In damage control mode right now, this school does not meet the needs of it's kids who struggle but the administration will work to lead you to believe otherwise. Lots of pomp and circumstance but you need to dig deeper to find the truth. Don't be fooled with the superficial welcome you receive. Unless you belong to a country club, your kid won't get what they need. What you see is a show.
The Odyssey of the Mind program hosted by the school and district has been a wonderful compliment to my children's learning experience. Kudos!
My oldest daughter loved Central and learned so much. Each year at Central her test scores rose. She went on to excel at Middle within the district and was well prepared. My second daughter is now entering 5th grade and her test scores soared this past year, not to mention she has met a new and wonderful group of friends.
Love the teachers. My child had a great experience in fourth grade. They do an exceptional job despite an unwelcoming and poor administration.
The culture of this school is toxic and the reception from the administration of those students who are different is cold and unwelcoming. School choice elsewhere.
My son attended and they not only exceed the state in most areas but the school is modern with a great staff.
I had faith that my daughter would do well transitioning to Central from the award winning LF East elementary where she was an A-B student. I could not have been more wrong. 4th grade for her was a nightmare as she was placed in a class which had so many behaviors, the teachers spent most of their time trying to control the miscreants rather than teaching. The end result was predictable and my daughter had a very poor year. That being said, she has started the new school year in a top rated school in another district and she is as excited and happy about school as when she was at East. She marvels at how the teacher at her new school has control of the classroom and she is eager to learn and grow now whereas last year she dreaded getting on the bus and going "to that awful class"...
Poor guidance and administration. Almost every request for help or information from this school has been ignored. Requests for teacher conferences are very difficult to obtain. The most effective way of getting any attention is to violate the dress code. I am hoping the new administration will make a big difference.
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