District 11

District 11, in the northeast Bronx, borders Westchester County on the north and includes the leafy neighborhoods of Pelham Parkway, Eastchester, and Woodlawn; the high-rise towers of Co-op City; the tiny seaside community of City Island; and the low-rise apartments around Albert Einstein Hospital, Montefiore Medical Center and Bronx Municipal Hospital Center. The district has a mix of expensive and moderately priced single-family houses as well as co-ops and rentals. The district is home to PS 153, the Helen Keller school, which serves students with severe disabilities, those in general education and gifted students.


District 11 Contacts

1250 Arnow Ave.
Bronx, NY 10469 - Map


Each district has two superintendents--one in charge of elementary and middle schools, one in charge of high schools--who appoint principals, evaluate schools and approves budgets.
Elementary and middle school superintendent: Christine Vaughan, (718) 519-2620
High school superintendent: Carron Staple, (718) 741-5834

For individual parent concerns, contact:

Elementary and middle school family support coordinator: Jeanette Dejesus, (718) 519-2620
High school family support coordinator: Amy Mendez, (718) 741-5834

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

Elementary and middle school family leadership coordinator: Yvette Crespo, (718) 519-2668
High school family leadership coordinator: Irving Roman, (718) 741-5834



To enroll your child, go to the school or the nearest Family Welcome Center, not the district office.

Family Welcome Center 

1230 Zerega Avenue, Room 24
Bronx, NY 10462 - Map
Phone: (718) 828-7546

Special Education Enrollment

3450 East Tremont Avenue
Bronx, NY 10465
Phone: (718) 794-7420


Community Education Council:

The elected members of the Community Education Council (CEC) approve school zoning lines and advise on education policy.
CEC: Community Education Council 11, (718) 519-2647

District 11 office

1250 Arnow Ave.
Bronx, NY 10469 - 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 

Tricia DeVito
3450 East Tremont Avenue
Bronx, NY 10465 - Map
Phone: (718) 794-7420
Español: (718) 794-7490
Fax: (718) 794-7445
If these offices can not answer your questions, see DOE contacts.