My son just got promoted last night, and I am EXTREMELY happy he no longer has to deal with this VERY poor excuse of an administrative staff! Tiffany Jump (8th grade dean of students) and Jocelyn Sims (principal) did EVERYTHING in their power to try and break my child! Jocelyn Sims is leaving and I hope they NEVER trust another child in her care! And Tiffany Jump needs to be fired as well! DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILDREN HERE!
Officer Cortez! He really had my son's back after Tiffany Jump (8th grade dean of students) and Jocelyn Sims (principal) did EVERYTHING in their power to try and break my child. Thank YOU officer Cortez!
We love Cenntennial, great teachers, amazing athletics programs! My son had 3 fantastic years and we are super excited for our 5th grader to be a Sabercat! Mrs. Sims the schools (former) principal is amazing! Whoever takes her place has some really big shoes to fill. I took a chance on this school after hearing those old rumors, and its been nothing but a great ride academically for our son. I will say the old stigma about PTO moms is well alive at that school. If you aren't friends with the current president don't bother asking to help or be involved with any activity that involves the PTO.
In the 8 years that I have had kids at CMS, I have never had a bad experience. The teachers have always been willing to work with me to help my kids. They meet with me, they email me, they call me whenever my kids need help. The teachers are involved in clubs and sports and are passionate about getting kids involved.
CMS now has a dynamic principal, Jocelyn Sims, who has brought new ideas with her from an urban Minnesota school and has completely changed our school. Students now take pride in their school and responsibility for their own educations by stating learning goals in each class and striving to achieve these goals. They keep track of their grades and know what they need to do to ace their exams. The teachers have completely bought into a new grading scheme and an environment that makes them feel like they are part of the solution to issues CMS has had in the past. Many of the changes Ms Sims has instituted are being instituted in other schools and the Kyrene School District including the Standards based heading scheme CMS is using and an innovative scheduling system that evens out the pods.
I would like everyone to know that any review that came before 2013 is mostly likely irrelevant because everything is different about CMS these days. People who badmouth this school probably are just repeating what they've heard in the past. There is no comparison to the CMS of the past couple of principals and the CMS under this principal!
This is our fourth year at Centennial. Our older graduated last year and youngest just finished 6th grade. The school is fantastic, amazing principal who will always put the kids needs first. Administrator and teacher are supportive and again kids education is first priority. Great academic and social experience. We are very happy.