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District 6 once had very overcrowded schools, but enrollment has declined in recent years as the neighborhoods of northern Manhattan have gentrified. Many of the new immigrants who once sent their children to the local schools have been priced out of the area; the newcomers tend to have smaller families. Nonetheless, many of the schools continue to serve a largely Dominican population.

The district offers fairs for elementary and middle school choice in the fall.

The district has a number of popular neighborhood schools, but parents who are interested in looking further may want to consider progressive schools open to children from across the district including Muscota, Amistad, Washington Heights Academy, Hamilton Heights Academy, and Castle Bridge.

Promising charters include The Equity Project Charter School and several schools in the KIPP network.

Mott Hall is a districtwide gifted program. IS 52, a zoned middle school, has a strong science program and a marching band.

Several schools serving children in grades 6–12 have opened in recent years, including WHEELS and City College Academy of the Arts.

A. Phillip Randolph High School, near City College, is open to students from across the city.

District 6 includes northern Harlem, Washington Heights, and Inwood. It is bordered by the Harlem River to the North and East and the Hudson River on the West. Its southern border is at 163rd Street.

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: Manuel Ramirez, (917) 521-3757
Family advocate: Rebecca Alicea , (917) 521-3783
CEC: Community Education Council 6, (917) 521-3793
District 6 office
4360 Broadway
New York, NY 10033 - 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 enrollment office.

Enrollment Office
388 W. 125th St.
New York, NY 10027 - Map

Phone: (212) 342-8300

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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