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Lauderdale Lakes, FL
Students enrolled: 1,171

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4525 Florida 7
Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33319

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(954) 735-6295
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September 08, 2015
Let me start off by saying this on my report it said I was retained in 6th grade just because I failed one subject which is math. I was about to register to go to lakes but this young had took her own sweet time and my mom couldn't be patient so she left and she went to parkway to register they said I have to register in July 28th so my mom decided to let me come to ccs.So at the orientation I ask where is my class the T.A told me I'm 7th I was so had so the 2nd day of school they say I have to go back to six grade I cried and said this don't make no sense my mom was mad too i tried to tell her let me go to another school she said no.Anyways i'm still in 7th grade making up good grades.

- submitted by a community member

May 14, 2015
I think CCS is a good school. All my children currently attend the school and have been attending since kindergarten. My oldest is now in the seventh grade, and I was rather hoping they would extend into the eighth grade. Although at least one of my children have had issues with either other students or staff members, the issues were resolved. It is true, the new administration staff is trying to improve the school, so things aren't running as smoothly as they should, however, I find most of the staff professional, and communication is made easy. The teachers, at least the ones my children have had, have been good. They work with both parents and child to ensure proper understanding of curriculum, classroom policies and etiquette. I would recommend the school, because even though CCS has its issues like any other public schools, it is still a good school.

- submitted by a parent

April 13, 2015
Central charter school is bad and it is going to be an F school by next year Its lunch is served cold,and its not prepared like a regular school should You have to pay to much money there.everytime you have to buy something for them and the money that their getting Is probably going into their savings account because their not making the school better Half of the staff are rude and just ignorant sometimes This is just from my Point of View

- submitted by a parent

March 22, 2015
It is ok. Not so bad once u get used to it. It is a typical average Charter School. They also have Iacademy which uses Laptops and we do STEM and SECME.

- submitted by a community member

March 01, 2015
Schools does not dictate how well my children perform, I set the standard the school just provide the material, if that is not sufficient there is a wide array of other programs available. My son went to this school and I have a 2nd grader there now. My first son made straight A and his now in grade 10 doing college credit, Central charter gave him the start he needed. My 2 grader is doing very good there presently. We as parents should be responsible for how well our children perform and stop passing the buck. The only problem I have is with the restructuring and how long it is taking for them to get the right rhythm.

- submitted by a parent

November 14, 2014
My Daughter went to this school for 4yrs & the only good thing i can say about this school is it's name (the word charter school) seem or sound like it's different from any public school but it's worse than the public schools i know. Most of the students are from broken home and because of that, it reflect on the behavior of most f the students. most of the parents don't care and its really sad because when you look at all these students and parents you realize that they are in such bad shape when it comes to their education level (you can't mentor a child if you don't know yourself) when i would go to parent teacher meeting i would be the only student to show-up in my daughter's class. that school really need help. My child was a C student in a D school;Now that i have taken my child, she is an A student in a A school. She made the honor roll for the first time.

- submitted by a parent

October 27, 2014
I started my first child at this school last year in kindergarten. Her teacher went above and beyond the call of duty to EDUCATE the students. My son is currently in her class, and he's getting by he same thing from her, a passion for teaching. This year however, for my daughter, she's in first grade and I'm absolutely disappointed. She's not being challenged whatsoever. To communicate with this teacher is like making reservations months in advance to have her respond to any notices or messages sent. It's all about 'sticking' to the curriculum. What about challenging those students who are advanced and letting them get more excited about learning something new everyday? On the matter of the administration, they are all a joke. Horrible communication. Calling to get information regarding pertinent matters and no one to return calls. Overall, it's a mess this year. The student population grew tremendously which, I think, the school cannot handle. Security on the premises, pathetic. No safety. Central charter is a TOTAL disappointment this year. They get 'F' in my book.

- submitted by a parent

June 20, 2014
First grade was ok for my child, he was challenged, motivated and rewarded every step of the way. Second grade was a mess, a very tiny room with too many kids. My son struggled with math because of the quality of the instruction being delivered. The teacher lacked competence in methodology, so he failed! Now she sent home a report blaming him, I worked hard with my son at home. Home work was given but not graded. Worst of all, they BEG MONEY every day! I was sick of the flyers coming home asking for money or promoting some event, when my child needed remediation in critical math and comprehension skills. That was so ridiculous because I felt like the school had vision but lost their way when their enrollment sky rocketed last school year. I am one disappointed parent and my child will not be returning to CCS. I know Dr. Lawson did not start that school as a profit making venture and I think who ever is in charge should respect her vision and fulfill her dream of providing quality education for students.

