District 13 encompasses the upscale townhouses of Brooklyn Heights, new high-rises along Flatbush Avenue Extension, sprawling public housing complexes and homeless shelters on the north side of Fort Greene Park, and the rapidly gentrifying neighborhoods of Fort Greene, Clinton Hill and Bedford Stuyvesant.
The district's elementary and middle schools have historically been considered poor stepchildren to nearby District 15 but new leadership at several neighborhood schools and the opening of well-regarded charter and unzoned schools is helping to change that picture.
Children from schools across the city visit the district's many cultural institutions including the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Mark Morris Dance Group, Long Island University, Theatre for New Audience, Mocada African art museum and BRIC.
District 13 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 13 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.