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Gotham Avenue School

Mr. William Mingo, Principal
Mrs. Pamela Stamidis, Asst. Principal
Mr. Robert Cavaliere, Asst. Principal

181 Gotham Avenue, Elmont, NY 11003
Phone: (516) 326-5540
Fax: (516) 326-0563
Hours: 8:05 a.m.-2:25 p.m.

"Inspiring Excellence without Exception."

Our Mission: To maintain a safe, supportive, and nurturing learning environment that is committed to the social-emotional development and academic success of all students.

Our Vision: To empower our students with the ability to become productive citizens, be critical thinkers, compete in our global society, and become lifelong learners.


Health & Safety Protocols

  • Social distancing will be implemented in all areas throughout the building.
  • All students and staff are required to wear a mask.
  • All students and staff will have their temperature taken before entering the school building.
  • Regular hand washing will be scheduled throughout the day.
  • Shared items and materials will be reduced and cleaned as needed.
  • When possible, we will increase access to fresh air by having students participate in outdoor activities.
  • Scheduled cleaning of high-touch areas will be increased.


Letters & Notices

Gotham Ave. Howler


Gotham Avenue School Hosts Recycled Sculpture Contest

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Gotham Avenue School hosted its inaugural Recycled Sculpture Contest to increase environmental awareness and encourage recycling in honor of Earth Day.

During spring break, students who were interested in participating in the contest worked from home to create their two- or three-dimensional sculptures. They were challenged to use only recycled or reused materials, such as cardboard boxes, Styrofoam, newspapers, plastic bottles, egg cartons, cans and more. Some projects even utilized old school paperwork to create their artwork.

Students brought their completed assignments to school on April 25. Then, classes voted to determine one or two winners per class. The chosen pieces were then displayed in the main hallway and will be shared during the school’s May Community Zoom meeting.

Date Added: 5/23/2022

Gotham Avenue Students Visited Virtually by Author

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Gotham Avenue School students in grades 1-6 enjoyed a virtual visit from author Justin A. Reynolds, who wrote the novel “Miles Morales: Shock Waves,” on March 24.

In preparation for the visit, Gotham Avenue’s PTA sponsored the delivery of 150 copies of the book to the school.

Students eagerly listened as Reynolds discussed how he got into writing and the path he took to become a successful writer, as well as his passion for superheroes and the personal connection he made to main character Miles.

“I’ve always been a huge Spider-Man fan,” Reynolds said during the Zoom. “The funny quips, web-slinging all over town, the ability to walk on ceilings...what’s not to love? But Miles Morales is absolutely my favorite superhero; as an Afro-Latinx kid from Brooklyn with a deep appreciation for the cultures that have raised him, I can’t imagine a better superhero representative for our modern world.”

At the end of the Zoom, Reynolds answered questions that were prepared by students in grades 3-6, such as “What inspired you to become an author?” and “How old were you when you knew writing was your passion?”

Date Added: 4/20/2022