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    Welcome to Center Grove Elementary School! As principal of CGES, it is my pleasure to welcome you to our school website. CGES is a kindergarten through fifth grade school serving the community of Greenwood in White River Township.

    It is an honor for me to be a member of an experienced staff that works so hard at giving each student an outstanding educational experience. We are deeply committed to making a positive difference in the lives of our students. CGES has a tradition of excellence in the classroom and beyond. Our staff is one of the reasons for our tradition of excellence. They work hard every day to engage students in high quality instruction. Equally important, is we have been blessed with parents who are committed to the understanding that education is the foundation of success for their child.

    At CGES, we are dedicated to academic excellence and holding high expectations to ensure that each student will be a successful learner. We are committed to creating a safe and positive learning environment where staff and students promote and model responsible, respectful behavior in order to provide each student the best learning opportunity.

    Along with academic excellence, CGES is committed to the social and emotional needs of our students. We work with students on social skills to help students form positive relationships. We encourage students to be kind and take a stand against bullying.

    We want to make sure that every child that walks through our doors feels that they are the most important person in the world. Children are our most precious resource. As principal of CGES, I am extremely proud to be a part of the educational development of your child. Thank you for allowing the CGES staff to spend our days with your child(ren), and to be a part of their lives. You can contact me anytime at 317-881-1720 or nelsonk1@centergrove.k12.in.us.  On behalf of the entire staff, welcome to CGES, Home of the Knights!


    Yours in Education,

    Mrs. Krista Nelson, Principal