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Centennial High School is a phenomenal school which is clearly thriving under positive, student-centered leadership.
August 31, 2015

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- a parent
Centennial is the best kept secret in North Fulton County! Opportunities for all students to thrive in education and sports. Centennial had the highest number of early admission to UGA of all North Fulton Schools for the last two years! 2016 Centennial will offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) program only one of two North Fulton schools to offer this very sought after program! Great teachers, great location!



- a parent
My son just finished his freshman year - amazing teachers who are truly dedicated to our children. My son was involved in band and sports as well. The administration and coaches are so supportive. The best part is the learning! All around academics were a win. Proud to be a Knight!



- a community member
Centennial teachers and administration are focused on improving education for all the students at this school, providing opportunities unlike any other high school in the area. For example, International Baccalaureate is coming to CHS in the next couple of years - the school is in the process of getting accredited.



- a parent
Offers an excellent environment for education by offering honors and advanced placement classes in all areas of study but with a focus on Science and Math.

Teacher effectiveness: Agree


- a community member
Most teachers at the school are very effective, focusing on mastery of the content over memorization.

Amount of homework: Agree


- a community member
Some classes, particularly AP, have too much, while most are just right. That said, the AP classes with a lot of homework do prepare the students well for success on the AP exam.

Develops character: Strongly agree


- a community member
Centennial administrators and staff place a high value on integrity and honesty and model that behavior daily.



- a community member
I have a recent graduate of Centennial who is attending a highly competitive STEM school and a sophomore. Centennial is a diverse school that exposes students to challenging academic content in a real world environment, preparing them for success in their lives after high school. Centennial High School (CHS) is ranked by The Washington Post, US News & World Report, and Atlanta Magazine as one of Americas best high schools. In 2015, CHS was recognized as one of Georgia’s top 25 schools. The school is in the process of implementing an International Baccalaureate program and is on track to become an authorized school offering an IB Diploma beginning with 2018-19 school year. This is a very rigorous curriculum and is not for everyone, but individual IB classes will be offered to students outside of the diploma program. This program will complement CHS's offering of 28 AP classes, all of which can earn students college credit. Graduation rates have risen 9% in the past two years to 88% last year. Success should be credited to the support that the school receives from the School Governance Council and the district charter system status that enables the school to implement innovative ways of teaching & learning. CHS is known in the county as a thought leader based on its success with local school flexibility requests and the implementation of a 21st Century Learning Commons (replacing the Media Center) and two Cooperative Learning Labs (one for STEM and one for the Humanities). These were existing spaces redesigned to encourage students to collaborate and leverage technology to achieve greater success. CHS is part of a select number of Phase 1 schools leading the county in technology implementation to further personalized learning. Specifically, new Microsoft Surface tablets will be rolled out to every student beginning this coming January. The counseling staff works very hard to support students and is one of the few counseling programs in Fulton County recognized as an American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Model. CHS students continue to outperform Fulton, Georgia and National averages on the SAT and ACT and has been recognized by College Board as an AP STEM Achievement School, an AP STEM School, and an AP Merit School.

Teacher effectiveness: Neutral


- a parent
Most of the teachers do their best despite the fights, drugs, bomb threats, and gangs

Develops character: Disagree


- a parent
It is difficult to say that values are encouraged when hard working students are forced to be immersed in a gang culture where drug use is rampant and the faculty is fully aware.

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