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Centennial High School

Public | 9-12 | 1186 students

 
 

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Posted March 17, 2014

Great all around school my son scored a 27 on his ACT and my daughter a 30
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2012

I love this school! I personally feel that this is the best school choice for me. The Advanced Placement program (which I feel is a more useful program) is doing great here, with a great number of AP Diplomas given out every year. The Student Body population is rising fast and we have an excellent array of students. The band has won several statewide awards, with many musicians entering All-State and Honor programs. Our athletics are great, with the most notable Bell Game, which by the way, bell rings red! Recently, the CHS Dance Team has garnered attention with their spectacular routines. Also notable is our JROTC program, with several outstanding members that received some quite noteworthy awards. The Speech and Debate Team is also a very strong group, continuing the tradition since at least 1901. The walls of the Speech room are literally lined with awards. We also have an excellent choir program, that contribute several members to the All-City Choir every year, and even higher honors such as All-State. The highest category of choir, the Schola Cantorum, is a powerful group, with each member incredibly talented in the vocal arts. This is just an all around great school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 27, 2009

i had to move away from this school but centennial is an awesome place. I've met so many amazing friends and teachers that have taught me so much. i love being a bulldog!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 5, 2008

this school is not a very educational school for my chidren(s)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2006

Hey,Centennial High School.I'm just leaving a comment to say this is a really good school.
—Submitted by a parent


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.

About these ratings

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 39% in 2013.

326 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
27%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

326 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 55% in 2013.

326 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
43%
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 34% in 2013.

330 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
21%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

331 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

331 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
41%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 49% in 2013.

331 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
47%
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 Students29%
Female29%
Male30%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)44%
Free lunch eligible15%
Reduced lunch eligible27%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch51%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities32%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English30%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant29%

Reading

All Students64%
Female71%
Male58%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Free lunch eligible54%
Reduced lunch eligible73%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)21%
Students without disabilities68%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant64%

Writing

All Students50%
Female61%
Male41%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)64%
Free lunch eligible38%
Reduced lunch eligible41%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities55%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant50%
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 Students20%
Female16%
Male24%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)28%
Free lunch eligible7%
Reduced lunch eligible18%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch35%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities22%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English20%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant20%

Reading

All Students64%
Female67%
Male62%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Free lunch eligible46%
Reduced lunch eligible74%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)10%
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English65%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant64%

Science

All Students34%
Female31%
Male37%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)47%
Free lunch eligible17%
Reduced lunch eligible29%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch54%
Students with disabilities (IEP)3%
Students without disabilities37%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English34%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant34%

Writing

All Students41%
Female46%
Male36%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)46%
Free lunch eligible23%
Reduced lunch eligible32%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities45%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English42%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant41%
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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How schools in the state rate:

23%
of schools in the state are Below average
52%
of schools in the state are Average
24%
of schools in the state are Above average

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the district and state.

Test score rating 20131What's this?

Test score rating examines how students at this school performed on standardized tests compared with other schools in Colorado. Test scores are based on 2012-13 TCAP results from the state of Colorado.

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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

Average


College readiness rating 20133What's this?

College readiness rating combines this high school's graduation rates with data about college entrance exams, both of which are indicators of how well schools are preparing students for success in college and beyond.

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ACT participation

88%

Average ACT score

19

Graduation rate

66%


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.

3 This rating is based on composite ACT scores from 2012-13 and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2011-12. ACT participation represents the percentage of 11th graders taking the ACT. Because the ACT is mandated in Colorado high schools, ACT participation is NOT included in the GreatSchools rating.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 52% 32%
White 44% 56%
Black 3% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 48%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2525 Montview Dirve
Pueblo, CO 81008
Phone: (719) 549-7337

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