Student Scholars

3 Students Learning in Unit 4 Schools

A legacy of excellence

  • More than 300 students have scored a 30 or higher on the ACT over the past four years.
  • More than $7.5 million in scholarships were awarded to the class of 2015.
  • Placement into some of the nation’s top universities, communities colleges, trade programs, and the armed forces.

A future brighter than ever

  • Top-notch course offerings, including 13 AP Courses offered at Central and 15 offered at Centennial.
  • World-class faculty in the heart of Champaign, with more than 50% holding Master's degrees or higher.
  • Dual Credit offerings through Parkland College help students get a head start at select colleges.
  • Brand-new College and Career Centers at Central and Centennial High Schools.
  • Proximity to University of Illinois and the Research Park, offering hands-on research opportunities and internships.
  • Competitive athletics programs at each high school.
  • Award-winning band, orchestra, vocal music, visual arts, performing arts, and speech programs.

Two High Schools, Two Legacies

Central High School

  • Established in 1870
  • 610 W. University Avenue, Champaign, IL
  • Mascot:  Maroons
  • # of Students:  1,307
  • Average Class Size:  16.6

Centennial High School

  • Established in 1966
  • 913 S. Crescent Drive, Champaign, IL
  • Mascot:  Chargers
  • # of Students:  1,459
  • Average Class Size: 24.6

Tools for success from the very start

  • Magnet themes at three elementary schools, including Science, Technology, Engineering and Math at the Booker T. Washington STEM Academy.
  • International Baccalaureate’s Primary Years Programme at Garden Hills Elementary.
  • Leadership in MicroSociety at Stratton Elementary.
  • Gifted Classrooms for grades 2-5 in four elementary schools.
  • Honors level courses in language arts and mathematics at the middle school level.
  • Junior Honor Society at each middle school.