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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
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Centennial High School is a highly rated, public school located in Franklin, TN. It has 1,696 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 33% of students are at least proficient in math and 55% in reading.

Centennial High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
55%
Percent Proficient - Math
33%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1220
66 responses
Average ACT
27
410 responses
AP Enrollment
32%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$94,808
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,428
National
$949
Median Home Value
$385,500
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
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.48 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.48 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 121 responses
  • Football Games
    25%
  • Homecoming, dress up days, basketball games
    21%
  • Basketball games
    12%
  • Other clubs: Best Buddies, NHS, FCA, yearbook
    12%
  • Centennial is known for "The Section"
    9%
  • Musicals
    8%
  • Plays
    3%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,696
Free or Reduced Lunch
8%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.57 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.57 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.57 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$50,534
Teachers in First/Second Year
10%
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.65 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.65 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.65 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$11,165/ year
National
$12,239
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.67 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.67 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.67 responses
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Before I was in high school, I dreaded attending Centennial High School because of all of the negative comments from students at rivals schools. But four wonderful years later, I can attest that each of the claims about Centennial's quality was faulty. If a student works hard and challenges themself, they will be rewarded with the best care that the school can provide. The atmosphere of the school is good, despite the occasional mishap common with a school of this size. While our sports programs may not be the best, they are still very inclusive and a great way for many students to pursue passions or just have fun as part of a team. If I could change anything, it would be the counseling staff. While the staff is all amazing people, they never seem to be available when the time comes. If the staff could be more directed to the student body, specifically the seniors, I firmly believe that Centennial would be even better than it is now! I will always cherish the time I spent there!
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I love getting to attend Centennial High School, the teachers are so encouraging, and all my peers are so supportive! I’m so blessed to be able to go to school that is focused on making sure that their students are the best that can be! The teachers work hard to make sure that every student can succeed, with offering before and after school tutoring, office hours and a multitude of different resources. As well as education they also make sure to get students connected with others and the school by offering a variety of different clubs and sport; for example bowling team, college readiness club, national honors society and dozens more! In conclusion, I’m so thankful to be at such an encouraging and supportive high school!
Like every high school, Centennial had it's ups and downs. Looking back on it now, it had mainly good things. In 2016, the community aspect was at an all time high for the school. Centennial was all over news articles for how great their student section was at football games. We were beating the rival football team or the first time in years! During those glory years, I was the news girl. Usually that doesn't go well in the stories. But it really didn't feel like I was the"new girl." The majority of students who attended were just good people, and I believe that is because of the leadership that was there. The principle, Dr. Webb, kept everybody in line and behaving. Not because she was mean or anything, but it was because nobody really wanted to disrespect her. Most of the teachers were REALLY good at their jobs. We learned and we had fun. The teachers truly wanted to see us succeed.
I am so blessed that I got to attend and graduate from Centennial High School!