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K-6 & Ungraded
Butler, PA
Students enrolled: 679

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950 Mercer Rd
Butler, PA 16001

(724) 287-8721
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December 23, 2012
Four children in a history of 3 schools in Butler County alone. Center Twp is the BEST! I love the principle and all the teachers. My children have excelled with their education thanks to the wonderful teachers in this school. The curriculum is well taught and yes they place emphasis on the PSSA, in turn teaching the children what is necessary nationally. The children are rewarded for good behavior and for completed homework assignments regularly. They receive an "attendance" into the party at certain times of the year if they are capable of doing this. Otherwise, if not, they will have to sit seperately outside of the reward party. This idea alone has created a great environment for the children to actually WANT to learn. GREAT TEACHERS > GREAT PRINCIPLE> GREAT SCHOOL!!!!!

- submitted by a parent

July 09, 2010
We have had kids at Center Township Elem. for the last 8 years and counting and I have a lot of issues with it. The principle is horrible! We have had some major issues with him and have even had to go above him to administration to get problems resolved. I also hate the color system they have for the higher grades. They divide children by their grades and teach them all different based on how smart they think they are. It doesn't help students and actually causes some ridicule. There are also a few major security issues there. Considering homeschooling this year for sure.

- submitted by a parent

June 10, 2010
THe one problem that I have with this school is that the PSSA Testing is over emphazied. The children spent way to much time learning how to take this test. If the teachers are teaching the curriculum then the children should pass the PSSA. We need to stop teaching the test. Yes we are scoring high but thats because the kids spend a month and half learning the test. Teach the curriculm and then give the test that would be true measure if we are making AYP. I am tried of my kid coming home with tons and tons of PSSA homework. Just teach the curriculm.

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April 27, 2010
They have the best teachers, most wonderful principal & fantastic office staff ever!!!

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February 24, 2010
This is the BEST elementary school in the area, perhaps even Western Pennsylvania. This school is very parent friendly no matter who you are and the principal and teachers are the best staff around! This is my sons last year there...he will be moving up to the Junior High and he has had the time of his life at CT and as a parent, I can't wait to do it all over again with my younger ones.

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May 08, 2009
The amount of homework my *th grader is coming home with is ridiculous. They have the kids so focused on the PSSA tests, teaching them how to take tests, they're not teaching the kids academic materials they should be covering in depth-just enough to pass the tests, so my *th grader who went from making A-B's last year, goes to making C's and D's. I feel like I've picked up a part time job, doing homework almost every night (2-3 hrs) and in preparing for tests that my child would obviously fail without my help. This school is also not parent friendly and wouldn't recommend it to anyone. The school does have a terrific music program.

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March 11, 2009
Best time of my life. Just graduated from CT last year. Sure, the homework load gets a little heavy at times, but nothing a kid shouldn't be able to handle. Not so much the education that makes it a good school; the students and memories created is what makes this the best school ah-mazing, especially in 6th grade. As for teachers; most are nice. Make sure ya recommend who you'd like to have, you'll be a lot happier that way. (:

- submitted by a student

December 04, 2008
Center Township is a great school and as a parent i am very happy my kids go there. The most important thing is education for our children now and in the future. This school does not let their kids slack off and they make them put their minds to good use, that is what we need for the next generation. Times are changing and education is the key ingredient now and Center Township is the key ingredient!

- submitted by a parent
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May 18, 2008
I went to this school and it has great teachers that will help all of your children move forward into the future. Thanks for all your help now that I'm a 9th grader I'm thankful for the wonderful teachers there Katelyn Feulner

- submitted by a student

April 27, 2008
This is truly the best elementary school in Butler Area School District. I have a special needs child and she is treated no different here than any other student. The principal is top notch. The entire teaching staff has class. 'no pun intended'. The elementary school prior to Center Township was the worst. I feel bad that my child cannot go to Center Township until 12th grade. The Principal at Center Township deserves an award for being the best of the Best. Go Center Townsip your rock!!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent

May 28, 2007
Great School; Great programs, caring teachers and staff

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December 08, 2006
I think this school rocks. This is a great school to go to. I love it here and I would not trade it for the world! Go to ct because everyone has a smile waiting for you!

- submitted by a student

April 08, 2006
I love this school, it's a blue ribbon school and the building is beautiful, my son loves going to school everyday.

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August 10, 2004
This school is the best elementary school in Pennsylvania, hands down. Take a look at the scores 98% unbelievable. I am so excited about my son going to this school, I have met the principal, teachers and office staff and they are great! I also have talked with a lot of parents who live in the area just so their kids can go to this school. They also say that the principal sets high standards for the students. They also hold another title of National Blue Ribbon School. Enough said!

- submitted by a parent

May 07, 2004
Center Township school continues to provide an excellent environment for children to learn and mature into productive young people. The leadership provided by principal Roger Snodgrass is fantastic. The teaching staff is dedicated to helping each child reach their full potential. I highly recommend this school to anyone trying to determine which elementary school to have their children attend.

- submitted by a parent

April 09, 2004
Center Township offers something for every student it serves. The principal and office staff make a point to get to know all the kids that attend, and the teachers are professional and competent. The staff in the cafeteria know the food favorites of their students. A security system and uniformed personnel ensures the school is kept a safer yet comfortable place. The special education classes and staff in this school are extraordinary, and the Education Plan is geered specifically to the needs of each child. All of these qualities and more are why Center Township earned the Blue Ribbon Award for 2003. It is a great school if you live in the Butler or surrounding areas or if your child has special needs (you can request they be transported there to attend).

- submitted by a parent

March 14, 2004
I think that this school is the best in the whole state they are the only elementary school that has a musical for the the 6th graders and they also have a good staff that really knows there stuff, I just saw their musical aladdin and I thought that this was the best musical ever and I hope that they keep up with their work.

- submitted by a student

June 16, 2003
The school has many state of the art qualities that other schools just don't have. I love everything about the school. The teachers and staff are doing an excellent job.

- submitted by a community member
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Center Twp School
950 Mercer Rd, Butler, PA  16001
(724) 287-8721
Last modified Center Twp School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Center Twp School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 29 reviews. Top