About CHS

The purpose of Centerville High School is to build a strong foundation for the future by providing a safe learning environment that engages all students through challenging expectations, where teachers, students, and parents work together to equip all students with the tools needed for lifelong success.

Centerville teachers believe in what they do and care deeply about the children with which they work. Here at the High School, teachers use many different types of assessments from standardized tests to formative daily assessments to develop and implement the best educational plan for each individual student. We strive for growth and proficiency for all. We continually work together in our Professional Learning Communities to analyze data, learn new teaching strategies, perfect current teaching strategies, and plan effective lessons.

Not only is a collaboration between teachers important, but collaboration with parents is also a priority for us here at Centerville. Being a parent is the most difficult job we have, but also the most important and rewarding one. As parents, we are our child’s first teacher. Modeling a love for learning and being involved in your child’s education will have lasting impacts on your child’s future success. Together, we the teachers and parents, can provide a positive start for our kiddos as they head out on the journey of life.


Jeremy Hissem
Jeremy Hissem

Hello, my name is Jeremy Hissem and I have been a strong leader in the areas of building positive school culture and in building leaders from within. While at AHST Community Schools, serving as 7-12 Principal/Athletic Director and Cardinal CSD as 6-12 Principal, I learned to effectively manage a school building, while building positive relationships with all stakeholders.  I am originally from Montrose, IA where I attended and graduated from Central Lee Community Schools. I then went to Culver-Stockton College and earned a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education.  Then I attended Drake University and earned a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership.  I recently graduated with a Superintendent Advanced Studies Certificate (ASC) Program from the University of Northern Iowa.  I am married to Kelli Hissem and together we have two daughters, Kinsey (7th Grade) and Kaylin (4th Grade).  I am very passionate about my family, bow-hunting whitetails and turkey, the Iowa Hawkeyes and the St. Louis Cardinals.  “I am truly blessed and thankful to have the opportunity to work here at Centerville.  I hope to challenge the status quo, build on the positive culture we currently have in place, foster positive relationships, and improve student achievement.”  

Look forward to meeting you,

Jeremy Hissem
High School Principal

Go Big Reds!