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Brookfield, CT
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8 Obtuse Hill
Brookfield, CT 06804

(203) 775-7650
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March 24, 2015
Terrible, TERRIBLE special education program!!! The people in charge of identifying children's special needs only see what they want to see. All IEP decisions are predetermined and entirely budget-driven. Parents' concerns and concerns of outside professional evaluators are ignored. And even when teachers attempt to speak up for children with disabilities, the district's special ed director is right there to sway the meeting and get the teachers to change their answers. And when you complain about it, the district says "so...sue us" knowing full well that an $100,000 due process hearing is cost prohibitive for 99% of families.

- submitted by a parent
March 13, 2015
The reason we moved here was so our children could go to Brookfield schools. We have not been disappointed. The administrators, teachers, aids & auxiliary staff are all very friendly & accomodating. I feel like my children are getting a quality education here. The curiculum can be challenging & for children who need extra help there are programs for that. Special Ed students have to meet the qualifications to get into that program but tutoring is widely available there.

- submitted by a parent
February 02, 2010
Great school! We are new to Brookfield and I was concerened about my son not knowing anyone and how he would transition. The teachers are great, the programs are great and most importantly I feel safe with my son attending this school.

- submitted by a parent
January 03, 2010
Excellent school. Very attentive to children's needs. Very happy with the ease into kindergarten with the 3 half and 2 full day program!

- submitted by a parent
September 03, 2005
I have twin daughters in the kindergarten at center school. This school is older but has been lovingly maintained, and it is bright and cheery for the kids. It is great because it only has kindergarten and 1st grade which makes the first time school experience feel more personalized for the kids. It provides a great caring and nurturing environment for the kids. My girls had been non stop excited about school and that makes me feel good that they are getting such a positive start.

- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2005
I do not agree with comment that this school lacks special needs programs. This school has one the best in the state. I have several friends that have students in the special needs program and they don't even live in this district. I had a little bit of a problem with the Kindegarten teachers but the 1st grade teachers were by far excellent in my eyes. Both of my children were put in the advanced reading program which I feel helped my children gain much more extensive reading comprehension skill. All in all it has a few minor problems at the K level but every child that I know has come out of this school with what they needed and more.

- submitted by a parent
July 30, 2004
center school has a poor attitude as far as special needs programs; children are not encouraged to progress as to their abilities but are rather lumped into 'cookie cutter'programs despite IEP law and children are typically below average for their groups (down syndrome, autism etc)

- submitted by a parent

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Center Elementary School
8 Obtuse Hill, Brookfield, CT  06804
(203) 775-7650
Last modified Center Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-1
Center Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 7 reviews. Top