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District 8 is a racially mixed district in the southeast corner of the Bronx. The western edge of the district includes some of the poorest neighborhoods in the city, such as Hunts Point, while the eastern and northern edge includes more suburban settings, such as Throgs Neck and Soundview, which have a mix of modest single-family homes, low-income housing projects and expensive condominiums.
The district is home to one of the most acclaimed schools in the city, PS 69, which boasts a flourishing vegetable garden, archery and etiquette classes. PS 304 in Throgs Neck is also popular, and has a long history of academic achievement, as does PS 152, which offers trips to museums and farms, science experiments and plenty of time for creative play.
Located in a pleasant residential neighborhood in Throgs Neck, MS 101 attracts children from across District 8, offering a faster pace for children in the gifted program as well as intensive reading help for children who need it.
The superintendent appoints principals, evaluates schools and approves budgets:
Elementary and middle school superintendent: Karen Ames, (718) 828-6653
High school superintendent: Carron Staple, (718) 741-5834
For individual parent concerns, contact:
Elementary and middle school family support coordinator: Donna Jean Murphy, (718) 828-6653
High school family support coordinator: Michelle Edwards, (718) 741-5834
For help with PTAs or district-wide events, contact:
Elementary and middle school family leadership coordinator: Jean DePesa, (718) 828-6707
High school family leadership coordinator: Irving Roman, (718) 741-5834
The elected members of the Community Education Council (CEC) approve school zoning lines and advise on education policy:
1230 Zerega Ave.
Bronx, NY 10462 - 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.
3450 E. Tremont Ave.
Bronx, NY 10465 - Map
To enroll your child, go to the school or the nearest Family Welcome Center.
1230 Zerega Ave.
Bronx,, NY 10462 - Map
Phone: (718) 828-2975
Special Education Enrollment:
3450 East Tremont Avenue
Bronx, NY 10465
Phone: (718) 794-7420