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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Centennial High School is a highly rated, public school located in Circle Pines, MN. It has 2,050 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 64% of students are at least proficient in math and 65% in reading.

Centennial High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
65%
Percent Proficient - Math
64%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1300
26 responses
Average ACT
27
344 responses
AP Enrollment
31%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$53,154
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$825
National
$949
Median Home Value
$171,300
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
82%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.28 responses
Poll
68%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.28 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 83 responses
  • Spirit Week!
    29%
  • The homecoming game
    17%
  • Winter week
    11%
  • Homecoming dance
    11%
  • Winter pepfest
    7%
  • Homecoming
    7%
  • The homecoming pepfest
    6%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,050
Free or Reduced Lunch
14%
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.34 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.34 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.34 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$70,834
Teachers in First/Second Year
11%
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.40 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.40 responses
73%
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
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$17,403/ year
National
$12,239
76%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.41 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.41 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.41 responses
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Overall, I had an amazing experience at Centennial! All of my teachers were incredible, and you could really tell that the staff genuinely cared about the students there. The classes were all very fun, and none were too challenging or difficult. The only think I can really complain about is the sports. The coaches tend to play favorites, and we haven't had new jerseys in quite some time. My teammates weren't always the nicest, and definitely were exclusive. Overall though, the experience was great!
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Over my 3 years at Centennial High School (so far), the hallways and classrooms of the East and West Buildings have not only witnessed the physical transformations of my teenage years, but the mental transformations that come along with it. I have found great satisfaction with almost every teacher I have encountered at the school, and admire many of them as model citizens. Having taken a tough curriculum, my teachers, with the exception of the science teaching, have continuously pushed me and made me have to fully devote myself to my work in order to receive the grades that I yearn for. As for clubs and activities, I enjoy participation in programs such as Junior Class Committee, Mentoring, NHS, Peer Leading, Student Council, band, soccer, and (hopefully) tennis in the fall. I find value in what I have learned in high school, and look forward to furthering and devoting myself academically and in my interpersonal relationships in life during my next steps in college and beyond.
Centennial High School has decent facilities, kindhearted faculty that have been patient with me and provided me the information and materials to succeed in my career, athletes I’m proud of, and AP/Honors classes that are challenging; it makes me feel like I’m really learning things outside of my comfort zone. However, some of the students seeking help haven’t received any. The student culture is very sport-heavy and doesn’t acknowledge the more musical, club, and academic accomplishments of the student body. Popularity is big. There’s very few minorities, and diversity is rarely ever celebrated. CHS has it’s strengths, but is far from perfect.