District 6

District 6 once had very overcrowded schools, but enrollment has declined in recent years as the neighborhoods of northern Manhattan have gentrified. Many of the new immigrants who once sent their children to the local schools have been priced out of the area; the newcomers tend to have smaller families. Nonetheless, many of the schools continue to serve a largely Dominican population.

The district offers fairs for elementary and middle school choice in the fall.

District 6 includes northern Harlem, Washington Heights, and Inwood. It is bordered by the Harlem River to the North and East and the Hudson River on the West. Its southern border is at 163rd Street.

District 6 Contacts

4360 Broadway
New York, NY 10034 - 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: Manuel Ramirez, (917) 521-3757
High school superintendent: Vivian Orlen, (212) 356-3880

For individual parent concerns, contact:

Elementary and middle school family support coordinator: Cimary Hernandez, (917) 521-3783
High school family support coordinator: William Mark, (212) 356-3880

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

Elementary and middle school family support coordinator: Rebecca Alicea, (917) 521-3783
High school family leadership coordinator: Damaris Frias, (212) 356-3880



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

Family Welcome Center 

388 W. 125th St. 7th Floor, RM 713
New York, NY 10027 - Map
Phone: (212) 342-8304
549 Audubon Ave. RM 220 (only serves District 6)
New York, NY 10040 - Map
Phone: (212) 342-8304
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 6, (917) 521-3793

District 6 office

4360 Broadway
New York, NY 10033 - 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 

Fabiana Czemerinski
388 W. 125th St.
New York, NY 10027 - Map
Phone: (212) 342-8300
If these offices can not answer your questions, see DOE contacts.