Centerville Elementary School

Centennial District 12 is the connecting hub for the communities of Blaine, Centerville, Circle Pines, Lexington, and Lino Lakes, located 20 minutes North of Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Centennial School District has nine exceptional schools serving approximately 7,000 students. Centennial School District has five kindergarten through 5th grade elementary schools, one 6-8 grade middle school, one 9-12 grade two-building high school, and an Alternative Learning Center. The district also has an Early Childhood Center and adult education center for ABE/ESL students.

Land Area

Centennial schools encompass 27 square miles of primarily residential development featuring beautiful lakes and parks. Centennial students and staff strive for excellence in education which includes achievements both inside and outside the classroom.

Education Program

Centennial has a comprehensive K-12 program where students explore:

  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Communication
  • Business
  • Vocational education
  • Physical education
  • Art
  • Social studies
  • Music
  • Modern languages

A full continuum of services for students with special needs is available at each school site. Support services include the Talented and Gifted (TAG) Program, special education, Assurance of Mastery, and Title I.

  1. Elementary Education
  2. Middle School
  3. High School
  4. Alternative Learning Center

Elementary Education

Our elementary schools have been recognized for their extensive use of technology with many teachers receiving grants to enhance learning experiences for students. Centennial is committed to maintaining small class sizes with an average K-5 teacher/student ratio of 1:23. 

The curriculum includes communication, math, science, art, health, social studies, physical education, music, media and computer technology. The health program includes conflict resolution through Peace Works curriculum. 

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Centennial schools are known for their extensive technology equipment and facilities throughout the district. The district has a student to computer ratio of 1:8 in the elementary schools and 1:4 in the secondary level. Each classroom has at least one computer, as well as a television with cable access, and a telephone. 

Each of the seven schools and the district office are connected to a fiber-optic backbone, which connects each school to the district Wide Area Network (WAN). All buildings have access to the Internet including email within and out of the district.

Centennial School Board

A six-member school board governs the district. Board members are elected at-large on Election Day in November. The superintendent is an ex-officio member of the board. Board meetings are held on Mondays at 7 pm in the District Office Board Room or at one of the schools. Minutes are printed on the website and in the local newspaper, the Quad Community Press.