"The mission of Centennial Elementary is to empower all students to do their personal best and surpass state standards in an enriching, stimulating, and safe environment."
Centennial Elementary School opened in August of 1999. The faculty/staff was formerly known as Sullivan Elementary School in the Sullivan Building on the DCHS campus. The school was built during the 100 year anniversary of Dickson County, and that is the origin of its name. Mr. Gary Brunett was the principal during the transition to the new campus and stayed on to lead for seven more years. His motto was, “Do the right thing because it’s the right thing to do,” and it stills drives our building’s atmosphere today. In 2006, Crysti Sheley became principal and has carried over the same expectations of hard work, good citizenship, and academic success.
We are the largest elementary school in the Dickson County and currently have over 500 students enrolled. We serve children from Pre-K through 5th grade. In 2019, we were honored with the title of “Reward School” for the fourth time. We promote learning in a safe and orderly environment, believe all students can learn, and strive to teach all students to do their personal best every day. Centennial supports our community’s extracurricular activities by sharing facilities with Buckner Park where many children play baseball, softball, basketball, soccer, and run cross country. For those who enjoy the fine arts, we have a wonderful art and music department and a student choir. Our 61 certified staff and 13 support staff members strive to create positive relationships with our students to grow the whole child academically, socially and emotionally.