District 18 serves the neighborhoods of Flatbush and Canarsie in southeast Brooklyn, about a 45-minute ride on the L train from Manhattan. The district includes some stable and high-achieving elementary schools, but its large neighborhood high schools, including Canarsie and South Shore have been closed down due to poor performance. The Canarsie neighborhood historically attracted many Italian and Jewish families but as these families have moved out, Caribbean Americans have moved into the many one- and two-family homes or to one of the several large public housing developments.
District 18 Contacts
For individual parent concerns, contact:
For help with PTAs or district-wide events, contact:
To enroll your child, or for any questions regarding enrollment or school transfers, go to the school or the nearest Family Welcome Center, not the district office.
Family Welcome Center
Community Education Council:
District 18 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.