School Details

Centennial Middle School

2205 Norwood Ave, Boulder, CO 80304
(720) 561-5441
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 554 students 16 students/teacher (CO avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

64%
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85%
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58%

Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP)

In 2011-2012 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
81%
75%
63%
87%
85%
71%
79%
75%
62%

Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP)

In 2010-2011 Colorado used the Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The CSAP is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2011
  • Boulder Valley School District No. Re2 average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

71%
73%
55%
78%
81%
68%
73%
75%
61%

Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP)

In 2011-2012 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
57%
68%
53%
76%
80%
67%
68%
73%
59%

Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP)

In 2010-2011 Colorado used the Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The CSAP is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2011
  • Boulder Valley School District No. Re2 average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

68%
68%
52%
81%
81%
67%
70%
68%
52%
78%
72%
56%

Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP)

In 2011-2012 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
71%
70%
51%
89%
83%
67%
70%
69%
49%
74%
71%
54%

Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP)

In 2010-2011 Colorado used the Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The CSAP is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2011
  • Boulder Valley School District No. Re2 average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Centennial Middle School is a public middle school in Boulder. 554 students attend Centennial Middle School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Asian. 26% of the 554 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Centennial Middle School is 16:1. Casey Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 65% 71%
Multiracial 5% 5%
Asian 5% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 6%
Hispanic 25% 17%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.5% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 26% 19%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This school has definitely been my favorite out of all the ones I've been to. Most of the teachers are great and they really help you with academic support! One thing our school is very good at is arts! Centennial has the best orchestra in the state of Colorado!!

  • (1 year ago)

    I really did not like this school. I came for the sixth grade and it was the worst school year I ever had. The students are very cliqy and also really snobby and mean. They always stay in their little groups never acknowledging anyone else. And u have to look a certain way to fit in. The teachers always pin the students against eachother making it a difficult learning environment. don't go here if u have any differences . U will just completely disregarded or humiliated by the students

  • (1 year ago)

    I am in 8th grade this year and I really like it. Some of the teachers are AMAZING and some are ok but I really love this school and have enjoyed going here for the past 3 years and yes there are some problems but over all in he area this is one of the best school and is just a great school. the teachers are really help full and supportive.

  • (2 years ago)

    Horrible principal. (Rigid uninformed). Staff seems afraid of this principal. (Staff will say something to you one-on-one but will not speak in front of her.) Bullying and complete division between spanish speakers and english speakers. (Girls on soccor team don't even acknowlege one another.) School is 100% out of compliance with Colorado State Law regarding TAG students. (No student has the mandated ALP.) Good school for bright or average conforming linear students. DO NOT send a student with any differences here. They will be treated like a psychiatric patient.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school Is not fun. I am an eighth grader and My experience of all 3 years has been awful. It's cliquy and the school is a DUMP. Please If your child is in 5th grade and she/he wants to go here discourage them.

  • (3 years ago)

    On 12/9/11 my son's basketball teammates were bullied by the Centennial team after their game on Angevines way to their waiting bus. The Angevine team was called derogatory names by the Centennial team who instigated a fight. Incredibly bad sportsmanship by Centennial and a poor reflection on Centennial school.

  • (4 years ago)

    Centennial is the Best School ever most of the teachers have been teaching at CMS for more than 15 years. The math teachers are great and have helped me bring my c average in math to an A. The school clubs are awesome and you can always make friends. The drama and art electives are great you can take musical theater 3D art it is so fun. You can only take French and Spanish but the teachers are great. The school has a large student body which makes it easy to make friends. I'm starting my last year in fall and each year just gets better I'm going to miss it so much!

  • (4 years ago)

    Centennial provides a warm nurturing academic focus to my children while giving them plenty of elective choices so their education is varied and fun.

  • (5 years ago)

    i went to this school last year. some teachers are good some are bad. overalll the student is kinda clicky and i was able to just quit on my 8 grade and still graduate but now in high school im failing.

  • (5 years ago)

    Agreed... it was a rough first year.. it took all year to request testing but it is finally done and I am looking forward to 7th grade and a new start to a new year. Some teachers and Mr. Wright care and helped the most.

  • (6 years ago)

    We have sent all three of our kids to Centennial Middle School and have been extremely impressed by the level of education our kids received as well as the dedication of the staff to getting our kids excited about learning. They were well prepared for high school.

  • (6 years ago)

    I'm an 8th grader here and personally I think theres are sooooo many other choices that would be better for students. Theres soo much drama that goes on and girls that come out of this school always get a a bad reputation . Its only 2-3 months into the school year and im so unhappy that im switching to another school. ASAP.

  • (6 years ago)

    My son is a 6th grader at Centennial and so far the experience has been positive. I am very impressed in how the administration has the transition set up from 5th grade to 6th grade. It has gone smooth and my son is extremely happy and loves his new school. The staff has been very supportive.

  • (6 years ago)

    We moved to Boulder last year. I have 2 children at Centennial and have been extremely disappointed in the lack of involvement by the administration. My children are bright but I had to insist that my kids be tested to participate in the advanced classes. (They were in advanced classes prior to attending Centennial) Socially the school is very cliquish. Parent participation is minimal. Overall it has been a disappointing experience.

  • (7 years ago)

    Great kids great teachers

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