District 20 covers the southwest corner of Brooklyn, near the Verrazano Bridge, and includes the residential neighborhoods of Borough Park, Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and the southern section of Sunset Park as well as the Fort Hamilton army base. Quiet streets are lined with single- and two- and three-family homes and tidy yards. Although once known for its large Italian and Norwegian populations, the district is now home to Brooklyn's Chinatown and many new immigrants from Asia, Latin America and the former USSR. Long a high-performing district with sought-after schools, the increasing district population has caused overcrowding in some schools, especially the popular Fort Hamilton High School.
District 20 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
Community Education Council:
District 20 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.