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District 9

District 9 on the western edge of the South Bronx including the neighborhoods of Grand Concourse, Morrisania and Tremont. It ends east of Crotona Park and is home to Yankee Stadium and much of the revitalization in the South Bronx. There is a new glass-walled courthouse and new housing. There are still a fair number of vacant lots, and District 9 contains one of the largest public housing units in the Bronx. The district is home to JHS 22, which houses the first French-English dual language program for middle school students in the city, and a number of charter schools.

Many schools have very low test scores and issues with safety and order but one well-liked neighborhood school is PS 63, called "the secret of the South Bronx" by satisfied parents. PS 204 has a gifted program that attracts children from across the district, and, located in one of the poorest neighborhoods in the city, PS 35 provides quality instruction and a welcoming environment for its students.

The Comprehensive Model School Project for grades 6–12 has a strong math program and is housed in a new building with an indoor pool, a dance studio and a rooftop garden. The Urban Assembly School for Applied Math and Science accepts students in 6th grade and offers them an unusual level of support all the way through high school, including a summer program and a home visit upon acceptance. Eagle Academy for Young Men is open to middle and high school boys from across the Bronx, and Mott Hall III is open to high-achievers districtwide.

District contacts

Each district has a superintendent, and a family advocate who is charged with responding to parents' concerns. In addition, parents in each district elect a Communty Education Council (CEC), an advisory panel, to represent them. CEC members have little formal power but some are effective advocates for parents.

Superintendent: Leticia Rodriguez-Rosario, (718) 842-0138
Family advocate: Barbara Martoral, (718) 842-7853
CEC: Community Education Council 9, (718) 861-0058
District 9 office
450 St. Paul Place
Bronx, NY 10456 - 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
Rosetta Brown-Lee
1 Fordham Plaza
Bronx, NY 10458 - Map

Phone: (718) 329-8001

To enroll your child, go to the school or the nearest Family Welcome Center.

Family Welcome Center
1 Fordham Plaza
Bronx, NY 10458 - Map

Phone: (718) 741-8495

This office handles both general education and special education enrollment

If these offices can not answer your questions, see DOE contacts

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