Bay City Central High School
- BAY CITY, MI
Overall Niche Grade
- Academicsgrade B minus
- Diversitygrade A minus
- Teachersgrade B
- College Prepgrade B minus
- Clubs & Activitiesgrade B+
- Health & Safetygrade C+
- Administrationgrade B
- Sportsgrade B+
- Foodgrade B
- Resources & Facilitiesgrade B minus
Bay City Central High School is an above average, public school located in BAY CITY, MI. It has 1,037 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 27% of students are at least proficient in math and 47% in reading.
Bay City Central High School Rankings
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Percent Proficient - Reading
Percent Proficient - Math
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Overall Niche Grade
- Cost of Livinggrade A minus
- Good for Familiesgrade B minus
- Housinggrade B minus
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
84%of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 19 responses
74%of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 19 responses
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 81 responses
- Pep rally20%
- Football games19%
- Talent Show9%
- Spirit Week4%
grade A minus
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
96%of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 25 responses
84%of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 25 responses
92%of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 25 responses
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
76%of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 37 responses
76%of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 37 responses
78%of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 37 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
$9,713 / year
81%of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 36 responses
42%of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 36 responses
75%of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 36 responses
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Bay City Central High School Reviews
Rating 3.92 out of 5 208 reviews
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The teachers have excellent methods and it is clear student's futures are as important to them as they are to each student. I have always felt included and valued in Central's environment; there are many sports, clubs, and classes available for each student to choose from. There was never a time I felt unsafe, lost, or alone during my time at Central. I feel well prepared for my future and ready to start college in fall 2021!
I absolutely loved going to Bay City Central for high school. There was so many different extra curricular activities to choose from. I cheered at Central all 4 years of high school and it was the best experience I could have asked for. I was able to meet a great group of girls that I got to practice with everyday and become best friends. The coaches were phenomenal and only wanted what was best for my team and I. I was challenged each and every day, not only with schoolwork but with sports, which made me hold myself accountable. I also loved that there was so many different classes to choose from, besides those that were required. For example, mural design, wood shop, painting, welding, car care, web design, etc. It made going to school more enjoyable and something to look forward to. The best part of high school at Central was Friday night football games. Not only did I get to watch each game, but also cheer the team on in front of the crowds. It’s a memory I’ll never forget.
I loved going to Central, all administration was caring and pushing for everyone to succeed. We were really pushed to work as a “pack” and made going to school a fun and proactive experience. Something that I would like to see changed is the reputation that this beautiful school has. It is not where the “bad kids” go, it is a place where we are taught how to live in the real world, as students, workers, and innovators in our community.