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Points of Elk Pride

Image of principal and students in classroomCenterville 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.

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