By Amy Zimmer
DNAinfo News Editor
MANHATTAN — A thief broke into the Upper East Side's prestigious public elementary school P.S. 6 last weekend and made off with two computers, Department of Education officials said Monday.
"There was a break-in at the school and one laptop and one desktop were stolen," a DOE spokeswoman said. "The school is working with police."
The highly coveted institution at 45 East 81st St., also known as the Lillie Devereaux Blake School, has a reputation for attracting children of Upper East Side families who can afford private school, according to Inside Schools, which says that fifth graders there are already staging Shakespearean plays.
The school's PTA is a powerhouse when it comes to raising private funds for school programs.
P.S. 6, which only has 6 percent of students qualifying for free lunch, had more than $775,000 in the bank, according to its 2007 tax filings, the Village Voice reported.
The Village Voice also noted that the school hired 17 teaching aides with PTA funds.