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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Centennial Public School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Circle Pines, MN. It has 6,740 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 73% of students are at least proficient in math and 68% in reading.

Centennial Public School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
68%
Percent Proficient - Math
73%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1300
25 responses
Average ACT
27
357 responses

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
6,740
Free or Reduced Lunch
17.6%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$70,834
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.2%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$17,403/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    67%
  • Support Services
    28%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$83,201
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,218
National
$949
Median Home Value
$219,600
National
$184,700

Centennial Public School District Reviews

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The Centennial school district is an encouraging environment for pursuing knowledge and growing in artistic and athletic abilities.

The teachers pour into the students through challenging classes, and are clearly wanting to see them succeed. By providing different levels of classes, the students are able to push themselves beyond what they deemed was possible.

Through their dance team, swim team, football team, and cross country team, Centennial has helped make students more aware of their body and has motivated students to care for themselves outside of sports.

The Centennial school district has also pursued artistic abilities in the lives of their students. By providing theatre and band, Centennial has opened up a door for students to pursue further education in such artistic endeavors.
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This school district is good, but I feel that it could be better. More emphasis should be placed on reading. The school libraries lack a licensed professional Library Media Specialist. Book selection needs to be more thoughtfully done with their students in mind. Reading is the foundation of all learning, something that could be valued more at Centennial schools. Districts that support their school libraries perform higher than those who do not. Centennials scores reflect that compared to other neighboring districts who have Library Media Specialists.

Technology is also not where it should be for 21st century learning. Students in K-12 should have more opportunities than what Centennial offers. Funding is an issue, but the values seem to be an issue also.

The teachers are very caring and do their best. Students are encouraged to be kind, respectful and responsible.

Like I said, good district, but they could do better.
I have been at Centennial Public School District for all 11 years of my education, and through that time my experience has been average. I have never been shut down an opportunity to learn, teachers take education seriously and make sure that every student has the same opportunity to receive education. Although it is scarcely shown that a teacher would go out of their way to make sure that every student takes the opportunity. Most times it feels as though it is in the students hands to choose whether they learn or not, and if they chose not to they would be given up on. Based on these factors of education at Centennial Public School District, in my opinion the school is standard.