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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
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Centennial High School is a highly rated, public school located in Las Cruces, NM. It has 1,558 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 20% of students are at least proficient in math and 46% in reading.

Centennial High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
46%
Percent Proficient - Math
20%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1200
38 responses
Average ACT
24
129 responses
AP Enrollment
31%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$40,551
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$779
National
$949
Median Home Value
$150,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
67%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 24 responses
  • I love Spirit Week, and dances like homecoming
    33%
  • As well as building traditons.
    21%
  • My favorite activites are the pep rallys and prom.
    21%
  • Rivalry Games
    8%
  • Homecoming
    4%
  • Pajama day, who wouldn't love it?
    4%
  • Pep rallies
    4%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,558
Free or Reduced Lunch
48%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$51,068
Teachers in First/Second Year
28.8%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.12 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.12 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.12 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
$10,841/ year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.12 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.12 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.12 responses
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Overall my experience at Centennial High School has been fantastic! The school offers several classes such as Professional Baking and Student Government! I would recommend this High School to anyone! The school has amazing counselors who will help you set up a perfect class schedule to meet your needs. The teachers are constantly checking to see if you understand the work and are always working to provide the best education for their students!
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I've really enjoyed my time as a student at Centennial High School. I think the school provided a great environment for me to learn and grow as a person. I've met a lot of really cool people and discovered that I have interests in things I never knew. The culture at Centennial is really fun, because there is a lot of school spirit when it comes to sports or other extracurricular activities. One of the issues that I do have with the school is that sometimes I feel like the teachers are unknowledgeable in the topic that they are teaching. This can make it hard to learn effectively in the classroom. Overall though, I think Centennial has given me a very pleasant high school experience.
Compared to what I had before Centennial High School in terms of resources, extracurricular activities, and overall opportunity, I didn't feel at home. When I transferred to Centennial, however, I rediscovered my passion to keep learning and learn more than what I did yesterday in all topics whether it be politics, economics, physics, and engineering. The only drawback, in my situation at least, is that N.M History is a required credit and as an out-of-state transfer, I have to take it my senior year.