Aerial photo of Central Park Elementary and Central Auditorium.
Learning ASL to sign the Pledge of Allegiance
MPS Substitute Teachers and School Bus Drivers Needed
Sunrise at school
Kids waiting outside for school
Classroom at CPE

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2021-2022 Kindergarten Enrollment


Central Park Elementary develops compassionate, inquisitive, and action-minded students in partnership with community and home. We embrace the cultural diversity and global perspectives within our school and society to cultivate a caring and inclusive environment. Students explore, self-reflect, and take action to create a more inclusive and peaceful world.


Start Time: 8:40am
End Time: 3:40pm

Half-day Hours
Start Time: 8:40am
End Time: 11:51am

Principal's Message

Kara Stark Welcome! It is with great pleasure to serve as the principal for the students, staff, and community of Central Park Elementary, a state of the art Primary Years Programme/STEM learning facility for grades K-5. Within the Midland Public Schools District, Central Park prepares students to be active participants in a lifelong journey of global learning. Students have the opportunity to improve their understanding of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), as well as develop problem-solving and collaboration skills through an engaging and relevant curriculum that extends beyond the classroom walls, including utilizing indoor maker and outdoor learning spaces. The STEM curriculum gives the students natural opportunities to stimulate investigations while observing their environment. The outdoor learning spaces provide hands-on, project-based learning in science, technology, engineering and math for students throughout the Midland community. Success in learning requires the students to be at the center of the experience, making transdisciplinary connections across the curriculum. Central Park provides opportunities for students to learn the same lessons in various settings and through different lenses. The learning spaces offered at Central Park can be an extension of what is taught in the classroom, but most importantly, an opportunity for students to explore, making learning relevant. I look forward to partnering with you and your child throughout their educational journey!
- Principal Kara Stark