School Details

Centerville High School

500 East Franklin St, Centerville, OH 45459
(937) 439-3500

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 2749 students 11 students/teacher (OH avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade


Ohio Graduation Test (OGT)

In 2013-2014 Ohio used the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. State averages displayed on public school profiles include public schools only. State averages displayed on private school profiles include private schools only. The OGT is a high school graduation requirement for public schools and chartered private schools. The OGT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Centerville City average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Centerville High School is a public high school in Centerville. The principal of Centerville High School is Mr. Jon T. Wesney, whose e-mail is 2,749 students go to Centerville High School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 7% of the 2,749 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 15% are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Centerville High School is 11:1. Archbishop Alter High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Arabic
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Russian
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 82% 80%
Asian 8% 8%
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 7%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 6%
Multiracial 4% 4%
Hispanic 2% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.07% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 15% 16%
Economically disadvantaged 7% 6%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    Not as friendly as all these other reviews are claiming. Most of them aren't even students so they wouldn't truthfully know I used to go here take my word.

  • (9 months ago)

    Excellent. Centerville H.S. truly cares about their students. As parents we couldn't be happier. From day one of our son's junior year and now in his senior year he's having a wonderful and rewarding experience in his short attendance at Centerville H.S. He's getting the help he needs. He's encouraged and challenged to be better by both teachers and students. Forming great relationships. Friendly atmosphere and limitless boundaries. Moving our son to Centerville H.S. was the best thing we could have done for our son... He's growing academically and athletically at Centerville H.S. Thanks to all the faculty coaches staff and student... WELL DONE! Derrick & Hope Goldsmith

  • (9 months ago)

    I could not be more pleased with the education my two children have received at Centerville High School. (Our students did not attend Centerville City Schools until high school). There are so many options for students at all levels and the curriculum allows for a wide range of interests too. Love the career tech path that allows students to learn and sample a specific field. Top notch teachers. Administration provides proper amounts of communication.

  • (2 years ago)

    I am a retired teacher and school administrator plus I substitute teach at Centerville High School occasionally. I must say I am very impressed with quality and behavior of the students. The teachers and the administration are very professional. Recently the College Board recognized CHS for their work in increasing access to AP courses and for the percentage of students earing scores of 3 (out of 5) or higher on AP exams. The College Board is a not for profit group that promotes college readiness. AP classes are college-level classes and a 3 or higher can earn college credit or advanced college credit. This is a GREAT SCHOOL.

  • (2 years ago)

    Elementary schools are great. High school is horrible. Lots of favoritism with students. Principals are horrible. They do not care about the students at all. Looking at home schooling so my child can get a good education. You cant seem to get it here.

  • (2 years ago)

    Though not all the teachers are the best there are many great teachers at Centerville High School. Students are challenged a lot in the classroom and very well prepared for further education. In addition there are many extracurricular activities to get student involved. We love CHS!!

  • (6 years ago)

    I have had 3 children grduate from CHS 2002 2007 2008... what a wonderful opportunity each one of them had. There was somethng for each one of them. The faculty and staff a wonderful. Thanks for giving my kids a jump ahead... a parent

  • (6 years ago)

    this school is amazing. It has so many great programs for kids who need an extra challenge

  • (6 years ago)

    This is an AMAZING school. I moved and went to a quite horrid school compared to Centerville. CHS has everything and offers more languages than schools I know. I would give anything to go back to it. The courses are challenging and it feels like college. Go here and you'll be set.

  • (6 years ago)

    As an alumni I can tell you this school was harder than my first two years of college. However hindsight being 20 / 20 I can also say I'm so incredibly grateful for this education as I was one of the only people I knew who had the study habits needed to succeed in college from day one. Also with the large quantity of military families in the area I can also tell you breaking the rules is simply not tolerated IF reported to faculty and staff. My brother and I graduated 10 years apart and the education remained consistently high caliber. Students were always encouraged that if the school didn't offer something they were interested in to tell the faculty and they would get it for them rather it was a sport extracurricular activity or making arrangements for them to attend a class at the junior college.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is not a good school. The principal does not offer consistent discipline across the board. It is all left up to the teachers to decide the rules making it okay to do one thing in this teachers class but not okay in another. The students are very rude and there is a lot of fights that happen. The student population is not a nice group of people

  • (8 years ago)

    Centerville High school has a wonderful academic program. It is motivational for the most part but some of the teachers are lacking in quality. The school expects a lot from it's students not understanding fully how difficult being a teenager can be in the first place. There are millions of after school activities and sports that about anyone can join. There is something for everyone. The school needs to make sure the athletes can keep up there grades and should have a higher expectation.

  • (8 years ago)

    Some may say that Centerville cannot offer what a private school can offer like local Catholic or charter schools. On the contrary Centerville offers many more AP classes than the local private schools like the famed Miami Valley School. Most of the faculty challeneges their students to perform at new levels. The faculty is the reason that the school has some of the highest test-scores in the state(OGT). Not only does the school provide an excellent education but gives the students an opportunity to excell in extracurriculars. The music program at the school is phenomenal(The Orchestra recently placed 2nd in the nation and the marching band is a consistant top-10-in-the-nation band even winning the Bands of America National Championship in 1992. There are many art classes available to students along with an extremely long list of activities ranging from the 3rd-in-the-nation Science Olympiad team to the GWOC All-Sports-Award the list goes on.

  • (9 years ago)

    Highly recommend Centerville High School especially for those students who wish to take Advanced Placement courses. These are taught by top-notch faculty and provide excellent preparation for college work. Extracurriculars including sports and music offer great opportunities to experience a small school setting in a large high school environment. The school has the added benefit of diversity of student body. I would highly recommend that anyone relocating to the Dayton Ohio area consider the Centerville School district.

  • (9 years ago)

    Centerville high school has a lot of really interesting electives and classes that can contribute to the childs learning experiance in a positive way.

  • (9 years ago)

    excellant academic programs from college level ap honors and other quality programming. collaboration with both Sinclair and U.D. gives many options to students

  • (9 years ago)

    Great school great people great teachers!

  • (9 years ago)

    I am very satisfied with the quality of academic programs availiabe to students at CHS. There are great support systems in place to help every student excel to their fullest potential. My child has improved and show an excitement about learning that was not there before coming to CHS. The school administrators and the teachers show geniune interest in the students ans their families. Centerville's music art and sports are top notched in every aspect. As a result the students excell in these area as well as academics. The level of parenta invovlement is high. There are various parental groups which are very active and parents support is very visiable both at the school functions and at the voting polls. I highily recommend Centerville High School for those looking for high quality diversified education.

  • (9 years ago)

    I love CHS ! I went there my childrens mother went there. And now both our children are there. I am very happy to have my children attend CHS and I would not have it any other way!

  • (9 years ago)

    My experience at CHS was amazing and I feel that the school has alot to offer. By being so large there is a wide range of extracurricular activities to be involved in and there are lots of AP courses availible. I took 9 AP tests and got 4 or 5s on all of them thanks to the great teaching at CHS. As far as the social atmosphere is concerned yes there are clicks but there is so many students that its difficult not to find a group fo friends with similar interests or views especially if you get involved in the extracurricular activities. The friends you make are amazing its hard not to go around a college in Ohio and not run into someone from Centerville. In summary I would say CHS gives a kid excellent prep for college as well as a great HS experience.

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