Mission Statement: 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  students with community support and experiences from our numerous partnerships, including the California Center for the Arts and the San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy.

At Central School, we are proud of the positive partnership that we have developed with families in our 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