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Centennial Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 82 students

 

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Posted October 27, 2009

Volunteers are treated as a valuable resource & children are encouraged to take responsibility for their decisions.


Posted October 9, 2009

They genuinely care about the learning process for all children and want the students to do their best in & out of school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2009

Best school in the world! It's wonderful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2009

Wow! Centennial Elementary School is the most amazing school in all of America! I love it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2009

The best school ever! My son loves all his specialists! He's learning so much and is getting perfect grades!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2007

My son was in Kindergarten there, and he really enjoyed it. The extracurricular activities are great; P.E, Music and sports for the school are open to everyone, and they all have fun. One of the nice things was the encouragement to come in and help in the class or to volunteer in the school activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2006

Great PTA board and wonderfull teachers!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 29, 2004

I am very happy with Centennial. The staff is always very friendly and my daughter absolutely loves going to school there everyday.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2004

Teachers and staff at Centennial are warm, friendly, and make every kid count. I love the welcome I get when I volunteer. Reading is a strong focus. I love the read in's and the assemblies. More parents should volunteer at Centennial.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2004

I wish we could be in another school, I find the school very unresponsive, sluggish and not very pupil friendly.
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
74%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
56%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
37%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
64%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students63%
Female64%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Low income59%
Not low income69%
Special education13%
Not special education72%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female75%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic70%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Low income64%
Not low income83%
Special education20%
Not special education81%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students57%
Female43%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Low income54%
Not low income63%
Special education13%
Not special education72%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students59%
Female43%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Low income51%
Not low income71%
Special education13%
Not special education75%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students60%
Female52%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Low income59%
Not low income63%
Special education31%
Not special education70%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students80%
Female81%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income71%
Not low income92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female86%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Low income77%
Not low income92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students81%
Female77%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Low income75%
Not low income89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students61%
Female67%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic73%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Low income49%
Not low income77%
Special education6%
Not special education75%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students66%
Female81%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic73%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Low income60%
Not low income74%
Special education6%
Not special education82%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 69% 60%
Hispanic 11% 20%
Two or more races 6% 6%
Black 5% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 10%N/A8%
Special education 116%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 254%N/A44%
Source: 1 WA OSPI, 2009-2010
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student-teacher ratio

  This school District averageState average
Students per classroom teacher 17N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 9N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 65%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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24323 54th Ave East
Graham, WA 98338
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