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Centennial Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 594 students

 

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Posted October 14, 2009

I love that the classes are so small and there is lots of one on one time.


Posted October 5, 2009

My daughter is new to the school. She enjoys going to school. What more could you ask for?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2009

I love the community environment, and that the school is open. This allows for everyone to welcome everyone. The students in the school are the number one priority.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 25, 2009

It is very innovating in the way it teaches the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2009

We have the most awesome pricipal in the world. Nope, that's not right ... in the galaxy. Naw ... in the entire UNIVERSE!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2009

Centennial Elementary is a school full of dedicated professionals that continuously go above and beyond their call to provide children not only with a quality education but an environment of love, compassion and security. I am honored to be part of such a staff and can't imagine working at any other school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

My son goes to this school. We have had nothing but positive feed back from him and the staff is great. We just started a science lab that the kids go to. PTSA is in the second year running and it is only looking up from here. We live in a lower income area and the staff and teachers at Centennial have a lot they deal with. Last year Dr. Harman (the principal) made sure all the kids had winter coats. Sometimes it is the smallest things that make the greatest difference.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2009

School works well with parents and teachers are constantly improving their teaching skills and relationships with students. My children feel safe at Centennial.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2009

As a teacher at this school that has seen many changes in staff and administration, I believe that we continue to be committed to student acheivement. Not only do we have to get our students to grow academically, but we also have to help them succeed in life situations. I have not had students of my own go through Centennial (I do not have children yet), but I would be fully confident and comfortable with sending my students to Centennial.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 11, 2009

Centennial has a wonderful staff that really cares about each student. Their teachers want my kids to suceed, and do everything they can to help them. The secretary staff is so warm and friendly. What a great school! I couldn't be happier!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2009

I have two kids that have both now attended Centennial from kindergarten through fifth grade. I have found the school and staff to be a wonderful experience. Although the staff has changed significantly during our time there, I have found the teachers to be very helpful and caring about my children. My older daughter still enjoys picking up her younger sister so she can visit the teachers she still knows. They are all very personable and genuinely care about my daughters. Although the curriculum is tough, my daughters have continued to learn quickly. Many of the topics covered in math I don t think I knew until at least junior high. PE is only once, sometimes twice a week. The lunch recess and 15 minute recess have been a wonderful break for my girls to get some extra activity in their day, as well as have a much needed afternoon break (I do believe the extra recess is taken out in some of the upper grades leaving only the lunch recess). Although the have been many changes in administration the current principal is wonderful. The kids are excited to see him, and he is as equally excited to see the kids. From our experience I would definitely give a positive endorsement for this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2006

In the areas of academic curriculum, it can be good. However the curriculum introduces too many concepts without the student getting any one of them concretely. Extracurricular activities are good, however allows 3 recesses a day, which we feel is unnecessary. Why not cut school hours? Parent involvement isn't the problem, it's whether or not the staff is going to listen to the parent. If you have a child with a disability, watch out! There are no aides in the classrooms and the resource teacher is 'head' over the classroom teacher and administration. She gets intimidated if an aide or therapist is assisting 'her' student and feels it's unnecessary, regardless how much the student needs the assistance to be integrated. Parents input is not taken seriously!
—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.

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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.
Language Usage

The state average for Language Usage was 73% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
75%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

The state average for Language Usage was 83% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 90% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
76%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

The state average for Language Usage was 80% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
70%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

All Students67%
Female72%
Male63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
American Indiann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students91%
Female93%
Male88%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indiann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female93%
Male81%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indiann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Idaho Department of Education. If there are fewer than 11 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

All Students81%
Female91%
Male75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
American Indiann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Special education30%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students91%
Female94%
Male89%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indiann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Special education70%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female94%
Male80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
American Indiann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Special education20%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Idaho Department of Education. If there are fewer than 11 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

All Students75%
Female90%
Male63%
African Americann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Special education17%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students80%
Female90%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Special education42%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female94%
Male79%
African Americann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Special education25%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students70%
Female81%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Special education25%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Idaho Department of Education. If there are fewer than 11 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

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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
White 63% 78%
Hispanic 33% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Black 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 76%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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