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Central Elementary


Fast Facts:

Lisa Shogren
Office Manager:
Bev Hovelsrud

336 9th Avenue SW
Albany, Oregon 97321
School Hours:
8:45am -11:30am - Kindergarten
8:45am - 3:20pm - Grades 1-5
8:45am - 2:20pm - Wednesday Early Release
Office Hours:
7:30 am - 3:45 pm

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 22 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. 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 many 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.

Our Teachers
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.

Technology Instruction
Provides students weekly technology instruction which focuses on computer literacy, research skills, and competency in specific computer programs.

Business-School Partnerships
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.

Character Education
Our emphasis with monthly assemblies reinforce specific character traits. Teachers also integrate music and art into their character education lessons.

Parents are Our Partners

Parent Club - PTA
Provides enriching experiences for pupils, including field trips, assemblies and an Artist-in-Education programs.

Site Council
Parents work with school staff to coordinate staff development and school activities.

Parent volunteers are needed for classroom and school-wide volunteering. A Criminal History Verification (CHV) form will need to be approved before you can assist in the classroom. CLICK HERE to register online.

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.