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Schools Overview in Centennial Hills, Las Vegas, NV

Cenntennial Hills is a neighborhood most popular amongst families with school-age children, for this reason it is home to a number of very good schools. I have chosen some of the best schools in the area, from PK to 12th grade, for you to explore.

William & Mary Scherkenbach Elementary School (PK-5)

Las Vegas's William & Mary Scherkenbach Elementary School (public) serves 669 students, grades PK-5. The school has a 9/10 GreatSchools rating.

Scherkenbach Elementary School works together with the community to create the best environment for students to excel both academically and socially. The school has a staff of over 30 and individual attention to students is a top priority.

Source: http://scherk.snappages.com/
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Centennial High School (9-12)

Las Vegas's Centennial High School (public) serves 3009 students, grades 9-12 & ungraded. The school has a 6/10 GreatSchools rating.

Centennial High School was opened in 1999. It is known as home of the Bulldogs. The mascot is the Bulldog, and originally the school owned a real life mascot name Blu. The school colors are Carolina blue, navy blue and white. The sports biggest rivals are Palo Verde High School, Bishop Gorman High School, Arbor View High School, and Cimarron-Memorial High School.

The Centennial boys volleyball team from 2003 under head coach David Fish went undefeated (23-0) and had three of its players go on to play at the division 1 collegiate level at Brigham Young University.

Centennial High School has had thirteen state championship teams in the 2008-2009 school year: men's cross-country, women's basketball, women's soccer, and women's softball. And has the Overall Best NJROTC in the nation.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centennial_High_School_%28Las_Vegas%29
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Edmundo Escobedo Middle School (6-8)

Las Vegas's Edmundo 'Eddie' Escobedo Senior Middle School (public) serves 1215 students, grades 6-8. The school has a 7/10 GreatSchools rating.

Edmundo Escobedo Middle School strives towards excellence in academic, social and athletic aspects every school year. The school is committed to cooperation between their staff, students and parents, attention to individual students, rigorous academic programs, and extracurricular activities. The school offers an wide variety of extracurricular activities, such as: basketball, cheerleading, student council, homework club, Geography Bee, Intramurals Flag Footbal, Junk Drawer Robotics and others.

Source: http://www.escobedoms.com/
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Marshal C Darnell Elementary (PK-5)

Las Vegas's Marshall C Darnell Elementary School (public) serves 700 students, grades PK-5. The school has a 7/10 GreatSchools rating.

Marshall C Darnell Elementary School's mission is to educate, inspire and shape its students into responsible, productive and creative future members of the community. The school's staff and administration are committed to excellence in both academic and social aspects.

Source: http://schools.ccsd.net/darnell/
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Sandra Lee Thompson Elementary (PK-5)

Las Vegas's Sandra L Thompson Elementary School (public) serves 681 students, grades PK-5. The school has a 8/10 GreatSchools rating.

Thompson Elementary is committed to their students, parents and community. The school's main goal is to instill a love of learning, responsibility and respect, stimulating students to reach their goals and achieve excellence in academic and social aspects.

Source: http://eblousignont.wix.com/thompson349
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Ralph Cadwallader Middle School (6-8)

Las Vegas's Ralph Cadwallader Middle School (public) serves 1570 students, grades 6-8. The school has a 8/10 GreatSchools rating.

Ralph Cadwallader Middle School is a Five-Star ranked school under the Nevada School Performance Framework. The school is constantly focused on providing its students with the best academic program and safe environment.

Source: http://schools.ccsd.net/cadwallader/
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Arbor View High School (9-12)

Las Vegas's Arbor View High School (public) serves 2716 students, grades 9-12 & ungraded. The school has a 7/10 GreatSchools rating.

Arbor View High School is a high school in northwestern unincorporated Clark County, Nevada that opened in 2005. It is part of the Clark County School District, which as of 2006, was the fifth largest district in the United States.

The school is one of three in Las Vegas that has a synthetic turf football field. It is a grassy style turf that is the exact type that is used in the NFL. This cuts down on facilities used in order to maintain the large field.

Extracurricular activities include: Chess Club, Art Guild, Archery Club, French Honor Society, Rodeo, Robotics, Writers Block, Magic the Gathering, Cheerleading, Dance Team, Choir Club, Journalism, Speech/Debates and others.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arbor_View_High_School; https://sites.google.com/site/arborviewhs

Anthony Saville Middle School (6-8)

Las Vegas's Anthony Saville Middle School (public) serves 1615 students, grades 6-8. The school has a 7/10 GreatSchools rating.

Anthony Saville Middle School is focused on providing a safe and stimulating environment for their students to achieve the best academic and social results. The school also offers Hawk Time, which is a self-funded, morning activity time where parents pay to have their child supervised and participate in homework/study time, games and other activities.

Source: http://schools.ccsd.net/saville/
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Kitty Ward Elementary School (PK-5)

Las Vegas's Kitty McDonough Ward Elementary School (public) serves 943 students, grades PK-5. The school has a 9/10 GreatSchools rating.

Kitty Ward Elementary is a school focused on rigorous academic programs which yield student growth. Accelerated learning and individual attention are held in the highest regard here. The school's mission is to have all their students ready for the next step when they graduate.

Source: http://schools.ccsd.net/kittyward/
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Shadow Ridge High School (9-12)

Las Vegas's Shadow Ridge High School (public) serves 2301 students, grades 9-12 & ungraded. The school has a 7/10 GreatSchools rating.

