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14388 N 79th Av
Peoria, AZ 85381

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September 16, 2013
I love my school, it's so full of spirit & everyone works so hard to teach "Coyote Pride". The football games are a blast & there are lots of clubs to choose from. :) I'm a freshman, but I've already started to love my school. The Honors & AIM Program Classes are challenging & interesting, and the teachers always help you when you need it. The only thing I would change is the huge fuss some teachers make about covering your straps. I don't think they cause any disruption, but I see girls wearing super short shorts around and they don't say anything. Other than that I love it, and I can't wait to see Homecoming Week's decorations & everything (:

- submitted by a student
July 21, 2013
Before the school won three state football championships, I would have told you it was one of the best schools in the state. Since that time one of the coaches has become the president of the Peoria school board. Sports have taken priority over academics. Avoid this entire district.

- submitted by a parent
January 14, 2013
To the parent relocating from NY to AZ - We have our teenagers on a variance attending Centennial HS. They have been @ CeHS for two years and have had a wonderful experience. While no school is perfect, we have found that this HS does have exceptional school spirit, there are teachers who are passionate about teaching and there are good and bad counselors. I would highly recommend this HS. As far as the elementary schools you questioned, I am not familiar with either. Good luck!

- submitted by a parent
January 05, 2013
I am relocating from NY to AZ in June of 2013. The house I am looking at is in this district. I have two boys that would be going to this HS. Is it as good as these rating say? Any thoughts? Also, my little one would be slotted for Peoria Elementary. Is that any good? I saw better reviews for Park Ridge. Any thought?

- submitted by a community member
October 07, 2012
i have been going to this school since 9th grade, i am now a senior, this school is one of the worst i've ever been too, the teachers/staff don't care. They're rude and disrespectful and don't care about the students. they do not inforce bullying policies or any policies for that matter. i would not recomend this school

- submitted by a student
September 02, 2011
I love Centennial! I am a freshman here and it's amazing. The school spirit is wonderful, everybody loves it here, and the teachers/faculty are great. As far as I can see, there is no bullying and most people just mind their own business. The entire school gets decorated on Fridays for Varsity football games. The games are fun, too! I've been to every freshman and varsity game and we've won all of them so far(: All of the athletics and facilities are great, and the same for academics. I'm taking all honors classes and the teachers are great. If you are looking for a school to send your child to, I would definitely recommend Centennial, whether you're looking for athletics or academics. Go Coyotes!!

- submitted by a student
August 23, 2011
I AGREE I AM REALLY DISAPPOINTED WITH THE COUNSELING DEPARTMENT. I ASKED FOR GUIDANCE IN ORDER TO GET MY DAUGHTER READY FOR HONORS CLASSES AND THE COUNSELOR ACTED LIKE SHE WAS NOT INTERESTED. IT'S REALLY DISAPPOINTING WHEN THEY'RE SUPPOSE TO HELP YOUR CHILDREN GET PREPARED FOR COLLEGE AND THE COUNSELOR OFFERS NO GUIDANCE OR ENTHUSIASM.

- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2011
I am so dissapointed in this school. The counseling department is a huge dissapointment. It seems they only help the students that are in sports or really high acheivers. Therre is alck of leadership under this current prinipal. my husband and I are both teachers and are just so dissapointed on how the "average" students get treated. The head of the math department should be fired! My daughter and her friends over heard one of the math teachers calling her students "her little retards" She was teaching a year long math class. so inappropriate and unprofessional.

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2011
Centennial offered exceptional educational and social experiences for my daughter. Drama and Band provided to be positive influences in her life and I'm sad to hear the band instructor is being replaced with someone part time. He had great camaraderie with the students genuinely enjoyed his job and was committed to the students. I was impressed with all of her teachers at Centennial. I know she got a quality education that will aid her at NAU this year.

