population, living in single-family homes in Bensonhurst. While its Brighton Beach neighborhood has a strong Russian community, some of the top high school basketball players in the city come from the public housing developments in Coney Island. The district also is home to the New York Aquarium.
District 21 Contacts
For individual parent concerns, contact:
For help with PTAs or district-wide events, contact:
To enroll your child, go to the school or the nearest Family Welcome Center, not the district office.
Family Welcome Center
Community Education Council:
District 21 office
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 for Special Education for an evaluation.