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Superintendent OwensWelcome to the Centennial School District

Dear Centennial Community,

It is a pleasure and privilege to serve the district and community that supported me as a student. Given my connection with the District over the past 35 years, I appreciate the Centennial community’s strong traditions and its increasingly diverse population of students and families.  

Our District’s 700 teachers, staff, and administrators serve approximately 5,700 students at nine schools, two programs, plus four partner schools. Centennial is unique in many ways, and I believe what distinguishes us is our ongoing dedication to provide students with the exceptional educational opportunities they deserve.

Our Mission is ‘Collaborating in Community ~ Cultivating Equity ~ Inspiring Excellence’ and guides our Four-Year Strategic Plan: Roadmap ‘27, focusing on four pillars:

  • Culturally-Responsive, Student-Centered Teaching & Learning
  • Collaboration with Families & Community
  • Professional Learning, Growth & Wellness
  • Comprehensive Systems of Excellence

Equity is the foundation of this work. Each learner in the Centennial School District will receive what they need to thrive in our schools, regardless of their circumstances. We recognize we still have a lot of work to do to ensure that every student succeeds. We are committed to reaching this goal.

As we proceed throughout this school year, there will be opportunities for you to contribute input and engagement. We invite you to join us in our journey to provide an excellent educational experience for all Centennial students.


James Owens