New York Public Schools
52 Chambers Street
New York, NY 10007
New York City Department of Education is the largest school district in the country. There are 1,600+ schools servicing 1.1 million students. Due to its enormous size, there are more students in the school district than 8 other states in the country. The school district employees 80,000 teachers.
NYC Department of Education services the following Boroughs:
Many students who attend NYC schools speak more than one language at home. Forty percent of the students live in households where multiple languages are spoken. In addition, one-third of residents were born in another country.
NYC Department of Education Ethnic Statistics are as follows:
Special Education Services are provided through the following organizations:
Integrated Service Center (ISC): Each borough has an office to provide one-stop help with most mandated services, operational services and some special education services. The Committees on Special Education (CSEs) also arrange for services in non-public and charter schools as well. There is also an IEP specialist that oversees and enforces acceptable standards throughout the school system.
Office of Student Enrollment: This office assists with placement, enrollment, zoning and choice programs for all grade levels. If a student is not receiving the special education services that were recommended by their school, the Office of Student Enrollment will place the student in a collaborative team teaching class or special education class.
School Support Organizations (SSO): Provides schools with instructional and curricular support for general education and special education programs.
The Special Education Department has a large number of programs and services for students, based on their IEP, to assist them in receiving Free Appropriate Public Education.
Supports and Services are as follows:
|Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)||Persuasive Development Disabilities (PDD)|
|Multiple Disabilities||Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)|
|Health Services||Hearing Education Services|
|Interpreting Services||Occupational Therapy|
|Orientation and Mobility Services||Physical Therapy|
|Speech/Language Therapy||Educational Vision Services|
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