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Central Baptist Christian School

Private | PK-11


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Posted April 24, 2014

This school doesn't prepare children for the REAL world nor public high school. They are very behind in math and science. The staff also doesn't show a "Christ like attitude" nor does the principal. I can very much tell the last submission for a review was submitted by a ''teacher''.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 5, 2014

All three of my sons attended CBCS from Kindergarten through 8th grade. All three were well prepared for high school. They passed the FCAT with flying colors and scored high on the SAT. My oldest graduated from High School in the top 25% of his class, my second son will be graduating this year in the top 5% of his class. They learned to be compassionate, strong men of God through the guidance of the teachers at this school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 17, 2011

CBCS is a wonderful school. The teachers are excellent, and loving Christian educators (especially 3rd and 4th). The school has made an affordable Christian education a priority over accreditation, but is continuing to work towards that goal as well. The focus of this school is on the children and their educations, with Christ at the center of it all. We have attended other private schools on the area, and CBCS is the best in so many ways.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted June 15, 2011

My daughter just completed her 4th year at CBCS. While we liked the school in general, we left in large part due to the fact the school is currently unaccredited. The school has been seeking accreditation for some time but has yet to obtain it. I believe the staff genuinely cares about the students, there is considerable parental involvement, but some inconsistencies with feedback from the teachers, and a lack of supervision at times.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 25, 2010

I really like the school, but feel like there is not enough supervision when the children are outside.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 19, 2010

i love central baptist christian school! there teachers are so loving,caring, and supportive. this school is #1!
—Submitted by a student

Posted August 27, 2009

I am very impressed with this school's loving atmosphere. Communication is great and my daughter loves her teacher and classmates. Thank you for keeping this school top notch.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted June 20, 2008

i love this school it is a very loving eviroment. :]
—Submitted by a student

Posted June 4, 2007

My daughter attended CBCS for K4. What a wonderful experience! The enviroment was loving, the curriculum top notch, and the teachings biblically sound. My daughter is ready for anything.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 9, 2006

My daughter has been attending CBCS since first grade (she is now in fifth). It is an excellent private/Christian school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 28, 2006

The academic program is strong for science and social studies. It lacks in writing and math. High level of parent involvement. It offers a good sport program, music, P.E., art, spanish. It is a warm and friendly atmosphere for the children and offers a safe and secure environment.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 1, 2006

Administratively efficient and effective. Most subjects are 1-2 grades ahead of public schools in this area. Good school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 25, 2005

I believe overall Central is a good school, it just wasn't right for my son. He is advanced in reading and the school refused to work with him at his individual level or to move him up a grade. I also believe the balance between academic learning and religous studies is off; weighing heavier on the religous studies side.
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Posted May 9, 2005

This is a great school. My daughters love going here. It is an A+ school. Great teachers great programs and great curiculum.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 24, 2005

Overall, I am very happy with CBCS.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 4, 2004

I have had two children attend this school over the past 10 years, I would not recommend, one child has made the transition to public school and was not ahead of the learning, in fact was behind in many areas, however while attending CBCS maintained an 'A' avg. Also some of the staff does not demonstrate christian like behaivor.
—Submitted by a parent

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 72% 42%
Black 11% 23%
Hispanic 11% 29%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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402 East Windhorst Road
Brandon, FL 33510
Phone: (813) 689-6133


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