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Central Elementary School


Central Elementary was originally built in 1963. In 2010, it received a total renovation and an extensive addition including 3 pre-school rooms, 6 Kindergarten classrooms, office space and work areas.



Central Elementary is a PreK-2 facility with a current enrollment of 450 students. An Early Childhood Special Education program for students 3-5 years of age is offered at Central. Kindergarten students attend school for a full day (5 days/week).

The emphasis for student learning in the primary grades is placed on literacy (“learning to read”) and numeracy skills. Central students also explore and study Science and Social Studies in the classroom. Vocal Music, Physical Education, Visual Arts, Technology, and Character Education are studied in auxiliary classrooms with support teachers who have special training in their respective content areas.


Teri Dow, Principal Central Elementary   Jennifer Fox-Booth, Administrative Assistant Harley Tyler, Office Assistant Kristen Katt, School Nurse

Teri Dow


Jennifer Fox-Booth
Administrative Assistant

Harley Tyler
Office Assistant

Kristen Katt

School Nurse


Mission Statement:

The Central Elementary Team is committed to inspire and ensure growth and learning for all students.


Our Vision:

All Central Elementary Students will achieve their highest potential and be well prepared for the next step in their learning journey.


Collective Commitments:

  1. We will support the learning process by forming a collaborative team with school, family and community.
  2. We will model lifelong learning through our own professional and personal growth.
  3. We will collaborate to use research-based instructional strategies to meet all student needs.
  4. We will maintain a respectful environment where team member are honest, flexible and listen with the intent to learn.
  5. We will collaboratively design common and formative assessments to monitor student progress and guide future learning experiences.
  6. We will maximize our resources (people and materials) to help each student be successful.
  7. We will provide a nurturing environment that focuses on the development of the whole child.
  8. We will be consistent with academic and behavioral expectations for all students.



900 7th Street  Wamego, KS  66547

Phone: 785.456.7271     Fax: 785.456.7172

Fully Accredited, 2001     Average Class Size: 20