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Central Elementary provides instruction to more than 350 pre-K through 5th grade students. In order to achieve our mission, we have adopted five key principles which guide our decisionmaking for students, staff and parents:
• We believe it is critical to maintain a 95% attendance rate.
• We believe in placing an emphasis on a high standard of character.
• We believe in encouraging our students, staff and parents to be leaders.
• We believe we must show a high level of discipline.
• We believe it is critical to focus on academic achievement with high-impact instruction
Focus on LiteracyCentral Elementary has made reading its top priority. Teachers use a laser focus and data to guide instruction. The district purchased $50,000 in new student-friendly books. CES is taking full advantage of the MyON Reading database purchased by the district. Club MyOn was created to give students an opportunity to read before and after school using school computers.
Building ChampionsEvery Monday, Central Elementary has a Champion Summit to celebrate the success of our students for meeting the five key principles of character, leadership, attendance, academics, and discipline. All students have an opportunity to be celebrated. TheReading Pays Initiative has been heavily emphasized at the CLAS nominated Champion Summit.
Strong PartnershipsCentral Elementary has created partnerships with The University of Alabama, First United Methodist Church, Stillman College and Community Readers to create the Champions Read Initiative. Readers are encouraged to commit to read five hours toour students. The partnership includes readers and tutors. More than 150 hours have already been documented during 2017.
Central Elementary hosted the Men in Suits and Ladies in Heels Welcome Back Event. More than 100 community partners greeted students on the first day of school. The event was highlighted by The Tuscaloosa News and other local news stations.
Central Elementary School
1510 Dinah Washington Avenue
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
- 2017 CLAS BANNER AWARD OF DISTINCTION
- RENOVATED IN 2017 WITH LIBRARY UPGRADE
- SCHOOLYARD ROOTS PARTNER SCHOOL
- $50,000 BOOK GRANT FOR THE LIBRARY