My twins went through Central Elementary recenty for their whole elementary school experience. The staff and administration are amazing, caring people. My children were more than prepared for middle school
I have had 3 years of experience with Central School and I believe they are above excellent. My child was struggling and they caught the situation, put her in the programs that she needs to help her not only gain academically but in her confidence also. They worked with her several times a week and still are. All of this and she has never felt like she was separate from the other kids. The teachers never embarrassed her and were always there to support her. I can not tell you how much I love this school and support it. They might not have the best test scores, but they give the extra attention to the children, and are not letting them fall through the cracks. Excellent school.
My experience with the schools has been tragic! There is lots of hoopla about Plainfield schools and how great they are but, reality proves different. My son is a first grader at Central. Guided reading is used to teach students how to read.Phonics and phonemic awareness are not incorporated in the reading lesson.Therefore, my son has memorized stories but can't read words in isolation or any other text.He can't read or write and he has no strategies for doing so. No other strategies or remediation are incorporated in the teaching. It's the parents responsibility to teach their children to read! Hey! Whose getting paid for this? The math program isn't any better!Once again, the programs is vague. There are no afterschool tutoring programs or sports programs. Furthermore, classrooms are overcroweded and students who need individual attention are left behind! What happened to NCLB?