Central Elementary School

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305 Franklin St

Valparaiso, IN 46383

(219) 531-3030

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Grades: K - 5

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 365

Students Per Teacher: 26

Parent Reviews

5 Parent Reviews for Central Elementary School

Our daughter is in second grade and is excelling because of the balanced academic and secure social environment at Central Elementary. This balance is not easily achieved but is expertly fostered through our Principal s knowledge, care and approachability. We are grateful for the leadership and staff ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/10/10

We have been very disappointed at the quality of the materials the school uses and the size of the classes. Almost every assignment has required multiple choice or very short answer responses. We have seen no evidence of assignments that encourage the development of higher order thinking, hands on ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/23/10

My Son has been a student at Central Elementary since Kindergarten, he is in first grade this year. Since his first day of school at Elementary I have seen nothing but commitment from the teachers to have their students excel. I am very honored to have my son's teachers unders such wonderful guideance ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/06/09

We moved to Valpo from South Suburban Chicago in May '05. The school where our children were attending was, to put it midly, horrible. We contacted Dr. Thorn (Principal - Central Elementary) prior to moving and he provided much valued guidance. This past year has been one of transition for our children ...  Read more

Posted by a administrator on 04/26/06

We moved here to Valpo from another school district and are amazed at the wonderful teachers and staff at Central. My son is special needs and they are doing everything they can to help him succeed in the General Education Classroom. The principal at Central is so caring and knows just about every ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/28/05

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Test scores
Test scores for Central Elementary School

ISTEP+* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Central Elementary School
Valparaiso Community Schools
* In 2011-2012 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English/language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

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Valparaiso schools — Central Elementary School is located at 305 Franklin St, Valparaiso IN 46383. 305 Franklin St is in the 46383 ZIP code in Valparaiso, IN The school district for Central Elementary School is the Valparaiso Community Schools. Central Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 5.
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