- submitted by a parent

August 21, 2013
Love Mrs. Major in the from office she is definitely an asset. The teachers are awesome and the children look happy. My son is gifted and I can say that he is always being challenged and pushed for greatness. Parent involvement is needed from every parent that wants there child to succeed. Add the great school and the skies the limit.

- submitted by a parent

August 21, 2013
My daughter just started and we are from the Caribbean, love the school already she is so happy and excited about Central Charter love the office staff and teachers so far!

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July 20, 2013
I like the administration staff they are very easy to communicate with. and they are always their to give advice.

- submitted by a parent

August 21, 2011
They wait 3 days before the new 2011 new school year to telll new parents of grade 4 students that they are not registered at orientation!!!! Unifors are already bought so were school supplies...... Very reliable........

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 31, 2010
This is a school regardless of location and limited resources, that fosters learning, provides family support groups, and offers extra curricular activities to economically disadvantage students. Those that would not make it if it was not for the inovative ideas of great administrators and devoted teachers.

- submitted by a parent

March 24, 2010
My child has been at Central Charter for two years and I am honestly not impressed with her progress. She has always been at the head of her class academically and neither of her teachers have really made an effort to challenge her. The teachers and staff have consistently promised me that they would work with her individually in order to develop her skills, but have not followed through with those promises. The school environment is positive and she enjoys her class. I believe they have the right intentions at heart, but I am just not happy with academic level of the program. Since she has been at Central Charter I have noticed her get lazy with her academic work and she does not enjoy learning the way she did at her previous school. In spite of their good intentions, she will not be there next year.

- submitted by a parent

August 31, 2009
my child goes there and she learns new stuff every day

- submitted by a parent
no rating
July 30, 2009
I have to say the school is great. I especially love the one on one attention a child receives when they are misinterpreting information wehn in thee learning setting. that is the correct why of working with children on different levels. This helps tremendously but you as a parent also have to be involved with the learning process. I do agree that thee afterschool prices are too much. There really isn't room for much discount even if I would have both of my children registered. It is a inconvenience. I really think they should create a aftercare program where we shouldn't have to pay for afterschool such as many other states have. But considering that this is flordia Central Charter School is holding its own.

- submitted by a parent

April 17, 2008
i love this school! i have been going to ccs for 5 years now,and i think that every staff is awesome. they dont care who you are or what you do they just want you to learn and move up to be successful in life. The teacher that i think is the best is Mrs.anderson. i think so because she is always there for you and will push you toward something that she believs you can do.also the schools fiether's a field trip.they make the students decied where togo.trips are fun.they never let the students down whenever her'

- submitted by a student

February 02, 2007
Since 2006 I see CCS taking a trend that I am really concerned about. The focus is no longer on the kids but money. (The decision makers are losing track of what is important. The teachers are great). Please find out as much information as you can before enrolling your kids I don't know how much you are willing to put up with. My child makes straight A's because I talk to and work with his teachers. I hope CCS will make whatever improvements needed to keep the kids and teachers that are making them who they are at this time.

- submitted by a parent

October 03, 2006
My Kindergartner just started in August of 2006. So far I am impressed with the dedication of the staff and teachers in managing students in behaviour and scholastic aptitudes. The only component in my opinion that needs improvement is the extra curricular activities, provided by the school. All in all a great school. Oh yeah, another thing is the after care costs are exorbitantly high! Hopefully this can be subsidized in the future.

- submitted by a parent

February 24, 2004
Central Charter School has some gvery committed teachers who get the kids excited about learning. The school is particularly strong in writing skills. An energetic new young vice Principal came on board in the fall of 2003 and seems to be assisting the Principal to provide inspiration for both teachers and students to do their best. There's also a dynamic music teahcer who introduced a choral program and a music appreciation class. The school benefits from parent involvement as well as strong support from the local community. The Computer program has also added its fair share of excitement to the schools curriculum.

- submitted by a community member
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Central Charter School
4525 Florida 7, Lauderdale Lakes, FL  33319
(954) 735-6295
Last modified Central Charter School is a Charter school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Central Charter School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 22 reviews. Top