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Centennial High School

Public School | Grades 9-12 | Kern Union High
8601 Hageman Rd
Bakersfield, CA 93312
(661) 588-8601

About This School

Centennial High School is located in Bakersfield, CA and is one of 24 high schools in Kern Union High School District. It is a public school that serves 1792 students in grades 9-12. See Centennial High School's test results to learn more about school performance.

A school's Academic Performance Index (API) is a scale that ranges from 200 to 1000 and is calculated from the school's performance in the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program. The state has set 800 as the API target for all schools to meet.

Centennial High School had an API growth score of 850 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. Centennial High School's 2012 base score was 839 and the school did meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.

In 2010, Centennial High School had 26 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.

Student Ethnicity (2011)

Students (2011)

1,792

Students Per Teacher (2010)

Female/Male (2011)

50% 50%

Subsidized Lunch (2011)

22.3%
eligible

District Spending (2010)

$9,232
per student
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Centennial High School Reviews

By a Current Student on

I am a current student at Centennial High School. I would recommend this school to any parent seeking a school for his or her child to attend. The test scores are phenomenal for one thing. For another, our athletic program is outstanding. The head QB on our varsity football team... is going to attend USC on a full football scholarship after his season this year. Mr. Nixon, the head football coach at CHS, has been a great coach to kids like Cody. He has the ability to see the potential in everybody, even if it appears to be hidden. My last point: There is ZERO tolerance for fighting and/or drug and alcohol use, and when I say ZERO tolerance, I mean none whatsoever. We have a police man on our campus daily, and we have plenty of security personnel. I can honestly say I feel safe at school and it's a place I love to be.

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