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District 31 is the only school district in the city to encompass an entire borough, Staten Island. Though neighborhoods have names, such as New Springville and Port Richmond, Staten Islanders tend to think of their borough in terms of regions: north shore, south shore and mid-island. It's the most suburban of all the boroughs with a naturally hilly terrain that has the highest point along the entire eastern seaboard of the United States. Politically more conservative than the rest of New York City, Staten Island has long been home to generations of Irish and Italian American families, but in recent years has welcomed immigrants from India, Korea, the Caribbean and Central America. Most students attend their zoned schools.

For those willing to travel outside their zone, some good options are available to students from across the district including PS 65 The Academy of Innovative Learning, a racially diverse school offering a progressive curriculum, and the artsy Naples Street Elementary School.

Marsh Avenue School for Expeditionary Learning has become a top choice for middle school, drawing students from every neighborhood. Families are attracted by the creative curriculum, welcoming environment and gleaming new building. There is busing for all three grades.

Housed on the grassy campus of what was once the College of Staten Island, Michael J. Petrides is surrounded by trees and nature trails. Children are admitted to the elementary and middle school grades via lottery and many stay there for 13 years, but there are usually a few seats open in the upper grades and a larger number of seats in 9th grade. A few charter schools have opened on the island as well.

Staten Island Tech accepts students based on their score on the Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT). The school boasts 100 percent graduation rate, the highest in the city. Tech is a school full of motivated students who study an interesting array of courses, including four years of technology and Russian.

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: Erminia Claudio, (718) 420-5667
Family advocate: Marie Castelucci, (718) 420-5626

Alt # (718) 420-5627, (718) 420-5624

CEC: Community Education Council 31, (718) 420-5746


Fax: (718) 420-5745

CEC31@schools.nyc.gov

 

District 31 office
715 Ocean Terrace, Building A
Staten Island, NY 10301 - 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
Amine Haddad
715 Ocean Terrace,Bldg A
Staten island, NY , NY 10301 - Map

Phone: (718) 420-5700
Enrollment

To enroll your child, go to the school or the nearest enrollment office.

Enrollment Office
715 Ocean Terrace, Building A
Staten Island, NY 10301 - Map

Phone: (718) 935-2402

General education Special education

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

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