« Back to compare
/ / School Profile

Contact this school

1800 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50309

(515) 242-7846
Nearby homes for sale
Map of Des Moines Central Campus High School address.

Profile Completeness

BASIC

Want to improve this school’s profile? You can!

All schools on GreatSchools begin with BASIC completeness, which includes important information like contact details and test scores. It’s up to the school community to take the next steps. As a parent or community member, you can share what you know with other families by writing a review or answering a few questions about what the school offers. As a school leader, you can upload photos, describe school programs, and more with an Official school profile.

The completeness meter moves to INTERMEDIATE, then ADVANCED, and finally HONOR ROLL as you complete the following: 10 or more reviews, at least 1 photo, and 9 program questions parents find helpful.

Want to improve this school's profile?
for Parents
for Schools
 
February 06, 2013
Central Academy is an amazing environment, that provides gifted and motivated students with a learning space where they are surrounded by only similarly gifted and enthusiastic peers. The teachers as a result are top notch, and have years of experience teaching exclusively to the best students. Central Academy is everything that is right with the education system. Central Campus also provides many amazing opportunities.

- submitted by a community member
October 03, 2012
Central Academy is hands-down the best academic resource available to Iowa students. Because each students can and desires to achieve at a high level, the school's learning environment is different from any other. Classes are more casual and discussion-based. Teachers have high expectations for their students and students expect nothing but excellence from their peers. Courses are extremely rigorous, yet teachers are always willing to offer further explanation and answer questions. Central Academy prepares students well for college; 4s and 5s are typical AP exam scores and it is not uncommon for students to enter college with 40+ college credits. Nearly all Academy students enroll in a 4-year university and many attend Ivy League schools. Teachers are accessible, friendly, and often form personal relationships with students. The learning environment is supportive, energetic, creative, fun, and conducive to academic success. Students at Central are highly involved in extracurricular activities at their "home schools", yet also show dedication to academics. At Central, it's "cool" to be smart, to study, and to ask questions. I cannot say enough about Central Academy and its students.

- submitted by a community member
May 05, 2011
I am an 8th grader @ Central Academy. This place is the bomb. Here I am academically challenged and can compete with my peers to learn more. The atmosphere is friendly and you have a lot of freedoms because the teachers have high expectations of their students. Here I learned good study skills and time management.

- submitted by a community member
March 28, 2010
i am a 7th grade prep student and its the absolute best school i've ever been to except for my home school.

- submitted by a student
Need help choosing a school? We can help »

Media Gallery

Media missing

Uh oh! No photos. This frame will look much better when you upload photos »


Nearby homes for sale

     

Last modified: October 30, 2014

Sign up for email updates

Connect with us

Translate this web page

About GreatSchools

Our mission is to help millions of parents get a great education for their kids. GreatSchools.org is an independent nonprofit and the leading national source of school information for families.


GreatSchools.org 1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612

©1998-2014 GreatSchools.org All Rights Reserved. GreatSchools is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization | Ad Choices

Des Moines Central Campus High School
1800 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA  50309
(515) 242-7846
Last modified Des Moines Central Campus High School is a Public school that serves grades 7-12
Des Moines Central Campus High School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 4 reviews. Top