- submitted by a parent
February 22, 2011
Both of my children have attended CEHS and I can say as an educator and a parent, that I am very pleased with the majority of their teachers and coursework. The support staff is amazing and so helpful as well. Both of my children exceeded the standards in all content areas on AIMS and that is a reflection of the rigorous instruction they have been exposed to at CEHS. The athletic programming is an added "feather in the cap" to an excellent institution.!

- submitted by a parent
January 25, 2011
teachers lack in the class room, lack at commucating to students or parents no strong leadership at this school

- submitted by a student
June 20, 2010
Two of my daughters go here one is going ot be a senior and the other is going to be a sophmore. Ever since moving to this school they have been more than excited to go to school every single day. They enjoy the help of the teachers and love the fact that the school is very safe and attentive to their needs.

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November 27, 2009
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no rating November 23, 2009
This school is awesome. My two cousins have attended this school and I am now a freshman here. The teachers are friendly yet firm and it is very well maintained. Don't forget the awesome football team. Go coyotes!

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August 28, 2009
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August 13, 2009
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- submitted by a student
August 11, 2009
I love this school. It has been great for both my sons. They really are amazing there!

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June 20, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating May 11, 2009
Our eldest graduated last year (2008) from Centennial and our youngest is a current student. I absolutely love this high school and i think my standards are high. Both our boys attended private elementary education and i have been more than pleased with the smooth transition they have made and the excellent academic instruction they are receiving. I also like the positive changes the principal has made over the years to enhance learning (small learning groups) and ease of incoming freshman. Our youngest even begged us not to move so he could attend this school! We agreed, wow if a teen can be this hyped up over a school they must be doing something right. Keep up the good work Peoria Centennial and go coyotes!!

- submitted by a parent
December 02, 2008
I am a former student from this school, and I must say, this school was absolutely incredible. The teachers and other staff that were on that campus completely brightened my day when I attended class or walked about. They were always helpful to make sure I had understood something that was taught. Some of the teachers I've had for more than two years in a row. This school is well worth it, they even helped me get the job I have now through their CTE program!

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November 20, 2008
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September 19, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2008
Former student, and man I am going to miss it. This school really was amazing, and I couldn't complain one little bit about it. The teachers are helping and supportive, and their just amazing teachers along with the principal and just school outlook!

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April 09, 2008
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February 18, 2008
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February 18, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
November 25, 2007
Great school, great extracirricular activities, wonderful staff. The school spirit is just great!

- submitted by a parent
November 18, 2007
This school is the best school! The teachers and staff try to get every student involved in activities and have great parent involvement. I attended this high school all 4 years and enjoyed every minute of it.

- submitted by a student
October 27, 2007
This is a great school with rigorous student educational expectations. The Centennial staff strive to keep parents/students informed of opportunities available. The school board is rational and responsive to parent and community concerns.

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2007
I think Centennial is a great school. We intentionally moved into the district so that my children could attend this school. I have one graduated in 07, and one Junior and one Freshman. The teachers are great. There's a lot of school spirit. And I love using the ISIS program to stay informed.

- submitted by a parent
October 15, 2007
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- submitted by a student
September 24, 2007
At first the school seemed amazingly great in quality and the overall involvement of the principals, teachers and parents. But soon after enrolling, I was seeing different. The administration still refuses to step in with the continuation of the problem with harassment, phone calls, and bullying. This is all why I am transferring to Cactus High School next semester.

- submitted by a student
January 02, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
December 26, 2006
Overall I think this is an average school. I have had several challenges, only one that has had resolution. The Admin Staff are happy to help but have terrible follow-up. The teachers my son has this year are 50/50. Some should retire as I think they have past their prime! I have one more son that will attend high school in several years, I will see how the next two years pan-out before I determine his enrollment. I will continue to stay involved with my Sophomore to ensure he gets all he can out of this experience. The 'Online' needs to be more user friendly. I would like to see upcoming activities my son can get involved in.

