School Performance Report

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About Our School

Patrick Murphy, Superintendent Centennial Elementary

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 is currently under construction with the modernization scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2019.  The footprint for the school will remain 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 will be restructured to allow for small group intervention and extensions . The library will get 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.

2017-18 School Facts

Based on the October 2017 enrollment report, there were 531 students enrolled at Centennial Elementary.



 Student Demographics         

 Hispanic/Latino of any race(s)   
12.1%      Male students
 American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.0%    Female students
 Asian 12.1%

 Black/African American

 Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander

 White 62.0%
 Free & Reduced Price Meals
 Two or More Races
12.1%  Special Education


Teacher Information

  • Number of classroom teachers: 29
  • Average years of teacher experience: 16.6
  • Teachers with at least a Master's Degree: 72.4%



2017-18 District Operating Budget 




 Building Administration
 $7,637,978  6.11%
 Maintenance & Operations    $7,499,474  6.00%
 District Support
 $5,468,904  4.37%
 $4,146,011  3.32%
 Utilities & Insurance  $3,768,454  3.01%
 Food Service
 $2,971,241  2.38%
 Other  $503,646  0.40%
 Added to Reserve (restricted & unrestricted)  $1,507,209  1.21%
 Total Expenditures  $125,020,201  100.00%




 $29,792,066  23.83%
 Federal    $5,185,039  4.15%
 Other Sources                          
 $776,321  0.62%
 Total Revenue  $125,020,201  100.00%

Washington Comprehensive Assessment Program

Students in grades 3-5 are required to take an annual state assessment. The scores represent the percent of students meeting standard on the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA)/ELA/Math or Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science (WCAS)/Science. The 2016-17 testing for science was the Measurement of Student Progress (MSP). The WCAS test was administered for the first time in spring 2018. 

 2016-17 3rd Grade SBA​​


 2017-18 3rd Grade SBA

 Our School  
 Our District 
 WA State 
   Our School 
 Our District 
 WA State 
 82.1  65.3  53.0 
   79.0  70.4  55.5
 86.9  69.7  58.0    82.6  67.3  57.5

 2016-17 4th Grade SBA


 2017-18 4th Grade SBA

 Our School  
 Our District 
 WA State 
   Our School 
 Our District 
 WA State 
 67.8  65.7  56.0
   79.2  67.5  57.3
 72.4  65.3  55.0
   75.8  64.6  53.8

 2016-17 5th Grade SBA


 2017-18 5th Grade SBA

 Our School  
 Our District 
 WA State 
   Our School 
 Our District 
 WA State 
 75.0  68.6  59.0
   74.4  67.3  59.2
 Math  68.7  60.6  49.0
   67.8  60.4  48.5
 83.3  76.9  64.0    74.4  66.1  55.1

Measures of Academic Progress (MAP)

Students in grades 2-5 take an annual district assessment. The scores shown are an average score for each grade. The scores measure growth from grade to grade. 

 2016-17 Reading


 2017-18 Reading

 Our School  
 Our District 
 National Norm 
   Our School 
 Our District 
 National Norm 
 Grade 2 
 198  194  189
   200  195  189
 Grade 3
 208  205  199
   208  206  199
 Grade 4
 212  212  206    216  213  206
 Grade 5
 220  219  212    219  219  212

 2016-17 Math


 2017-18 Math

 Our School  
 Our District 
 National Norm 
   Our School 
 Our District 
 National Norm 
 Grade 2 
 200  195  189    215  199  189
 Grade 3
 214  208  199  212  209  199
 Grade 4
 217  218  206  220  218  206
 Grade 5
 230  227  212  226  227  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 the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America's students know and can do in various subject areas. Assessments are conducted periodically in mathematicsreadingsciencewritingthe artscivicseconomicsgeographyU.S. history, and in Technology and Engineering Literacy (TEL).

In 2017, NAEP began administering 
digitally based assessments (DBA) for mathematics, reading, and writing, with additional subjects to be added in 2018 and 2019.

For Washington State NAEP results please visit this link.


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.