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Our Mission Statement

We are committed to creating successful life-long learners in a diverse learning environment by building a strong foundation in student achievement through rigorous data driven instruction, character education, social emotional well-being, and a rich culture of reading.

Our Vision Statement

We strive to continue the pledge of putting students first and we continue to commit to build a strong culture of successful life-long learners, through the building of strong relationships. We will focus on safety, student achievement through rigorous and data driven instruction, character education, social-emotional well-being, and building a culture of reading in a diversity rich learning environment. We believe that all students are empowered to achieve success when immersed in a powerful learning community that values a diverse student body and is centered on core values as well as a shared commitment to achieving academic excellence.

Did You Know?

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

Did you know that you can find our School Improvement Plan, Principal Attestation, and other school plans under the Parent Info tab?  Our School Improvement Plan, also know as the SIP, outlines our school goals for the year and how we plan on reaching these goals.  The Principal Attestation states that all teachers and paraprofessionals meet State certification.  Both documents can also be found in our front office and are available in your home language upon request.

SACS CASI, an accrediting division of AdvancED, proudly accredits Central Elementary School.  Our accreditation demonstrates our dedication to continuous improvement in all that we do. We are committed to raising student achievement and providing a safe and enriching learning environment. We also are proud to be affiliated with Okeechobee County School District, which has received Corporate Accreditation through AdvancED. 

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Zone Waiver 2022-2023

Dear Parents:

Okeechobee County Schools are now accepting zone waivers for the 2022-2023 school year. If your child is currently on a zone waiver and you wish your child to remain at their current school, you do not need to fill out a zone waiver.

You must complete a zone waiver application if:

  •  You would like your child to attend a school outside of his/her attendance zone next school year for the first time.
  •  If your child is moving to a next level and you would like for your child to attend a school outside of his/her attendance zone for the next school year. (ie – Elementary to Middle School, Middle to High School).
  • Zone waivers must be submitted electronically at this link or at the school for which you are requesting attendance for your child for the 2021-2022 school year, if it is a new school.

Applications will be accepted beginning Monday, May 2, 2022 and ending Friday, May 20, 2022. In order for
schools to plan for staff and classroom needs, applications will not be accepted after that date, Due to state class
size requirements, space may be limited at your school of choice and will affect the number of waivers approved.
Zone waivers may be accepted again after school starts next year, depending on available space. Please read the zone
waiver form carefully to ensure that all requirements are understood. All zone waivers must be fully completed,
signed, and delivered to the correct school in order to be accepted and processed during this time period.
Notification of approval or denial will be returned with report cards in June.