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Centennial Middle School

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Posted October 14, 2013

This school has definitely been my favorite out of all the ones I've been to. Most of the teachers are great, and they really help you with academic support! One thing our school is very good at is arts! Centennial has the best orchestra in the state of Colorado!!


Posted July 18, 2013

I really did not like this school. I came for the sixth grade and it was the worst school year I ever had. The students are very cliqy and also really snobby and mean. They always stay in their little groups never acknowledging anyone else. And u have to look a certain way to fit in. The teachers always pin the students against eachother , making it a difficult learning environment. don't go here if u have any differences . U will just completely disregarded or humiliated by the students


Posted May 5, 2013

I am in 8th grade this year and I really like it. Some of the teachers are AMAZING and some are ok but I really love this school and have enjoyed going here for the past 3 years and yes there are some problems but over all in he area this is one of the best school and is just a great school. the teachers are really help full and supportive.


Posted May 21, 2012

Horrible principal. (Rigid, uninformed). Staff seems afraid of this principal. (Staff will say something to you one-on-one but will not speak in front of her.) Bullying and complete division between spanish speakers and english speakers. (Girls on soccor team don't even acknowlege one another.) School is 100% out of compliance with Colorado State Law regarding TAG students. (No student has the mandated ALP.) Good school for bright or average, conforming, linear students. DO NOT send a student with any differences here. They will be treated like a psychiatric patient.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2012

This school Is not fun. I am an eighth grader and My experience of all 3 years has been awful. It's cliquy and the school is a DUMP. Please, If your child is in 5th grade and she/he wants to go here, discourage them.


Posted December 10, 2011

On 12/9/11 my son's basketball teammates were bullied by the Centennial team after their game on Angevines way to their waiting bus. The Angevine team was called derogatory names by the Centennial team who instigated a fight. Incredibly bad sportsmanship by Centennial and a poor reflection on Centennial school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2010

Centennial is the Best School ever, most of the teachers have been teaching at CMS for more than 15 years. The math teachers are great and have helped me bring my c average in math to an A. The school clubs are awesome and you can always make friends. The drama and art electives are great you can take musical theater, 3D art it is so fun. You can only take French and Spanish but the teachers are great. The school has a large student body which makes it easy to make friends. I'm starting my last year in fall and each year just gets better I'm going to miss it so much!


Posted April 14, 2010

Centennial provides a warm nurturing academic focus to my children, while giving them plenty of elective choices, so their education is varied and fun.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2009

i went to this school last year. some teachers are good some are bad. overalll the student is kinda clicky and i was able to just quit on my 8 grade and still graduate but now in high school im failing.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 16, 2009

Agreed... it was a rough first year.. it took all year to request testing but it is finally done and I am looking forward to 7th grade and a new start to a new year. Some teachers and Mr. Wright care and helped the most.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2008

We have sent all three of our kids to Centennial Middle School and have been extremely impressed by the level of education our kids received as well as the dedication of the staff to getting our kids excited about learning. They were well prepared for high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2008

I'm an 8th grader here and personally I think theres are sooooo many other choices that would be better for students. Theres soo much drama that goes on and girls that come out of this school always get a a bad reputation . Its only 2-3 months into the school year and im so unhappy that im switching to another school. ASAP.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 3, 2008

My son is a 6th grader at Centennial and so far the experience has been positive. I am very impressed in how the administration has the transition set up from 5th grade to 6th grade. It has gone smooth and my son is extremely happy and loves his new school. The staff has been very supportive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2008

We moved to Boulder last year. I have 2 children at Centennial and have been extremely disappointed in the lack of involvement by the administration. My children are bright, but I had to insist that my kids be tested to participate in the advanced classes. (They were in advanced classes prior to attending Centennial) Socially, the school is very cliquish. Parent participation is minimal. Overall, it has been a disappointing experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2008

Great kids, great teachers
—Submitted by a teacher


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
68%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

213 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

213 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 61% in 2013.

213 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
83%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
68%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students64%
Female60%
Male67%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Free lunch eligible25%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)12%
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)6%
Proficient in English80%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant64%

Reading

All Students75%
Female75%
Male75%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)91%
Free lunch eligible36%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)35%
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)18%
Proficient in English93%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant75%

Writing

All Students61%
Female65%
Male58%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)78%
Free lunch eligible26%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)24%
Students without disabilities65%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)9%
Proficient in English77%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant62%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students71%
Female75%
Male68%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Free lunch eligible26%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)20%
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)14%
Proficient in English84%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant71%

Reading

All Students78%
Female84%
Male72%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)93%
Free lunch eligible31%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch94%
Students with disabilities (IEP)35%
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)10%
Proficient in English93%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant78%

Writing

All Students73%
Female82%
Male65%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)89%
Free lunch eligible24%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)25%
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)14%
Proficient in English88%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant72%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students68%
Female68%
Male69%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Free lunch eligible34%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English77%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant68%

Reading

All Students81%
Female83%
Male78%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)92%
Free lunch eligible41%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English91%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant81%

Science

All Students70%
Female66%
Male73%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Free lunch eligible22%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English82%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant69%

Writing

All Students78%
Female83%
Male72%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)87%
Free lunch eligible41%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English87%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant77%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

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52%
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24%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

Above average


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 TCAP results from the state of Colorado.

2 This rating is based on 2011-12 and 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in Math, English Language Arts, and Writing from the state of Colorado.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 65% 56%
Hispanic 25% 32%
Two or more races 5% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Black 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/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Assistant principal(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
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School basics

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Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Transportation options
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School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Track

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
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2205 Norwood Ave
Boulder, CO 80304
Phone: (720) 561-5441

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