Summer 2022 with the NYCDOE

Summer Rising Information

The New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) will provide students across the city with the opportunity to engage with peers and their community throughout the summer.

Please visit for more information. 

School Telephone Number

Our PS 12 telephone landlines are now fully operational.

Our school telephone number is 718-953-4569.

Important Dates

  • Monday, May 30th, 2022: School Closed for Memorial Day
  • Tuesday, June 7th, 2022: Clerical Day for Staff: Students will not be in attendance.
  • Thursday, June 9th, 2022: Anniversary Day/Chancellor’s Conference Day for Staff Development: Students will not be in attendance.
  • Monday, June 20th, 2022: School Closed for Juneteenth
  • Monday, June 27th, 2022: Last Day of School for the 2021-2022 School Year

Spirit Day Update

Dear PS 12 Families,

  • Our fifth Spirit Day theme will be Cultural Heritage Day on Friday, May 27th, 2022. For Cultural Heritage Day, students may wear something that represents your family’s history or heritage.

  • All students in 3K-Grade 5 are encouraged to participate. Participation in Spirit Day events is voluntary. If students will not be participating, the uniform attire should be worn.

Upcoming Spirit Day Themes:

  • Cultural Heritage Day (Wear something that represents your family’s history or heritage) – Friday, May 27th, 2022
  • Pajama Day – Friday, June 17th, 2022

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.