Who We Are
CENTRAL MIDDLE SCHOOL
Central Middle School is a public school located in Gonzales, Louisiana, in the Ascension Parish School District. It enrolls 731 students in grades 6th through 8th. Central Middle was selected as a Top Gains honoree in 2021.
Central Middle School ... where Each student is Successful Each Day
- Students are valued individuals who possess unique physical, social, emotional, and academic needs.
- Students’ academic and instructional needs guide all school decisions.
- Students should receive a variety of instructional approaches and assessments to address their diverse learning styles.
- Students can become confident, responsible, self-directed learners.
- Students learn best when they are actively engaged in hands-on experiences.
- Students should be exposed to the fine arts as a necessary component of well-rounded individuals.
- Students have the right to learn in a safe, clean, orderly environment with the appropriate resources, methodology, and technology.
- Students, parents, community, faculty, and staff share the responsibility of implementing and maintaining the school’s mission.
Central Middle School students, faculty and staff are consistently focused on its mission of “Central Middle School ... where Each student … is Successful … Each Day” through a rigorous, academic program that is structured and reflective of high standards and expectations. Our entire staff is committed to working collaboratively to meet the needs of our student population, and provide all students an opportunity to learn and grow academically and socially. Students are expected to meet the high academic and social expectations which are consistently and firmly supported by the entire staff and parents. Following school rules and displaying respect, honesty, responsibility and effort is important to all of us for maintaining a safe, positive environment for maximum learning potential.
TEAMWORK| LEADERSHIP | SERVICE | LEARNING
Central Middle School has consistently maintained a school letter grade of a B since the current accountability system. The school did achieve a school letter grade of an “A” during the 2013-14 school year. However, during the past three years, the state assessments have changed in order to accommodate new state standards and curriculum. We have been consistent in maintaining our “B” letter grade despite more rigorous assessments.
We have been successful in our implementation of our 1:1 computing with Google Chromebooks. This has allowed us to utilize our devices to enhance learning in the classroom. In addition, we were awarded a grant for our Robotics stem program and our Gardening Project. As we continue to grow our extending learning opportunities, we have more than half of our student population involved in extracurricular activities and service organizations.
Our curriculum implementation of Springboard in English Language Arts has made a positive impact on our state assessment in language arts with more students becoming proficient. In addition, our students and parents have an overall positive perception of the school culture. We attribute this to our committed staff and consistent communication but also, our advisory mentors that address school-wide concerns. Our parent-teacher organization (MPACT) has increased its involvement at our school that goes beyond just meetings. Parents are actively involved in school activities and volunteer opportunities.
Central Middle School is continuing to progress in our school-wide advisory program in order to support students academically, socially and emotionally. Also, while there has been improvement in the area of math, we will continue to build our math intervention program in order to ensure that all students show proficiency and growth in math. Our future goal will be to extend the school wide tiered interventions to all content areas. Finally, Central Middle School will continue to provide a rigorous core curriculum and opportunities to earn more high school credits in order to prepare students for high school and careers.