I am curently an IB freshman at Centennial, and I love it. Most of my teachers are very nice and will help you as long as you ask for it. While some don't, most teachers really do care that you pass their class, and they actually try to teach the stuff instead of just giving you worksheets. I am currently on the Track team, and was also on the Cross Country team, and while homework was sometimes difficult to get done, most of my teachers we're a little lenient because I was always in a sport until 5 pm. This is good, and helps a lot, especially because they don't let you completely of the hook and still make you do the majority of your homework.
I am an alumnus of this school, class of 2001. I was also a part of the IB program at this school, did cross country, academic decathlon, and mock trial. I absolutely loved it here and would definitely send my two boys here in the future. College was a breeze because of the IB program and now I am a physician at a local hospital. This school and the education I received here set me up for a life of success.
i personally LOVE centennial, you just dont find the drama and worriesthere you find in other schools, its very well maintained and beleive it or not, that helps alot! the teachers are always helping and the school just keeps continuously improving.
My niece went to this school in 2007 and graduted loved the teachers and staff. My son currently goes here and I get the same compassion form the staff. I love this school and my daughter will be attending next year.
My son is a transfer from another IB program to this one. He has always been an A student and exceeded in academics. This year at Centenntial he had a sudden crash down hill. There has been no communication from the school despite my efforts of calling and e-mailing. I finally went to the school to talk to the IB coordinator and another teacher together in person and asked them why they never even let me know before-hand my son's spiral downhill. They simply said that the program is not for everyone and they don't have the time to call every student who's doing poorly. I couldn't believe my ears. This is something completely uncharacteristic of my son and I feel this year would have been different if better intervention. If you want your child to have caring teachers, don't go here.
I am an alum of Centennial High School. I attended the school from 2000-2004. It was, and continues to be, an excellent school for both academics as well as extracurricular activities. I am now a college graduate and am now considering pursuing a career in teaching. I attribute many of my academic successes to the education and experience I had at Centennial.
This high school has a lot to offer for students who are motivated to excel in sports or academics. Staff must be more proactive in communicating with parents. My son is not the best of students; however, he has passed every class when the teacher made contact with the parent in a proactive manner. In fact, he excelled when the communication was regular. Counselors make schedule changes without contacting parents. Soliciting parent input is important.
its a great school for any one who is interested in sports and academic benifits
My daughter is a freshman honor/ap/varsity/scholar student. We've had a couple of situations/concerns that involved the assistant principal, counselor and sports director and each one were handled immediately & professionally. We are very pleased with the teaching staff, counselors, administrators and the girls head volleyball coach. They are all dedicated and caring!! My daughter a freshman, coming into a new district feels safe, happy and proud to be a HUSKIE!!
Centennial is a great great school. Im a freshmen and I must say it's been the best school I have been to. The students are great the teachers are really nice. The football team is the besst. The only problem is the counseling. We dont get much help that we need especially colllege requirements etc. All in all my brother's and I LOVES Centennial
My daughter attended this school for one semester. I finally had to take her out of the school due to several bullying situations. The administration was no help at all. My daughter had never had a problem previously to attending this school. I would never send one of my children to this school. It is very very scary.
I find Centennial to be a great school for my children. They are involved in leadership and athletics and other extra curricular activities which the school offers. The academic programs are excellent especially IB and AP classes. The cafeteria is ok. There is opportunity for inclusion in many clubs and sports. The security of the campus needs a little updating to ease the minds and fears of the students and parents at times. The campus is 'closed' during school hours, however, the students may need to be screened periodically for contraband. Otherwise, our family loves Centennial!!
The school itself is a mixed bag. Some teachers teach their classes and care whether the students learn or not. Others throw the worksheets at the kids and that's all they do. Counseling is uneven and there is little help when it comes to college applications and financial aid. Someone dedicated to college admissions should be a part of the staff.
Our 2nd child is an incoming freshman and we're very happy she's going to Centennial High. State of the art security, International Baccalaureate, honors and ap courses (more merit scholarships than other CNUSD high schools) top award winning science team and top athletic programs. Great principles and councelors. Don't let the numbers fool you, if you want the academics, Centennial's the place.
I believe the quality of the academic programs is very good. They offer music, art and sports programs. The PTA is very involved.
A good school and basically safe for kids who do not hang with gangs and who are working toward college. AVID program is a good place for a student to keep their focus on the future. Three of my children are now in college thanks to AVID and their teacher.
I had two kids go to Centennial and they had a good education. Not great, but good, and they got into excellent colleges and did well there. Some teachers in the regular program (not honors or IB) need to work harder. One teacher was at school for only 3 weeks total and there were a succession of substitutes. Some parents think it is dangerous, but for the kid who has manners and knows how to treat others, Centennial is safe.
I believe that the counselors are lacking compassion and understanding. And that there slow to adhere to the fellow students. And are not held to the most highest standards.
I have 2 sons, one graduated there and one that will graduate. I believe that some of the teachers are awesome and do care about the kids. I think that teachers should be accountable for actually teaching the classes they in. Some of the teachers have no control and it ruins it for the whole class. A few of the teachers don't even teach the subject and show many movies and talk too much about personal lives. If a teacher is failing 75% of the students, they should not be teaching. Yes, the kids should be reading their books and doing assignments on there own, but these teachers need to be accountable, more parent invovlement. Back parking lot needs an attendent directing kids across and letting traffic in and out!
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