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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Centaurus High School is a highly rated, public school located in Lafayette, CO. It has 1,090 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 37% of students are at least proficient in math and 42% in reading.
Address
10300 South Boulder Road
Lafayette, CO 80026
Telephone
(720) 561-7500

Centaurus High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
42%
Percent Proficient - Math
37%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1190
110 responses
Average ACT
26
143 responses
AP Enrollment
38%

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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$76,059
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,283
National
$949
Median Home Value
$343,000
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
75%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.20 responses
Poll
85%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.20 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 58 responses
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  • Powderpuff!
    26%
  • Jello wrestleing
    16%
  • Hug a Warrior
    10%
  • Homecoming
    9%
  • Sports
    9%
  • Marching band season
    7%
  • Homecoming
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,090
Free or Reduced Lunch
34%
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.25 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.25 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.25 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$73,496
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.2%
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.36 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.36 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.36 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$11,345/ year
National
$12,239
82%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.39 responses
28%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.39 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.39 responses
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I liked the fact that the teachers help the students accountable. I had a very great four years and played 3 varsity sports earning all state two years in row. I loved the national honors society club and meetings. Our class sizes were great and allowed students to learn, get to know the teacher, and ask questions when they needed to. I loved how many student clubs there were, and how diverse the school and the students were. It seemed like everyone could find something to be involved in that they loved. I loved all the traditions, my personal favorite was jello wrestling!
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There are really good teachers, and then teachers who are really bad. You will definitely have a mixture, but also definitely make friends throughout your years at centaurus. They take their engineering program very seriously, as well as drama and music!
Overall, I had a pretty good experience with Centaurus High School. One of the major points of interest for incoming freshman is the engineering program, which was definitely a highlight of my experience. With a variety of engineering courses ranging from Aerospace to Computer Integrated Manufacturing, paired with unique student-driven learning through hands-on work and experience using tools such as stereolithographic 3D printers and CNC machines, students are well prepared for future careers in engineering fields.

Most courses and classes offered are driven by well-experienced teachers that understand the best way for students to learn the curriculum. With the AP and engineering program in particular, teachers know how create a engaging and rewarding learning experience for the students, leading to an overall inviting school environment.