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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Centennial High School is a highly rated, public school located in Bakersfield, CA. It has 2,001 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 28 to 1. According to state test scores, 46% of students are at least proficient in math and 71% in reading.
Address
8601 Hageman Rd
Bakersfield, CA 93312
Telephone
(661) 588-8601
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Centennial High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
71%
Percent Proficient - Math
46%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1190
260 responses
Average ACT
26
65 responses
AP Enrollment
21%
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Living in the Area
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$60,058
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,035
National
$949
Median Home Value
$228,400
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.30 responses
Poll
77%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.30 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 77 responses
Report
  • Rallies
    29%
  • Football games
    27%
  • Senior Activities
    18%
  • Volleyball Games
    8%
  • Athletics
    4%
  • Homecoming/spring fling week
    4%
  • Wrestling Tournaments
    3%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,001
Free or Reduced Lunch
24%
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.34 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.34 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.34 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
28:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$87,481
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.3%
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.40 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.40 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.40 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$11,670/ year
National
$12,239
69%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.49 responses
35%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.49 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.49 responses
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I liked the teachers the most. Every year I had great teachers, maybe one or two that were decent, but overall I had great teachers every year. They were all understanding and willing to help you always. They had a good sense of humor and overall a good personality. Most people don’t like going to work but almost every teacher I had would say they enjoy going to work. Not only teachers but the staff was great too. Security, lunch ladies, janitors, office staff, they were all so kind and helpful especially if you were an incoming freshman or new to the school. One thing I would like to change or see changed at the school would be their budgeting. The school has recently had a shortage funds. We can not afford to hire more teachers for overfilling classes making class sizes a bit full. This makes teaching a little bit harder for the teacher. Overall Centennial High School would be a great school to go to because the staff and students make the best of whatever situations we are put in.
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Attending Centennial High School has been a great experience so far! As a junior I have been able to attend informative and interactive classes with teachers that care about and are willing to work with their students' needs. Along with education, Centennial has astounding school spirit and the amount of activities, sports, and clubs available for students are endless. I love Centennial and have had an incredible high school experience so far.
I have had a good experience at Centennial. My teachers have helped me to improve my skills. The AP Calculous teacher, Mrs. Castro, is one of the best teachers I have ever had. The same goes for Mr. Biron and Mr. Richmond as history teachers. I have been very privileged to be in their classes. The staff is generally accepting and openminded, although due to the political culture of the City of Bakersfield itself, there are moments where students and teachers are not accepting of others. Besides that, the school has treated me well.