District Mission: Our Core Purpose
By providing high quality educational opportunities, emotional support, and social development, Centennial School District prepares learners for excellence in their future.
Connecting. Achieving. Preparing.
Centennial School District 12 connects the communities of Blaine, Centerville, Circle Pines, Lexington, and Lino Lakes through nine exceptional schools that serve 6,500 students. Centennial’s track record of success includes a high school graduation rate of 95%, significantly higher than the state average and one of the highest in Minnesota.
The District’s vibrant learning environments reflect a commitment to preparation and achievement. Staff know and care deeply about students and pay attention to their unique strengths and needs. Respect, trust, and consistency create welcoming and inclusive places where children and youth can excel. Annually, Centennial students score significantly higher than the state averages in reading and math.
Flexibility and choice are important elements of Centennial schools and students enjoy a wide array of academic, athletic, and arts opportunities. As a result, 92% of resident students choose Centennial.
The District values the involvement of parents and the wider community and provides many opportunities for individuals to share their time, talents, and input. This culture of collaboration helps create safe and high-achieving schools where all people are valued.