Centennial is definitely a school that is either loved or hated. Known for being the best (academically, and often athletically) in Howard County, MD, competition for everything imaginable is present at this school. GPAs and class rank are often worried about, and there are definitely an extreme amount of AP students. We boast several awesome sports teams, with which school spirit is starting to increase, though it is still generally fairly low. The 6th Man club definitely assists with this, and Class Color Day during Homecoming is the one day a year when virtually everyone shoes their school spirit. The orchestra is known for being the best in the state. The school has undergone some scandal, with a black teacher suing over racism from faculty and the grade changing fiasco. However, Centennial generally maintains its positive reputation. The school is also commonly known for its high percentage of Asian students, around 25%. Though Centennial hosts students from a variety of backgrounds, the presence of fairly wealthy people is pretty strongly felt. Though Centennial has many adversaries, including River Hill academically, Mt. Hebron is generally perceived as the main rival.
Centennial High School loves you Mt. Hebron! ....NOT.