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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Bay City Central High School is an above average, public school located in Bay City, MI. It has 1,064 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 2% of students are at least proficient in math and 1% in reading.

Bay City Central High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
1%
Percent Proficient - Math
2%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1100
99 responses
Average ACT
23
66 responses
AP Enrollment
15%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$37,901
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$608
National
$949
Median Home Value
$67,100
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.16 responses
Poll
81%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.16 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 75 responses
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  • Pep rally
    20%
  • Football games
    19%
  • Homecoming
    17%
  • Prom
    17%
  • Musicals
    16%
  • Talent Show
    7%
  • Homecoming
    1%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,064
Free or Reduced Lunch
55%
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.22 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.22 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.22 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$58,381
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.7%
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.34 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.34 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.34 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$9,713/ year
National
$12,239
82%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.33 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.33 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.33 responses
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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.
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No recycling bins, or regular bathroom cleanings. Staff vary from friendly to difficult to tolerate, but not hate. Some try to know you as a person. SOme just see you as a student earning a grade. LOTS of extracurriculars and fun classes. COunselors could be a bit better, both at guidance and counseling. PLENTY of student diversity(races, sexualities, religions, etc). Food is free-SO STOP WASTING IT PPL!!!!!!!! Vending machines and Popcorn Friday is a plus. LOTS of PDA. Overall, the school's a'ight.
Bay City Central or BCC was an amazing school with a lot of opportunities for advancement for leadership. There are many clubs, sports, and ways to get involved in the school culture. The students are friendly and the teachers are very understanding and compassionate. I was very involved in the sports at Bay City Central; I ran cross country, played basketball, and ran track and field. Participating in these sports created a sense of confidence in myself and I am very grateful for the chance to participate in them. I love my old high school Bay City Central.