66 out of 10GreatSchools

Central School

Keyport, NJ
  • Public
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  • Grades PK-8
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  • Enrollment: 685

Overview

Central School
335 Broad Street
Keyport, NJ 07735
(732) 212-6100
Central School is located in Keyport, NJ and serves grades PK-8.It received a GreatSchool rating of 6 out of 10
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Student Diversity

Race

Percentage

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0%
Two or more races
0%
Asian
2%
Black
9%
Hispanic
36%
White
53%

Reviews8 Reviews

4.5
parent
I have 2 children at this school and their teachers have been wonderful. They have taken the time to really get to know my children and have made themselves available any time I've had questions or concerns. My children seem to be at the same education level as their peers in other schools that may have higher ratings. The administration are always willing to hear suggestions and listen to concerns and have taken these into consideration and have even implemented change. I'm very impressed with the various programs that have been implemented to improve the school. Overall, we have had a very good experience here.
parent
Our family has had a very positive experience at the school. Staff members are readily available if you need to speak to them.
parent
I have 3 children in the Central School, in K, 2nd, and 4th. I have been pleased with their classroom teachers so far. As a parent, I really like the small town atmosphere of Keyport Central. Since this is a walking district (no buses), we can get to know the other parents and families at pick up and drop off. Our kids also stay in the same school till HS instead of changing schools and bus schedules every few years. The kids get recess every day and are outside as much as the weather permits which is important developmentally. I wish they would bring back handwriting and cursive but that seems to be the academic trend across the country. We work on that at home. Another nice thing is that the kids have homework but not a crushing amount compared to other school districts. The teachers strike a nice balance. In 4th, the homework is 1 math sheet, 1 reading assignment, 15-20 mins of reading per night. It’s reasonable and do-able. The kids still have spelling tests, which other districts have abandoned for some reason. Again, I think spelling tests are important so I like this as well.
parent
My daughter's Pre-K and Kindergarten teachers have been incredible. Down to earth but professional with lots individualized attention. The full day Pre-k is a great advantage with this school. Administration is open to ideas and feedback from parents. Facilities are somewhat lacking as it is a smaller school and the music program could be more robust. Overall, the low rating for this school do not reflect our experience.
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