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Central Elementary

Public | PK-5 | 259 students

 

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Posted June 10, 2009

I am a parent of an up coming 4th grader at Central. I have been so impressed with the whole staff. From the cafeteria to the new school principal Mr. Putnam. Everyone takes the time to really get to know all the children (even when the child is not in their class) It's a WONDERFUL school. I couldn't have wanted more for my son's elementary school years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2009

I had 3 Children attend this school and I loved it. We had to leave and move to another state due to my husband job but my kids 7 years at this schools was the best! I got to know the staff personaly and they are some of the best Teacher's i know I have sat in the classroom with them and watched them teach. If i could taken this school with us i would have even the lunchroom staff is wonderful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2009

All around great school. I'm glad that I put my daughter in this school.There is no school better in the county.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2008

This is a FANTASTIC school! Central is an A+ philosophy school, which means that they offer more arts programs and integrate arts into their classroom learning. For example, one year my child learned about the solar system in class, did a full musical with speaking parts about the planets that was learned in music and drama, and even did the 'Space Jam' dance (that was learned in Dance class)during the performance that was done for the PTO. The school performances are so good, the groups occasionally travel to other schools in the area to perform. This way of learning cements the concepts in the children's minds so very well. The school is small and EVERY teacher knows ALL the kids in the school after a year. My kids walk down the hall with me, and all the staff know them by name. IT IS THE BEST SCHOOL IN THE COUNTY!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2006

Central elementary is a good school you would love there award system. Haywood county has the best supperentendent ever she realy truley cares for her student. And the education they aquire. Centrals princaple Mr Sanderson is great as well is verry involved with the going ons with his students and teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2004

An excellent school. I myself was a student there and have recommended it to everyone I know with an elementary age child. You could not find a better public school. I promise.
—Submitted by a former student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
82%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 48% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
76%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 48% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
83%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students55%
Female61%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students58%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students53%
Female50%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students55%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%
Academically giftedn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students39%
Female26%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students41%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English41%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant39%
Academically gifted82%

Reading

All Students49%
Female35%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students56%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant49%
Academically gifted91%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students50%
Female48%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students60%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant50%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students41%
Female44%
Male38%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students46%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English43%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant41%
Academically gifted-95%

Science

All Students48%
Female48%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students54%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant48%
Academically gifted92%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 77% 52%
Hispanic 13% 14%
Two or more races 5% 4%
Black 3% 26%
Asian 2% 3%
American Indian 1% 1%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 77%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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  • Ms Wendy Rogers
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Fax number
  • (828) 456-2453

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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