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B+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Centennial High School is an above average, public school located in Las Cruces, NM. It has 1,442 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 24% of students are at least proficient in math and 46% in reading.
Address
1950 S Sonoma Ranch Blvd
Las Cruces, NM 88011
Telephone
(575) 527-9330
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Centennial High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
46%
Percent Proficient - Math
24%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1220
25 responses
Average ACT
24
107 responses
AP Enrollment
31%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$40,924
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$770
National
$949
Median Home Value
$150,000
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
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What are your favorite school events or traditions?
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  • I love Spirit Week, and dances like homecoming
    44%
  • My favorite activites are the pep rallys and prom.
    31%
  • As well as building traditons.
    25%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,442
Free or Reduced Lunch
38%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$53,673
Teachers in First/Second Year
28.8%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.9 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.9 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.9 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$10,743/ year
National
$12,239
78%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.9 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.9 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.9 responses
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After being at Centennial High School for four years I have seen many positives and negatives regarding the overall environment of the school. I enjoyed the many wonderful friends I have met, the girls basketball program, as well as the multi-media/journalism program and opportunities offered to me. I was able to become close to a group of teachers who inspire me to be better and to strive for success. The only thing I would change about Centennial is the school spirit and the need for staff and administration to help build the culture and spirit.
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My experience in this school was overall pretty good. This school has really good teachers, although some don’t teach the best, but majority are really good. This school has a variety of clubs, just not the classics, such as sewing, ROTC, etc. the clubs we do have are very poor due to people being rude and judging. I was in FFA and while I tried to enjoy my time, it was always ruined by the people in it by them always judging, could never by myself. I’m naturally not the best at science or English, but it’s way better than middle school teachers. The math classes are by far the best personally speaking, this is because I never got math and was always confused, and every since freshman year with intervention algebra 1 I began understanding, and I get math and now is my favorite subject. This school is not amazing, but I did like my time staying here, and will surely miss it when I graduate this following May.
Centennial HS a relative brand new school. It was voted one of the nicest gyms in the country. Athletically, us being so young in the district we play in my school has achieved many accolades related to the different sports we offer. Our school has even open its doors to an elementary school that has a mole problem. we accepted those kids as our high school family. I would like to see improvement in the able to have classes related to automotive and other skills that relate. I would also like for the local school administration allow incoming freshman make their school choice of the 4 we have to offer here in our city.