District 29

District 29 is situated in the northeast corner of Queens, adjacent to Long Island's Nassau County. It includes some communities that are ethnically diverse and others that are home to many middle-class African American and Caribbean families. Neighborhoods in the district include Bellerose, Briarwood, Brookville, Cambria Heights, Holliswood, Laurelton, Queens Village, Rosedale, Springfield Gardens and St. Albans.

Most students attend their zoned elementary and middle schools.


District 29 Contacts

191-02 90th Avenue
Hollis, NY 11423- Map


Each district has two superintendents--one in charge of elementary and middle schools, one in charge of high schools--who appoint principals, evaluate schools and approves budgets.
Elementary and middle school superintendent: Beverly Mitchell, (718) 217-7740 
High school superintendent: Juan Mendez, (718) 290-8675

For individual parent concerns, contact:

Elementary and middle school family support coordinator: Keturah J. Hardy, (718) 217-7740
High school family support coordinator: Evelyn Ruiz, (718) 290-8675

For help with PTAs or district-wide events, contact:

High school family leadership coordinator: Selena South, (718) 290-8675



To enroll your child, go to the school or the nearest Family Welcome Center, not the district office.

Family Welcome Center 

90-27 Sutphin Blvd. 1st Floor
Queens, NY 11435 - Map
Phone: (718) 557-2786
This center handles both general education and special education enrollment


Community Education Council:

The elected members of the Community Education Council (CEC) approve school zoning lines and advise on education policy.
CEC: Community Education Council 29, (718) 528-2420 ext. 1001

District 29 CEC office

218-01 116th Avenue, Room 101A
Cambria Heights, NY 11411 - Map


Special Education:

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.

Committee on Special Education 

Esther Morell
90-27 Sutphin Blvd.
Jamaica, NY 11435 - Map
Phone: (718) 557-2553 
If these offices can not answer your questions, see DOE contacts