Centennial School is a community school in Higley Unified School District serving neighborhood kindergarten through sixth grade students. Our learning environment provides each and every child the opportunity to learn and grow in a safe environment and develop a life-long quest for learning and knowledge.
Centennial Elementary offers all the programs and classes currently available at all Higley elementary schools, including:
- Kids Club, a morning and after-school care program offerd through Community Education
- Higley Youth Sports League, an after-school athletics program offered through Community Education
- Elementary school band, technology, physical education and arts programs.
Centennial students also have the option to join the morning orchestra program for elementary school students and additional clubs formed based on student interest.
At Centennial, staff and students follow the model to “ACT 212:”
A = Academics (We promote high standards and academics)
C = Character (We help our students to be contributing citizens through service learning opportunities and character lessons)
T = Tradition (We have many traditions that we hold close to our heart such as our assemblies that the staff puts on for our students, talent shows, Pumpkin Lighting, Teacher of the Year recognition, Reading Under the Stars, and much more)
212 = Going the Extra Degree (At 211 degrees water doesn’t boil, but just by going one more degree it creates steam/energy and gets things moving. This is the philosophy that we live by, always going the extra degree in all we do.)
Our state-of-the-art school opened in August 2009.
Centennial is located in Gilbert, AZ, a community listed as a “Best Place to Raise a Family in Arizona by WalletHub” (No. 7 in U.S. & No. 1 in Ariz. 2019).