Welcome to Central Elementary School


Home of the 2016-2017

Spell Bowl & Math 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. 

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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.  Technology at Valparaiso Community Schools

Points of Pride

2016-2017, 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 


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