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Spring Creek Community School

Grades: 6-12
1065 Elton Street
Brooklyn NY
Phone: 718-688-7200

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)

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School Stats

Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

Is this school safe and well-run?

From 2018-19 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
51%
71% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
86%
84% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
55%
44% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
62%
78% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
65%
80% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
2%
3% Citywide Average

From this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Are teachers effective?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
66%
76% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
7.1

How do students perform academically?

From 2018 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
24%
40% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
31%
47% Citywide Average

From 2018 Middle School Directory

What high schools do most graduates attend?
Spring Creek Community School, and Transit Tech Career and Technical Education High School

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
30%
51% Citywide Average
How many students graduate in 4 years?
97%
87% Citywide Average
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
48%
64% Citywide Average
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
33%
55% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
530
Asian
1%
Black
73%
Hispanic
22%
White
2%
Other
2%
Free or reduced priced lunch
85%
Students with disabilities
24%
English language learners
2%

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
92%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
25%
20% Citywide Average

From 2018 School Directories

Uniforms required?
Yes

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
100%
74% Citywide Average

From 2018 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
9%
14% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
15%
17% Citywide Average


For more information about our data sources, see About Our Data · More DOE statistics for this school

Programs & Admissions

From the 2020 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

Academics

Language Courses

Spanish

Advanced Placement (AP) courses

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

Sports

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

East New York (District 19)
Trains: N/A
Buses: B13, B20, B6, B83, B84, BM5, Q8

Contact

Principal
Christina Koza
Parent Coordinator
Paulette Holland

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares the Spring Street Educational Campus with one other school
Uniforms required?
Yes
Metal detectors?
No

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