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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Central High School is an above average, public school located in Aberdeen, SD. It has 1,261 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 41% of students are at least proficient in math and 76% in reading.
About Central High School...
Address
2200 S Roosevelt St
Aberdeen, SD 57401
Telephone
(605) 725-8100
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Central High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
76%
Percent Proficient - Math
41%
Average Graduation Rate
83%
Average SAT
1310
9 responses
Average ACT
25
136 responses
AP Enrollment
15%

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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$47,506
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$641
National
$949
Median Home Value
$144,000
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
75%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.16 responses
Poll
69%
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 50 responses
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  • Homecoming football game
    22%
  • Pops, Pop, and Popcorn concert
    16%
  • Christmas music in the halls before break
    14%
  • Homecoming week dress up days
    12%
  • School Spirit Friday
    10%
  • Bistro
    8%
  • Homecoming pep rally
    8%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,261
Free or Reduced Lunch
23%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.20 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.20 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.20 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$41,977
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.1%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.24 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.24 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.24 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$9,632/ year
National
$12,239
63%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.27 responses
22%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.27 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.27 responses
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I had a great high school experience! I got involved with dance team and sideline cheer, through which I met amazing friends. I felt like my teachers at Central truly cared about me as a person, rather than just as a student. Like all other high schools, there can be lots of cliques which is something I would like to see change; however, I think that’s a change that would need to happen within each student. Each student would need to have the mindset of being welcoming to new people and going out of their way to form connections with new people.
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I love Central High School! I had a very wonderful experience! Teachers worked hard to see each and every student succeed. I always felt included and I always had a good time. Something I would change is the coat rule. We are not allowed to wear winter coats in school. I do not agree with this rule because the school can be very cold some days. I also would like to see each student with a laptop. Many schools around Central have laptops for each student. I think this is a good idea in order to be up to date with technology and information.
I liked the overall high school experience at Central. However, a lot of the rules were very strict and ruined a lot of my time at Central. Students are not allowed to carry backpacks, their phones, their water bottles have to be clear, their shorts have to be a certain length, shoulders could not be shown, etc. Sometimes with all of the rules, I felt as though I was going to school in jail. After all the rules have been followed I did not feel like myself. It was hard to express myself.