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Centennial Elementary School

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Posted November 13, 2012

I love this school! We just happened to live in the neighborhood of this school and from the moment my son began Kindergarten, we have been exceedingly happy with it over these last few years now! The teachers are amazing and do a fantastic job finding out right away what your child excels in or what they need help with and gets the child additional help immediately with the many paraprofessionals on staff. It is really, really tailored to each student. The principal is fantastic! She is fair, easy-going and is always very involved with everything that goes on in the school and knows about every student in the school. She is respected by the entire staff and the kids love and respect her! The gifted education teacher is absolutely second to none!!! The same goes for the office staff and their knowledge of the students and their families, the care of the health office and the other many staff members who assist all of the many different needs of the Richfield family and their students. You will not be disappointed in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2012

Both of my children attended Centennial and had wonderful experiences. I've never seen such a caring staff and principal - everything is done for the good of the students. The Principal is very hands-on and is involved in every aspect from the hallways and classrooms to the cafeteria and playground! The staff at Centennial loves working there. I've never seen a staff go so above and beyond for the good of their students and work so hard for academic improvement! I think Centennial has heart and is definately a school of excellence!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2012

Centennial Elmentary School is an oustanding place to learn and work. The principal an staff are amazing to work with. There is not a better place for your child to be .
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 13, 2010

My twins are currently attending kindergarten here and I have been extremely disappointed. I started having problems with one teacher right off the bat and it only got worse to the point that I requested to have my daughter switched to a different teacher. The principal needs to learn how to deal with parents and be more empathetic. My kids will NOT be going back here next year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2010

Outstanding school!!! I am very pleased with the staff and curriculum.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2008

So far what i've learned of this school it's great and the kids are able to learn alot.
—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.

About these ratings

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.
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2010.

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
n/a
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 77% in 2010.

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
n/a
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 69% in 2010.

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

42 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

37 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
n/a
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

All Students68%
Female74%
Male61%
Black67%
Hispanic55%
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Economically non-disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
English language learners59%
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant68%
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

Reading

All Students49%
Female48%
Male50%
Black69%
Hispanic30%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Economically non-disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities53%
English language learners38%
Proficient in English70%
Non-migrant49%
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

Reading

All Students31%
Female33%
Male29%
Black25%
Hispanic29%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Economically non-disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities38%
English language learners27%
Proficient in English38%
Non-migrant31%
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

Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%
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

Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%
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

Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
21%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
15%
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

Math

All Students55%
Female50%
Male59%
Black58%
Asian82%
Hispanic41%
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Economically non-disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities58%
English language learners43%
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant55%

Reading

All Students36%
Female33%
Male39%
Black50%
Asian73%
Hispanic14%
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Economically non-disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities39%
English language learners22%
Proficient in English62%
Non-migrant36%
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 Students70%
Female72%
Male67%
Black59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Economically non-disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities77%
English language learners62%
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant70%

Reading

All Students29%
Female31%
Male27%
Black18%
Asiann/a
Hispanic4%
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Economically non-disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities32%
English language learners9%
Proficient in English49%
Non-migrant29%
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 Students42%
Female33%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Economically non-disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities45%
English language learners34%
Proficient in English55%
Non-migrant42%

Reading

All Students39%
Female33%
Male43%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Economically non-disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities40%
English language learners26%
Proficient in English61%
Non-migrant39%

Science

All Students34%
Female28%
Male39%
Black40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Economically non-disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities39%
English language learners19%
Proficient in English62%
Non-migrant34%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 56% 7%
Black 18% 9%
White 12% 73%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 6%
Two or more races 7% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 87%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Leeann Wise
Fax number
  • (612) 798-6827

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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7315 Bloomington Ave South
Richfield, MN 55423
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