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About This School

Central Elementary School is a public elementary school in Imperial Beach. The principal of Central Elementary School is Armando Lopez, who can be contacted at alopez@sbusd.k12.ca.us. 632 students attend Central Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian. 50% of the Central Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 84% of the 632 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Central Elementary School is 20:1. Oneonta Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • Football
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 8% 9%
Hispanic 79% 79%
Asian 6% 1.0%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 4%
Filipino 3% 5%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.6%
Multiracial 0.7% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.5% 7680%
Pacific Islander 0.4% 1.0%
Unspecified 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 84% 79%
Limited English proficiency 50% 47%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Ever since the New Principal Mr. Lopez took over a few years ago the school grounds have improved dramatically! The playgrounds are safer New fence the students are doing so much better in their classrooms. The Teachers are awesome and hardworking. Great teachers! Mr. Lopez always gets involved in the day to day things that come up. He is always out there in the mornings at the line ups and the same after school. Mr. Lopez is very people friendly and has great ethics and Leadership...the best! I highly recommend this school to everyone.

  • (4 years ago)

    I have two children that attend school at Central elementary. I love this school because their teachers are both serious about the children's education and they always keep parents updated about what is going on in the school. With the Swine Flu epidemic Central has kept up to date notifying parents of any changes; whether its good or bad news. They work hard to give the children the best education they can.

  • (6 years ago)

    this is an excellent schhol there is no favortism or special treatment. there are different classes so every child gets the chance to perform at his or her highest level. i highly reccomend this fine school

  • (8 years ago)

    I am very happy to have my son at Central School teachers and counselind have help my son alot. His in Kinder and his leraning alot.....

  • (8 years ago)

    The teachers are great here. It is the administration that is in need of sucstantial help. The principal is rude and uncaring! There is little as far as art PE or music offered.

  • (9 years ago)

    Good school that provides after school programs that help with homework and other arts and crafts.

  • (10 years ago)

    Central is a great school to send your kids to if your looking for a school who gets community involment and parents ready and willing to volunteer. The next school year we are getting a new PTA president and vice president who already rounding up local business to help in donations for school functions. Central has a large hispanic population that is why the incoming PTA president and vice president feel it is only fair to conduct all meetings in english and spanish and at a time convenit to working parents. The princapal and the teachers at the school is great and thats why all 4 of my children go there! Why don't you come join us.

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