Center was the first elementary school my kids attended. I'll never forget the dedicated teachers who greatly contributed to my children's education and growth. The school has a balanced curriculum that blends the arts, science, math, music, and other subject matter. The school was proactive in getting families involved in school activities. My only qualm about the school is that it had a bit of a bully problem. I would inform the school office, but nothing was appearing to remedy these recurring incidents. Attending a different school and away from the bully factor, my children have blossomed and have quickly made friends. There were certainly positives about Center Elementary, but also areas of concern.
I find that the teachers at this school are caring and supportive. I am glad that my child is attending center school. School administration is very accessible. I have heard from some parents that their school system gives hardly any homework for the youngest grades. Every week, my child's teacher at center has a homework pack that must be turned in at the end of the week. I have few suggestions: 1) Remind drivers to stop when a school bus stop sign is activated, with perhaps some measure of enforcement. 2) Recommend that the school better identify and communicate needed areas of funding. For instance, colleges and universities allow people to donate online to well defined initiatives. A recommendation is to have a method for parents to donate for specific areas like school supplies and technology. 3) Instead of e-mailing survey notifications that can be sent to spam, perhaps the school can post an online survey, allowing for continuous feedback. 4) Encourage greater use of online posting of homework files. This would allow parents to review previous homework.
We love the Center Elementary School because of the positive and pleasant principal, administrative staff and teachers. The active PTO. The beautiful sunny, clean and orderly school building. Great academics. Most of all because my daughter is learning. Likes going to school. Likes her classmates, her teachers and has a smile on her face when she comes home from school.
I have a 3rd and 4th grader at Center and have thoroughly enjoyed watching them grow and thrive in this school. The teachers and staff are dedicated to making sure each child learns and is challenged. I also like that they all seem happy with what they do. The veteran teachers are still trying new things and still excited about what they do. The newer teachers work really hard and bring their excitement to the class. I have experienced both!!! There is a lot of parent involvements and I think everyone expects that you want to enhance your child's learning...so be prepared to learn along with your child!!! By the way, the flowers for the teachers are given by the parents and PTSO as part of appreciation week. Nice gesture and well deserved!
I wish Center school had better guidence support councel for the students. If the school system is having major money issues why are they ordering fresh flowers and plants for the office staff and teachers?
I have children in both 1st and 3rd grade in Center School and I'm very happy with the principal, the curriculum, the staff, and the teachers. Due to a dedicated PTO, there are many enrichment programs provided for all children throughout the year. There aren't that many offerings after school, but the town offers sports programs throughout the year, and the Chelmsford Community Center offers various programs. My children are very happy in this school, and I am confident they are receiving a high quality education.