I am a retired teacher and school administrator, plus I substitute teach at Centerville High School occasionally. I must say I am very impressed with quality and behavior of the students. The teachers and the administration are very professional. Recently the College Board recognized CHS for their work in increasing access to AP courses and for the percentage of students earing scores of 3 (out of 5) or higher on AP exams. The College Board is a not for profit group that promotes college readiness. AP classes are college-level classes and a 3 or higher can earn college credit or advanced college credit. This is a GREAT SCHOOL.
Elementary schools are great. High school is horrible. Lots of favoritism with students. Principals are horrible. They do not care about the students at all. Looking at home schooling so my child can get a good education. You cant seem to get it here.
Though not all the teachers are the best, there are many great teachers at Centerville High School. Students are challenged a lot in the classroom and very well prepared for further education. In addition, there are many extracurricular activities to get student involved. We love CHS!!
I have had 3 children grduate from CHS, 2002, 2007, 2008... what a wonderful opportunity each one of them had. There was somethng for each one of them. The faculty and staff a wonderful. Thanks for giving my kids a jump ahead... a parent
this school is amazing. It has so many great programs for kids who need an extra challenge
This is an AMAZING school. I moved and went to a quite horrid school compared to Centerville. CHS has everything and offers more languages than schools I know. I would give anything to go back to it. The courses are challenging and it feels like college. Go here, and you'll be set.
As an alumni I can tell you this school was harder than my first two years of college. However, hindsight being 20 / 20 I can also say I'm so incredibly grateful for this education as I was one of the only people I knew who had the study habits needed to succeed in college from day one. Also, with the large quantity of military families in the area I can also tell you breaking the rules is simply not tolerated, IF reported to faculty and staff. My brother and I graduated 10 years apart and the education remained consistently high caliber. Students were always encouraged that if the school didn't offer something they were interested in to tell the faculty and they would get it for them, rather it was a sport, extracurricular activity, or making arrangements for them to attend a class at the junior college.
This school is not a good school. The principal does not offer consistent discipline across the board. It is all left up to the teachers to decide the rules making it okay to do one thing in this teachers class but not okay in another. The students are very rude and there is a lot of fights that happen. The student population is not a nice group of people
Centerville High school has a wonderful academic program. It is motivational for the most part but some of the teachers are lacking in quality. The school expects a lot from it's students not understanding fully how difficult being a teenager can be in the first place. There are millions of after school activities and sports that about anyone can join. There is something for everyone. The school needs to make sure the athletes can keep up there grades and should have a higher expectation.
Some may say that Centerville cannot offer what a private school can offer, like local Catholic or charter schools. On the contrary, Centerville offers many more AP classes than the local private schools, like the famed Miami Valley School. Most of the faculty challeneges their students to perform at new levels. The faculty is the reason that the school has some of the highest test-scores in the state(OGT). Not only does the school provide an excellent education, but gives the students an opportunity to excell in extracurriculars. The music program at the school is phenomenal(The Orchestra recently placed 2nd in the nation, and the marching band is a consistant top-10-in-the-nation band, even winning the Bands of America National Championship in 1992. There are many art classes available to students, along with an extremely long list of activities ranging from the 3rd-in-the-nation Science Olympiad team to the GWOC All-Sports-Award,the list goes on.
Highly recommend Centerville High School, especially for those students who wish to take Advanced Placement courses. These are taught by top-notch faculty and provide excellent preparation for college work. Extracurriculars, including sports and music, offer great opportunities to experience a small school setting in a large high school environment. The school has the added benefit of diversity of student body. I would highly recommend that anyone relocating to the Dayton Ohio area consider the Centerville School district.
Centerville high school has a lot of really interesting electives and classes that can contribute to the childs learning experiance in a positive way.
excellant academic programs from college level, ap honors and other quality programming. collaboration with both Sinclair and U.D. gives many options to students
I am very satisfied with the quality of academic programs availiabe to students at CHS. There are great support systems in place to help every student excel to their fullest potential. My child has improved and show an excitement about learning that was not there before coming to CHS. The school administrators and the teachers show geniune interest in the students ans their families. Centerville's music, art and sports are top notched in every aspect. As a result the students excell in these area as well as academics. The level of parenta invovlement is high. There are various parental groups which are very active and parents support is very visiable both at the school functions and at the voting polls. I highily recommend Centerville High School for those looking for high quality diversified education.
I love CHS ! I went there, my childrens mother went there. And now both our children are there. I am very happy to have my children attend CHS, and I would not have it any other way!
My experience at CHS was amazing, and I feel that the school has alot to offer. By being so large there is a wide range of extracurricular activities to be involved in, and there are lots of AP courses availible. I took 9 AP tests and got 4 or 5s on all of them thanks to the great teaching at CHS. As far as the social atmosphere is concerned, yes there are clicks, but there is so many students that its difficult not to find a group fo friends with similar interests or views, especially if you get involved in the extracurricular activities. The friends you make are amazing, its hard not to go around a college in Ohio and not run into someone from Centerville. In summary I would say CHS gives a kid excellent prep for college, as well as a great HS experience.
Advanced Placement classes do not exist for freshman, so I am unclear as to why one can complain that the Advanced Placement classes they took freshman year were not challenging when they are offered only to sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
If a review states there exists no 'in crowd,' chances are that that individual is or was in the 'in crowd' and was just too ignorant to see it. The classes are not challenging, and I would be lying if i said that 'clicks' do not exist. If one is unfortunate enough to be on the 'outside,' their experience will not be enjoyable.
The school itself is pretty wonderful, except that (like mane schools) the arts are underfunded and sports are placed on a VERY high pedestal. But the classes and teachers are wonderful. However...Centerville High School is a very interesting social atmosphere. Many of the students are stuck up and down right cruel to those they consider 'below them.' I'm happy with my experience over all. But socially CHS is a difficult place to grow up.
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