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About This School

Central Elementary School is a public elementary school in Des Plaines. The principal of Central Elementary School is Mrs. Kelly Krueger. 311 students attend Central Elementary School and identify as Asian; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 11% of the Central Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 15% of the 311 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 24% have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Central Elementary School is 14:1. The Camelot School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 7% %
White, non-Hispanic 64% 46%
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 10%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 4%
Hispanic 21% 36%
Multiracial 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.09%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 24% 39%
Limited English proficiency 11% 32%
Economically disadvantaged 15% 34%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Central School is everything a parent could ask for! A very knowledgeable and supportive staff that would do anything for our kids!

  • (1 year ago)

    Central is a great school and we are extremely happy with the environment there. Our child loves going to school and we're getting ready to send the younger one this fall. We have experienced that attention is given to the students to meet their individual needs and all round development. The teachers and the principal are definitely committed to their student's bright future.

  • (1 year ago)

    Our child is a first grader. The school has gone out of their way to first determine his actual level and then have responded with differentiated teaching for him. Their handling of MAP testing scoring and differentiating has also made a lot of difference in my child's progress.

  • (2 years ago)

    Central is a rich and warm school. I love the teachers and the principal. Everyone is very passionate for learning and parents are encouraged to be part of their child's education every step of the way.

  • (10 years ago)

    I have had two students go through Central School. It is a wonderful school. Communication between staff parents and students is excellent. Central is a very tight knit community school.

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