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Centennial Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1002 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted May 16, 2013

Overall, this school is good for the area but not nearly as impressive as Broken Arrow schools have been in the past. There are so many students that I don't feel they get the attention they need. My child even talks about kids listening to their music in class. Some of the teachers are wonderful, but like anywhere else, some are not. There are a few who communicate with parents. We tried to meet with one of our child's teachers and ultimately had to contact the principal to get a response. One person in the attendance office (Julie) is polite and helpful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2012

This used to be the best school in the district but boy have times changed. Last school year under Mrs. West my child had an amazing year but not without a good amount of challenge. This year however the current principal Mrs.Coates is lacking. The administration is more concerned with having things run smoothly then helping a struggling child. I am very disappointed in the Broken Arrow system for allowing such people power. Shame on you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2012

We have 2 children at Centennial. Both have learning disabilities. The school and teachers have been very accommodating in helping them learn "their own way". They do not receive preferential treatment, just a modified curriculum and testing to help them learn. It takes a lot of work as parents in terms of homework and reinforcement of the curriculum at home. We have seen improvements and increased self-confidence in our children and we couldn't be happier. THANK YOU Centennial teachers and staff for being such an outstanding school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2010

amazing learning place is one of the best school i have ever had the privlage of attending, mrs.fitchner and the rest of the staff are so careing and realy try to make school fun.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 13, 2010

I have enjoyed the staff at Centennial and I appreciate what they have done in preparing both of my sons for high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2009

I believe this is the best school in the district! The principal and teachers are excellent and we were very happy with the curriculum and facilities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2008

I am an 8th grader this year and I honestly cant wait! I love the principal! She is very kind and meets everyone's needs. There are a couple of cons to CMS though. Some teachers do tend to get angry with people and there is only 4 minutes of passing period. Not to mention the very strict dress code! But most teachers are GREAT and I really enjoy attending!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 4, 2008

awsome i love this school the teachers are great and we have a very clean school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 24, 2008

I am a parent and my son is on his second year at this school. I feel this school has a lot of confusion, lack of compassion, in-experience with children with learning disabilities and the inability to take responsibility when their staff is in the wrongdoing. I would not recommend this school to anyone ..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2007

CMS is a very good school, but some of the teachers tend to get angry if you ask a question.The CMS staff is not very patient,at least the teachers aren't.But education wise ,this is a wonderful place to learn and grow.


Posted May 4, 2007

I am concerned about the possible bulling in this school.I do not think that the teachers care about the students that are under achievers. It does not matter that they have detentions or 8th or other things. Some kids have issues and as a public school I would think that they have better training to identify these things.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2007

I think centennial is a great school. My son is a 6th grader and is in band and one pre-ap class. He is a good student but he enjoys school and all his classes. The principal is wonderful and knows all the kids and really seems to enjoy her job. The band teacher also is wonderful and has helped my son so much. I have another child in 1st grade now and know she will get as good an education as my son. Ba schools are the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2007

I posted a review here previously, and I have to say, I still agree with it. The teachers are still nice, the school is still nice, and the education is still going strong. This is my first year here, I'm a 6th grader, and CMS is a very good school. I especially like it because it is nothing like Union, where there are too many students and the teachers don't have time to pay attention to each and every student's specific needs. Here, everyone is treated like they count and nobody is left behind. Almost every day they remind us that we have the nicest school building and the best teachers in Broken Arrow, and that we are important and good. The principal is extremely aware of this and is usually the one who reminds us. If you are planning on going here, be excited! This is the best school ever!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 17, 2006

I am currently a student here, and I have to say, this place is nice.The lockers are new and a beautiful glossy candy apple red color.The teachers are very nice.They are always willing to hear what you have to say. You get 5 minutes in between each class, and there are no bells at all.(shock!) It surprised me too.But it's very easy to get to your locker and go back to class. There is so much extra time that you could just sit outside and talk to your friends for 2 minutes if you wanted to.Today was my first day and they were very helpful.The lunches are delicious!(Especially the Pizza!Yum!)If you are a parent reading this, Your child will siply Love this school!If you're a student, You will love everything bout this place... the dances, the lunch, the teachers... you name it, You'll love it. I strongly reccommend this school to everyone !
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 19, 2006

I went to this school. Way too little passing time. I have had many detentions for just being a few seconds late to class. The teachers are easily frustrated and tend to yell at students easily. The faculty members tend to be bothered easily. They act as if we annoy them by asking questions. I had a teacher who never explained anything and still complained when we didnt get it.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 19, 2006

I have previously posted a reccomandation of this school. That was a year ago, and now that I have been there I must say- I dislike it very much. Our teachers seem to be somewhere else most of the time. Much is placed for those with special needs, but Forum is being withdrawn. Forum is an advanced class, which they will withdraw next year. The teachers not only are not interested with us succeeding, they do not explain anything. We are left confused and baffled.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 21, 2005

CMS is a school where the children come first. Each child is encouraged to do their personal best. The teachers are highly skilled and work hard to bring out the best in each child. The principal is kind and knows each child by name. She is a great example of a leader and I will miss seeing her everyday as we move to another state. Thank you CMS for bringing out the best in my child and giving him the encouragement and confidence he needs to go out into the world! '
—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 78% in 2013.

302 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

302 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
70%
Scale: % satisfactory or better

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oklahoma used the Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests (OCCT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science and writing. The OCCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oklahoma. The goal is for all students to score at or above the satisfactory level on the test.

Source: Oklahoma State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

293 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

291 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
71%
World Geography

The state average for World Geography was 89% in 2012.

271 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
95%
Scale: % satisfactory or better

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oklahoma used the Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests (OCCT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science and writing. The OCCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oklahoma. The goal is for all students to score at or above the satisfactory level on the test.

Source: Oklahoma State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

285 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

274 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

286 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 77% in 2012.

241 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2013.

287 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
98%
Scale: % satisfactory or better

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oklahoma used the Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests (OCCT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science and writing. The OCCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oklahoma. The goal is for all students to score at or above the satisfactory level on the test.

Source: Oklahoma State Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 74% 59%
Hispanic 9% 14%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 2%
Black 6% 9%
Native American 6% 16%
Source: State of Oklahoma Office of Educational Quality and Accountability, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 139%N/A61%
Special education 213%N/A15%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 State of Oklahoma Office of Educational Quality and Accountability, 2012-2013

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225 East Omaha Street
Broken Arrow, OK 74012
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Phone: (918) 259-4340

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