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 site. We educate approximately 160 students kindergarten through fifth grade. Our staff is made up of 19 certified and classified professionals with part time specialists in music and technology. and Physical Education.
Central School has received an annual rating of STRONG or OUTSTANDING on the Oregon State Report Card for 12 consecutive years. Although, this year we earned a school rating of OUTSTANDING!
Our school offers many special programs, including:
Strong Reading and Mathematics Programs
Central students consistently perform well on Oregon State assessment tests. Central School has received an annual rating of STRONG or OUTSTANDING on the Oregon State Report Card for 12 consecutive years. Although, this year we earned a school rating of OUTSTANDING!
Specialized Mathematics Instruction
Provides focus to small groups of pupils in Oregon's math "strands": algebra, geometry, measurement, statistics and calculations.
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. In 2005-2006 our teaching staff averaged 17.4 years of experience. 41.95% of our staff had a master's degree or higher, and 88.9% were deemed highly qualified according to state and federal standards.
Provides students weekly technology instruction which focuses on computer literacy, research skills, and competency in specific computer programs.
Maintains 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.
A three-year emphasis with monthly assemblies to reinforce specific character traits. Teachers also integrate music and art into their character education lessons.
Parents are Our Partners
Provides enriching experiences for pupils, including field trips, assemblies and an Artist-in-Education programs.
Parents work with school staff to coordinate staff development and school activities.
Parent volunteers are needed. Please sign-up for school-wide or classroom volunteering. A Criminal History Verification will need to be filled out and approved before your assistance in the classroom.
Our Mission Statement:
We, at Central, believe that our purpose is to guide learning so that all students become positive contributors to their community.
Our Vision Statement:
Central Elementary School will be a safe and caring environment that will support learning for all students.