About Us

Central Elementary School

Welcome to Central Elementary School! Our staff is committed to providing a world-class educational foundation for every child. We want all students to develop a love of learning that will last lifetime. These are important years filled with wonder, challenges, achievements and friendships. We look forward to partnering with you in this exciting journey.

Central School was originally built in 1930. The school as it now stands was built in 1953. In 1995, extensive renovation to the facility was completed. Located in the city hub, an additional wing was added, eight classrooms and corridors were renovated. There are 14 teachers and 14 instructional assistants. Central serves 310 students in grades kindergarten through five.


Central Elementary School
5610 Second Avenue
P.O. Box 187
Ferndale, WA 98248-0068

(360) 383-9600

Directions: From I-5 take Ferndale City Exit (#262), at the exit stop light turn right on to Main Street, continue on Main Street to Second Avenue, turn left on to Second Avenue, go two blocks, the school will be on the left-hand side of Second Avenue.

Our Mission

Ferndale School District and Central Elementary School, in partnership with families and the larger community, will educate each student to develop the knowledge, skills, and character necessary to lead a self-reliant, socially responsible life.

Our Core Beliefs

  • All students can learn.
  • Instruction and curriculum will be consistent with the Washington Essential Learning requirements.
  • Clearly communicated high expectations are essential for students to learn.
  • Our methods of instruction will strive to recognize and respond to individual learning styles.
  • Both children and adults need an environment that is safe, physically and emotionally, to be able to learn and work.
  • We provide an environment for all staff that encourages growth and professional responsibility.
  • Education is also about knowing truth, beauty, and goodness.
  • The values that we live and teach include caring for others, honesty, fairness, responsibility, value of work and respect for self and others.
  • We value our diverse community as we work toward common goals.
  • An “I Can” attitude is important for teachers, students and community.
  • Children develop positive self-esteem through success in learning.
  • Learning is a lifelong process for all.