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Centennial High School

Public | 9-12 | 865 students

 

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Posted August 9, 2013

Currently a junior. Good academics, good diversity, overall good athletic programs, and a safe, fun learning environment.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 3, 2010

Sigh...I entered this school year with high hopes having chosen this school by lottery for my daughter. Unfortunately, I am disappointed in how things have turned out, my main frustration is that there is a useful and valuable tool in the Parent Assistant Module designed for teachers to communicate assignments, due dates and grades however use of it is not mandatory so out of five teachers that my daughter had, only one used it regularly. I would not find out how she was doing in a class until it was too late. She was allowed to sit next to girls that she chatted too much with after I asked for her to be moved...now while I don't think handholding is necessary for kids this age I believe a bit more should be done for this age of transition than just throwing them in the water to sink or swim.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

Outstanding academic performance
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2007

My daughter is a 2007 graduate of CHS and we hope that each of her younger siblings are able to attend Centennial. She was in a safe environment with caring staff. She felt accepted and found friends, activities, and freedom to express herself in positive ways while attending CHS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2007

I had three children at Centennial High and I must say, regrettably, that I can in no way recommend this school to anyone any longer. The humanities classes had become overfilled. The classes which were not advanced were overrun by undisciplined students. The principal lacks proper parent negotiating skills in order to troubleshoot problems. I would recommend that any Columbus High school student should pursue either good charter school, alternative school or private school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2006

It's October of my child's freshman year, and I must say -- SO FAR, SO GOOD! She's excited about school, anxious to go everyday, and admits to learning things that are interesting. I'm even impressed with the level of parental involvement with the extra curricular events. Again, so far, so good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2006

I am a former student at Centennial and I think it was a great school to go to because there was much diversity among students and there were plenty of extra curricular activities such as sports, drama, the arts etc. to get involved in.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 4, 2005

Great school with incredible diversity. Staff is passionate about teaching and cares deeply for the students. Parent support is above average. Wide range of athletics offered. Incredible arts program. Weak on extracurriculars beyond athletics and drama. Very academically-oriented school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 12, 2005

We have a daughter now in the 10th grade and with us being new to the area 1 year ago we did alot of research regarding the schools only to find that Centennial is one of the best around. Research showed that test scores where just as good as Thomas Worthington as well as some of the other top notch schools in the area. If you take the time to be involved you will find that the communication between you, child(ren) and school staff can be wonderful. The school from Principal to teachers as well as office staff will do the very best to benefit your child(ren). As parents you need to stay involved no matter where your child(ren) go to school. Good job Centennial!
—Submitted by a parent


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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 2013.

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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86%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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90%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
76%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
91%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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91%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
91%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. State averages displayed on public school profiles include public schools only. State averages displayed on private school profiles include private schools only. The OGT is a high school graduation requirement for public schools and chartered private schools. The OGT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

All Students86%
Female82%
Male89%
Black, non-Hispanic83%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Disabled43%
Non-disabled91%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)67%

Reading

All Students90%
Female90%
Male90%
Black, non-Hispanic92%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabled62%
Non-disabled93%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)79%

Science

All Students79%
Female77%
Male81%
Black, non-Hispanic75%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Disabled38%
Non-disabled84%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)46%

Social Studies

All Students87%
Female85%
Male88%
Black, non-Hispanic90%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Disabled62%
Non-disabled90%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)75%

Writing

All Students91%
Female91%
Male91%
Black, non-Hispanic93%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabled57%
Non-disabled95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)67%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. State averages displayed on public school profiles include public schools only. State averages displayed on private school profiles include private schools only. The OGT is a high school graduation requirement for public schools and chartered private schools. The OGT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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

Source: Ohio Department of Education

 
103 (2011)
 
103 (2010)
 
106 (2009)
 
101 (2008)

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About the tests


Ohio uses the Performance Index to provide an overall indication of how well students perform on its standardized tests each year. The Performance Index scores are based upon how well each student does on all tested subjects in grades 3 through 8 and 10. Schools and districts earn anywhere from 1.2 points for each student scoring at the advanced level to zero points for each untested student. The Performance Index ranges between 0 and 120, with 100 as the statewide goal for all students.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

No Value-Added data was reported for this school.

About the tests


In 2010-2011, the Ohio Department of Education used the Value-Added Measure to show how much growth students made on the Ohio Achievement Test since the last school year. The state expects that student test scores will show an average year's worth of growth compared to test scores from the previous year. Ohio's Value-Added Measure is not the same as Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), a federal measure which uses different criteria.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

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How schools in the state rate:

22%
of schools in the state are Below average
54%
of schools in the state are Average
24%
of schools in the state are Above average

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the district and state.

Test score rating 20131What's this?

Test score rating examines how students at this school performed on standardized tests compared with other schools in Ohio. Test scores are based on 2012-13 OAA/OGT results from the state of Ohio.

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College readiness rating 20132What's this?

College readiness rating combines this high school's graduation rates with data about college entrance exams, both of which are indicators of how well schools are preparing students for success in college and beyond.

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ACT participation

71%

Average ACT score

20

Graduation rate

95%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 OAA/OGT results from the state of Ohio.

2 This rating is based on composite ACT scores, ACT participation (% of 11th graders taking the ACT), and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2011-12.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 43% 74%
Black 39% 16%
Hispanic 9% 4%
Two or more races 5% 4%
Asian 4% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 57%N/A47%
Female 50%N/A49%
Male 50%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 14%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms. Frances L. Hershey
Fax number
  • (614) 365-6967

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Swimming
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Swimming

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
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School leaders, update and verify information here.

School culture

Parent involvement
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
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1441 Bethel Rd
Columbus, OH 43220
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