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Centennial Elementary School

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Posted November 14, 2012

I have a child that attended Centennial Elementary School last year. He had an amazing experience being educated by such wonderful, knowleagable teachers. They were always willing to help with any subject he was struggling with. Centennial was the best place for my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2012

I currently have a 5 year old enrolled at Centennial Elementary. He enjoys school so much that he has made significance growth since being here. He started learning to read during the first six weeks. At this is in Pre-K. The teachers at the school are very helpful and knowledgeable. The teachers always make time for me, even if it is at 4pm. The administration is great. They promote a positive environment that is conducive to learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2012

My grandson is starting his 2nd year (3rd grader) here. He loves it and his parents do too!! Coming from attending a small town elementary to this one, of course everyone had some concerns, but we have to say, we are more than happy with this school and staff!! This is a wonderful school!!


Posted January 31, 2009

Wonderful school !!!!My daughter attends centennial, I have taught in a few schools in Lubbock including this one- by far the best.. It is small with excellent staff, who are very involved with the children- even the principal knows all thier names. As a treat the kids get to eat lunch with the principal in their room. I will miss this when she moves up. Good luck!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2008

My son loves it! The faculty is outstanding as well as the education experience that he is having. We moved here in July worried about how the transition would affect his grades, no problems- straight A's! We love this school!
—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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 89% in 2011.

87 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

86 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
75%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2011.

110 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

110 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
86%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

109 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 82% in 2011.

83 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

82 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

83 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
90%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students95%
Female96%
Male95%
Black or African American79%
Asian100%
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students87%
Female84%
Male92%
Black or African American64%
Asian100%
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students82%
Female85%
Male79%
Black or African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education55%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students83%
Female81%
Male84%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education73%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students91%
Female96%
Male86%
Black or African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education55%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students94%
Female98%
Male89%
Black or African American95%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students88%
Female91%
Male84%
Black or African American94%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education60%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students94%
Female98%
Male90%
Black or African American89%
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
80%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
82%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
86%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students83%
Female83%
Male84%
Black or African American75%
Asian80%
Hispanic80%
Multiracial60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted83%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students71%
Female72%
Male71%
Black or African American67%
Asian100%
Hispanic63%
Multiracial80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education33%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted71%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students81%
Female83%
Male79%
Black or African American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education60%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted81%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students60%
Female60%
Male61%
Black or African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special education25%
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted60%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students76%
Female83%
Male69%
Black or African American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education40%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted76%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students83%
Female85%
Male81%
Black or African American74%
Asian100%
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education50%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted83%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students82%
Female79%
Male85%
Black or African American74%
Asian100%
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education44%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted82%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students84%
Female80%
Male88%
Black or African American88%
Asian100%
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education33%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted84%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Exemplary".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 52% 50%
White 24% 31%
Black 18% 13%
Asian 4% 3%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School Leader's name
  • Kelly Smiley
Fax number
  • (806) 766-1982

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1301 N Utica
Lubbock, TX 79416
Phone: (806) 766-1980

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