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About Us

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Centennial Elementary inspires learners to grow academically and socially every day through meaningful educational opportunities. With a deep commitment to the success of both students and teachers, Centennial Elementary offers a supportive, cooperative culture that sets the school apart. Staff and families form strong partnerships that build a lasting foundation for lifelong learning.

Centennial Elementary balances high expectations and hard work with warmth and fun. We ask a lot from our students and families—and they rise to that challenge! Staff members never settle for anything less than success and look to data to make sure each student’s needs are addressed. Centennial also has high standards for behavior, which results in a safe, welcoming and accountable environment.

Located on North Road in Circle Pines, Centennial Elementary serves 525 students in grades kindergarten through 5 and is a Celebration school, the designation given by the Minnesota Department of Education to schools to recognize increases in student achievement. The school is also a 2020 National Blue Ribbon School awardee.

What We Offer

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Support for Success

We look at each student’s needs and connect with our curriculum, utilize effective learning ideas and methods, to provide rigorous instructional activities through both whole group and small group instruction to support success for all.

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Committed Staff

Our staff are deeply committed to helping children grow academically and social/emotionally. They make personal connections that understand, encourage and celebrate each student.

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Family Involvement

From bingo night to family fun nights, the families at Centennial Elementary are highly engaged in the school community.

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Respect for Diversity

Our safe, caring environment recognizes, respects and celebrates our diverse student population to create a strong school community.

By the Numbers

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Centennial Elementary was built in 1963 and proudly serves 508 students

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Graduation Rate

Centennial has an above average graduation rate at 95% while the state average is 83.6%

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Centennial Pride

Over 1,000 students open enroll in the district annually