District 12 is smack dab in the center of the Bronx encompassing Crotona Park, the Bronx Zoo and the 250-acre New York Botanical Garden. There are mostly low-rise brick apartment buildings and public housing towers. Although the neighborhoods have lagged in economic growth and development compared to others in the borough, this district is also changing as new housing and stores crop up. School achievement lags behind the citywide average here but there are some bright spots.
District 12 Contacts
For individual parent concerns, contact:
For help with PTAs or district-wide events, contact:
To enroll your child, go to the school or the nearest Family Welcome Center, not the district office.
Family Welcome Center
Special Education Enrollment
Community Education Council:
District 12 office
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.