Ilene Altschul
Community Superintendent
phone:  212-678-5857

Violet Guillet
Administrative Assistant
phone:  212-678-5857 ext. 2

DJ Sheppard
District Family Advocate
phone:  212-678-5857 ext 4

Thu, Nov 27 - Fri, Nov 28
Thanksgiving Recess
Wed, Dec 24 - Fri, Dec 26
Winter Recess

(including Christmas and New Year;s Day) (schools closed)
Students return to school on Monday, January
5, 2015.
Mon, Dec 29 - Fri, Jan 2
Winter Recess

(including Christmas and New Year's Day) (Schools closed)
Students return to school on Monday, January 5, 2015.
Monday, January 19
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Thursday, January 29
Pre-kindergarten Non-Attendance Day

Today, 11/28/2014
High: 38 Low: 26
Partly sunny
3% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 11/29/2014
High: 41 Low: 38
Mostly cloudy
13% chance of precipitation.


Gifted & Talented Handbooks
Application guidelines and practice tests are available in the 
Gifted & Talented Handbooks. Handbooks are available at Enrollment Offices and public elementary schools.

For updates throughout the admissions process, visit the 
G&T Admissions website.

Congratulations to the following schools on being designated as Reward Schools for school year 2014-15:  PS 87, PS 199, Anderson School, Special Music School and Fiorello H Laguardia High School. 

These schools are among those in New York State that have made the most progress or have the highest performance with no significant gaps in student achievement.

Congratulations! U. S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan has recognized PS 199 Jessie Isador Straus School, in NYC District 3 as a National Blue Ribbon School for 2013.

The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program award recognizes public and private elementary, middle, and high schools where students either achieve very high learning standards or are making notable improvements toward those standards. Since 1982, the U. S. Department of Education has sought out and celebrated great American schools. The National Blue Ribbon School award affirms the hard work of students, educators, families, and communities in outstanding schools.

Recognizing Teacher Excellence in New York City. 


Marietta Geraldino,
a 10th and 11th grade Math teacher at Frederick Douglas Academy II Secondary School.


Jhimy Rodriguez, PS 180 Hugh Newman
Justyna Hernandez, MS 247 Dual Language Middle School

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  • Jets Pledge $50,000 to Support CHAMPS Flag Football Programs...

    Zack Sudfeld, Leger Douzable, John Conner & the Jets, Bring NFL FLAG program to NYC Department of Education's CHAMPS Program. MS 256 hosted event.

    West Prep's New Principal Sets High Expectations for His Students

    Carland Washington Aims to Further the Positive Culture at West Prep AcademyView Full Caption

    UPPER WEST SIDE — One of principal Carland Washington's top priorities is to have both the respect and the trust of the middle schoolers at West Prep Academy — a school that's been through a remarkable turnaround since its start in 2009.   Click here for full article

    Welcome to the following Principals, Acting Principal, Interim Acting Principals:  Lana Fleming, Principal (PS 180), Lauren Keville, IA Principal (PS 191), Louise Xerri, IA Principal (PS 199),  Novella Bailey, Principal (MS 250), Brian Zager, IA Principal (MS 256).

    MS 256 is extremely proud to announce that two of their students have been recognized by the Consulate General of the Dominican Republic in New York as "Meritorious Students." These students have demonstrated superior academic performance and a commitment to improving their school community; they are testaments to hard work and dedication. On Thursday, June 13 they will be formally recognized by Felix Antonio Martinez, General Cónsul. Again - congratulations to Dario Arias and Diolkey Estrella for an honor both earned and deserved.

     We'd like to have an ongoing exhibit of writing and art work of district 3 students.  We welcome the work from your school!

    click here to access archived school's exhibits and students work

    The Halloween Hop at PS 9 on October 18, 2014 was a great success.

    PS 84:  The fall fair was a blast!  Thanks to all who made it such a fun time!


    Middle School Students From PS/MS 165 Participate in School Beautification Project

    On Saturday, October 18, PS/MS 165 hosted the kick off of a citywide beautification project.  Having worked projects New York Cares for now three years, Global Scholars Academy was chosen over all of the schools within our district to house this grand event. Representatives from Mayor DeBlasio's office and Councilman Mark Levine were present.  Senator Chuck Schumer was also invited to this event and Mr. Sellers was interviewed by CBS news.

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