Parents & Families
New York City’s public schools serve some 1.8 million parents and families across the five boroughs.The Achieve NYC Guide (pdf) to New York City Public Schools explains more about the New York City Departments of Education’s initiatives to support Strong Schools and Strong Communities across the city. This Guide was created for parents like you who are seeking the most current information to enable you to best advocate for your child. Whether you have a child in Pre-K or preparing for college, you can find information on deadlines and requirements at every level.
Find out who’s who at your child’s school, how to talk to your child’s teachers, what student achievement looks like, policies that impact you and your child, the school calendar and information about enrollment, transportation and programs across all grades.
The guide is also available to download (pdf) in the following languages:
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- Learn more about pre-K and kindergarten, elementary, middle, and high schools.
- Search for the right school for your family.
- Learn more about other school options like charter schools, English language learning programs, gifted and talented, and special education.
- What is my child learning?
- What rules and polices affect my child and his or her school? Learn more about the Chancellor’s Regulations, the Students' Discipline Code, NCLB and the Parent's Bill of Rights (pdf). The Parent's Bill of Rights is also available in the following languages:
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- What kind of support can my child receive? Learn more about the various services available to help our students succeed, including Support, Safety and Activities, food service, school health, transportation, instructional technology, and the arts.
- How is my child tested and how is my child’s school doing? Learn more about our accountability program, and see our latest school quality reports, surveys and other assessments.
- How is the New York City Department of Education organized? Learn how the system is structured to provide high-quality instruction to 1.1 million students and manage about 135,000 full-time employees.
How can you get involved? Join us! Learn about the Fund for Public Schools.