District 29

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

222-14 Jamaica Ave.
Queens Village, NY 11428 - Map
www.cdec29q.com
 

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: Lenon Murray, (718) 264-3146
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

 

Enrollment:

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, NY 11435 - Map
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

 

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 

Esther Morell
90-27 Sutphin Blvd.
Jamaica, NY 11435 - Map
Phone: (718) 557-2553 
If these offices can not answer your questions, see DOE contacts