School Details

Central Elementary School

4525 Central School Rd, St. Charles, MO 63304
(636) 851-5700
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 876 students 13 students/teacher (MO avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

42%
64%
49%
32%
68%
51%

Missouri Assessment Program (MAP)

In 2011-2012 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The results for math, communication arts, and science are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Francis Howell R-Iii School District average
  • Missouri state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

60%
72%
54%
58%
69%
51%

Missouri Assessment Program (MAP)

In 2011-2012 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The results for math, communication arts, and science are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Francis Howell R-Iii School District average
  • Missouri state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

59%
70%
53%
68%
73%
55%
60%
61%
52%

Missouri Assessment Program (MAP)

In 2011-2012 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The results for math, communication arts, and science are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Francis Howell R-Iii School District average
  • Missouri state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Central Elementary School is a public elementary school. The principal of Central Elementary School is Ms. Stacey King and can be contacted at Stacey.King@Fhsdschools.Org. 876 children attend Central Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian. 35% of the 876 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Central Elementary School is 13:1. Living Word Christian School-Harvester is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Video film production

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 78% 89%
Hispanic 4% 2%
Asian 4% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 13% 6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.7% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.2%
Multiracial 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 35% 11%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Awesome educational experience for all of my children. Central Elementary is the school for the extremely gifted SEGA students. They also have a wonderful gifted Spectra program which my children thoroughly enjoy.

  • (1 year ago)

    We have had nothing but great experiences at Central Elementary! The teachers have been wonderful and they have done an excellent job preparing them for middle school and a lifelong love for learning.

  • (1 year ago)

    I found the teachers to be great and very communicative with the parents. When children had special needs they were taken seriously and accommodations were made. I was sad when one of the vice principals that worked hand in hand with our family toward success of my children took a higher position in administration. Overall we really loved our experience at Central when my children attended there.

  • (3 years ago)

    There is an overabundance of behavioral problems in this school which is distracting for my daughter. The office staff is very rude as well. I am pulling her out and putting her in private. At least there she has a chance to learn something other than poor behavior. Not up to my standards at all.

  • (4 years ago)

    Excellant staff all the way around. My kids love this school and so do I. We have never had a problem with any of the office staff being rude as some of the other reviews state and we have been a part of the Central community for a very long time.

  • (5 years ago)

    The teachers are great and my children love going to school. However I hate going in the office and dealing with the unfriendly and often rude office workers.

  • (5 years ago)

    I would have to say that I have only come in contact with great teachers my child has been very fortunate in this area and has excelled academically and socially. The principal seems a bit unfriendly and unorganized the office staff is rude and very unpleasant.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school does have great resources and some great teachers. Too bad the pace and atmosphere is set by a very lazy principal. The district states that it will challenge every child to their best abilities not at this school. My kids are good students and always get the highest marks and have exceptional behavior. The consistently never have any homework and ask many days to just stay home. My kids tell me 'I won't learn anything in class anyways'. This school has no focus and struggles to keep up with the standards. It seems like anytime there is a goal to be met the whole process will go by poorly planned and generically executed. I get the impression that many teachers just show up to work with no compassion to excel their students learning abilities.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am very happy with this school. I have three great kids there and all of there needs are constantly assessed and met. The GREAT majority of the teachers are very professional and very friendly. The administration is very willing to listen to parents and has done a great job in stressing positive feedback for positive behavior. The office could be a little more on the nice side but not a big deal. The new PTO is working very hard to create fun extracurricular opportunities for the students. I am happy to have my kids at this school. I am an involved parent and I feel that I have a very accurate picture of the way things are.

  • (6 years ago)

    The administration at this school continues to struggle. Parents are met with an 'us against them' attitude starting with the rude office staff. The PTO has re-invigorated itself and has had a positive effect on school events. The Parent Involvement Committee was not maintained by the admin. but it did have a + impact in the half year that it did operate.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am very disappointed with this school. The school is unorganized and lacks leadership. The administration is not aware of what is going on in the classroom and have not clearly defined an effective discipline plan. Be warned that if you complain about this school your child may become a target and it will negatively impact their learning experience. There are some very talented teachers at this school unfortunately they are out numbered by their less skilled colleagues and ineffective administration.

  • (7 years ago)

    we recently moved into the district and i am very disappointed in this school.they are very unorganized and not the most friendly either while i do like some things i am extremely displeased with alot more!!My children do seem to like it though so i am trying to more optimistic.Iam the mother to three brilliant students here who will shine at any school they are in.

  • (8 years ago)

    This school is disorganized and unprofessional. Some of the teachers are cold and disrespectful to the students. I believe it is not the best environment.

  • (8 years ago)

    It's a great elementary school! Teachers differentiate instruction to meet the needs of each student. Administrators listen well to parent concerns. Parents feel comfortable interacting with the classroom teachers and administrators.

  • (8 years ago)

    My child has been attending Central Elementary for 3 years now and I can say that the school has some of the newest resources for the area such as a new Media Central Class and some classrooms have computers. The big disappointment at the school is that they enforce rules upon the children that will discriminate a child from engaging in activities for various reasons such as having forms returned and signed by parents with little time and no apparent due dates. It seems that schools from this district focus more on wanting to take the rights away from the students and parents than it is focused on challenging their students to optimize and challenge their individual advancement.

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