Welcome to Central Elementary School!Built in 1915, Central Elementary School is proudly educating its fourth generation of Albany children. Located on a 7-acre campus, Central serves students from Albany's historic downtown neighborhoods.
We are pleased that you came to visit our website. We educate approximately 160 students kindergarten through fifth grade. Our staff is made up of 20 certified and classified professionals with part time specialists in Music and Physical Education.
We encourage students to attend school regularly and provide alternatives for those who miss an excessive number of days We ask for support from all parents to report absences on a daily basis to ensure accountability for all of our students. Please call the office by 9:00 a.m. to report absences.
Our School is Proud to Offer...
Quality Physical Education Program
All students participate in physical education instruction four days a week.
Specialized Music Instruction
Our music program provides instruction to all students once a week. Students receive general exposure to styles of music and introduction to various instruments including keyboards, guitars, and xylophones.
At Central we are very proud of the quality of our teachers that educate your children. If you would like to know more about your child's teacher qualifications, please give us a call. We would be glad to answer any questions that you may have.
We maintain a close relationship with Albany's downtown Carnegie Library. Activities have included field trips, library card drives, research projects, displays of student art and book reviews.
We are proud to be a Positive Behavior Instruction Support (PBIS) school. We have a PBIS team that plans a variety of classroom and school-wide character education activities emphasizing positive behavior in and out of school. We are strong believers in the three school rules: Be Safe! Be Respectfl! Be Responsible!
Parents are Our Partners
Parent Teacher Association
Our Parent Teacher Association provides enrichment experiences for our students including field trips and assemblies and supporting the school environment throught the purchase of library books, computers, and playground equipment. We encourage all parents to become involved in our PTA to support Central's students.
Parents work with teachers, administrators and support staff to make decisions about staff development and school improvement.
Volunteers provide help in many ways including PTA support, supervising field trips and extra-curricular activities, and assisting in the classroom. All volunteers must pass a district background check every two years and asign an annual agreement in order to assist with our students.
Mission Statement: We, at Central, believe that our purpose is to guide learning so that all students become positive contributors to their community.
Vision Statement: Central Elementary will be a safe and caring environment that will support learning for all students.