Centennial High School (Tennessee)

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Centennial High School
5050 Mallory Lane
Franklin, Tennessee, Williamson County 37067
United States
Coordinates 35°55′49″N 86°49′21″W / 35.93026°N 86.82247°W / 35.93026; -86.82247Coordinates: 35°55′49″N 86°49′21″W / 35.93026°N 86.82247°W / 35.93026; -86.82247
Type Public
Established 1996
School district Williamson County Schools
Principal Leigh Webb
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 1654
Color(s) Navy, Carolina Blue, and Silver
Athletics conference TSSAA
Team name Cougars
Rival Franklin High School
Accreditation Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Newspaper The Cougar Chronicle
Feeder schools Freedom Middle School (FSSD)
Page Middle School
Poplar Grove Middle School (FSSD)
Woodland Middle School

Centennial High School is a public high school located in Franklin, Tennessee, United States. The school serves the central section of Williamson County for students in grades 9–12.[1]

The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.[1]


Leigh Webb is the principal of Centennial High. The school has four assistant principals: Dr. Patrick Boyd, Javier Nuñez, Fred Taylor, and Jeni Calvert.[2]


The school opened in 1996 to relieve overcrowding at nearby Franklin High School.

In 2014, a new 500-seat performing arts center was constructed.[3][4] The new auditorium includes dressing rooms and set storage space and was built as part of a multi-phase project that called for building auditoriums at all Williamson County middle and high schools.[5][6]

Academics and testing[edit]

In 2016, Centennial had its highest graduation rate to date: 95 percent. The average ACT score was a 21.9, with 83 percent of the graduates planning on attending a four-year college. The school offers 23 Advanced Placement courses. In 2016, 491 students took a combined 906 AP exams.[7]



The Centennial band program comprises a fall marching band, winter color guard and percussion units, concert ensembles, and a jazz band.[8] Centennial also offers orchestra and guitar classes during teh school day.[9]


The Centennial Chamber Choir has performed with the Nashville Symphony, Foreigner, and at Walt Disney World.[10][11] Inn fall 2016, the vocal music department produced and released a Christmas album.[12] The cds were sold for $10 each as a fundraiser.[13]


The Centennial Theatre program operates under the name Center Stage Productions. Each year, the crew produces a fall play and a spring musical.[14] The theatre program also sponsors a chapter of the International Thespian Society, an honor society for theatre students.[14]

Special programs[edit]

WIT Center[edit]

Williamson's Information Technology Center of Excellence at Centennial High School launched in fall 2014. The center is part of a collaboration between Williamson County Schools and Columbia State Community College.[15][16]

The center includes classes in networking, computer programming, web development, application design for both computers and mobile devices, and robotics.[17] Students enrolled in these classes earn college credit for the courses in addition to credits toward high school graduation.[15]

Cosmetology Center[edit]

Centennial is the only Williamson County high school that offers a cosmetology program.[18] Students earn class credit that can be transfered to several cosmetology schools in the southeast. Additionally, students can accrue state board hours for post-secondary credit.[19]


TSSAA-sanctioned sports[edit]

Centennial offers the following TSSAA-sanctioned teams.[20] No teams have won a state championship, but the boys' soccer team has won a single state runner-up title.

  • Baseball
  • Boys' basketball
  • Girls' basketball
  • Bowling
  • Boys' cross country
  • Girls' cross country
  • Football
  • Boys' golf
  • Girls' golf
  • Boys' soccer: 2010 state champion runner-up[21]
  • Girls' soccer
  • Softball
  • Boys' tennis
  • Girls' tennis
  • Boys' track
  • Girls' track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Club Sports[edit]

In addition to TSSAA sports, the school also has numerous club sports.[22] Years in bold indicate state championships. Years in italics indicate state runners-up.

