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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Centaurus High School is a highly rated, public school located in Lafayette, CO. It has 1,140 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 32% of students are at least proficient in math and 27% in reading.
Address
10300 South Boulder Road
Lafayette, CO 80026
Telephone
(720) 561-7500
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Centaurus High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
27%
Percent Proficient - Math
32%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1190
149 responses
Average ACT
26
152 responses
AP Enrollment
38%

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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$75,669
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,334
National
$949
Median Home Value
$423,500
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
77%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.22 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.22 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 64 responses
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  • Powderpuff!
    27%
  • Jello wrestleing
    14%
  • Hug a Warrior
    11%
  • Homecoming
    9%
  • Sports
    8%
  • Marching band season
    6%
  • Homecoming
    6%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,140
Free or Reduced Lunch
32%
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.27 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.27 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.27 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$76,250
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.2%
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.38 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.38 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.38 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
$11,787/ year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.41 responses
29%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.41 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.41 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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Being a Boulder Valley School, Centaurus High is definitely one of the best to attend. Great diversity in both culture and types of education, gives students the chance to study what they are interested in while also providing a strong core knowledge experience. There are definitely some cons that come along with that as well, such as lack of attention to the arts on the schools side, all the money and effort going into the sports. Both of these programs are very good and should have equal attention. Administration is decent, but doesn't take the view of school through the students eyes into very much consideration.
I loved all the inclusion, diversity and the overall environment Centaurus provides. Ever since my first day of freshman year, I have always felt welcome and easily fit in. All students, staff, and faculty are so nice and engaging with everyone.
The academics that CHS provides fit every student's potential. With standard level classes, AP and IB classes, every student can feel comfortable in their classroom without having the fear of falling behind. I have friends in IB, AP, and standard level classes, while I am in a mixture of all three. I believe that all students are able to find what they like and are comfortable with.