School News

  • School Closed: Winter Recess

    Public Schools will be closed from December 25, 2017 to January 1, 2018 for Winter Recess. School will reopen on January 2, 2018. 

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  • Reminder: School Closed Nov. 23-24, 2017

    REMINDER: all NYC public schools will be closed Thursday 11/23 and Friday 11/24 for Thanksgiving Recess 🦃 |

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  • School Closed: November 7, 2017 for Election Day

    Reminder: Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 7 school will be closed for Election Day. Please visit for more information.

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  • School Closed: October 9, 2017

    Reminder: School will be closed tomorrow Monday, October 9, 2017 in observance of Columbus Day |

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  • School Closed on September 21 and 22, 2017!

    School is Closed for Rosh Hashanah on Thursday, September 21 and Friday, September 22. School will reopen on Monday, September 25, 2017. 

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  • Grades 3-5 State Exam Results

    PS 12 Families, Please use the #NYCSchoolsAccount to view your child’s ELA & Math state exam scores. Click here for more information:

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  • School Supplies

    Dear P.S. 12 Families,

    As the 2017-2018 school year approaches, we would like to share how we are preparing. Six notebooks and six folders were purchased for each student (reading, writing, math, science, social studies & homework). We have supplied each classroom with many materials including post it notes, highlighters, chart paper, etc. If possible, we encourage families to send each child to school with  individual student supplies. For example, a book bag, pencil box, pencils and glue. Please note that classroom teachers may have specific request. 

    Thank you,
    PS 12 Staff

    School Supplies Flyer

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  • Reminder: Important Dates!

    Last Day of Summer School at PS 189 will be August 10, 2017. First Day of the 2017-2018 school year will be September 7, 2017.

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  • Summer in the City Parent Orientation

    Summer in the City Parent Orientation will be held at PS 189 The Bilingual School on Thursday, June 13 at 8:45am. ‬

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  • Summer School and NYJTL Information

    Summer School Bus Notice:

    Students attending summer school at PS 189K are encouraged to go directly to 1100 East New York Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11212 on July 6, 2017.

    Summer School will be held from July 5, 2017 to August 10, 2017 for invited second, third, fourth and fifth grade students. The program will be held from 8:00am to 2:30pm. Students who intend to take the bus must arrive at PS 12K (430 Howard Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11233) by 7:30am. The bus will return to PS 12K by 2:40pm.

    NYJTL: NYJTL Summer Camp will take place from July 5, 2017 to August 18th 2017.  A parent orientation will be held on July 5, 2017 at 5:00pm and July 7, 2017 (time TBD). Trips will be scheduled every Tuesday and Thursday. 

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About Us

Dr. Jacqueline Peek Davis Elementary School (P.S.12):

            PS 12 is a small warm school nestled in Ocean Hill, Brownsville between row houses and new sustainable housing developments. We are a school located in a community that is on the rise.  If you are looking for a school where everyone knows your name and every child matters, our school is for you.  Our culture and community is amongst the best in New York City. Our school focuses on every child's social, emotional and academic needs.  We align our curriculum to the state standards and ensure our student work products are authentic and rigorous.  Our School Leadership Team consists of parents, staff and community members who work cohesively to make effective decisions for the school community pertaining to our school needs, budget and grant opportunities.  We are a school where collaboration is at the heart of our existence. We are defined by one key word “Together”.  We work collaboratively with families. Together, we are committed to making an impact as family engagement and community is part of our school culture and tradition.  We offer adult education classes, afterschool, Saturday school, consultancies in literacy and math, residencies in the arts and beyond as well as a variety of family engagement opportunities on site and off site.  We collaborate with a plethora of organizations in the community, local colleges and universities ensuring college and career readiness is at the forefront of our work.

 Our school motto summarizes our belief:

“Together We Aspire, Together We Achieve” 

 P.S. 12 Vision

The Dr. Jacqueline Peek-Davis Elementary School/P.S. 12 School motto says it all: 

“Together We Aspire, Together We Achieve.” 

Our school consists of a community of learners in which all children are empowered to achieve high academic standards and social success.  We celebrate diversity and individuality one student at a time. All members of the P.S. 12 school community work together to create a nurturing environment of excellence.

 P.S. 12 Mission

            As a community of learners, P.S. 12 is committed to promoting academic excellence for all of our students by establishing a safe, orderly and nurturing environment.  We aim to develop character and social awareness that fosters a positive school culture. Our community is dedicated to ensuring that all students achieve academic excellence through high quality, differentiated and data-driven instruction, thereby, developing life-long learners adaptable to the challenges of our evolving technological world.

School Wide Goals