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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  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 1,323 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 57% of students are at least proficient in math and 60% in reading.

Centaurus High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
60%
Percent Proficient - Math
57%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1200
183 responses
Average ACT
26
160 responses
AP Enrollment
38%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    D-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$78,642
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,411
National
$949
Median Home Value
$462,200
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
76%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.25 responses
Poll
76%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.25 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 73 responses
  • Powderpuff!
    26%
  • Jello wrestleing
    12%
  • Hug a Warrior
    11%
  • Homecoming
    10%
  • Homecoming
    8%
  • Spirit Week
    7%
  • Sports
    7%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,323
Free or Reduced Lunch
29%
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.30 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.30 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.30 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$78,760
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.2%
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.41 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.41 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.41 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
$17,732/ year
National
$12,239
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.44 responses
27%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.44 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.44 responses
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From the very popular engineering department, to the widely recognized band department, Centaurus high school has something for everyone! Perhaps it's greatest strength is the school's focus on STEM. This is due to the influence of such programs as IB, AP, and NHS. The faculty is very easy going at Centaurus, and the faculty's relationship with students is primarily positive. I struggled with a lot of personal issues while in highschool, and the faculty knew both how to support me and push me! My only critique when it comes to Centaurus, is the lack of appreciation and funding for the arts. I was involved in theatre for all four years, and we consistently had to fight tooth and nail against the school's administration to get what we needed. Many programs had to make sacrifices throughout the years as other programs benefited! So I would recommend that the school gives the arts the support that is so desperately deserves. However, aside from that one gripe, I highly recommend CHS!
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This is a good school if your just looking for a meh experience to check the box for high school. Not too difficult and not much going on here. Centaurus spent the last few years building open classrooms while the 21st century passed them by...mandated 10" chromebooks is their innovation, administrative cronyism, no real dialog through fake listening sessions and no real community. Monarch has many more options with business, technology and robotics. Peak to Peak will provide a top educational experience. Erie/Niwot and SVVSD offer access to innovation through partnerships with local companies such as Agilent's biotechnology sites, the technology truck, summer Engineering programs with major universities, district wide cyber security camp and hack-a-thons and the best thing is kids can use and access the technology that is best for them whether an IPad, Mac or Chromebook. I would take a look at the great things happening in SVVSD before committing to this school.
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!