Central Park School For Children

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724 Foster St

Durham, NC 27701

(919) 682-1200

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Grades: K - 5

School Type: Public, Charter

Student Enrollment: 287

Students Per Teacher: 11

Parent Reviews

32 Parent Reviews for Central Park School For Children

I have read the latest reviews and I respectively disagree with their perspective. This school is a safe haven for people who want an advocacy environment for their child. After being exhausted with the bureaucracy of Durham Public Schools, it is wonderful to be able to simply ask for what your child ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 07/08/14

Great teachers and philosophy but the Principal and Board have created an atmosphere that is hostile to any child and family that they feel is not "right" for their school. Staff who try to stand up are retaliated against. This is not a public school serving all children but an elistist private school ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/25/14

Admin. more concerned with image than with effectiveness teaching. High EOG test scores more a reflection of the high socio-eco. status of students than of quality of education received here. No surprise that children with (non-school) enrichment opportunities score well on tests. This school is not ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/21/13

My son received less than average education after kindergarten. Admittedly, he wasn't particularly motivated to please his teachers; preferred play to work. He's bright, funny, inquisitive... just not academically motivated. Administrators & some teachers responded by making it very unpleasant for ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/01/13

This school is phenomenal. The EC department is one of the best i've seen and we feel very fortunate to take part in it. You can really tell an amazing school by how many smiles you see on the parents and kids faces at pick-up and drop-off time...this is the place.

Posted by a parent on 10/28/13

CPSC is such an awesome school. My son loves it there so much. The teachers and staff are excellent and guide the children in a peaceful way and help them see their potential. It's a project based/hands on learning environment so the children are learning to learn, not just memorizing stuff. We feel ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/08/13

In response to this: " In subtle and not so subtle ways the director has created an atmosphere that is hostile to diverse families, especially low-income and EC children, and as a result there has been a huge decrease in diversity (literally less than 3% of free and reduced lunch children" Low income ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 01/05/13

I have two children at this school. Staff and teachers are superior and care about the success of the children. Project based learning has fostered curiosity and exploration in learning -- my children love going to school. After school program is excellent. Take time to visit the school, talk to the ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/10/12

We have loved the project-based focus of the schools and most of the teaching staff are talented and caring, and there is a dedicated core of parents. But as the reviewer has said, with the change in leadership a few years ago, there is no longer a commitment tto serve as a public school. In subtle ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/08/12

I knew it the day I stumbled into that school when my son was a newborn..."wow" is what I thought to myself. "This school looks awesome! I wonder if I could get my son in here?" I was delivering something from a previous job and that stop was made to CPSC. It was something about the atmosphere that ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/08/12

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Test scores for Central Park School For Children

EOG* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Central Park School For Children
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North Carolina
* In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

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Durham schools — Central Park School For Children is located at 724 Foster St, Durham NC 27701. 724 Foster St is in the 27701 ZIP code in Durham, NC The school district for Central Park School For Children is the Central Park School For Child. Central Park School For Children is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 5.
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