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!


Happy Teacher Appreciation Week to all our amazing teachers!

​Thank you to all the generous donors and volunteers who supported our Kids for Kids campaign for the people of Ukraine! Read the article in the Canarsie Courier!

Parents can download the NYC DOE Health Screening tool to their phones.  Take your child's temperature and complete the brief questionnaire each day before sending your child to school.  You must also give consent for your child to be tested for Covid in the school.

The Kindergarten application is open! If your child is currently enrolled in one of our Pre-K classes and you wish to have them continue on in our Kindergarten program, you must apply for a seat.  If you have any questions or require support applying for Kindergarten, our Parent Coordinator, Ms. Tanisha Battle, is available 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

Call Ms. Tanisha at (516) 519-3812.

Also, please complete these important school forms:

  • Create your NYC Schools Account (NYCSA) to change your child's password, give consent for Covid testing, track student progress, access forms for your child, take classes in Parent University, and more.


  • Stay up to date with the latest news on returning to school by visiting the NYC DOE Homepage.

  • May 9-16:  Scholastic Book Fair

  • May 10:  iReady Reading assessment for grades K-5

  • May 12:  iReady Math assessment for grades K-5

  • May 17:  Acadiance Reading assessment for grades K-2

  • May 19:  Acadiance Math assessment for grades K-2

  • May 27:  Author Visit Grades 2-4 - Tonya Engel

  • May 30:  Memorial Day observed--schools closed

  • June 6:  NYS Science Written Examination for grade 4

  • June 7:  Clerical day--schools closed for students

  • June 9:  Chancellor's Conference Day--schools closed

  • June 17:  Juneteenth Celebration

  • June 20:  Juneteenth observed--schools closed


The Office of Family and Community Empowerment (FACE) offers very important and timely information about health and safety issues, how to stay connected to your child's education, and much more!

Check out Ms. Spellman's parent newsletter for May 16th-May 20th to learn about our Juneteenth Celebration, the 1st annual Brooklyn Schools Steel Pan Jamboree, dates and times for our promotional festivities, and more! 


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