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District 5 in Central Harlem has long had some of the lowest-performing schools in the city. However, there are a few bright spots: Teachers College Community School, Thurgood Marshall Academy Lower School, KIPP Infinity Charter School and Democracy Prep.

Columbia Secondary School is one of the top schools in the city; Frederick Douglass Academy has an excellent record preparing children for college.

The High School for Math, Science and Engineering at City College attracts top students from across the city.

District 5 starts far west at the Hudson River and 122nd Street and moves east in a jagged fashion, north to 155th Street and the East River.

District contacts

The superintendent appoints principals, evaluates schools and approves budgets:

Elementary and middle school superintendent: Gale Reeves, (212) 769-7500

High school superintendent: Donald Conyers, (718) 968-4100 ext. 1044

For individual parent concerns, contact:

Elementary and middle school family support coordinator: Carla Tenorio, (212) 769-7500

High school family support coordinator: Brenda Figueroa, (718) 968-4100 ext. 1044

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

Elementary and middle school family leadership coordinator: TBD

High school family leadership coordinator: Lisa Pineda, (718) 968-4100 ext. 1044

The elected members of the Community Education Council (CEC) approve school zoning lines and advise on education policy:

CEC: Community Education Council 5, (212) 769-7500 x234
District 5 office
425 W. 123rd St. Room 205
New York, NY 10027 - 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
Mark Jacoby
388 W. 125th St.
New York, NY 10027 - Map

Phone: (212) 342-8300
Enrollment

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

Family Welcome Center
388 W. 125th St.
New York, NY 10027 - Map

Phone: (212) 342-8300

This center handles both general education and special education enrollment

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

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