  • Clay target
  • Cheerleading[23]
    • Varsity: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016
    • Junior Varsity: 2002, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016
  • Dance[24]
  • Hockey: 2001, 2014[25]
  • Boys' lacrosse: 2002 (co-op team with Franklin)[26]
  • Girls' lacrosse
  • Swimming[27]

Centennial previously fielded a rugby team, but that team is currently inactive.[22] These sports have a combined 13 state championships.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ a b "CENTENNIAL HIGH". Centennial High School. Retrieved 2017-03-27. 
  2. ^ "Faculty & Staff". Centennial High School. Retrieved 2017-03-27. 
  3. ^ "WCS provides updates on construction projects - Franklin Home Page". franklinhomepage.com. Retrieved 2017-03-27. 
  4. ^ "Construction Update". InFocus. Retrieved 2017-03-27. 
  5. ^ Walsh, David (March 14, 2015). "BHS opens new performing arts center - Brentwood Home Page". brentwoodhomepage.com. Retrieved 2017-03-24. 
  6. ^ "Facilities". Williamson County Schools. Retrieved 2017-03-27. 
  7. ^ "Cougar Fast Facts". Centennial High School. Retrieved 2017-03-27. 
  8. ^ "About Our Band – Centennial High School Band". www.centennial-band.com. Retrieved 2017-03-27. 
  9. ^ "Band & Orchestra". Centennial High School. Retrieved 2017-03-27. 
  10. ^ "SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Summit's Grimes takes wrestling state title; Centennial Chamber Choir goes to Disney - Spring Hill Home Page". springhillhomepage.com. Retrieved 2017-03-27. 
  11. ^ "Choral Music". Centennial High School. Retrieved 2017-03-27. 
  12. ^ "Centennial High choir sells original Christmas album this holiday season - Franklin Home Page". franklinhomepage.com. Retrieved 2017-03-27. 
  13. ^ "Centennial High releases first Christmas album". The Tennessean. Retrieved 2017-03-27. 
  14. ^ a b "Theater Arts". Centennial High School. Retrieved 2017-03-27. 
  15. ^ a b "WIT Center". Centennial High School. Retrieved 2017-03-27. 
  16. ^ "Special Programs". Centennial High School. Retrieved 2017-03-27. 
  17. ^ "Columbia State, Williamson County Schools Partner for WIT Center of Excellence". www.columbiastate.edu. Retrieved 2017-03-27. 
  18. ^ "Special Programs". Centennial High School. Retrieved 2017-03-27. 
  19. ^ "CCTE Programs of Study 2017-2018" (PDF). Williamson County Schools. 25 January 2017. Retrieved 2017-03-27. 
  20. ^ "ATHLETICS". Centennial High School. Retrieved 2017-03-27. 
  21. ^ "2010 TSSAA Class AAA State Soccer Tournament". tssaa.org. Retrieved 2017-03-27. 
  22. ^ a b "Club Sports". Centennial High School. Retrieved 2017-03-27. 
  23. ^ "Past State Cheerleading Championship Results". tssaa.org. Retrieved 2017-03-27. 
  24. ^ "Past State Dance Championship Results". tssaa.org. Retrieved 2017-03-27. 
  25. ^ "Predators Cup Tournament". Nashville Predators (in en_US). Retrieved 2017-03-27. 
  26. ^ "Boys' HS State Champions". www.laxpower.com. Retrieved 2017-03-27. 
  27. ^ "TISCA : Champions & Results". www.teamunify.com. Retrieved 2017-03-25. 
  28. ^ "Alumni Achiever – Kelsea Ballerini, Centennial High Class of 2011". InFocus. Retrieved 2017-03-27. 
  29. ^ "CHS alum a baseball standout at Vandy - Franklin Home Page". franklinhomepage.com. Retrieved 2017-03-27. 
  30. ^ "Alumni Achievers – Tony Kemp, Centennial High Class of 2010". InFocus. Retrieved 2017-03-27. 
  31. ^ "Four honored as Centennial's first Wall of Fame inductees". Williamson Herald. Retrieved 2017-03-27. 

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