Center Elementary School



General Information

        Approximately 500 Students in Kindergarten to Fourth

        Life Skills Program K-4 - District Program


        Health Room - Nurse or Nurse Aide available during all school hours

        Active PTA - providing learning programs, assemblies and family activities

        Scores in Math, ELA and Science well above state average

        Technology includes

                Smart Board in each room

                Laptop Cart

                Two IPad Carts

                Various Classroom Sets of Ipads

                6th Grade IPad Initiative 

Staff Information

1 Principal

1 Administrative Assistant

22 Classroom Teachers

2 Learning Support Teachers

1 SBIT Teacher

2 Title I Reading Support Teachers

1 GATE Teachers – part-time

1 Guidance Counselor

1 Nurse – part-time; 1 nurse aide- part-time

1 each – Music, Physical Education, Art, STEM



Academic Information

Core Curriculum aligned with PA Core Standards

Math Instruction –K-4th grade – Daily

Literacy Instruction- K - 4th grade - Daily

Science and Social Studies instruction daily

Physical Education, Music, Art, STEM– K-4th

STEM – (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) – weekly – K-4th Differentiated Instruction and flexible grouping implemented

Accelerated Reading Program – K-4th

Grade level common planning time daily.

Professional Learning Communities meet once per week

RTII –(Response to Instruction and Intervention) Support provided to all students who demonstrate a need


Student Support Information

Pull- out and Push-in Learning Support Services and Gifted Support Services

Pull-out and Push-in Speech and Language Support Services,  Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy  

LLI and Fundations corrective reading programs for at-risk students

Academic and Behavioral Support Services through SBIT

Title I Reading Services

Thirty minutes of TIER Time each day – targeted interventions for struggling learners

Guidance Services

District Life Skills Classrooms, K-4th


Student Assessment Information

Classroom based quizzes, chapter tests, unit tests, portfolio assessments, authentic assessments, presentations

STAR Reading tests – administered 2 times per year – Kindergarten and 1st grades

STAR Reading tests – administered 3 times per year 2nd-4th grades

STAR Math tests – administered 3 times per year 1st-4th grades

Screening for Learning Support or Gifted Support as needed

PSSAs administered 3rd-4th in Spring

TerraNova administered to 2nd  grade

PVAAS used to analyze data and inform instruction—including identifying struggling learners

EdInsight used to analyze data and inform instruction


Other School-Based and Community Service Activities

Band – 4th

Orchestra – 4th

Veterans’ Day Assembly

Red Ribbon Week Activities

Read Across America Week Activities

Arts Appreciation Night - students perform in the areas of dance, instrumental music, poetry, and short stories.

Field trips

Service projects – Make-A-Wish; Project Bundle-up;

Make-a-Wish fundraising activities throughout the year

The Giving Tree – provides Holiday gifts to children in need

Boxes for the Military