Centennial High School (Frisco, Texas)
|Frisco Centennial High School|
|6901 Coit Road
Frisco, Texas 75035
|School district||Frisco Independent School District|
|Principal||Alicia Okonkwo Maphies|
|Faculty||151.0 (on FTE basis)|
|Student to teacher ratio||13.6|
|Color(s)||Red and navy blue|
|Athletics conference||UIL Class 5A|
|Rival||Liberty High School|
|Website||Centennial High School|
Centennial High School is one of ten public high schools in the Frisco Independent School District in Frisco, Texas (USA). It serves grades nine through twelve. In 2015, the school was rated "Met Standard" by the Texas Education Agency.
The school opened in the fall of 2003, initially to serve 9th and 10th graders. It was the second to open in the district, after Frisco High School. At the time, the school served all of the school district's area east of Preston Road as well as portions of north Plano and western McKinney. The first graduating class from the high school graduated in spring 2006.
The school's enrollment grew quickly, fueled by Frisco's record growth. As early as 2006-2007, Centennial had exceeded its capacity of 1800 students, and in the fall of 2006 Liberty High School was opened to help relieve this overcrowding. Despite the addition of several new wings and classrooms during the 2011-2012 school year which brought total capacity to 2,100 students, Centennial became overcrowded once again, peaking at an enrollment of 2,190 in 2013-2014. In compliance with the district's policy of keeping school sizes small, a portion of the school's attendance zone was allocated to that of Independence High School in 2014. In the fall of 2016, the opening of the district's ninth and newest high school, Lebanon Trail High School, will further lower enrollment at Centennial. The school's attendance zone is currently built up.
The name comes from the fact that the school was opened on the 100th anniversary ("centennial") of Frisco's incorporation as a city. The school is often referred to as "The School Down the Street" by students at nearby Liberty High School due to the fact that Centennial is in fact literally just down Rolater Road from Liberty.
The Centennial Titans compete in the following sports:
- Cross country
- Dance team
- Football - earned first state playoff berth in 2008
- Marching band
- Soccer - 2016 UIL State 5A Champions
- Swimming and diving
- Track and field
- Wrestling - 2014 Dual State Champions; 2014 UIL State Champions; 2015 Dual State Champions; 2015 UIL State Champions; 2016 Dual State Finalist; 2016 UIL Runner-up
Centennial High School has gotten back to back exemplary rankings[clarification needed] every year from 2009 - 2012, and is the only school in its category to get such rankings. At present, the school is still rated "Exemplary" by the Texas Education Agency. Students at Centennial score an average of 1780 on the SAT and 28 on the ACT as of 2015.
- Delaney Miller, professional rock climber
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