Shadow Ridge High School is a public high school in northwest Las Vegas, Nevada. It was established in 2002 and opened in August 2003. The first graduating class in the high school graduated in June 2005. The school is a part of Clark County School District.

Shadow Ridge offers the following activities and clubs: Art, Band/Guitar/Choir, Best Buddies, Cheerleading, Chess, Dance Team, DECA, Gay/Straight Alliance, International Club, Journalism, School News, JROTC, Key Club.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shadow_Ridge_High_School_%28Nevada%29; http://schools.ccsd.net/shadowridge/
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Howard E Heckethorn Elementary School (PK-5)

Las Vegas's Howard E Heckethorn Elementary School (public) serves 730 students, grades PK-5. The school has a 7/10 GreatSchools rating.

Howard E Heckethorn Elementary School aims to create a safe and nurturing environment, encouraging students to seek out knowledge and socialization. The school also offers such extracurricular activities as: Comic Book Club, HES Basketball, HES Cheerleading, Student Council, Yearbook Club.

Source: http://heckethornschool.org/
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Northwest Career & Tech Center (9-12)

Las Vegas's Northwest Career & Technical Academy (public) serves 1881 students, grades 9-12 & ungraded. The school has a 10/10 GreatSchools rating.

The Northwest Career & Technical Academy focuses on providing students with an education which will serve them in the future. The academy tries to develop in its students the necessary skills and experiences needed for successful integration in the society as productive members.
The academy has a very rigorous academic curriculum with an emphasis on technology. It also offers such extracurricular actives as: Anime Club, Archery Club, Art Club, Basketball Club, Bible Club, Culinary Program, Forensics (Speech and Debate), Hawk Spirit Club.

Source: http://www.nwctahawks.net/
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Dean Lamar Allen Elementary School (PK-5)

Las Vegas's Dean Lamar Allen Elementary School (public) serves 580 students, grades PK-5. The school has a 9/10 GreatSchools rating.

Dean Allen Elementary prides itself with the community feel it provides, it creates a partnership between the school, students and parents. The school provides a safe and positive environment where students are motivated and can reach their full potential, academically and socially.

Source: http://schools.ccsd.net/allen/

O'Roarke Elementary School (PK-5)

Las Vegas's Thomas O'Rourke Elementary School (public) serves 748 students, grades PK-5. The school has a 9/10 GreatSchools rating.

The Thomas O'Rourke Elementary School focuses on the community, its goal is to unite the staff, students and parents in the pursuit of the best comprehensive and challenging academic environment. The school also engages its students with multiple extra-curriculum actives, such as Basketball, Bricks 4 Kids, Math Olympiads, Drama Kids, Writing Camp, Flag Football, Mad Science.

Source: http://schools.ccsd.net/oroarke/
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Henry and Evelyn Bozarth Elementary School (PK-5)

Las Vegas's Henry & Evelyn Bozarth Elementary School (public) serves 724 students, grades PK-5. It is all female. The school has a 9/10 GreatSchools rating.

Bozarth Elementary School tries to build a community between their staff, students and parents, promoting mutual respect and high expectations. The school offers a strong academic curriculum and motivates students to achieve the highest results.

Source: http://schools.ccsd.net/bozarth/
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Joseph M Neal Elementary School (PK-5)

Las Vegas's Joseph M Neal Elementary School (public) serves 729 students, grades PK-5. The school has a 7/10 GreatSchools rating.

Joseph M. Neal Elementary School aims to ensure the successful education of each of its students by encouraging and motivating them in both academic and extra-curriculum aspects. The school provides a safe and challenging environment with a strong curriculum and dedicated staff.

Source: http://schools.ccsd.net/neal
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Kinder Prep Academy (PK)

Las Vegas's Kinder Prep Academy is a fully licensed nursery, pre-school and full-day Kindergarten that enrolls 68 students.

Kinder Prep Academy aims to provide quality academic and social education, helping children build self-esteem and necessary future skills. The academy's curriculum includes such disciplines as: Language and Reading Readiness, Literature, Math, Science, Social Studies, Art, Music, and Computers.

Source: http://www.kinder-prep.com/
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Candil Hall Early Childhood Education (PK-2)

Las Vegas's Candil Hall Early Childhood Education is a family owned, private school. It enrolls 58 students, from PK through the 2nd grade.

Candil Hall employs an individual approach for each student, paying attention to their individual strengths and weaknesses, and guiding them through a successful learning experience.

The school's classrooms may be a bit small, but they are meant to be in order to keep the number of students in a class to a minimum and pay max attention to each student. The classrooms are well equipped and have separate bathrooms.
The schools playground offers a park-like setting with grass and bike paths, half basketball court, sandbox, and covered patios.

Source: http://www.candilhallschool.com/
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Lamb of God Lutheran School (PK-5)

Las Vegas's Lamb of God Lutheran School (private) serves 431 students, grades PK-5. It is coed, Core Knowledge, religious and Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod) associated.

The Lamb of God Lutheran School aims to provide children with an academic and spiritual education in a safe and loving Christian environment. The school also features such extra-curriculum activities as basketball, volleyball, painting, dance, and band music.

Source: http://www.lambofgodlv.com/
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Schools Overview in Centennial Hills, Las Vegas, NV