We just love Central. Our daughter should be going to Gates by where we live but is in the CAP program at Central. She gets on the bus here and is bussed to Gates and then shuttled to Central for her school day. My daughter isn't always the easiest to deal with as she gets bored easy and the staff really puts in the effort for each child to make sure they are getting what they need to learn. Everyone on staff is always friendly, helpful, and just great. I can't say enough good things about this place!
Times have certainly changed since the review in 2005. The 2 million dollar face lift included new windows which constantly leak, there is no a/c so students on the second floor roast with the sun of the summer and the heating system boils the kids out during the winter so much so that they open windows to cool down the classrooms. The classes are maxed out now, no longer the 24 pupils per teacher, and technology compared to other schools seems to be lacking. They may have great test scores but I don't want my kid learning the test, I want them learning period. The teachers are still fabulous, a lot of fresh faces as well from what I understand. However, they can only work with what they are given.