Points of Elk Pride
Centerville City Schools embraces a tradition of excellence that dates back to the early 1800s when formal schooling took place in a one-room log cabin. The Centerville-Washington Township community has a long history of demanding quality public schools and emphasizing the importance of student accomplishment in academics, athletics and fine arts, stressing the importance of a well-rounded education.
We take pride in treating our students as individuals.
- We serve more than 8,100 students from Centerville-Washington Township in preschool through 12th grade.
- 22% of our students are in a minority ethnic group.
- 218 students are English Language Learners.
- We have more than 1,000 students with special needs.
- 52.7% of our students achieve at an Accelerated, Advanced or Advanced Plus level on state tests.
- Students have the opportunity to take 17 Advanced Placement (AP) courses at Centerville High School.
- We offer French, German and Spanish foreign language classes beginning in sixth grade.
We take pride in our students' accomplishments both inside and outside the classroom.
- 93% of our 2016 graduates planned to attend a 2- or 4-year institution or specialized school.
- In fall 2016, we had 32 seniors who were recognized during the National Merit Recipient Assembly (19 Semifinalists and 13 Commended Scholars).
- There are 296 high school juniors and seniors in the National Honor Society.
- 199 students from all grade levels are participating on 34 Destination Imagination teams throughout the district.
- About 150 students in sixth through 12th grades participate on middle and high school Science Olympiad teams in the district.
We take pride in our staff's commitment to quality education.
- We have 581 certificated teaching staff, plus approximately 450 support staff.
- 75% of our teachers hold master’s degrees.
We take pride in our parents’ involvement in our schools.
- Each one of our schools has an active PTO, which assists in a variety of ways, including hosting fundraisers to support our students’ needs, from exciting learning opportunities to volunteer experiences to fitness programs.
- Our school staffs find a variety of ways to engage with parents, including parent information nights, school announcements, social media and more.
We take pride in our partnerships within the Centerville-Washington Township community.
- Approximately 470 parents and community members serve in our Academic Volunteer Program.
- Centerville students have access to great resources in the Dayton area, providing students with opportunities to make connections outside the classroom.
- Area organizations partner with our schools to provide hands-on and immersive learning experiences for our students.