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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Centauri High School is an above average, public school located in La Jara, CO. It has 292 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 47% of students are at least proficient in math and 42% in reading.
Address
17889 Us Hwy 285
La Jara, CO 81140
Telephone
(719) 274-5178
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Centauri High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
42%
Percent Proficient - Math
47%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1130
43 responses
Average ACT
23
59 responses
AP Enrollment
5%

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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Rural
Median Household Income
$35,657
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$533
National
$949
Median Home Value
$113,100
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • Sport's games, homcoming week, and prom.
    45%
  • Pep band
    30%
  • Homecoming week,sport's games,pep rallies,concerts
    25%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
292
Free or Reduced Lunch
51%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$42,906
Teachers in First/Second Year
16.5%
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.12 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.12 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.12 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$9,393/ year
National
$12,239
67%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.9 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.9 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.9 responses
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Centauri High School Reviews

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Being at Centauri is an amazing experience.. its rated 39th of a low income school in Colorado. Being at Centauri isn't only just school, It's a place you meet life long friends and prepare for your future. Centauri is not a place that he/she dreads to go to, everyone is excited to get there and start preparing for what comes later in life. We have various sports and clubs. I have never seen a school with so much school spirit. The teachers there are not just teachers, they are leaders, prepares, and friends. It is amazing As a senior, I am graduating in 2017. Centauri's been the best experience of my life.. Those years i spent with those people will forever be the best years of my life. Deep down, we will all still be a family remembering our times being in the classroom wishing graduation would come fast. Little do we know our time there is limited. CENTAURI FALCON!
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Academically the school really succeeds but in terms of the learning environment lacks many things. Most of the teachers are very nice and helpful. They all do their best to help the students excel in school. The school however, is very old and out dated. It is hard to keep up with all of the newer schools that have better living conditions. The faculties are not modern in any way and the school does not always feel safe with recent events.
Although most of the student body is involved in some sort of extra curricular activity, the facilities here are extremely old and outdated. The football team only recently added new metal bleachers and lights for night games. Our track is still dirt even though we have over 70 kids that participate in track in the middle and high schools. Our gym in Centauri High School is so small and old that we have to have games in the Middle School gym because it's newer......that gym is 25 years old itself! Regardless of this, our sports teams are very competitive at the state level! We consistently "make it" to state in several sports. Because of our size and location and facilities we often times have to travel to other cities to compete. This brings up our buses. We purchase used buses because of the cost. When we get these uses they are not in great shape and often break down. As you can see, our school has great athletes in spite of the facilities and the buses.