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Discover Centennial Schools!

As you consider options for your child's PreK-12 education, we invite you to take a closer look at 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 9 exceptional schools serving 6,500 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 is 94.7%, is well above the state’s average of 82.4%.


Centennial’s schools are safe and filled with respectful students who are a wonderful reflection of and contributors to the community. The district’s vibrant learning environments and personalized, team approach support the strengths and address the challenges of each individual student. The curriculum throughout K-12 is focused on the knowledge and skills necessary for success in the 21st century. Importantly, Centennial is distinguished by its use of data to drive achievement, its innovative use of technology, and its exceptional faculty, 78% of who hold a master’s degree.

Early Childhood Center
Centennial meets the needs of its preschool population in the Early Childhood Center, a new addition of Rice Lake Elementary. Students are served in three program areas: Early Childhood Family Education, School Readiness Preschool, and Early Childhood Special Education.

Elementary Schools (Grades K-5)

Centennial serves nearly 2,800 elementary students with a curriculum that includes communication, math, science, health, social studies, physical education, music, media, and computer technology.


Centennial Middle School (Grades 6-8)
Centennial Middle School provides a first-rate education to the 1,500 students who attend for its reputation as a safe and successful school through the hard work and deep commitment of staff, students, parents, and the wider community. The school's robust academic program combined with enhanced choices for students in world language, S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) and art programming make Centennial Middle School highly competitive with neighboring districts.

Centennial High School (Grades 9-12)
Centennial High School serves 2,000 students in an environment that promotes intellectual, emotional, and social success in an ever-changing world. Centennial High is the hub for the five communities that feed into this large metropolitan high school with a small-town attitude. 

Alternative Education (Centennial Area Learning Center and Pines School)
Our alternative education environment encourages students to be themselves and to tailor their learning to their individual needs and desires. Curricula and programs follow district standards with an emphasis placed on helping students develop the skills that make them work-ready.

Take a look at our schools virtually or schedule an on-site tour of our facilities. We look forward to having you at Centennial!

Schedule a tour today! Contact Wendy Schroeder, wschroeder@isd12.org or call 763.792.6006.

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Attendance Areas and Map to Centennial Schools