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Centennial Elementary Entrance

About Our School

Patrick Murphy, Superintendent

Shannon Ritter, Principal

Scott Nye, Assistant Principal

Centennial Elementary School first opened its doors in 1989. Located in the southeast corner of Olympia, we serve students in grades kindergarten through 5th grade.

In September of 2018, a two-story intermediate building was completed and is home to our 4th and 5th grade students. The main building modernization is close to being completed. The original footprint for the school remains the same with the addition of a second gym, a new entrance to the building, a re-designed drop-off area and parking lot. The three main pod areas are restructured to allow for small group intervention and extensions . The library received a face lift as well in order to better serve the needs of our students. The changes to the library include an enhanced focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).

Our closely-knit community takes great pride in Centennial Elementary, which is well known for its parent involvement, academic rigor, music and choir programs, high volunteer rates and an experienced, talented and caring staff. The mission statement of Centennial Elementary School is to ensure high levels of learning for all. Our vision is to strive to promote a curiosity for learning. All staff members work collaboratively to provide meaningful learning opportunities for all students, with an emphasis on academic achievement and social/emotional growth.

Community members and parents are encouraged to come in and lend a hand. Parents may become involved with the school through volunteering or by joining the active Booster Club. A strong partnership with the families and community enhances the academic and social opportunities for students at Centennial.

2018-19 School Facts

Based on the October 2018 enrollment report, there were 514 students enrolled at Centennial Elementary.



 Student Demographics         

 Hispanic/Latino of any race(s)   
10.3%       Male students
 Asian 13.4%   Female students 48.4% 
 Black/African American

 Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander

 White 62.3% 
 Free & Reduced Price Meals
 Two or More Races
11.9%   Special Education


Teacher Information

  • Number of classroom teachers: 33
  • Average years of teacher experience: 17
  • Teachers with at least a Master's Degree: 23



2018-19 District Operating Budget 




 Building Administration
 $8,283,536  6.23%
 Maintenance & Operations    $8,576,098  6.45%
 District Support
 $5,410,991  4.07%
 $4,520,169  3.40%
 Utilities & Insurance  $4,317,384  3.25%
 Food Service
 $3,289,648  2.47%
 Other  $64,053  0.05%
 Total Expenditures  $132,955,254  100.00%




 $23,067,573  17.42%
 Federal    $5,346,583  4.04%
 Other Sources                          
 $985,618  0.74%
 Total Revenue  $132,394,180  100%

Washington Comprehensive Assessment Program

Washington students participate in state tests annually in the spring, to assess their progress as well as the progress of our educational system as a whole.

Our state uses the Smarter Balanced assessment system, aligned to Washington's K-12 Learning Standards. The scores below represent the percent of students meeting standard in three core subjects, ELA, Math, and for grades 5, 8 and 11, Science (Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science or WCAS).

 2017-18 3rd Grade SBA​​


 2018-19 3rd Grade SBA

 Our School  
 Our District 
 WA State 
   Our School 
 Our District 
 WA State 
 ELA  79.0  70.4  55.5
   88.5  63.9  55.4
 82.6  67.3  57.5    96.2  63.8  58.0

 2017-18 4th Grade SBA


 2018-19 4th Grade SBA

 Our School  
 Our District 
 WA State 
   Our School 
 Our District 
 WA State 
 79.2  67.5  57.3
   78.1  68.9  56.9
 75.8  64.6  53.8
   78.1  61.6  54.0

 2017-18 5th Grade SBA


 2018-19 5th Grade SBA

 Our School  
 Our District 
 WA State 
   Our School 
 Our District 
 WA State 
 74.4  67.3  59.2
   78.6  68.9  60.4
 Math  67.8  60.4  48.5
   70.4  59.3  48.3
 74.4  66.1  55.1    74.5  62.3  53.2

Measures of Academic Progress (MAP)

MAP is a district assessment that measures a student's developing skills through a series of questions that adapt to the child’s level of learning. Research on MAP indicates the results are highly accurate. The results help teachers measure growth and determine whether a student may need more support or more challenge. These scores represent Spring assessment.

 2017-18 Reading


 2018-19 Reading

 Our School  
 Our District 
 National Norm 
   Our School 
 Our District 
 National Norm 
 Grade 2 
 200  195  189
 193  189
 Grade 3
 208  206  199
   211  203  199
 Grade 4
 216  213  206    214  213  206
 Grade 5
 219  219  212    218  218  212

 2017-18 Math


 2018-19 Math

 Our School  
 Our District 
 National Norm 
   Our School 
 Our District 
 National Norm 
 Grade 2 
 215  199 189
     197  189
 Grade 3
 212  209 199
   213  205  199
 Grade 4
 220  218 206    220  216  206
 Grade 5
 226  227 212    227  224  212


Centennial Elementary School Mission Statement

The mission of Centennial Elementary School is to ensure high levels of learning for all.

Olympia School District Vision

We envision a supportive environment that promotes trust, growth and achievement of the highest standards. We build our capacity for success through leading-edge programs and operations based on continuous improvement. We have 100 percent commitment to quality and excellence in all things.


National Assessment of Educational Progress

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is a survey of grade student achievement in core subject areas. NAEP measures what students across the country know and can do in 10 subject areas, including mathematics, reading, writing, and science. Current state level results may be viewed here.

To learn more about NAEP, visit this page.


For More Information

If you would like more details about student achievement and demographics, visit the OSPI website and select reports by district or school.

If you would like other information about Centennial Elementary School, please call (360) 596-8300.