Centennial High School (Bakersfield, California)

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Centennial High School
8601 Hageman Road
Bakersfield, California, 93312
United States
Coordinates 35°23′56″N 119°5′49″W / 35.39889°N 119.09694°W / 35.39889; -119.09694Coordinates: 35°23′56″N 119°5′49″W / 35.39889°N 119.09694°W / 35.39889; -119.09694
School type Public
Opened 1993
School district Kern High School District
Dean Matt Guinn
Principal Steve Wedel
Vice principal Lloyd Fries
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1800
School colour(s)              Red, White, and Gold
Slogan Home of the Golden Hawks
Athletics conference Southwest Yosemite League
Mascot Golden Hawks
Rival Stockdale, Bakersfield, Liberty
Newspaper The Hawk Eye

Centennial High School is a public high school located in Bakersfield, California. Its opening in 1993 marked the 100 year anniversary of the Kern High School District. Centennial is the home of many nationally recognized extra-curricular academic programs, including Virtual Business and We The People, both of which have finished ranked in the top 5 nationally in the school's history.[citation needed] As of 2011, Centennial has an API score of 841, surpassing Stockdale High's API score, the highest in the Kern High School District.

Centennial's athletic teams are known as the Centennial Golden Hawks and wear the school's colors of red, white, and gold. As part of the Southwest Yosemite League, the Golden Hawks compete in football, baseball, boys and girls soccer and basketball, track & field, cross country, women's volleyball, boys and girls tennis, swim, and dive. The women's volleyball team won the state championship in 1996. They also won the valley championships 2010. The football team went undefeated in league play for the first 10 years of the program.

Notable alumni[edit]


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