School Details

Central Primary School

799 Washington St, Bedford, OH 44146
(440) 439-4225

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-3 379 students 19 students/teacher (OH avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade


Ohio Achievement Test (OAT)

In 2010-2011 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Test (OAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Bedford City School District average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Central Primary School is a public elementary school in Bedford. The principal of Central Primary School is Mr. Terry D. Lipford, who can be contacted at 379 students attend Central Primary School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 60% of the 379 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 74% are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Central Primary School is 19:1. Carylwood Intermediate School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 79% 80%
Multiracial 5% 5%
Hispanic 5% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 10% 11%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.4%
Asian 0.2% 0.5%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.05%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 74% 65%
Economically disadvantaged 60% 51%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    I love Central Primary School because the whole school is like a great big family everyone that works there and the children that go there...they all help each other grow learn and they respect each other! I would recommend this School above many others to any parent who lives in the Bedford Ohio area! Thank you and have a great day!

  • (5 years ago)

    It has more to offer than Cleveland Public schools and also I know that the teachers care a great deal about their students

  • (6 years ago)

    I had two children attend Central Primary Schools. They have received and outstanding primary school education. They performed extremely well on the OAT for 3rd 4th and 5th grades because of the fabulous foundation the received at Central School. We go back yearly for open house because they want to see Mr. Lipford Ms. Bahari Mrs Gansler Mrs. Pimpas Mrs Heffern Mrs. Buckley and Miss Keller.

  • (8 years ago)

    I was very blessed to have such wonderful teachers that truly cared about my son. I could not ask for any better teachers than Miss Martin and Mrs. Pimpas. My son is extremely excited about going to school every day. I really do not have words to express completely how I feel about Central Primary School. I wish that I could continue to have Miss Martin as my son's teacher for the remainder of his school years. Great job Mr. Lipford and staff! I am proud to say that I have a student at Central!

  • (9 years ago)

    My child attended Central Primary for a couple of years. The Principal and teachers were wonderful. The office staff knew us by name even when I would call they would recognize my voice. Teachers go the extra mile to make sure the children are getting their needs met. The principal was always visible interacting with the children out on the playground etc. The teachers were very knowledgeable. My child enjoyed her time there and also learned a lot.

  • (10 years ago)

    Mr. Lipford is one of the best principals I have ever encountered and that is including my time in school. He cares about the kids so much and it shows. The teachers are wonderful and very helpful. Kim Bihari the secretary is wonderful! I wish my kids could stay there for longer than 2nd grade!

  • (11 years ago)

    Central was a great school for my daughter! Mr. Lipford is an excellent educator and a very involved person. We had a wonderful experience with Central school.

  • (11 years ago)

    Loved Central! Mr. Lipford and his staff are wonderful!

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Overall score

(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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