Centennial Elementary School

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2637 45th Ave Se

Olympia, WA 98501

(360) 596-8300

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Grades: K - 5

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 500

Students Per Teacher: 25

Parent Reviews

15 Parent Reviews for Centennial Elementary School

When leadership at this school changed we were hopeful of a more inclusive environment. Unfortunately, special needs kids are not a welcome part of this school.

Posted by a parent on 08/22/14

This is an excellent school with an amazing music program, along with strong academics. There is excellent leadership with principal Alice Drummer. My children loved this school.

Posted by a parent on 09/03/12

Was not impressed!! We had 2 kids in this school for two years. We are a military family and have had the opportunity to live in several states and have had our kids in several school systems. This is not a bad school, but like most schools in Western Washington, the focus is not academic, but more ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/23/11

I have one child at Centennial with another starting in the fall. My son's experience has been excellent. He has progressed rapidly this year to well above grade level in reading (from being just average last year) and I feel that his classroom teacher and his reading teacher have been very responsive ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/20/11

Centennial Elementary is a wonderful school! My 4th grader has been going since Kindergarten and I also have one that just started Kindergarten this year. I can not think of anything that this school lacks or needs to work on. The staff is awesome, supportive, understanding and sensitive. My child ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/09/10

Over the years I have attended many events at Centennial Elementary and am never disappointed in the evident quality of the teaching and student participation. Outstanding1

Posted by a parent on 10/04/09

We came to Centennial after moving from another district. We are impressed with the staff as well as the academic curriculum. Our child is continually challenged yet feels like she is also accepted for who she is as a person. We cannot say enough about the excellent preparation she is receiving for ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/10/09

Centennial Elementary school may be wonderful for children who do not have disabilities, but for children with disabilities, it appears they are much less flexible. I would prefer to place my learning disabled child in a different school if I had a choice.

Posted by a parent on 04/27/09

The teachers at Centennial are smart, engaged and committed to providing a quality education to the students. The parents are very involved. The curriculum is geared toward reaching students at a variety of levels, and keeps students challenged and interested.

Posted by a parent on 01/07/08

The teachers are amazing. My son is in 5th grade. They recently got a new principal that we are not sure about. She doesn't seem approachable or friendly when we have attended school functions

Posted by a parent on 11/28/07

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Test scores for Centennial Elementary School

MSP* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Centennial Elementary School
Olympia School District
* In 2011-2012 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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Olympia schools — Centennial Elementary School is located at 2637 45th Ave Se, Olympia WA 98501. 2637 45th Ave Se is in the 98501 ZIP code in Olympia, WA The school district for Centennial Elementary School is the Olympia School District. Centennial Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 5.
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