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Center Elementary School

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Posted July 8, 2014

Horrible, HORRIBLE school when it comes to special needs. Children's' needs are consistently ignored. The staff, even administrators are either 1.lacking training when it comes to identifying needs or 2. do not care or 3.are being pressured by upper administration to ignore issues and cut services to keep the budget low. The other schools are a bit better, but this school's special ed is the worst, as most kids with issues are suddenly "perfectly fine" once they enter this school....except for that they aren't. Be prepared to drop loads of money on advocates, specialists and lawyers if your child actually does have special needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 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.
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Posted January 3, 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!
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Posted September 3, 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.
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Posted August 8, 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.
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Posted 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)
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 82% 61%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 4%
Hispanic 8% 20%
Black 2% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 7%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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8 Obtuse Hill
Brookfield, CT 06804
Phone: (203) 775-7650

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