Centennial High

Public 9-12

 4300 Centennial Ln
       Ellicott City, MD  21042-6214


(410) 313-2856

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District: Howard County Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
10th of 138 Maryland High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,121 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  16.1
Number of students:  1,597

Racial breakdown:

Asian:
40.8%
White:
39.4%
African American:
9.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  8.6%

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Due to the disruption caused by COVID-19, the Maryland State Department of Education did not administer assessments for the 2019-2020 school year. SchoolDigger will resume updating its rankings when test scores are released in 2021.


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Compare Details Centennial High ranks better than 92.8% of high schools in Maryland. It also ranks 3rd among 13 ranked high schools in the Howard County Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 82.96. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Asian (40.8%), White (39.4%), African American (9.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 8.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Centennial High is 16.1. 10 high schools in the Howard County Public Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Centennial High is $13,121, which is the lowest among 13 high schools in the Howard County Public Schools District!
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Centennial High:

SchoolDigger ranks Centennial High 10th of 138 Maryland public high schools. (See Centennial High in the ranking list.)

Howard County Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Howard County Public Schools 5th of 25 Maryland school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Centennial High

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 61.10 16th 201 92.0%
2005 86.52 4th 204 98.0%
2006 83.29 8th 204 96.1%
2007 85.05 3rd 209 98.6%
2008 85.37 4th 214 98.1%
2009 85.10 4th 213 98.1%
2010 84.15 16th 220 92.7%
2011 85.70 13th 183 92.9%
2012 84.54 7th 187 96.3%
2013 83.29 15th 185 91.9%
2014 83.22 6th 231 97.4%
2015 74.02 26th 233 88.8%
2016 79.36 18th 233 92.3%
2017 87.95 6th 180 96.7%
2018 82.29 13th 197 93.4%
2019 82.96 10th 138 92.8%

Data source: test scores: Maryland State Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Open Quote My son came home one day, and said that he hated centennial. It was the first day so I let it slide. At the end of the year he said again he hated centennial, and I asked why? He said the teachers were terrible, and the students were all snobby. He mentioned the only reason centennials a good school is because everyone that goes there can afford tutors. Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, January 10, 2011

Open Quote My daughter could have easily gotten into the humanities program but we chose to not enroll. I think the program is way oversold. I don't know how you can teach a "Humanities" program and omit European history (students have to take that as an elective!) She is in GT and AP courses and I do not feel she has been shortchanged at all. My only issue with Centennial are the parents who demand their children be put into classes they are not prepared for (AP >, probably Humanities as well) so the teachers have to teach down to them, until they finally drop out or are asked to leave. Close Quote


by a parent
Sunday, November 28, 2010

Open Quote Regarding the Humanities program.... My kids were part of this program and all of them felt they had an advantage in college over other students. They did not panic when assigned long or last-minute papers freshman year. They were used to it. I have no idea how placement is handled there now. I only know it was a fantastic program, and I commend the teachers who were a part of it. Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, July 15, 2010

Open Quote Centennial High School is a truly renowned school and is very much soutght after by many parents. I have one child who is currently in school, and another entering next fall. There is one very bad thing about Centennial though.

Centennial High school has a program called the Humanities program. As with other schools, students were recommended, and those who were not were allowed to waiver with the approval of the teachers. Somehow, too many people were entered into the Humanities program, so many had to be taken out. Instead of trying to get everyone in, the school randomly picked stuydents. Is this fair? Some students are going to experience a richer educational experience, and have a better college resume because of sheer luck. This is the reason i have left out two stars.......... :( Close Quote



