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Centennial High School

Public | 9-12 | 2088 students

 

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Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted January 5, 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?


Posted October 7, 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


Posted September 2, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 11, 2009

I love this school. It has been great for both my sons. They really are amazing there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted December 2, 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!


Posted August 6, 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!


Posted November 25, 2007

Great school, great extracirricular activities, wonderful staff. The school spirit is just great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 62% in 2013.

491 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

501 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
89%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

498 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
86%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

  • In 2010-2011, this school was designated "Excelling".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Excelling".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was designated "Excelling".

About the tests


Arizona uses AZ LEARNS Achievement Profiles to indicate schools' overall performance each year. For elementary and middle schools, the profiles are based on current and historical aggregated AIMS results, MAP results and whether or not the school made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). For high schools, AIMS results, AYP status and graduation/dropout rates are used. Schools are identified as Excelling, Highly Performing, Performing Plus, Performing, Underperforming, Failing to Meet Academic Standards or Pending.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 64% 42%
Hispanic 26% 43%
Black 4% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 26%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Health & athletics

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School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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School basics

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  • (623) 412-4420

Resources

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  • Nurse(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
Transportation options
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School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Diving
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Diving
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
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  • Dance
  • Drama
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14388 N 79th Av
Peoria, AZ 85381
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