A legacy of excellence
- More than 300 students have scored a 30 or higher on the ACT over the past four years.
- More than $7.5 million in scholarships were awarded to the class of 2015.
- Placement into some of the nation’s top universities, communities colleges, trade programs, and the armed forces.
A future brighter than ever
- Top-notch course offerings, including 13 AP Courses offered at Central and 15 offered at Centennial.
- World-class faculty in the heart of Champaign, with more than 50% holding Master's degrees or higher.
- Dual Credit offerings through Parkland College help students get a head start at select colleges.
- Brand-new College and Career Centers at Central and Centennial High Schools.
- Proximity to University of Illinois and the Research Park, offering hands-on research opportunities and internships.
- Competitive athletics programs at each high school.
- Award-winning band, orchestra, vocal music, visual arts, performing arts, and speech programs.
Two High Schools, Two Legacies
Central High School
- Established in 1870
- 610 W. University Avenue, Champaign, IL
- Mascot: Maroons
- # of Students: 1,307
- Average Class Size: 16.6
Centennial High School
- Established in 1966
- 913 S. Crescent Drive, Champaign, IL
- Mascot: Chargers
- # of Students: 1,459
- Average Class Size: 24.6
Tools for success from the very start
- Magnet themes at three elementary schools, including Science, Technology, Engineering and Math at the Booker T. Washington STEM Academy.
- International Baccalaureate’s Primary Years Programme at Garden Hills Elementary.
- Leadership in MicroSociety at Stratton Elementary.
- Gifted Classrooms for grades 2-5 in four elementary schools.
- Honors level courses in language arts and mathematics at the middle school level.
- Junior Honor Society at each middle school.