Welcome to Central Grade School!


Welcome to Central Grade School

The mission of Central Grade School is "doing whatever it takes so that all will learn and know we care."

We use a school-wide approach called "Umbrellas for Peace" that focuses on kindness, responsibility, respect and positive thinking. Student assemblies are held throughout the year that focus on these character traits.
We reach a high level of academic achievement as determined by state and district standards. We commit to a comprehensive system of support to assure this outcome. Differentiation of instruction is used to meet the different ability levels throughout our 2nd-5th grade classrooms.


During the window of September 14-October 6, your child will take a MAP® Growth™ test from NWEA® in the areas of reading and math on a computer or laptop. Teachers check student performance by measuring achievement and growth. Teachers use results to tailor classroom lessons and set goals for students. MAP tests do not impact grades.

MAP Growth tests are unique, and it adapts to your child’s responses to measure your child’s skill level. If your child answers a question correctly, the next question is more challenging. If they answer incorrectly, the next one is easier. These results will provide a more complete picture of what your child knows and is ready to learn—whether it is on, above, or below their grade level.

Since MAP Growth tests provide immediate and accurate information about your child’s learning, it’s easy for teachers to identify students with similar scores that are generally ready for instruction in similar skills and topics, and then plan instruction accordingly.

MAP Growth reports also provide typical growth data for students who are in the same grade, subject and have the same starting performance level. Students in grades 2-5 will take the test again in January and April/May. Following each testing period, you will receive a Family Report showing a summary of how your child is performing academically.

We are excited to focus on your child’s individual growth and achievement. For more information about MAP Growth, visit NWEA.org/familytoolkit.