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Centennial High School

Public | 9-12 | 1922 students

 

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2013:
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2011:
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Posted April 1, 2014

The teachers at Centennial are fantastic. He received a great education in a real world environment
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted July 28, 2013

This school used to be great. That is, until the arrival of one Ms. Kibbey Cuntly.


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted June 9, 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


Posted June 6, 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


Posted June 4, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted November 3, 2009

I went their and it has a great faculty and student body.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted September 16, 2009

Great school, great teachers


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


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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 91% in 2011.

408 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

408 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

410 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
92%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 80% in 2011.

407 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
94%
Scale: % at or above passing

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) in English language arts, math, science and social studies to students in grade 11. The GHSGT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass all parts of the GHSGT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 95% in 2013.

418 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT) to students in grade 11. The GHSWT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass the GHSWT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

9th Grade Literature

The state average for 9th Grade Literature was 86% in 2013.

451 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
89%
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 30% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
63%
American Literature

The state average for American Literature was 91% in 2013.

448 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

457 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
74%
Coordinate Algebra

The state average for Coordinate Algebra was 37% in 2013.

411 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
90%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

444 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
75%
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 29% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
73%
Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
81%
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 83% in 2013.

320 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
83%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

433 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
79%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered End-of-Course Tests (EOCT) in 9th grade math levels 1 and 2, biology, United States history, physical science, American literature and economics. The EOCT 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 52% 44%
Black 23% 37%
Hispanic 17% 12%
Asian 4% 3%
Two or more races 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

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Librarian/media specialist(s)
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Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Steven Miletto
Fax number
  • (770) 650-4250

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf

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Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
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9310 Scott Rd
Roswell, GA 30076
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