- submitted by a parent
December 16, 2006
Centennial's teachers and staff made my freshman child's transition into high school seamless. The teachers and staff are very courteous and helpful, easily accessible to students and parents when questions or issues arise. It is obvious that most of the students come from families who value education. My daughter is only half way through her first year, she has already finished an entire block of foreign language and math, she will have earned college credits by the time she graduates. The dance program is amazing, the physical education program is excellent - kids actually learn how to stay healthy, not just square-dancing and dodgeball anymore!

- submitted by a parent
November 14, 2006
This is one of the worst schools in the PUSD District. The level of safety for the students has gone down.

- submitted by a teacher
November 02, 2006
Administrators and few teachers care about the students success. I will not be sending my youngest child to this school. We will be going with a private school to avoid this school

- submitted by a parent
July 29, 2006
Both of my children attended Centennial for all 4 yrs. I could not be more pleased with the number of extracurricular activities available, the caring/involved staff & advanced academic options. By the time my daughter graduated, she had 9 college credits...all were available through programs on Centennial's campus. The environment is clean, safe & acedemically oriented. In 2006, all Seniors passed the AIMS requirements. As a matter of fact, we specifically moved to Peoria so that our children could attend HS @ Centennial after being in a private school for K-8. We were able to observe the school for a total of 6 yrs between 2000-2006 & we were not disappointed, or concerned, in any way during all that time. Send your children to this school with confidence!!!

- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2006
Centennial High is the best high school around. The teachers are caring, the administration is at the top of the scale and the classes are wonderful. One of the area's that we are involved with and couldn't ask for a better teacher or group of students. We traveled to California with over 100 students and has the best 3 days. Each child brings a joy in thier own way to the Band. We are very proud of our son and the fact that he's in the Marching Band and Symphonic Band. We only have two more years with him and we are looking foward to each one, and then looking forward to 4 more years after that when our daughter joins this school and Band. We have two boys who have graduated Centennialmboth on a great path to secure their own lives because of the education from Centennial.

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June 04, 2006
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June 04, 2006
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March 18, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
February 12, 2006
This school has excellent academic programs. They have numerous extracurricular activities for the students to choose from. The Parents are very involved at this school.

- submitted by a student
December 12, 2005
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- submitted by a teacher
October 26, 2005
We had a serious issue with a certain teacher. Although we had excellent teachers in the past, this was not one of them. After bringing our concerns, the school principal took charge and found answers. We could not be more pleased.

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2005
Centennial requires 28 creidits to graduate as opposed to the state requiring only 20 credits. The extra classes are electives, not core curriculum. The graduation rate remains high because of the 'No child left behind' policy.

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2005
My oldest daughter went to Centennial all four years and did great and graduated. My other daughter went there her freshman year and then we moved so she was unable to go there. She is now a senior and wants to return but is unable to due to they will not grant her a variance. I would be very happy if she could return there. She and I both have been unhappy with the other schools she has attended. They do not compare!

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July 15, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
April 05, 2005
My daughter (a sophomore this year) has had great teachers, which has resulted in her solid 4.0 GPA. Although the school is growing, the staff and administration are working very hard to accommodate the needs of all students. Centennial offers several accelerated classes and encourages opportunities to all students. Online communication (ISIS) showing daily class information/school activities/your child's transcript, etc. is absolutely invaluable to parents who work long hours and can't make school meetings, etc.

- submitted by a parent
January 19, 2005
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- submitted by a student
January 19, 2005
Our sons are out of the Peoria district and have attended Centennial all four years. We have been very happy with the staff and student involvement. The school is a safe and positive enviroment where my teens are encouraged to succeed.

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December 01, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2004
This school is a great one. I see a lot of kids exceed here.

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May 25, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2004
Centennial has proven to have good, caring teachers for my child. Her experience there was a good one.

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April 20, 2004
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November 24, 2003
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Centennial High School
14388 N 79th Av, Peoria, AZ  85381
(623) 412-4400
Last modified Centennial High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Centennial High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 57 reviews. Top