District 16 covers a large swath of Bedford-Stuyvesant, historically an African American neighborhood, and now home to many Caribbean and West African immigrants. Bed-Stuy includes a mix of large housing projects, busy commercial districts, and peaceful tree-lined streets. Families priced out of other neighborhoods are buying brownstones and long-time residents see a shift in the neighborhood culture driven by these new residents. In the past, many district schools have struggled but families now have new options, as several charter schools have opened and failing schools have been closed and replaced by the Department of Education.
District 16 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 Office
Community Education Council:
District 16 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.