Who We Are
Centennial first opened its doors in the fall of 1996, the first “new” high school to follow well-established icons Franklin, Brentwood, Fairview, and Page.
Since then, the Centennial family has come together to establish an ever-growing blend of both unique tradition and innovation.
From the C-C-C-H-S cheer to our signature grade level Spirit Wear to Peace/Love/Cougars, we have demonstrated school pride and have established a definite sense of belonging and identity.
Parents, students, and teachers alike comment on the close-knit nature of our family and the way we support each other through good times and bad.
We Are Centennial.
When several names submitted to the school board did not receive positive response, the Transportation Committee was tasked with finding a suitable moniker. Although Williamson County was actually celebrating its bicentennial in 1996, the name was shortened, “Centennial” caught on in the community, and it was eventually unanimously approved by the board. Soon after, we adopted the Cougar as our mascot, and the rest is, as they say, history.
Centennial High School opened its doors in August of 1996. The faculty and administration reflect the diversity and richness of Williamson County. Representing all corners of the community, these individuals possess a unique blend of background and expertise. They strive to offer an unparalleled commitment, providing students with a quality education that promises to make Centennial High School synonymous with excellence.
Offering optimal education experiences in a modern facility, the physical structure of Centennial High School reflects Williamson County’s commitment to innovation, technology, and education. Structurally striking and aesthetically pleasing, this two-story plan integrates technology with a positive learning environment that will prepare students for life-long learning in the 21st century (see virtual tour). The design and construction of Centennial High School foster expectations for excellence.
A user-friendly college and career counseling center is networked online to colleges and universities. Twelve science laboratories allow for extensive hands-on experimentation. Three fully-networked computer laboratories focus on business applications, computer literacy, and programming.
In addition, a fully-networked communications lab services the technology broadcasting program, yearbook production, and journalism. Each classroom houses a minimum of one computer; in addition, students have access to a computerized library media center and several technology classrooms that include computer and dark-room capability.
The facility also houses the county’s first and only Cosmetology Program and the new WiT Center.
All instructional environments focus on assisting and expanding the learning potential of the student, creating safe situations through which students may develop into educated, responsible citizens of a global society.
Mission: Centennial High School exists to challenge, support, engage, and empower all students for success in a global economy.
Misión: Centennial High School existe para desafiar, apoyar, participar, y capacitar a todos los estudiantes para el éxito en una economía global.
Vision: Centennial High School will become nationally recognized as a student-centered, collaborative community focused on high expectations, rigorous standards, and the development of driven, lifelong learners.
Visión: Centennial High School recibirá reconocimiento nacional como una comunidad colaborativa con el estudiante en el centro, fijada en expectativas exigentes, estándares rigurosos, y el desarrollo de escolares motivados para toda la vida.
The official mascot of Centennial High School is the Cougar, known by the Latin name felis concolor.
Our brand symbol for the Cougar is the Power Cat.
During the 2013-2014 school year, our student body affectionately christened our very own cougar with the name Clyde.
“The Roar of the Cougars”
O, Come and sing Centennial’s praise
In her honor voices raise
For the friends we’ve learned to know
Who make our hearts and faces glow,
Many days already gone
We’ll remember with our song,
We owe you much our hearts confess
Our beloved C- H- S.
Music: Robert M. McCheyne
Arrangement & Lyrics: Thomas Boquet & Daniel Pryor, CHS – Ms. Felicia Barber’s AP Music Theory Class Spring 2006
We actually sing and play the CHS Fight Song to the tune of “On Wisconsin.”
Here’s how the lyrics translate to Centennial:
CHS, CHS, plunge right through that line.
Run the ball clear down the field, a touchdown sure this time.
CHS, CHS, fight on for her fame.
Fight, fellows, fight, fight, fight, we’ll win this game.
CHS, CHS, stand up, Cougars, sing.
“Forward” is our driving spirit, loyal voices ring.
CHS, CHS, raise her glowing flame.
Stand, fellows, let us now salute her name.