Central is amazing. My son loves going to school and is challenged everyday. As a teacher myself I can be very picky and I love the education he is receiving. Every staff member is kind and helpful I feel very lucky.
Central Elementary School is a public elementary school in Plainfield. The principal of Central Elementary School is Mr Jason Hopper. 587 students attend Central Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Asian. 2% of the Central Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 28% of the 587 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Central Elementary School is 20:1. Van Buren Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.
|American Indian/Alaskan Native||0.2%||0.2%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||0%||0.04%|
|Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program||28%||29%|
|Limited English proficiency||2%||2%|
I've taught at Central for many years and I can honestly say it is one of the best schools you will find. The staff is kind and truly cares about the children. While we aren't perfect we are always looking for ways to improve.
The students staff and parents all work together to make Central an amazing school where kids can learn have fun and build relationships.
Central is a great school with great families students and staff. Children enjoy learning and the staff enjoy the children.
Last year my son attended Central for first grade. I was very unimpressed. As someone new coming into the district I thought the PTA/staff were cliquish and unhelpful. His teacher seemed uninterested and completely focused on just moving the kids through the system. At conferences I got form letters that said "she" instead of "he". Her style of discipline/teaching seemed to be focused on what made the day easier for her instead of what was in the best interest and education/growth of my child (my mother was a elem school teacher so I am well aware of what they have to deal with). She also tried to start the ball rolling on a ADHD label - which is complete b.s (I never heard a word of this from his Kindergarten teacher or in the 4 years he attended daycare/preschool or his current teacher). He was coming home miserable saying he hated school hated reading etc. I actually removed him in Feb and homeschooled him the rest of the year. My suspicions/opinions have been confirmed when we moved to the Brentwood district this year and he is having none of the problems he had in his previous classroom is making straight As loves school and is reading way above grade level.
Central is one of the best schools I have seen. Mr. Pickard is also one of the most wonderful teachers I have ever met. He really keeps the student engaged and interested. My grandson absolutely loves him! Great principal teachers and staff too!