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Centennial Elementary School

Public | K-5

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted June 3, 2014

my granddaughter has been going to this school for the past 2 years and she hates it! she states that are many bullies there and she tells the teacher or another school staff member and nothing gets done. then when she stands up for herself against said bullies...she gets in trouble for it!! this isn't right! wth is going on???!!! is it because she is of a mixed culture: Native American & Ecuadorian? i've been around the fm area for many years and this bull is still going on and it BETTER STOP!!! thankfully for my granddaughter we are pulling her outta that school. i will sacrifice my time, her mom works fulltime/days and single, so that she can get back forth to her previous school, Lewis & Clark! she was treated much better there as were the parents. we are treated with a little bit of respect there...heck a lot more than this school!


Posted February 11, 2014

We have had children at Centennial for roughly 10 years not and have nothing but good to say about their educational experience. My children have great relationships with the teachers and other staff. I used to live in California and the only schools there to get a good education would not be public but private. The school is only as good as the local community makes it and Centennial is one of the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2014

My son has truly thrived at Centennial! It seems like each year just keeps getting better and better. The teachers are amazing, and the staff is so kind. I have nothing but positive things to say. My son's test reviews are right on track, or above for his grade compared to the national average. Five start rating from our family!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2012

I completely agree with the review posted Nov 9, 2005. We moved from California thinking the schools here were so much better. Well, they're not. My daughter had a much better grasp on math when we moved here and now it's a struggle on very simple equations. There is no clear direction on teaching. The "grading" system is a joke. They grade on the entire year even if it's only the first grading period, and then say Partially Proficient is fine because they haven't learned XYZ yet. Well, how about grading them on what they should have learned to this point? The fourth grade spelling words are a joke as well. I supplement words at home to challenge my daughter. But really we are failing our children with this teaching method of "Let's just do what it takes to pass the state tests" - which doesn't seem to be working either. I enjoy Fargo and the people, I'm just really disappointed in the Fargo School District.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2005

The curriculum and the teaching methods are questionable. They are not teaching math, they are simply exposing students to many different approaches in the hopes that they catch on to one. It is not even an objective that they master one, which means many students go all the way through grade school without a basic ability for multiplication and division. They are not giving our kids a foundation. They are also using a grading system that is vague and inconsistent. They are ranked on proficiency, yet teachers are using the terms differently. In one subject my child was only partially proficient. The teacher explained that this is all fine - all the kids are just partially proficient (since they haven't learned or been taught that yet.) By the end of the year they should be proficient. What if they are not? I won't know until year end - too late!
—Submitted by a parent


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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 86% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
81%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Dakota used the North Dakota State Assessment (NDSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. Results represent students enrolled in the school for the entire academic year. The NDSA 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 North Dakota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: North Dakota Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
83%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Dakota used the North Dakota State Assessment (NDSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. Results represent students enrolled in the school for the entire academic year. The NDSA 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 North Dakota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: North Dakota Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
85%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Dakota used the North Dakota State Assessment (NDSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. Results represent students enrolled in the school for the entire academic year. The NDSA 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 North Dakota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: North Dakota Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students92%
Female90%
Male95%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
English language learners79%
Proficient in English94%
Non-migrant92%

Reading

All Students86%
Female90%
Male80%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
English language learners79%
Proficient in English87%
Non-migrant86%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Dakota used the North Dakota State Assessment (NDSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. Results represent students enrolled in the school for the entire academic year. The NDSA 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 North Dakota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the North Dakota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: North Dakota Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students93%
Female96%
Male91%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities80%
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Non-migrant93%

Reading

All Students83%
Female87%
Male81%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Non-migrant83%

Science

All Students77%
Female76%
Male78%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Non-migrant77%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Dakota used the North Dakota State Assessment (NDSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. Results represent students enrolled in the school for the entire academic year. The NDSA 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 North Dakota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the North Dakota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: North Dakota Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students87%
Female88%
Male87%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities82%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Non-migrant87%

Reading

All Students71%
Female80%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Non-migrant71%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Dakota used the North Dakota State Assessment (NDSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. Results represent students enrolled in the school for the entire academic year. The NDSA 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 North Dakota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the North Dakota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: North Dakota Department of Public Instruction

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 85% 83%
Black 5% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 1%
Hispanic 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 9%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 18%N/A32%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4201 25th St South
Fargo, ND 58104
Phone: (701) 446-4300

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