Enrollment information for Centennial High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 953 109 117 11 2 n/a n/a 2 1194
1990 956 112 139 9 0 n/a n/a 0 1216
1991 934 92 151 12 1 n/a n/a 0 1190
1992 947 96 162 18 2 n/a n/a 0 1225
1993 974 92 180 15 1 n/a n/a 0 1262
1994 996 104 182 12 2 n/a n/a 0 1296
1995 891 80 215 9 1 n/a n/a 0 1196
1996 891 80 215 9 1 n/a n/a 0 1196
1997 827 60 219 6 1 n/a n/a 0 1113
1998 829 54 229 8 0 n/a n/a 0 1120
1999 841 50 247 8 0 n/a n/a 0 1146
2000 855 51 242 9 0 n/a n/a 0 1157
2001 890 50 262 10 1 n/a n/a 0 1213
2002 992 88 304 16 3 n/a n/a 0 1403
2003 992 88 304 16 3 n/a n/a 0 1403
2004 1045 93 362 25 2 n/a n/a 0 1527
2005 1073 108 405 26 2 n/a n/a 0 1614
2006 993 96 379 29 1 n/a n/a 0 1498
2007 953 91 382 33 1 n/a n/a 0 1460
2008 930 110 390 37 1 n/a n/a 0 1468
2009 883 119 406 39 0 n/a n/a 0 1447
2010 889 119 437 38 3 n/a n/a 0 1486
2011 793 108 444 61 3 0 63 0 1472
2012 754 102 443 61 3 0 71 0 1434
2013 747 102 467 52 4 0 68 0 1440
2014 669 107 467 61 1 0 59 0 1364
2015 677 112 489 52 1 2 69 0 1402
2016 670 121 531 68 1 2 72 0 1465
2017 648 130 561 75 2 3 86 0 1505
2018 635 153 625 83 4 3 111 0 1614
2019 628 142 631 82 4 3 100 0 1590
2020 630 146 651 73 4 3 90 0 1597

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

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For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Centennial High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 1194 61.9 19.2 n/a
1990 1216 61.2 19.8 1.1
1991 1190 62.2 19.1 0.4
1992 1225 65.1 18.8 0.8
1993 1262 65.2 19.4 0.8
1994 1296 65.9 19.7 1.5
1995 1196 60.8 19.7 1
1996 1196 60.8 19.7 1
1997 1113 62.1 17.9 1.5
1998 1120 61.6 18.2 1.3
1999 1146 61.6 18.6 2
2000 1157 65.2 17.7 1.5
2001 1213 69.1 17.6 1.5
2002 1403 71.2 19.7 2.7
2003 1403 71.2 19.7 2.7
2004 1527 82.0 18.6 3.2
2005 1614 86.0 18.8 4.6
2006 1498 86.0 17.4 3.3
2007 1460 87.4 16.7 3.6
2008 1468 90.0 16.3 4.8
2009 1447 93.0 15.6 4.7
2010 1486 90.0 16.5 5.4
2011 1472 91.0 16.1 6.9
2012 1434 92.0 15.5 6.6
2013 1440 90.0 16.0 7.2
2014 1364 84.0 16.2 8.1
2015 1402 88.0 15.9 8.9
2016 1465 91.0 16.0 10
2017 1505 92.0 16.3 n/a
2018 1614 96.4 16.7 7.9
2019 1590 98.0 16.2 7.5
2020 1597 99.0 16.1 8.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Centennial High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 1194 61.9 19.2 n/a
1990 1216 61.2 19.8 1.1
1991 1190 62.2 19.1 0.4
1992 1225 65.1 18.8 0.8
1993 1262 65.2 19.4 0.8
1994 1296 65.9 19.7 1.5
1995 1196 60.8 19.7 1
1996 1196 60.8 19.7 1
1997 1113 62.1 17.9 1.5
1998 1120 61.6 18.2 1.3
1999 1146 61.6 18.6 2
2000 1157 65.2 17.7 1.5
2001 1213 69.1 17.6 1.5
2002 1403 71.2 19.7 2.7
2003 1403 71.2 19.7 2.7
2004 1527 82.0 18.6 3.2
2005 1614 86.0 18.8 4.6
2006 1498 86.0 17.4 3.3
2007 1460 87.4 16.7 3.6
2008 1468 90.0 16.3 4.8
2009 1447 93.0 15.6 4.7
2010 1486 90.0 16.5 5.4
2011 1472 91.0 16.1 6.9
2012 1434 92.0 15.5 6.6
2013 1440 90.0 16.0 7.2
2014 1364 84.0 16.2 8.1
2015 1402 88.0 15.9 8.9
2016 1465 91.0 16.0 10
2017 1505 92.0 16.3 n/a
2018 1614 96.4 16.7 7.9
2019 1590 98.0 16.2 7.5
2020 1597 99.0 16.1 8.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Centennial High

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $407 (3.1%) $12,715 (96.9%) $13,121

Data source: Maryland Department of Education




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