District Planning

PROPOSED AND APPROVED: Description of Zone Changes for District 23 Middle Schools in Effect for the 2014-2015 School Year

Proposal Information

On November 16, 2012, Community Education Council 23 voted to un-zone all District 23 middle schools.  The approved zone changes will take effect for the 2014-2015 school year. 


Why did the CEC approve this zone change?

·         Un-zoning middle schools in District 23 will:

o   Increase access to educational options across the district;

o   Provide families with additional information about school options and the ability to indicate a preference among District 23 middle schools; and

o   Create a process that reflects the preferences of individual families


What changes should families expect as a result of this re-zoning?

·         Beginning in the 2014-2015 school year, the current middle school zones will cease to exist.  Students will have greater access to more middle school options.

·         Through a centralized application, families may indicate their preferences among all District 23 schools to find the school that is right for each child, based on each family’s own criteria.


What will this mean for my family?

·         Every 5th grade student in District 23 completes an application indicating his or her preference for attending middle school.

·         The application is pre-populated with the students’ biographical information already printed on the form.  Families need to simply rank each school for which they would like to be considered in order of preference, sign the form, and return it to their elementary school.

·         Students are matched to a program based on (1) student preference, (2) any admission priorities for the school, and (3) selection criteria, if applicable.


Where can I go for more information?

·         Website:  

·         Phone Number: 718-935-2009

·         Borough Enrollment Office location:


1665 St. Mark’s Avenue

Brooklyn, 11233


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