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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  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 1,396 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 41% of students are at least proficient in math and 40% in reading.

Centennial High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
40%
Percent Proficient - Math
41%
Average Graduation Rate
84%
Average SAT
1200
103 responses
Average ACT
28
170 responses
AP Enrollment
17%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$47,502
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$921
National
$949
Median Home Value
$158,800
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
42%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.19 responses
Poll
37%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.19 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 32 responses
  • Spirit week and prom
    41%
  • Everything dealing with Homecoming week!
    22%
  • Musicals
    16%
  • Our school spirit
    9%
  • Football Games
    3%
  • Homecoming
    3%
  • Pep rallies
    3%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,396
Free or Reduced Lunch
56%
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.23 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.23 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.23 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$47,386
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.9%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.27 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.27 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.27 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$17,768/ year
National
$12,239
79%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.42 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.42 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.42 responses
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Centennial High School has many ups and downs, but I believe that it actually provides the education you need to continue life after graduation. But on the downside, Centennial is setting everyone up the same way, which isn't beneficial because not everyone is the same. Centennial does have outstanding graduation rates purely because this high school is made up of so many determined students and Centennial does an amazing job at supporting each and every one of the students. Centennial also has a couple ups and downs when it comes to helping the students. I have witnessed many students in need of some help, but Centennial just pushed that to the side and had the kids focus on other things. I rarely see a time where counselors at Centennial reach out to students in need. In order for this school to get a better review, Centennial needs to not be so by the book. They need to also take a step back and look at the health of their students and teachers.
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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.
I was a student that moved from a small school in a small town to a big school in a big city, and with the changes of everyday culture I experienced from moving, Centennial provided a safe and welcoming place for me to adjust to my new surroundings. The teacher and students are very nice. With that being said, one of the changes I would like to see in Centennial is the teacher driving the students to be better and help the students become the best versions of themselves. I understand that there are some students that are hard to work with but they should never stop trying. I feel that some of the adults that work there give up on some of us when it comes to us understanding subjects and things around us. But overall Centennial High School is a great school to be at everyday.