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Centennial Arts Academy

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Posted Monday, August 18, 2014

I would like to tell the parents that CAA is the worst school ever. The fact is that the principal williams is the big problem. It lacks leadership, social skills, people skills, no honesty, no care in the world from williams. Please don't take your child to this school. She doesnt encourage parent involvement and some staffs are on something daily.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

CAA has a lazy principal! She is in her office all day. She has a big screen tv to watch. She doesnt come out to help with car rides, see & talk to the parents and kids. She is not a people person! why is she still continue to be a principal? Student per teacher ratio is 23 to 1, not 14 to 1. The school is awful toward parents & kids. They continue to bully them daily. They don't allow parent involvement. Parking is horrible. I don't recommend taking your children to CAA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2013

Terrible, lack of leadership, poor judgement, and no love for the children. Principal and staffs are lacking ways to help the children learn good academic skills and social skills. Centennial is a very terrible place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2013

CAA is a great school. My children have excelled at CAA. I always feel welcomed when I go to the school. My son is in Middle School now and received a great start with CAA. My daughter has loved all her teachers and is doing great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2012

I am highly dissatisfied with the deterioration of the school s education. I do not approve of a school not having an Awards Night. What parent doesn t want to support their child s achievements & what child doesn t want to be recognized? Okay No child left behind t; however, what about rewarding those who excel in Eng.,Math,Science,or any extra-curricular activities for that matter? I have meet and spoken with the principal there and am NOT impressed. Instead of trying to help, she points her finger back at you and asks you if you have a better idea? I do not have a teaching degree,but I can certainly tell you that if you are in a leading role, by asking me such a question, I d say Lady- you are in the wrong position! Parents are discouraged from volunteering at the school.Parent teacher conferences are not scheduled unless there is a concern with your child. Every school I know of, offer parents the options of having a conference or not. I am a concerned parent & would like to know what is being taught, & how my child is doing in class. She needs to learn what the meaning of being engaged means, then, maybe parents will feel that the school actually cares about its students.


Posted November 27, 2011

It's time for someone to start responding to the negative feedback that's appearing on this site. Centennial Arts Academy is not the should it was. The teachers are highly discouraging of parental involvement. The gifted program is not anywhere as challenging as it should be. The principal has eliminated academic recognition is is downright rude to parents who walk in the door to participate when invited. How has she risen to this position? She has the personilty of a fish and really has not made any positive influence. I would hate to teach in this environment. I will not be sending my youngest child to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2011

Great school! My daughter, who was basically basically introverted, is in her 4th year at CAA. Since starting school at CAA, she has bloomed! Her kindergarten teacher, Ms. Whitaker, was great! Her first grade teacher, Mrs. Boyers, was fantastic also! Her second grade teacher, Mrs. Orr, was awesome! And her third grade homeroom teacher, Mrs. Izaguirre, and math teacher, Mrs. Brewer, are both superior teachers! I am very pleased with quality of education that she is receving at CAA. The staff is always friendly and helpful. The Principal, Ms. Williams, and the Assistant Principal, Mrs. Frierson, BOTH do an incredible job. Ms. Williams, who was the Assistant Principal to Mrs. Gilliam, the former principal, is really doing a wonderful job! Ms. Williams assisted Mrs. Gilliam, who was also great, for many years. Ms. Williams knows her job! If she wasn't capable of performing her job, believe me, she would not be the principal of CAA. I believe when parents show up, and show an interest in their child's education, the child performs better, and the staff knows that the parent cares. We have a policy in America, "No child left behind", no matter what their situation is.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2011

I would honestly say that the education at Centennial is declining because they have to teach to the lowest common denominator. When a hispanic kid moves in fresh from Mexico, he is placed in my child's class regardless of his ability. He may not even speak a lick of English, and this is very realistic, and the teacher is in a furry to get this hispanic child performing at a higher level so he can pass his CRCT and our school is not placed on a needs improvement list. My child, meanwhile, is relegated to self instruction via "centers". The gifted program is not fit for such a title as the gifted instructors will assign projects for the child to do at home and after the project is submitted, you will never hear any feedback. My only other beef with the school is the lunch program. A bunch of the kids are on the free lunch, however, they have the $.75 to buy a high fat ice cream snack after they each the free lunch. The school is definitely lack strong leadership, however, the assistant principal does a super fine job. I still can not figure out what the principal does for the school except for the afternoon announcements and some other petty job functions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 23, 2010

This school have poor principals and staffs. They bullies the children. They are racist bunch of people. The staffs are there for the paycheck. My child has been label and bully everyday. It is not a great school to go to for children. They do not want to communicate with parents period.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2010

My child is very happy and she is progressing everyday
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2010

This past year was the best experience I have had with my daughter at Centennial Arts Academy! Her teacher, Ms. Wood, was outstanding - all-around caring, fun, challenging, and knowledgable!! The administration was the only problem with this school year...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2010

This has been the best school for my autistic son and his gifted younger brother. The staff all treat them as individuals and adresses their needs accordingly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2010

The teachers at Centennial as well as the administrators have nurtured both of my children and provided outstanding educations. My oldest is excelling in middle school now, I feel, due to the attention and guidance she received at Centennial. The teaches are loving and supportive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2010

i love my school caa its the best school any students can have and the teachers care about your progress and listen to what u hace to say they really care about you
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 26, 2009

Centennial is a great school. My daughter had a very easy move from preschool to kindergarten at Centennial. Ms. Whitaker is a great teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2008

I love the school. It's always clean. The teacher's really care about the children's education .That says a lot about the school. I am very pleased.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2008

This school is well run, has an amazing principal, wonderful teachers, and well behaved students who love their school. It is an impressive institution. Every school should be like Centennial!
—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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 86% in 2010.

123 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

123 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

123 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
92%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2010.

145 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

146 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

145 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
86%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 88% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
90%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 83% in 2013.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
86%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 90% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
76%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
75%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 94% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
67%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
75%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2012.

148 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
85%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Middle Grades Writing Assessment (MGWA) to students in grades 5 and 8. The MGWA is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 44% 12%
White 36% 44%
Black 13% 37%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 53%N/A51%
Female 47%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Charlene Williams
Fax number
  • (770) 287-2047

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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