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9-12
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Roswell, GA
Students enrolled: 1,883

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9310 Scott Rd
Roswell, GA 30076

(770) 650-4230
(770) 650-4250
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September 28, 2014
My oldest son just graduated from Centennial and my younger son and step daughter are attending now. I have found the teachers to be excellent and very caring. The programs offered are outstanding and the facilities are great. I was amazed at all the Honor graduates at graduation this past May. This is a true testament to the teachers and the parent involvement.

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2014
The teachers at Centennial are fantastic. He received a great education in a real world environment

- submitted by a parent
January 14, 2014
Awesome staff and atmosphere. My experience so far has been most warm and welcoming. Thank you to all involved.

- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2013
This school used to be great. That is, until the arrival of one Ms. Kibbey Cuntly.

- submitted by a community member
July 25, 2013
Recently, Centennial has been getting some bad reviews for this past 2012-2013 school year, and I can't argue with them...most of it is true. One thing that I did notice is that all these complaints seem to come from parents of on-level students at Centennial. The fact of the matter is, if your child is an on-level class they will probably not enjoy it as much. One reason being the teachers performance but the main reason is because of the behavior of most of the students in on-level classes. They are so rude and disrespectful it literally prevents the teacher from teaching and keeps other students from learning. I am not in on-level classes in am entering 10th grade in 2 APS and 3 honors classes. This past year I was in honors classes and I was challenged and I had little to no trouble learning mostly due to the fact that I am surrounded by other students who WANT to learn and do well. I honestly feel that the problems that people are complaining about are due to behavioral issues. Some problems are because of teachers but not many. Don't bash Centennial because it's not good or it's ratchet...I find it exciting compared to some preppy private school or Johns Creek, etc.

- submitted by a student
July 20, 2013
Do not send your children here. It used to be one of the best schools in the state, but it is probably the worst on north fulton county. Many of the best staff members, teachers and administrators, have left. There is a high turnover rate for the staff at this school. I have heard that teachers leave because there is a huge lack of professionalism by some of the staff members. My child went to Holcomb bridge middle school and the staff truly cared about my child. They were more concerned with actually doing their jobs and teaching my child rather than getting wrapped up in work place drama. I wish I could pick up the staff from Hbms and place them at chs.

- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2013
The new principal doesn't even bother to respond to emails from concerned parents. My daughter's math teacher was absent over 40 days last year and the school failed to provide the class with a long term math substitute. The average EOCT grade for her class was a 67%. The school should be ashamed. When I asked the counselor to switch my daughter to another class I was told that switching isn't allowed. The icing on the cake was when the teacher came into class two weeks before school was out and announced to the students that she wasn't coming back! Although my daughter passed the class thanks to private tutoring, I'm disappointed that the school did nothing to address the concerns of parents or students. The students even signed a petition begging for help. What a terrible first impression of Centennial High School. My daughter's experience overall was ok, nothing to write home about. There was also a lot of fights for a school with such great ratings. If we don't see improvement next year we will hardship our daughter to a school that is safer and concerned with the education of all students.

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2013
Both of my kids struggled at Centennial after transferring from a private school. We met with our kids counselor many times and had many meetings with all the teachers. There were always suggestions but no support to help my kids be successful.

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2013
Best HIGH SCHOOL in Atlanta! Teachers seem very happy as well as the faculty and students. It is a great neighborhood and state-of-the-art classes.

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2011
I have three boys at Centennial and they are doing well. The teachers, the front office, the principal and counselor are wonderful. They have challenging classes (AP and Honors), tons or clubs, and a good sports program. They came from being home schooled, but have adjusted well and really enjoy school.

- submitted by a parent
July 18, 2011
Parent of rising sophomore. Last year's freshman year went well. Lots of extracurricular activities and opportunity for the motivated student. Kids really like new principal. Most teachers good, always 1 exception and there was last year, but I'm happy with instruction quality. School facility is looking run down, but otherwise we've had a good experience.

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2011
Great new principal, who has quickly made some great changes. Finally! No more see-through backpacks. Great new band director who is turning the program around very quickly. New science lab wing, and a new band room next year. One of the few schools with improving facilities that isn't too overcrowded. Not a perfect school, but better than many.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 03, 2009
I went their and it has a great faculty and student body.

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2009
I am a current parent of a CHS student. I had high expectations for the school because my sister graduated from Centennial and had a good experience. Unfortunately, things have changed at CHS. The overall attitude regarding diversity at Centennial is very poor. I think it's a great school for the students that teachers put the time and effort into. Teachers don't contact all parents and place the blame back on the students if they are not successful. My son informed me that he was lost and completely struggling about four weeks into the school year. I contacted the teacher and was told, 'lots of kids are struggling.' I'm sorry that's not an acceptable answer. I am looking at charter school options with more positive diversity so that my son is not stereotyped and left to fend for himself.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
Great school, great teachers

- submitted by a community member
August 20, 2009
We are new to the school this year and so far I think the teachers seem to do a fine job. it is still early to tell. However, I think the administration has a 'we don't care about you' attitude. I wish public schools admin and teachers would remember that the parents are the people whose tax dollars are paying their salary. I don't think they have to cater to parents, but they do need to have respect and listen to the concerns of parents. After all parents are now forced to become much more involved in our kids education than our parents did. Since we are more involved we should have some say in what the school is doing with our children. Admin. seems to think they are the 'ruler' of our children. What is done to our children affects everyone at home also.

