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About Us

Discover Centennial Schools!

Centennial School District 12 is the connecting hub for the communities of Blaine, Centerville, Circle Pines, Lexington and Lino Lakes, located 20 minutes north of Minneapolis and St. Paul. With nine exceptional schools serving more than 6,400 students, Centennial offers a track record of academic success combined with a consistent district-wide drive for improvement. Annually, Centennial students score significantly higher than the state averages in reading and math. The district’s high school graduation rate of 94.9% is at the top of Minnesota’s rankings.

Discover Centennial

Discover what makes Centennial special!

District Maps

Boundary map, elementary attendance areas and map/directions to Centennial Schools.

Centennial School District History

The history of schools in the Centennial area dates back to the mid 1800s. The name "Centennial" was chosen for the school district in 1958. Rather than name the district after one of its cities, since it serves several, a name was needed that would help unite the district. Then school board member Elsa Carlson suggested the name "Centennial" to honor the State of Minnesota's Centennial.


Learn about Anoka County and the five communities that make up the Centennial School District. Check out the Centennial Community Resource Directory which lists community services and contacts, and discover the Centennial Area Education Foundation.


The district has nine departments: Building and Grounds, Business, Community Education, Teaching and Learning, Nutrition, Health, Human Resources, Technology and Transportation.

Centennial School Board

The Centennial School Board welcomes you to its meetings.

Construction Updates

Voters across our five communities approved $49.9 million in school building bonds to put the District in a position of strength to support our facilities long-term. You chose to invest in the schools to ensure a safe and up-to-date learning enviornment for all students. Thank you!

Centennial's Priorities

Learn more about Centennial's legislative priorities and how you can help make a difference in the success of students. 


Are you interested in sharing your time, talents, and/or resources with Centennial ISD12?