Central Elementary School 130 Stepney Lane, Edgewater, MD 21037 410-222-1075
“The mission of Central Elementary School is to promote a safe, positive, nurturing, rigorous, and relevant academic environment that inspire all students to soar to excellence. We will develop life-long learners with an appreciation and respect for a culturally diverse world. Teachers, parents and the community will work collaboratively to provide authentic, real world, and advanced learning opportunities for all students to use creative and divergent thinking that integrates problem solving and utilizes technology.” (Central, 2012) Photo: Jocelyn Martin
Central Elementary School is located in suburban Edgewater, MD (approximately 5 miles south of Annapolis) in the Anne Arundel County School District. The school has a population of 683 students in kindergarten through 5th grade (see graph below for demographics). In addition, they also house two special education regional centers: a MINC site (Multiple Intensive Needs Class) and an Autism site, as well as being a full ALPs school (Advanced Learner Program). The media specialist and her half-time media assistant see all 29 classes within the 5-day school week. The media center is on a fixed schedule with each class being seen once a week for 45 minutes, except kindergarten which is only 30 minutes. The media center’s budget is currently $11,152, which is allocated by the county based on $16 per pupil, is used for books and magazines. The county’s main media budget provides for databases and other technology. The collection consists of 12,711 books, 31 databases, a SMARTBoard, Senteos, Airliner, projector and document camera.
Enrollment in Student Subgroups (2011) Percentage of Student Population Female Male Special Education FARMS Two or more races White Pacific Islander Hispanic/Latino Black/African American Asian American Indian 0
Chart: MD Report Card
References Maryland State Department of Education (2012, September 14). 2012 Maryland Report Card â€“ Demographics. Retrieved from http://www.mdreportcard.org/Demographics.aspx?K=024112#ENROLLMENTgrade3all Central Elementary Staff (2012, August 1). Central Elementary Mission Statement. Retrieved from http://www.aacps.org/applications/billboardmanager/centrles_inc_billboardmanager.asp?ItemID =62