- submitted by a parent
July 20, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
July 17, 2009
I have to agree with the comments from 4/15. my daughter graduated from CHS and the only thing she like about the school was graduating. I have visited this school to drop off/pick up for appointments. it seems the staff doesn't care who you are parent/child. I had to tell some of them watch who you're talking to, I'm not the student. so I could understand my daughter's frustration. I diverted my son to last year North Springs High School and he loves it. My kids have been to various schools throughout the states and overseas they have been exposed to diversity. so when they tell me there's a problem with CHS I believe them.

- submitted by a parent
July 14, 2009
I graduated from CHS last year and am now attending Auburn. This school has truly helped prepare me for higher learning in so many ways--most importantly in how to think logically. I would not be successful in college if not for CHS. I loved all of my teachers and coaches.

- submitted by a student
July 14, 2009
I am a parent of two freshmen and one senior at CHS and I am so proud of my boys' school. CHS offers what schools like Northview and Roswell cannot-- amazing curriculum in a diverse environment. Centennial focuses on global goals, not just meeting testing requirements. CHS is a well rounded school with great staff, students, and leadership.

- submitted by a parent
July 12, 2009
The parent that posted on 4/15 has no idea what she is talking about (yes-I know who you are) obviously the kid didn't meet the expectations that were set forth for her and so the Mother is taking it out on the school. My children have both graduated from Centennial. I volunteered there for 4 years. This school is amazing. The teachers truly go out of their way to make sure parents, students, and community are all on the same page. In fact, the only thing I could possibly find wrong with a school like Centennial is that their open-door policy leaves them vulnerable to parents like the one from 4/15. I know your freshman was held to higher expectations than she was in middle school, but you're going to have realize that in high school (and especially a school like Centennial), there are standards. Centennial is a great school.

- submitted by a parent
June 16, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2009
I have just graduated from Centennial high school and I loved it here. I was able to take many AP classes based on my intersets and the teachers at this school were really kind and helpful. This school has a ton of school spirit and has a lot of extra cirrcular activites offered. I would recommend this school to anyone, and this school was recommened to my family when I moved here as a freshmen. They always follow the dispclinary rules, but it this school safe and orderly through out the school day.

- submitted by a student
April 15, 2009
Saying CHS 'empowers students to 'make or break' their own academic careers' is SUCH a nice way to say they're left to fend for themselves due to the overall indifference! I am not only a deeply disappointed CHS parent, but a Fulton County teacher (embarrassed to be in the same system}. My older daughter went to Northview and loved it- the complete opposite of CHS! The 100+ students excuse for not communicating with parents is simply unacceptable; if you can throw a dozen zeroes in a kid's grade, you can pick up the phone! I have over 400 students, yet I adhere to Fulton County Schools' policy of contacting parents when a grade drops more than a letter. CHS is trying to raise their reputation by having 'high expectations'(read:ridiculous parameters ony attainable if your stay-at-home mom does it for you). Too bad they don't hold themselves to basic Fulton County expectations!

- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2009
As a parent of a senior, our family believes Centennial is an outstanding school. It empowers the students to 'make or break' their academic path. Involved students, parents and highly skilled teachers and staff are the backbone of this school. With parental support, it is the student's responsiblity, and no one else's, to pass their classes and step up to those that are challenging. Kids have no one but themselves to blame for failure. The proof is in the pudding... Centennial has received countless awards for scholastic and athletic excellence and is one of the top rated schools in the country.

- submitted by a parent
February 16, 2009
I am curently a student at centennial and honestly from the bottom of my heart i do not approve of it.I was put in classes that were above my level and we approached the situation many times with the consulers and eventually i had to talk to my assistant principal.I am currently failing my 'above level classes' because they move to fast for me.I am sick of the excuses from the staff members for not providing me the education i need so i can pass.

- submitted by a student
no rating September 11, 2008
9, Centennial lacks the tradition when it comes to school spirit but the diversity is great and most of the teachers really like their jobs. Many of the poorly written Fulton county curriculum for some of the class prevent the teachers from teaching on topics they feel are more important. APs are great here. It was a wonderful school and I hope it stays that way. I had a class where half dropped out and the other half are striving to be the leaders of tomorrow. Centennial gives you the tools to get you to your desired future goals. If a student or parent didn't like centennial its because they were uninvolved students and uninvolved parents. go knights.

