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District 30

Home to an eclectic mix of longtime Greek American residents, new immigrants from Latin America, young artists, and middle class families from all backgrounds, District 30 has mostly strong, traditional elementary and middle schools. Most children in the district attend their neighborhood schools, but there are some charter and district schools that accept children from across the district.

District 30 is located in the northwest section of Queens, bounded by Flushing Bay to its north and the East River to its west, and includes the neighborhoods of Astoria, Ditmars, East Elmhurst, Hunters Point, Jackson Heights, Long Island City, Sunnyside and Woodside. 


District 30 Contacts

28-11 Queens Plaza North
Long Island City, NY 11101 - Map
[email protected]



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: Philip Composto, (718) 391-8323
High school superintendent: Karen Watts, (718) 455-4635

For individual parent concerns, contact:

Elementary and middle school family support coordinator: Maria Laura Arcos, (718) 391-8323
High school family support coordinator: Corrine Mattis, (718) 455-4635

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

Elementary and middle school family leadership coordinator: Bandna Sharma, (718) 391-8390
High school family leadership coordinator: Gregory Hagin, (718) 455-4635



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

Family Welcome Center 

28-11 Queens Plaza North
Queens , NY 11101 - Map
Phone: (718) 935-2386
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 30, (718) 391-8380

District 30 office

28-11 Queens Plaza North
Long Island City, NY 11101 - 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 

Chris Cenicola
28-11 Queens Plaza North
Long Island City, NY 11101 - Map
Phone: (718) 391-8405
If these offices can not answer your questions, see DOE contacts