Central Elementary School

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Central is amazing!

Central is a wonderful, family centered, small school located “in the heart of the city” near downtown Des Plaines. Central Elementary School is part of Des Plaines Community Consolidated School District 62 and it incorporates Kindergarten through fifth grades. We have been proudly educating the children of Des Plaines since 1906.

The teachers at Central Elementary School are knowledgeable, dedicated and committed to both the academic and character development of each and every student. Classroom teachers utilize whole group, small group and individualized instruction.

Central School believes in creating and maintaining a positive learning atmosphere through developing positive character traits and communicating positive behavior expectations. The Central School Staff has developed a matrix of expected behaviors entitled, “Eagle Expectations.” The three major behaviors are as follows:

  • Be Respectful
  • Be Safe
  • Be Responsible and Ready to Learn

All students are provided instruction in Physical Education and Music. Art classes are provided to students in grades 1-5 for forty-five minutes once a week. 5th grade students have the opportunity to have lessons in an orchestra or band instrument.

Central School has a supportive parent organization dedicated to both the academic and character development of each and every student. The staff at Central School believes in a relationship of mutual respect and cooperation between home and school. We value and appreciate this important partnership and believe by working together we can provide the best education possible for our children.


Kelly Krueger, Principal
kruegerk@d62.org
Office: (847) 824-1575

Central Elementary School
1526 East Thacker Street
Des Plaines, IL 60016


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The students who were recognized demonstrate outstanding scholarship, inspire others by overcoming difficulties and challenges, volunteer in their school and community, mentor classmates, and are involved in a variety of school activities. Learn more...


Before and after school day care is provided by the District’s SPARK program. Information on the program and its costs may be obtained by calling (847) 824-1065.



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Central Elementary School
1526 East Thacker Street
Des Plaines, IL 60016
847-824-1575
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