Central Campus was built in 1909, and to compensate for increasing enrollments, two major additions were built in 1930 and 1953. It includes an indoor swimming pool and athletic fields within walking distance. In the fall of 1997, Central Campus opened its doors under a new name, District 205 Freshman Center.
The Freshman Center will provide a nurturing environment, utilize a proven curriculum, ensure a positive transition to high school, and incorporate a flexible schedule which will lead to expanded opportunities. This will be accomplished in partnership with teachers, parents, and the community.The Freshman Center employs a smaller learning community model and a House structure to assist students in feeling acclimated to the high school and securing a sense of belonging to our community. Our Houses are aligned to the Six Pillars of Character.
Dr. Kerri A. Green, Principal
Trish Surman, Assistant Principal
Principal of Central CampusDr. Kerri GreenDr. Kerri Green was named Central Campus Principal in 2011. She joined District 205 in 1997, and has served the District in the following capacities prior to assuming the role of Principal: biology teacher, Science Department Chairperson, and Assistant Principal (East Campus). In her tenure, she has also coached volleyball, basketball, softball, and tennis.
Dr. Green earned her Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of St. Francis in 2018. Previously, she earned a Master of Arts in Educational Administration in 2000 from Governors State University, and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the College of St. Francis in 1997.