Central Elementary History

Central Elementary School has a rich heritage. The first school built here was built in 1893—three years before Utah was granted statehood. Throughout its 121 year history, Central has undergone several renovations and generations of students have walked through its halls and learned from its teachers. We are proud to continue the tradition of offering an exceptional education to all students who come here.

Central Elementary School currently has about 600 students. In addition to our preschool, we educate students in grades K-6. Central was recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School in 2013 and a National Title I Distinguished school in 2014.  We attribute this to the hard work of the students, parents, and teachers of our school. We value our school-community partnerships and encourage all parents to look for ways to volunteer their time and talents to help all our students meet their potential.

Central Elementary School is also home of the Christa McAuliffe Space Education Center. Students from all around Utah and some surrounding states come to the Space Center to learn about space science and gain a love for space exploration.  The Space Center makes Central Elementary School a unique learning environment from which our whole community benefits.