Centerville Elementary School

Excellent on Purpose

  • VisionCenterville Elementary School will be a world-class school where our students are ENCOURAGED to excel both academically and behaviorally; EMPOWERED to discover their strengths; and MOTIVATED to realize their full learning potential.

    MissionThe mission of Centerville Elementary School is to create a safe learning environment focused on academic excellence and high expectations for teaching and learning.


  • Duty Free Lunch for Teachers

    Date: Friday, January 27, 2023

    Time: 10:45 AM - 12:40 PM  (30 minute time slots available)

    Volunteers are needed to help monitor students in the cafeteria during lunch on Friday, January 27th.  This will allow our teachers the opportunity to get a much needed break during their lunch period.  Come volunteer for 30 minutes, then finish your duty by having lunch with your student.  Please click on the link below to sign up for a time or call Ms. Jarrell at 678.639.3721.

    Click here to sign up: Click to View Our SignUps on SignUp 

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  • Kids Heart Challenge

    • Kids Heart Challenge is a free event for all students. During Heart Month in February, all Centerville Elementary students will have the opportunity to learn about the importance of having a healthy heart while participating in jump rope and other fun activities during their P.E. classes from February 1st to February 28th. We are partnering with the American Heart Association and helping to raise money in the fight against heart disease.
    • All Centerville Elementary students will have the chance to earn a free Kids Heart Challenge wristband just by registering with the information provided below. Students that decide to participate in fundraising for the American Heart Association will need to enter all donations online. Prizes will be ordered following the last day of the Kids Heart Challenge.
    • All donations must be entered online no later than February 28th.
    • Please visit the Centerville Elementary Kids Heart Challenge website by scanning the QR code below or visit the website and search for Centerville Elementary School. Students can also download the Kids Heart Challenge App in Google Play or the Apple Store.

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  • The Educational Effectiveness Student Survey (EES)

    The Educational Effectiveness Survey (EES) measures what students in grades 3-12 think about their school experience, asking about their school, practices that affect student learning, and how well their school is performing.  The student survey will be available to Gwinnett County Public Schools’ students between January 19 and February 3.

    The student feedback collected from this survey will help our schools as they seek to better support the needs of each and every one of our students.  This survey should take approximately 15 minutes for most students to complete.  As part of our process, school district leaders wanted to make parents and caregivers aware of this survey, familiarize them with the questions students would be asked, and offer the opportunity for them to opt their child out of taking the survey.

    Click here to preview the survey questions.

    Click here for information on how to opt out if you do not want your child to participate in the EES Student Survey.  You may complete this process online, using the GCPS Parent Portal, or provide the request in writing to your child’s school by Wednesday, January 18th.

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  • Lifelines Prevention: Suicide Prevention

    We all share a common goal of creating a safe learning environment where suicide is prevented.  Related to that goal, House Bill 198 requires that each school system adopt a policy that addresses student suicide prevention.  Gwinnett County Public Schools uses Lifelines Prevention, an evidence-based curriculum, to educate students in grades 5, 7, and 9 on the facts about suicide and students’ role in suicide prevention. The program curriculum includes developmentally appropriate class discussions, student handouts, videos, and corresponding activities. The program curriculum was submitted and reviewed by the Community Health Education Advisory Committee. The purpose of the Lifelines Prevention program is to provide accurate and relevant information about youth suicide, learn how to respond to suicidal friends, and where to go for help.

    During the months of January and February, our school counselors will offer lessons from the Lifelines Prevention curriculum in our fifth-grade classes. Because one of the main objectives of this curriculum is to encourage our students to identify trusted adults in their lives to whom they can turn if they have concerns about themselves or their friends, we want to provide you with an outline of the four sessions to make it easier for you to talk with your child about these important lessons.

    Please click on the link below for additional information and to view the curriculum for the lessons.

    Lifelines Prevention letter and curriculum

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  • 22-23 Supply List Now Available

    2022-2023 School Supply list available now. Click here!

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Meet the Principal

  • Mrs. Bonita Banks


    CENTERVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, Gwinnett County Public Schools, Snellville, Georgia (2016 - present)
    PARTEE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, Gwinnett County Public Schools, Snellville, Georgia (2007 – 2016)

    PARTEE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, Gwinnett County Public Schools, Snellville, Georgia (2005 – 2007)
    DR. MARTIN L. KING, JR. MIDDLE SCHOOL, New Orleans Public School District, New Orleans, LA (2003 – 2005)
    LORD BEACONSFIELD LANDRY MIDDLE SCHOOL, New Orleans Public School District, New Orleans, LA (2001 – 2003)
    EDWARD HENRY PHILLIPS MIDDLE SCHOOL, New Orleans Public School District, New Orleans, LA (1995 - 2001)

    Education Specialist in Educational Leadership, Argosy University – Atlanta, GA
    Master of Arts in Education/Administration and Supervision, University of Phoenix – Online, Phoenix, AZ
    Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Southern University at New Orleans - New Orleans, LA 
    Bachelor of Arts in Print Journalism, Southern University at New Orleans - New Orleans, LA

School Information

Early Checkout

  • Checking A Student Out of School/Dismissal of Students

    1. The cut-off time for checking a student out of school early is 2:15PM.  Dismissal will only be allowed after 2:15PM in serious emergency situations (must be approved by an administrator). 
    2. A picture ID is required to check out a student.
    3. All students are to be checked out at the front reception desk.  Your child will be called for you. 
    4. In order to maintain a safe and security school, please do not go directly to the classroom.


  • Full price student meals are $1.50 for breakfast and $2.25 for lunch.

    Reduced price student meals are $0.30 for breakfast and $0.40 for lunch.

    Adult lunches are $3.00.


    10:50 AM to 11:25 AM

    1st Grade

    11:00 AM to 11:35 AM

    5th Grade

    11:10AM to 11:40AM

    3rd Grade

    11:35AM to 12:05PM

    4th Grade

    12:00PM to 12:30PM

    2nd Grade

    12:10 PM to 12:40 PM

CES Five Star Pledge

CES Five Star Pledge