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About This School

Centennial High School is a public high school in Peoria. 2,090 children attend Centennial High School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 2% of the Centennial High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 25% of the 2,090 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Centennial High School is 22:1. West-Mec - Centennial High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

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

    • French
    • German
    • Spanish
  • Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 67% 63%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 6%
Hispanic 25% 26%
Multiracial 2% %
Asian 0.9% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% %
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.6% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 25% 29%
Limited English proficiency 2% 6%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    I love my school it's so full of spirit & everyone works so hard to teach "Coyote Pride". The football games are a blast & there are lots of clubs to choose from. ) I'm a freshman but I've already started to love my school. The Honors & AIM Program Classes are challenging & interesting and the teachers always help you when you need it. The only thing I would change is the huge fuss some teachers make about covering your straps. I don't think they cause any disruption but I see girls wearing super short shorts around and they don't say anything. Other than that I love it and I can't wait to see Homecoming Week's decorations & everything (

  • (1 year ago)

    Before the school won three state football championships I would have told you it was one of the best schools in the state. Since that time one of the coaches has become the president of the Peoria school board. Sports have taken priority over academics. Avoid this entire district.

  • (1 year ago)

    To the parent relocating from NY to AZ - We have our teenagers on a variance attending Centennial HS. They have been @ CeHS for two years and have had a wonderful experience. While no school is perfect we have found that this HS does have exceptional school spirit there are teachers who are passionate about teaching and there are good and bad counselors. I would highly recommend this HS. As far as the elementary schools you questioned I am not familiar with either. Good luck!

  • (1 year ago)

    I am relocating from NY to AZ in June of 2013. The house I am looking at is in this district. I have two boys that would be going to this HS. Is it as good as these rating say? Any thoughts? Also my little one would be slotted for Peoria Elementary. Is that any good? I saw better reviews for Park Ridge. Any thought?

  • (1 year ago)

    i have been going to this school since 9th grade i am now a senior this school is one of the worst i've ever been too the teachers/staff don't care. They're rude and disrespectful and don't care about the students. they do not inforce bullying policies or any policies for that matter. i would not recomend this school

  • (2 years ago)

    I love Centennial! I am a freshman here and it's amazing. The school spirit is wonderful everybody loves it here and the teachers/faculty are great. As far as I can see there is no bullying and most people just mind their own business. The entire school gets decorated on Fridays for Varsity football games. The games are fun too! I've been to every freshman and varsity game and we've won all of them so far( All of the athletics and facilities are great and the same for academics. I'm taking all honors classes and the teachers are great. If you are looking for a school to send your child to I would definitely recommend Centennial whether you're looking for athletics or academics. Go Coyotes!!

  • (2 years ago)

    I AGREE I AM REALLY DISAPPOINTED WITH THE COUNSELING DEPARTMENT. I ASKED FOR GUIDANCE IN ORDER TO GET MY DAUGHTER READY FOR HONORS CLASSES AND THE COUNSELOR ACTED LIKE SHE WAS NOT INTERESTED. IT'S REALLY DISAPPOINTING WHEN THEY'RE SUPPOSE TO HELP YOUR CHILDREN GET PREPARED FOR COLLEGE AND THE COUNSELOR OFFERS NO GUIDANCE OR ENTHUSIASM.

  • (2 years ago)

    I am so dissapointed in this school. The counseling department is a huge dissapointment. It seems they only help the students that are in sports or really high acheivers. Therre is alck of leadership under this current prinipal. my husband and I are both teachers and are just so dissapointed on how the "average" students get treated. The head of the math department should be fired! My daughter and her friends over heard one of the math teachers calling her students "her little retards" She was teaching a year long math class. so inappropriate and unprofessional.

  • (2 years ago)

    Centennial offered exceptional educational and social experiences for my daughter. Drama and Band provided to be positive influences in her life and I'm sad to hear the band instructor is being replaced with someone part time. He had great camaraderie with the students genuinely enjoyed his job and was committed to the students. I was impressed with all of her teachers at Centennial. I know she got a quality education that will aid her at NAU this year.

  • (3 years ago)

    Both of my children have attended CEHS and I can say as an educator and a parent that I am very pleased with the majority of their teachers and coursework. The support staff is amazing and so helpful as well. Both of my children exceeded the standards in all content areas on AIMS and that is a reflection of the rigorous instruction they have been exposed to at CEHS. The athletic programming is an added "feather in the cap" to an excellent institution.!

  • (3 years ago)

    teachers lack in the class room lack at commucating to students or parents no strong leadership at this school

  • (4 years ago)

    Two of my daughters go here one is going ot be a senior and the other is going to be a sophmore. Ever since moving to this school they have been more than excited to go to school every single day. They enjoy the help of the teachers and love the fact that the school is very safe and attentive to their needs.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is awesome. My two cousins have attended this school and I am now a freshman here. The teachers are friendly yet firm and it is very well maintained. Don't forget the awesome football team. Go coyotes!

  • (4 years ago)

    I love this school. It has been great for both my sons. They really are amazing there!

  • (5 years ago)

    Our eldest graduated last year (2008) from Centennial and our youngest is a current student. I absolutely love this high school and i think my standards are high. Both our boys attended private elementary education and i have been more than pleased with the smooth transition they have made and the excellent academic instruction they are receiving. I also like the positive changes the principal has made over the years to enhance learning (small learning groups) and ease of incoming freshman. Our youngest even begged us not to move so he could attend this school! We agreed wow if a teen can be this hyped up over a school they must be doing something right. Keep up the good work Peoria Centennial and go coyotes!!

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a former student from this school and I must say this school was absolutely incredible. The teachers and other staff that were on that campus completely brightened my day when I attended class or walked about. They were always helpful to make sure I had understood something that was taught. Some of the teachers I've had for more than two years in a row. This school is well worth it they even helped me get the job I have now through their CTE program!

  • (5 years ago)

    Former student and man I am going to miss it. This school really was amazing and I couldn't complain one little bit about it. The teachers are helping and supportive and their just amazing teachers along with the principal and just school outlook!

  • (6 years ago)

    Great school great extracirricular activities wonderful staff. The school spirit is just great!

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is the best school! The teachers and staff try to get every student involved in activities and have great parent involvement. I attended this high school all 4 years and enjoyed every minute of it.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is a great school with rigorous student educational expectations. The Centennial staff strive to keep parents/students informed of opportunities available. The school board is rational and responsive to parent and community concerns.

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