Century High School (Rochester, Minnesota)

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Century High School
Century High School in Rochester, Minnesota.jpg
2525 Viola Road Northeast

Minnesota 55906

United States
School typeHigh School Public
PrincipalChris Fogarty
Enrollment1,441 (2016-17)[1]
Color(s)Navy Blue & Silver
RivalRochester Mayo High School, Rochester John Marshall High School

Century High School is a public American high school located in Rochester, Minnesota. It is a member of Independent School District #535, the 7th largest district in the state of Minnesota[2] with more than 17,900 students and employing nearly 3,000 community members. More than 80 languages are spoken in ISD 535. Century High School is one of three public high schools in Rochester. The school mascot is the Panther, and school colors are navy blue and silver. The most recent major ranking of Century High School - conducted by U.S. News & World Report - gave Century a "Silver" designation based on U.S. News ranking criteria, and placed it in the Top 1000 schools nationwide.[3]


The school was completed and opened in 1997 as a school for 9th and 10th grade students. 11th and 12th grade students were included in subsequent years. Students ate in the forum until 1998 when construction of the school cafeteria was completed. The cafeteria was later expanded in order to meet the growing student population's needs.


In addition to teaching the core requirements mandated by the state of Minnesota, Century offers Advanced Placement and honors level classes, as well as PSEO.

Extra-curricular activities[edit]

Century clubs include International Friendship Club, Speech, Debate, Mock Trial, Science Olympiad, Math League, Cinemalliance, C3PO (Century Ping Pong Player's Organization), Chess Club, Model United Nations, Spanish club, concert bands], Jazz Band, NAC (Needs Awareness Cooperative), FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes), GSA (Gender-Sexuality Alliance), and many other clubs and organizations. The Panther Playhouse puts on a musical in late winter and a play in the fall. In 2018, Century's 12-member Math League team won the team portion of the state tournament held March 12 at South Saint Paul High School.[4]


Century sports teams include adapted floor hockey, alpine skiing, baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross country running, dance, football, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball, and wrestling. Century also sponsors bowling, rowing, and figure skating.

The Century boys golf team won the state title in 2001. The Century baseball team won the Class AAA state baseball championship in 2003.Century is also known for its National Volleyball Center, which features 11 volleyball courts and a mezzanine.


  1. ^ "CENTURY SENIOR HIGH". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 5, 2019.
  2. ^ "Minnesota", Wikipedia, 2019-01-08, retrieved 2019-01-09
  3. ^ https://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/minnesota/rankings?int=c0b4c1
  4. ^ Century mathletes make history

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