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Des Plaines, IL
Students enrolled: 319

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1526 East Thacker Street
Des Plaines, IL 60016

(847) 824-1575
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August 25, 2015
Absolutely the best elementary school with caring staff & a commitment to making education fun & exciting for every student.

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April 26, 2014
We absolutely LOVE Central. We are very glad we chose this school. It's a little smaller than some other schools in the area, which gives it a close-knit, community feel. We are impressed by the principal and teachers. (The principal knows every kid's name...seemingly from the beginning of school!) It seems like it has lots of resources, and many involved parents.

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May 08, 2013
Central School is everything a parent could ask for! A very knowledgeable and supportive staff that would do anything for our kids!

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February 20, 2013
Central is a great school and we are extremely happy with the environment there. Our child loves going to school and we're getting ready to send the younger one this fall. We have experienced that attention is given to the students to meet their individual needs and all round development. The teachers and the principal are definitely committed to their student's bright future.

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February 18, 2013
Our child is a first grader. The school has gone out of their way to first determine his actual level and then have responded with differentiated teaching for him. Their handling of MAP testing, scoring and differentiating has also made a lot of difference in my child's progress.

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March 12, 2012
Central is a rich and warm school. I love the teachers and the principal. Everyone is very passionate for learning and parents are encouraged to be part of their child's education every step of the way.

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June 06, 2004
I have had two students go through Central School. It is a wonderful school. Communication between staff, parents and students is excellent. Central is a very tight knit community school.

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Central Elementary School
1526 East Thacker Street, Des Plaines, IL  60016
(847) 824-1575
Last modified Central Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Central Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 15 reviews. Top