About Us

Mission Statement

At PS097, The Forest Park School community we prepare our students for college and career by embracing their strengths and providing them with an equitable and culturally relevant education in which they are challenged to reach their maximum potential both academically and personally through instruction that is differentiated for all learners.


Vision Statement

PS097, The Forest Park School community, develops students’ talents, celebrates their accomplishments and provides them with every opportunity to strive to exceed the standards through high quality and culturally relevant instruction embedded in technology which is collaboratively planned and facilitated in a Professional Learning Community.  We prepare our students to compete and succeed in our globally connected society.’

The Forest Park School Pledge

I pledge allegiance to our school and those in P.S. 97. I promise to follow all rules, to do my work, and respect others in our community. Accepted by student enrollment on June 2, 2006

A Message from our Superintendent

Friday, July 1, 2022

Dear D27 Parent Community,
Day 1!!! 
I am truly honored to be given the opportunity to serve as your Superintendent. As a former Principal, I haven't forgotten the enormous responsibility that parents have in ensuring that our students and families are provided with the best education possible. With all the obstacles that we have faced together and will face going forward, please know that myself and the entire District 27 team respects everything you do. 
My first task as Superintendent will be to strengthen the trust in our District 27 team. We must first earn that trust from you! Our goal is for you to feel comfortable in relying on the District 27 team to support your work as parent representatives. Your success is our success. I am excited to work collaboratively with you to reimage our work together.  In the coming weeks, I will be engaging in a "Listening and Learning Tour," for the purpose of hearing your voice to determine how to best serve you and your school communities. 
As Superintendent, my role must include strengthening community and family connections, so I will also be meeting with all our various parent and community partners. This is an amazing opportunity to start fresh, to renew relationships that will begin an era of growth in our collective learning as parent leaders and in our students instructional, social and emotional learning and family empowerment. 
We have begun the process of updating our district website, while creating additional district social platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and a District 27 student-led podcast. For now, please utilize our new district twitter page https://www.instagram.com/district27nyc/ to post all the exciting events that are occurring throughout our district. 
I humbly assume this new role as your Superintendent. Thank You.
In Unity,
Superintendent David Norment
Community Superintendent of District 27
New York City Department of Education 

Email: Dnorment@schools.nyc.gov

Phone: 718-642-5770

District 27 Main Office (Temporarily Closed): 82-01 Rockaway Boulevard, Ozone Park, NY 11416

District 27 Family Empowerment Center @ 333Q (Temporarily Closed) 3-65 Beach 56th St. Arverne, NY 11692


“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” Malcolm X