Welcome to Central and Takena Elementary schools. Beginning in the fall of 2015, the two schools merged into sister-schools. Takena serves students in grades k-2, while Central serves students in grades 3-5.
Hours of Operation
School Hours: 8:50-3:25
Early Release: 8:50-2:25 (Wednesdays)
Office Hours: 8:00-4:00
Breakfast is served: 8:30-8:45
Students are not to arrive at Central Elementary before 8:30… there is NO supervision available before that time!!! (Supervision will be provided for students riding the bus to Takena, beginning at 8:30.)
School Hours: 9:00-3:35
Early Release: 9:00-2:35 (Wednesdays)
Office Hours: 8:10-4:10
Breakfast is served: 8:35-8:55
Students are not to arrive at Takena Elementary before 8:35… there is NO supervision available before that time!!! (Supervision will be provided for students riding the bus to Central, beginning at 8:30.)
We, at Takena and Central, believe that our purpose is to ensure lifelong learning for all students and guide learning so that all students become positive contributors to their community.
Built in 1915, Central Elementary School is proudly educating its fourth generation of Albany children. Located on a 7-acre campus, Central serves students from Albany’s historic downtown neighborhoods.
Built in 1971, Takena Elementary School is in its fourth decade of proudly educating Albany children. Located on a 4.5 acre campus, Takena serves students from Albany’s historic downtown neighborhoods.
About Our Schools
At Central, we educate approximately 125 students in third through fifth grade. Our staff is made up of 24 certified and classified professionals with part-time specialists in Music and Physical Education.
At Takena, we educate approximately 140 students in kindergarten through 2nd grade. Our staff is made up of 28 certified and classified professionals with part-time specialists in Music and Physical Education. Takena also houses one of the district’s structured support classrooms.
Our Schools are Proud to Offer:
Quality Physical Education Program
All students participate in physical education instruction two to three days a week.
Specialized Music Instruction
Our music program provides instruction to all students once to twice a week. Students receive general exposure to styles of music and introduction to various instruments including keyboards, guitars, and xylophones.
We are very proud of the quality of our teachers that educate your children. If you would like to know more about your child’s teacher qualifications, please give us a call. We would be glad to answer any questions that you may have.
We are proud to be a Positive Behavior Instruction Support (PBIS) school. We have a PBIS team that plans a variety of classroom and school-wide character education activities emphasizing positive behavior in and out of school. We are strong believers in the three school rules: Be Safe! Be Respectful! Be Responsible!