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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Centennial High School is a highly rated, public school located in Champaign, IL. It has 1,429 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 39% of students are at least proficient in math and 38% in reading.

Centennial High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
38%
Percent Proficient - Math
39%
Average Graduation Rate
83%
Average SAT
1190
93 responses
Average ACT
28
165 responses
AP Enrollment
17%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$44,638
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$904
National
$949
Median Home Value
$156,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
44%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.18 responses
Poll
39%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.18 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 26 responses
Report
  • Spirit week and prom
    46%
  • Everything dealing with Homecoming week!
    23%
  • Musicals
    15%
  • Our school spirit
    12%
  • Football Games
    4%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,429
Free or Reduced Lunch
54%
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.22 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.22 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.22 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$47,386
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.9%
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.26 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.26 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.26 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$15,868/ year
National
$12,239
80%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.41 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.41 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.41 responses
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I enjoy the variety of things to get involved in at Centennial High School. There is a large assortment of clubs, activities, classes, and teachers that all make the high school experience better! I think Centennial High School could improve by really making sure the teachers are fit for their jobs.
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Centennial is very open-minded and accepting of people of almost all kinds of backgrounds. The teachers are very involved with students and really do try to make a good impact on their lives. Of course there are some teachers here that have extremely high expectations from students, but overall my experience has been positive with teachers. From what I have experienced, a lot of ignorance have come from students who believe they know everything and don't need to respect people although people respect them. The bathrooms are very poorly maintained, stall doors often do not close all the way or lock, and the water pressure is always messed up.
I really liked the wide variety of school clubs and organizations that you could join. It made it easy to find a place where I could fit and make friends. I enjoyed many of the teachers there. They were friendly and willing to give you help on any class assignments.
I personally didn't like the P.E. grading system. Due to the Fitness Gram, many kids were discriminated against because they score that you get is based solely on how physically fit you are. If you are a chunky kids then you automatically get a bad grade. Which immediately shoots your grade down. Its highly unfair.