Centennial High School (Bakersfield, California)

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Centennial High School
8601 Hageman Road
Bakersfield, California, Kern County 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
NCES District ID 0619540
NCES School ID 061954002041
Dean Ryan Coleman
Principal Dean Juola
Grades 9-12
Years offered 1993-Present
Gender 50% Male; 50% Female
Enrollment 1800
Average class size 42
School colour(s)              Red, white, and gold
Slogan Home of the Golden Hawks
Athletics conference Southwest Yosemite League
Mascot Golden Hawk
Rival Stockdale, Bakersfield, Liberty, Frontier
Newspaper The Hawk Eye

Centennial High School is a public high school located in Bakersfield, California, United States. 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 five nationally in the school's history. As of 2011, Centennial has an API score of 841, the highest in the Kern High School District, surpassing Stockdale High's API score.

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 championship in 2010. The football team went undefeated in league play for the first 10 years of the program.

Notable alumni[edit]


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