The Central School Community believes in creating an
atmosphere that develops self-esteem, to promote a lifetime desire for learning
and to help children achieve their maximum potential through quality instruction and guidance,

thereby, becoming responsible, caring, and productive members of society.


Welcome to Central School, the home of the Cheetahs!  Central School, built in 1935, is in every way a ‘neighborhood school’….Most of our students live within walking distance.  Our proximity to downtown Escondido provides the community support whereby our students benefit from the experiences of our numerous partnerships, including support from the California Center for the Arts.

At Central School, all students are taught in a learning environment where a college-bound belief system is cultivated.  In addition, positive character traits are taught, modeled, and reinforced through our PAWS education program.  Every decision we make is driven by the belief that all our students can and will achieve.  High expectations and strong support for student learning are how we work to ensure every child is successful.  We are committed to helping every student meet the high expectations represented by Common Core State Standards.  Our teachers are committed to ongoing professional development activities that focus on collaboratively analyzing data, setting learning targets, developing enduring understandings, asking essential questions, differentiating instructional practices, and choosing formative assessments.  All of our teachers work together in grade level teams to continue to monitor growth and set academic goals for our students through NWEA/MAPs, CELDT, and CAASPP testing.  We are excited to see our students succeed!

At Central School, we are proud of the positive partnership that we have developed with families in our learning community.  A dedicated focus on student learning and parent involvement is at the center of what we do as an organization.  High expectations for all students, academic standards, student behavior standards, and parent-teacher relationships are part of our core values.  Our caring and dedicated staff maintains a daily commitment to our students and the families we serve.


Libby Campbell, Principal

Central School