4 boys working on math together


5 students pose in their uniforms

ABOUT P.S. 233

A Community of Learners

P.S. 233, The Langston Hughes School, is a public Pre-K through Grade 5 elementary school.  We have faithfully served our East Flatbush community for over 90 years, and focus on educating the whole child - socially, emotionally, and academically.


Our talented and dedicated teachers provide students a strong foundation in all subject areas. We ensure opportunities for students to engage in critical thinking and problem solving, effective communication, collaboration and creativity as part of their school experience. We provide for varied and effective use of technology and real-world application of knowledge and skills. 


Our students receive specialized courses in music instruction and performance, library media, computer science, robotics, horticulture and hydroponics, and physical education. Struggling students and those with special needs are offered the additional supports needed to grow and flourish as learners.


All of our classroom teachers have earned Master's degrees in Education.  Most of our students are of Caribbean or Middle Eastern descent. 

Student holds sign saying Hello to All My 233 Family!


​Dates to Remember:

  • May 10: SLT Meeting 5:00pm

  • May 12: Eid Al-Fitre - Schools closed

  • May 17-28: Virtual Book Fair

  • May 20: Chancellor Porter visits District 18

  • May 26: PTA Meeting 6:30pm

  • May 31: Memorial Day - Schools closed


See Principal Spellman's latest Langston Letter for important information about:

  • The NYC DOE Summer Rising program for all students

  • Senior Graduation News

  • Upcoming Assessments and more!

On Friday, April 9, the La Soufriere volcano erupted on the island of St. Vincent. Over 16,000 people were evacuated and many others simply have nowhere to go. Additional eruptions, ongoing evacuations, airborne ash, extended darkness, airport closings, limited clean water, coupled with the Covid Pandemic, are creating serious challenges. 

Action Steps

We asked our school community to donate specific supplies and the response was heart-warming. We have accomplished so much in just three weeks and are extending the collection of supplies. We are requesting the following items::

Food: water, non-perishable goods, canned foods, healthy juices, food containers, manual can openers, baby formula

Personal Care: toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, shampoo, soap, feminine products

Household Items: Cleaning supplies, sanitizers, laundry detergent, dish liquid, washcloths, paper towel, napkins, toilet paper, towels, sanitizing wipes, disposable cutlery


Other Items: first aid kits, sunscreen, mosquito repellent, antibiotic ointment, hydrogen peroxide, gloves, face masks, flashlights, baby wipes

Read about our campaign in the Canarsie Courier!


P.S. 233           SVG Campaign


P.S. 233 - Langston Hughes is always here for you!

Ms. Spellman, Principal

"When a man starts out to build a world,
 He starts first with himself."

Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes portrait in black and white