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Centennial High School

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4 stars

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Posted March 10, 2013

My daughter started out her freshman year an arts school called spcpa 2 years ago. Her nor i liked it one bit. the academics were horrible and the teachers did not do there job well at all. they paid more attention to the arts aspects then the educational parts of this school which i really disliked. Anyway, i had her finish out the year. So, her sophomore year she and i decided CHS was the best choice. She loves it, as i do too:) It is her second year going to this school and she has gotten better grades then ever. There or so many reasons why i love this school and i definately recommend it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2011

We moved here from South Dakota, hoping in part to move into a district with even more offerings for our children. We have not found this to be true at Centennial. Failed bond issues, weak leadership, and a school board that turns away donations means that our children have lost many opportunities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2011

So much has been cut from the academics that I fear for the future of the school. The only thing that hasn't been touch is athletics!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 31, 2010

My wife and I moved to this district specifically for the education programs in place. Lino Lakes itself is a wonderful city (consistently rated as such) and the schools are a large part of this. So far from our experiences the teachers are all very caring and seem to take an interest in each students goals and abilities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2010

To respond to the student who gave Centennial a one-star rating: Centennial is what you make it. You can choose to isolate yourself and not take advantage of the opportunities given to you or you can get involved and have an amazing four years. Cliques are a part of high school but engaging in illegal behavior is NOT a pressure of all of them. Again, it is what you make it. There are hundreds of positive students with high morals that never drink or smoke nor feel the pressure from others. It's unfortunate you transferred before giving the school a chance. I will never regret going to Centennial because the teachers and students there helped me become a mature and responsible person.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 17, 2010

My son graduated in 2009, through AP & CIS classes he earned 18 college credits, got a 30 on the ACT and a full scholarship to college. My daughter, a junior, just got a 32 on the ACT. Centennial offers rigorous courses, quality teaching and many extra-cirricular activities, including a winning Robotics team. My two daughters there now have many friends and love their school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2010

I hated centennial schools because they hired inexperienced teachers who only cared about getting payed. I felt the teachers did not like to teach and they just wanted to make it through the day to go do other things. The students also are very stuck up and not very including. They think you have to drink or smoke to be cool and fit in, that is what most kids do. This is the reason I transferred schools because Centennial has a terrible learning environment and does not push students to reach their full potential.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 27, 2008

I am a recent graduate of Centennial, and can say that much of who I am today can be accredited to my four years there. There is an extremely strong sense of community, enormous amounts of school spirit, and well-regarded athletics and arts activities. Most staff share a genuine concern for the students, building relationships that last much longer than their years in the school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 11, 2006

I was a graduate at Centennial High School. Its a lot of freedom at Centennial. Being one of the competting schools in the Northwest Suburban Confrence, kids can get into any sports or extracurricular activities. When my mom put me in a Minneapolis school, i felt very unsafe with just 3000 kids, but until we moved to Anoka County My mom felt confident in putting me in a school like Centennial where its 2100 kids, and alot of classes and college refrences. My junior and senior years at Centennial, the PSEO (post seconadry education opportunities landed me at Alexandria Tech College in Law Enforcement. Thanks to Centennial I am well educated and I serve as a EMT First Responder in the city of Minneapolis. - Dallas Barnes Class of 2004
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 24, 2005

I'm a 7th grader a Centennial Middle School and it is the best school district ever. The teachers are great. Mr. Gable is the best math teacher ever! ~Jaimie Langdon~
—Submitted by a student


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 test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

476 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma (MCA-II/GRAD) to test students in grade 9 in writing and 11 in math. The MCA-II/GRAD is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. Students must pass the MCA-II/GRAD in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

491 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
87%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma (MCA-II/GRAD) to test students in grade 9 in writing and 11 in math. The MCA-II/GRAD is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. Students must pass the MCA-II/GRAD in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

470 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
83%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma (MCA-II/GRAD) to test students in grade 9 in writing and 11 in math. The MCA-II/GRAD is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. Students must pass the MCA-II/GRAD in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Writing

All Students91%
Female97%
Male86%
Black79%
Asian95%
Hispanic85%
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities67%
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Not migrant91%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma (MCA-II/GRAD) to test students in grade 9 in writing and 11 in math. The MCA-II/GRAD is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. Students must pass the MCA-II/GRAD in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students84%
Female80%
Male87%
Black59%
Asian68%
Hispanic68%
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities34%
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant84%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma (MCA-II/GRAD) to test students in grade 9 in writing and 11 in math. The MCA-II/GRAD is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. Students must pass the MCA-II/GRAD in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

491 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
86%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

470 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
71%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2011.

518 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
52%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

The state average for Reading was 62% in 2013.

478 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

473 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
59%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students71%
Female74%
Male68%
Black35%
Asian71%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities56%
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Not migrant71%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Science

All Students61%
Female58%
Male63%
Black27%
Asian54%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities34%
Students without disabilities65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%
Not migrant61%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students71%
Female68%
Male75%
Black53%
Asian53%
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities23%
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant71%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 88% 73%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 6%
Black 3% 9%
Hispanic 3% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 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 16%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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