School Details

Central Road Elementary School

3800 Central Road, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
(847) 963-5100
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-6 594 students 20 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

58%
64%
55%
58%
64%
59%

Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2011-2012 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Palatine Central Consolidated School District 15 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

74%
66%
60%
66%
67%
59%
85%
82%
81%

Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2011-2012 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Palatine Central Consolidated School District 15 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

76%
69%
59%
72%
67%
59%

Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2011-2012 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Palatine Central Consolidated School District 15 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

71%
73%
60%
64%
69%
59%

Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2011-2012 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Palatine Central Consolidated School District 15 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Central Road Elementary School is a public middle school in Rolling Meadows. The principal of Central Road Elementary School is Mr. Joshua Carpenter. 594 students go to Central Road Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian. 23% of the Central Road Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 23% of the 594 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 43% have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Central Road Elementary School is 20:1. John G Conyers Learning Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 43% 46%
Hispanic 39% 33%
Asian 16% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 15% 15%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 4%
Multiracial 1% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 43% 33%
Limited English proficiency 23% 19%
Economically disadvantaged 23% 25%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    Going into our 3rd year at Central Road I've been impressed by the care of the teachers the principal and other staff. We volunteer regularly and it's great to see how each teacher has taken the time to get to know my children on a social emotional and academic level. My older child was given opportunities to be challenged academically with some accelerated work when other schools may have just let her coast by with the norm. And I also appreciate that they value safety and respect. A couple of times when other children have done bullying acts towards my child I reported them and they were not taken lightly by the school. The principal teachers and asst. principal responded appropriately and with grave concern. My children have fun here and have had a great experience so far. It's a great smaller community school.

  • (4 years ago)

    I would agree w/ parents saying that the teachers and the staff i great! But my child went to numerous schools(4 diff.schools) due to moving. I have never seeing "bullying" on such level. There is a gang of kids they all being together since pre-school and as soon as a new child comes they grab onto him and start bullying the heck out of him! I also talked to moms of two other new students and they have the same problem. Everyone in school do not realize what's going on..... And the parents of bullies do not get notified by school staff and get involved!

  • (4 years ago)

    They care about our kids and go the extra mile

  • (4 years ago)

    I love the staff- they always go above and beyond-from the custodial staff to the teachers and office staff I always feel my child is safe well cared for and is learning lots of great things when he goes to Central Road School

  • (4 years ago)

    Our volunteers are always hanging around Central Road School morning to after-school hours! Kids love to see parents roaming the halls or participating at school/ classroom events. As for myself I love when my son's 2nd grade classmates say I know you.. your Riley's mom! I smile real big and say yes I am! I wish all parents could experience that feeling. Just volunteer and its an amazing feeling and the children love it especially your own kids. oh..Can't forget the teachers. Every teacher is great. Not one child can say that's a bad teacher because that doesn't exist in this school.

  • (4 years ago)

    I love Central School because my grandkids go there! My daughter (Julie Dawson)is very active with the school and always has such high praise for the things done there. Kids are important and schools play a part in developing them into positive people who enjoy learning. My daughter is so sold on Central that she would not consider moving unless her kids where still able to attend Central.

  • (4 years ago)

    The teachers are so caring and very involved with the students. The school rewards the kids for doing good!! Teach the school on the whole how to avoid becoming a bully and what to do if they see it happen. They encourage and nurture the idea of getting a higher eduaction. They make learning fun with hands on activities and computer skills. The best thing about the school though is how welcome you feel walking in. Everyone always has smile and says hello as you walk down the hall. Central Road is the best school!!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    My grand children go there and they love all of there teachers and the extra incentives to work hard and stay out of trouble for example today they are having pancakes in the morning if you have not gotten in to trouble since school has started and my grand children said that no one that they know has been in trouble so there will be a lot of pancakes eaten today.

  • (4 years ago)

    The entire staff from maintenance to main office to all teachers are PHENOMENAL and the students have a great sense of pride and school spirit!! Our principal helps instill the positive attitudes that are shown and has such great interest and dedication to the students and their success. Central Road parents and PTA are wonderful as well. Everyone feels so fortunate to be part of this school family!

  • (4 years ago)

    CR rocks! The principal is great the teachers are so positive and the PTA is very involved. Our test scores keep going up and the kids love learning. You can't ask for more!

  • (4 years ago)

    From a grandparent's point-of-view having had three granddaughters attending Central Road I feel that students are very fortunate to have such caring teachers and administrative staff working hard and with such care and humor to help them become all they can be.

  • (4 years ago)

    We love Central Road because It is our childrens family when they are not with us. The values we teach our children are reinforced even when they are away from us. It is a good feeling to know that they are cared for and nurtured in the same way when they are at school. When we see the enthusiasm in their faces when they learn something new and it is retained and recalled months later. That is when you know that your children are learning from people who truly want to make a difference in a childs life. After all it takes a village to raise a child. Thank you all for giving our children the gift of knowledge.

  • (4 years ago)

    Central Road is unique in that it really a community where parents students and teachers are actively involved. The environment fosters academic excellence and respect for yourself and those around you.

  • (4 years ago)

    The teachers and facility take a genuine interest in their students. They make themselves available when parents have questions and follow up to see how their students/our children are doing at home.

  • (4 years ago)

    Central Road has an amazing community of teachers students and families who work together and always do their best to continually improve the school and student experiences. The teachers do an amazing job of customizing instruction so that every level of student is challenged. Central Road consistently produces excellent students and amazing citizens. The sense of community is outstanding!

  • (4 years ago)

    I have two kids currently at Central Road and I have been very happy with their education and the quality of their teachers.

  • (4 years ago)

    Central Road is a collaborative learning environment where teachers administrators and parents work together to provide innovative learning experiences to educate children. Central Road has the reputation of being a caring and supportive school and the rumors are true! Spread the word!!

  • (4 years ago)

    The students staff PTA and admistration of Central Road are awesome! We have 3 children there and couldn't be happier with their education.

  • (4 years ago)

    Central Road in Rolling Meadows Il is an awesome school. Had 2 children go through and the last one in 5th grade. Great parent volunteers too!

  • (4 years ago)

    Outstanding Learning Community who are really dedicated to continuous improvement. More than any other school I have been associated with Central Road promotes a collaborative environment. This is an great school with wonderful staff students and parents.

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