- submitted by a student
September 07, 2008
I had two children in Centennial High both have left this high school. I have two different children but Centennial did not meet thier needs. No one know the correct answers to a problem and will tell you what they think you want to hear. There is no forward thinking they only come to you after your child has a failing grade. They expect you to pay for things like summer school as the solution to the problem. It is up to the parnet to keep up and email and call and take care of all things. They railraod some of the problems out of the school while letting other students stay with muliply chances. Everything has worked out better (A and B) in other schools for my children. So in a way Centennial has done us a favor.

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 24, 2008
Centennial is a very good school. They offer a wide range of programs for the students to get involved. I currently have one child attending Centennial and he really enjoys the diversity among students and the extra step that all of his teachers make to ensure that he keeps up with his peers.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2008
3 children attend and all 3 were moved out due to over crowded class size, gang and drug issues that school turns blind eye on. Teachers more concerened with teaching how to test well on standardized tests rather then needs of the students.

- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2007
Excellent academic programs - availability for any and all students who show some initiative and willingness to succeed. The level of parent involvement is the highest I've ever seen!

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2006
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- submitted by a teacher
August 26, 2005
I really enjoyed my high school years at Centennial High School. There are so many choices of activities and clubs to get involved in, and the teachers are wonderful. All of the classes are acedemically difficult. The music and art programs are on a completly different level of excellence. There are plays, sports games, and the art students can show off their work. Centennial is a great environment to grow up in. I happened to join rifle team, and I had the ability to obtain leadership and communication skills through JROTC. Over all, Centennial is a fantastic school, and I encourage any further participation.

- submitted by a student
August 08, 2005
Centennial is a well rounded school. It's more of a place to meet people and have fun than really learn. Teachers today are not as good at the school and are not there for the children as much. The school is falling in academic levels from poor teaching skills. The past principal always tried to cover up what was going on around the school but hopefully things will change being there is a new principal appointed to the school. Centennial High School is only good to the children's eyes because its easy to do whatever you want, from my experience.

- submitted by a student
April 18, 2005
As a student who graduated in the class of 2001, I can say that Centennial High School was a disappointing high school experience. Leadership was extremely poor, unorganized, and certainly did not set promising standards in their student body. Teacher quality was minimal in a lot of cases and did not, in my opinion, adequately prepare students for college and post collegiant success. Priorities were focused on small, more insignificant things that kept good kids out of class. It is disappointing to know that my parents, along with most of you who are reading this, paid for such a poor quality of education with their tax dollars.

- submitted by a former student
March 08, 2005
This school has a reputation of being good because the parents who are getting the most and are well connected with the staff perpetuate this rumor. This school has an unusually high discipline problem and parents who do not want to take responsibility for their childs actions. The principle works hard at 'covering up' problems instead of solving them. Bottom line...if you want a good education in a safe environment, this is not the school for you. And their football team has tanked, due to years of mismangement that finally caught up with them!

- submitted by a parent
February 19, 2005
I had two of my children attend Centennial. Unfortuanely, we did not have a good experience. One of my children had LD and did not receive the help she needed.the other was placed in a higher class for foreign language even though it was not recommented.After many attempts to have his class changed,we were told all classes were full. It took his soccer coach to help us get him in to another class so that he would not fail.There are too many students, the counselors are overladed. The quality of teaching and academics program is high. Extracurricular activiies is high and they do encourge parent involment to a certain extent. Actually, they have improved parent communication with the staff through the internet. For the self motivated student or AP student it seems to work well. I would suggest they try to help all students to be a school of excellence.

- submitted by a parent
November 27, 2004
great skool but way too many students and not enough time to go to class, need more time only 7 minutes no good need to go back to 8minutes.

- submitted by a student
November 06, 2004
Excellent teachers who are engaged with the students. My student is in their fourth year and has attained a high level of academic excellence. The extra curricular activities encompass all intrests and levels of competition. The facilities at this school and programs for the arts are the best in the Atlanta area.

- submitted by a parent
June 17, 2004
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- submitted by a former student
June 17, 2004
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May 27, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2004
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- submitted by a student
September 09, 2003
I used to be a student at Centennial and eventhough I'm not there any more, I can truly say that its the best school that anybody could go to. The teachers, the principal, the whole staff make a great team together to keep the school clean and safe with a great environment. I'm really proud to have gone there.

- submitted by a community member
August 19, 2003
Centennial is a great school. The teachers are sometimes nice. There are many different options for the students to do to get involved or get to know other students, like sports or clubs, etc. Their are so many good teachers I cannot even say them all.

- submitted by a former student
August 10, 2003
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- submitted by a former student
August 07, 2003
Centennial is an amazing school. It provides fun and interesting classes. Its teachers are amazing but one stands out in my mind. Mr. Kent is an amazing teacher. He has a way of making all of his classes fun.

- submitted by a former student
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Centennial High School
9310 Scott Rd, Roswell, GA  30076
(770) 650-4230
Last modified Centennial High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Centennial High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 47 reviews. Top