Construction of Centennial High School began in 1953 with its first graduating class in 1954.
Centennial is also known as the Big Ten.
School Colors are Scarlet & White.
Mascot is Apache Warrior.
Student Newspaper is the Apache Signal.
Yearbook Name is the War Cry.
Centennial is the smallest of the three high schools in the Compton Unified School District, which also includes Compton High School and Dominguez High School.