Spring Creek Community School

Grades: 6-12

Our Insights

What’s Special

Great facility

The Downside

Far from nearest subway

Housed in a new and well-equipped building, Spring Creek Community School opened as a middle school in 2012. It added a grade of about 80 students each year and grew to serve grades 6-12 in the 2018-19 school year.

The building, which Spring Creek shares with the Young Academy for Writers, another 6-to-12 school, includes an auditorium, science and computer labs, an art room, several music rooms, a portable recording studio, and multiple gymnasiums. 

The school has a humanities and arts focus, with various art partnerships and theater and visual arts classes, but it also makes extensive use of technology. Teachers devise challenging tasks for most students and have developed strategies to engage and include students at a range of academic levels, according to the school’s Quality Review, based on an educator’s visit to the school.

Many students enter the school with weak academic skills in English and math, and middle school math scores remain persistently low.

Spring Creek emphasizes individualized attention for students and regular communication with parents. Students are assigned to an advisory that meets three times a week. In these advisories, students get social and emotional support but also work on projects, such as food drives, charity fundraising and planning schoolwide activities.

Special education: About one quarter of students have Individualized Education Programs. Most of those students are in team teaching classes with general education students although a small number spend much of the day in self-contained classes.

Admissions: The middle school is open to students living in or attending school in District 19. Continuing 8th graders are guaranteed a high school seat. Any New York City student may apply for the remaining 9th grade slots. (Gail Robinson, DOE reports, November 2018)

School Stats

Academics

School
Citywide
How many students graduate in 4 years?
 
84%
Average daily attendance
 
90%
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
 
29%
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school offers enough activities and services for their children's needs?
 
71%
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school works to achive the goals of their students' IEPs?
 
100%
From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide and 2020-21 NYC School Survey

Students

491
Number of students
611 Citywide Average

Race/Ethnicity


School
Citywide
Low-income students
 
82%
Students with disabilities
 
26%
Multilingual learners
 
3%
From the 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Safety & Vibe

School
Citywide
How many students were suspended?
 
3%
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
 
93%
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
 
28%
How many students say that some are bullied at their school because of their gender or sexual orientation?
 
17%
From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey and 2019-20 NY State Report Card

Faculty & Staff

School
Citywide
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
 
48%
9.2
Years of principal experience at this school
8 Citywide Average
236
Number of students for each guidance counselor or social worker
226 Citywide Average

Teachers’ Race/Ethnicity


How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
 
84%
Are teachers effective?
From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey, 2020-21 School Quality Guide, 2019-20 NY State Report Card, 2021 Guidance Counselor Report and this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Advanced Courses

Which students have access to advanced courses at this school? Learn more

Calculus

 
5%

Computer Science

 
21%

Physics

Not offered in 2019-20

Advanced Foreign Language

Not offered in 2019-20

AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science

 
17%

AP/IB Math or Science

 
6%

Music

 
61%
From unpublished, anonymized data from the 2019-20 school year provided by the New York State Education Department, brought to you by

College Readiness

School
Citywide
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
 
56%
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
 
86%
From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide
How many students filled out a FAFSA form by the end of their senior year?
 
48%
From the 2020-21 FAFSA data released by Federal Student Aid, brought you by
For more information about our data sources, see About Our Data · More DOE statistics for this school

Programs & Admissions

From the 2021 High School Directory

Spring Creek Community School

Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.

Spring Creek Community School D75 Inclusion Program

Admissions Method: D75 Special Education Inclusive Services

Offerings

From the 2021 High School Directory

Language Courses

Spanish

Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP English Literature and Composition, AP United States History, AP English Language and Composition, AP Biology

Boys PSAL teams

Basketball, Bowling

Girls PSAL teams

Basketball, Bowling, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track

Read about admissions, academics, and more at this school on NYCDOE’s MySchools

NYC Department of Education: MySchools

Contact & Location

Location

1065 Elton Street
Brooklyn NY 11208

Trains: N/A

Buses: B13, B20, B6, B83, B84, BM5, Q8


Contact

Principal: Christina Koza

Parent Coordinator: Paulette Holland

Website

Other Details

Shared campus? Yes

This school shares the Spring Street Educational Campus with one other school

Uniforms required? No
Metal detectors? No

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