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About This School

Centennial Elementary School is a public elementary school in Fargo. 596 students go to Centennial Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 18% of the 596 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Centennial Elementary School is 15:1. Bennett Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 88% 86%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Asian 4% %
Multiracial 3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.8% 3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% %
Hispanic 0% 3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 18% 24%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    We have had children at Centennial for roughly 10 years not and have nothing but good to say about their educational experience. My children have great relationships with the teachers and other staff. I used to live in California and the only schools there to get a good education would not be public but private. The school is only as good as the local community makes it and Centennial is one of the best.

  • (6 months ago)

    My son has truly thrived at Centennial! It seems like each year just keeps getting better and better. The teachers are amazing and the staff is so kind. I have nothing but positive things to say. My son's test reviews are right on track or above for his grade compared to the national average. Five start rating from our family!!

  • (2 years ago)

    I completely agree with the review posted Nov 9 2005. We moved from California thinking the schools here were so much better. Well they're not. My daughter had a much better grasp on math when we moved here and now it's a struggle on very simple equations. There is no clear direction on teaching. The "grading" system is a joke. They grade on the entire year even if it's only the first grading period and then say Partially Proficient is fine because they haven't learned XYZ yet. Well how about grading them on what they should have learned to this point? The fourth grade spelling words are a joke as well. I supplement words at home to challenge my daughter. But really we are failing our children with this teaching method of "Let's just do what it takes to pass the state tests" - which doesn't seem to be working either. I enjoy Fargo and the people I'm just really disappointed in the Fargo School District.

  • (8 years ago)

    The curriculum and the teaching methods are questionable. They are not teaching math they are simply exposing students to many different approaches in the hopes that they catch on to one. It is not even an objective that they master one which means many students go all the way through grade school without a basic ability for multiplication and division. They are not giving our kids a foundation. They are also using a grading system that is vague and inconsistent. They are ranked on proficiency yet teachers are using the terms differently. In one subject my child was only partially proficient. The teacher explained that this is all fine - all the kids are just partially proficient (since they haven't learned or been taught that yet.) By the end of the year they should be proficient. What if they are not? I won't know until year end - too late!

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