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School History

Student looking at books in the library

Blue Heron opened in the fall of 2002 with 650 students and 77 employees. The building dedication was April 13, 2003. It was built as a state of the art facility prepared to meet the educational needs of over 750 students while serving the Centennial community.

The two-story building is divided into four wings, each housing a specific facet of the learning continuum. Each grade level is located centrally with classrooms opening to a commons area. In addition to excellent classroom facilities, the building has computer labs, an extensive media center with ample room to add media resources, special education, art, music, and physical education facilities. Additional learning space in the wings allows for support programming opportunities. Technologically, Blue Heron is exceptionally prepared for the future. In addition to state of the art computer labs, it has multiple Internet and cable hook ups, and laptops available for classroom use. Outdoor facilities include a large playground, fields for recess and sporting activities.

The name Blue Heron was chosen to reflect the history of blue herons in the community. Blue Heron is a 101,241 square foot two-story building on a 13 acre site.

Enrollment History:

2011-12 = 738
2010-11 = 695
2009-10 = 705
2008-09 = 657
2007-08 = 683
2006-07 = 668
2005-06 = 670
2004-05 = 671
2003-04 = 659
2002-03 = 650


Dan Melde, 2005 - 2013
Dan Hovland, 2002-2005

Blue Heron was dedicated on April 13, 2003.

Front page of BH dedication program