Welcome to Central Elementary School
 Home of the 2015-2016 Spell Bowl State Champions!
Our Mission
The Central Elementary faculty and staff, with the support of parents and community, recognize the needs of every child, establish a nurturing environment, and facilitate the development of lifelong learners. Opportunities are provided for students to think creatively, learn to make responsible decisions, and meet with academic success.
Family Friendly Survey
Central is participating in the Family/Friendly School Program through the Indiana Department of Education. The purpose of the program is to focus on addressing the academic, physical, emotional and social needs of students while providing the needed resources and fostering the active involvement of their families through schools and the community. Your feedback is important to us. Please take a few minutes and answer the following questions. We appreciate your time.
Thanks for Supporting Our Color Run!
 We had such an amazing day for our first ever Color Run!  Thanks so much for your support.  We raised $10,000 that will be used to fund field trips and playground equipment.  It was an memorable day for all.  Special thanks to Jenn Campbell, our PTA President, for making the day possible.  Thank you Color Runners and Supporters!
CR 1  CR 2
Transportation Information 


Transportation Changes:  For the safety of our students, any transportation changes must be made by written note with your signature and should be sent with your child at the start of the school day stating the alternate transportation arrangement. For your convenience, you may use the attached Central Elementary School Dismissal Change Form.  No changes in transportation can be made throughout the school day in order to ensure all students depart the school safely.  Also, the Valparaiso Community Schools transportation department is unable to allow students to ride the bus home with other students. Central Dismissal Change Form


Student Drop-Off & Pick-Up:  Please note that you should not park your car along Institute.  It is designed for student drop-off and pick-up only.  Thanks for your cooperation!

  Central Elementary is dedicated to supporting our 21st Century Learners!  Our students use Chromebooks, iPads, and laptops to enhance our learning environment.  To find out more about our school and district's technology integration, be sure to visit the link below.  

Points of Pride
2015-2016 & 2014-2015 Spell Bowl State Champions
 2013-14 "Triple Top 10" Award:
Central scored in the top 10 of our class for Spell Bowl, Science Bowl, and Math Bowl.  Great job students and staff!

 Indiana Department of Education 4 Star School
4 Star School  
School Hours
 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday - 8:45 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Wednesday Late Start - 9:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. 
Central Elementary School
305 Franklin St.
Valparaiso, IN 46383
Phone: (219) 531-3030
Fax: (219) 531-1251