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724 Foster St, Durham, NC 27701 , Tel: +1 (919) 682-1200 Central Park School For Children School District
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    Type: Charter Elementary School
    Grades: K-5
  • 366


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Central Park School For Child Ratings & Reviews

September 22, 2018 Submitted by a parent
The school has changed tremendously over the past several years and become much more of a negative environment unfortunately. I hope they can get back to what made it a great school and focus on educating kids. The school website does not reflect the changes and I feel is misleading.
September 18, 2017 Submitted by a parent
The experience has been a good one so far. The teachers are much more responsive to the unique needs of our children than the schools they attended before. While testing is an important part of gauging academic progress and development, the focus is not teaching to the test. There is a greater emphasis on experiential-learning which is very refreshing and has helped improve comprehension. The CPSC approach may not be for every child though. Kids that are used to and thrive in a very top-down structured environment may find the academic freedom more difficult to navigate. So far CPSC has had a very positive impact on the academic and social development of our kids.
August 22, 2016 Submitted by a parent
I am stunned that the last 2 reviews of CPSC, which mentioned key concerns at the school, have been taken down from this site. So much for accountability for CPSC or the Great Schools site. Or for freedom of speech!!! What looks great on paper or for new parents, will soon become more concerning the longer you attend the school. High and sudden turnover for associate directors who were well-loved and supported by parents and teachers should be significant cause for concern.
June 27, 2016 Submitted by a community member
We've found Central Park School for Children to be a warm and caring school that supports child in her academic achievement as well as social/emotional and physical growth. The latter two are so very important and are unfortunately not an area of priority at many public schools. Central Park offers young children extra time for outdoor play and learning. Classroom lessons make space for creative thinking and problem solving together with classmates. Parents volunteer their time to enrich experiences by doing things like providing support for field trips for hands on learning (our child's class went on 6 or so last year) or cooking with the kids. We've felt that the teachers, aftercare counselors, and administration really care and work with the children's best interests at the forefront of all they do. This school does not teach to the test, but teaches to each individual child. While less rigorous than Pearsontown (another Durham school with which we have direct experience) in drilling technical lessons), the overall growth of our smart, confident, well rounded child at Central Park has exceeded our expectations. A much better fit for our child and our family.
December 14, 2015 Submitted by a community member
I was a member of the first class to go from kindergarten to fifth grade at CPSC (graduated in 2009), and had an amazing 6 years while at the school. I wouldn't trade my experience there for anything. The school's original principal made it a top priority to have a diverse staff and a diverse student body. It was important to her that teachers of color would be hired to act as role models to less advantaged students. The student body was diverse, and kids came from all backgrounds. The class projects were captivating, and we were often plenty of responsibility and freedom.However, it seems that the school has changed a lot since I've been there. As opposed to being around a 50/50 split of white people and minorities when I attended, white students make up 80+% of the school's population. Students who graduated years after me told me of the school's changes. Diversity seemed to be a stated priority, and Central Park is moving closer toward being just another 'progressive' private school masked as a charter, a la Voyager. Although I had a wonderful experience at Central Park, it seems that it was a wholly different one than today's students will receive.
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    Apartments and homes for rent near Central Park School For Child

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    Things you should know about Central Park School For Child

    Before you start packing, make sure Central Park School For Child is really the best option for your child. To recap, Central Park School For Child is a well-known charter K-5 school in Durham. It is located at 724 Foster St, Durham, NC 27701 and it is the second home of 366 students. Please note that available apartments near a given school are filtered by proximity, not by attendance zone. We advise parents to visit the schools in person and contact the admissions offices for further information on school performance and attendance zones before making a final decision.

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