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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Central High School is a highly rated, public school located in Burlington, IL. It has 1,048 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 55% of students are at least proficient in math and 53% in reading.
Address
PO Box 68
Burlington, IL 60109
Telephone
(847) 464-6030
Website
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Central High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
53%
Percent Proficient - Math
55%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1210
104 responses
Average ACT
27
146 responses
AP Enrollment
25%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$115,216
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,153
National
$949
Median Home Value
$337,300
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
93%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.15 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.15 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 49 responses
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  • Homecoming
    29%
  • Home games
    27%
  • Assemblies
    14%
  • Central Celebration
    10%
  • Pep Band
    8%
  • Homecoming
    4%
  • Pep rallies
    4%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,048
Free or Reduced Lunch
15%
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.19 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.19 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.19 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$62,304
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.4%
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.23 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.23 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.23 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$14,753/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.28 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.28 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.28 responses
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The opportunities at the high school are wonderful. My favorite activity is that as part of the national honor Society, my daughter spends her academic advisory class once a week to work with students who are struggling in specific areas. I believe we learn more when we are teaching others, not just regarding academics but also in getting along with people of different abilities. My daughter has thoroughly enjoyed joining activities such as Students Against Destructive decision-making, National Honor Society, Leadership team; along with playing girls golf, basketball and soccer.
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My experience with the teachers at Central, especially in the Arts (Choir, Band/ Concert Band, Drawing/ Painting) was meaningful and very helpful to my success as an art major. They helped propel me to become more confident, more skillful, and more aware of others and how they play a part in our lives. Another section of the school, the English department, is also filled with fun and quirky teachers who make learning engaging and dynamic. The English teachers will always help you to write your best and showcase how to be a great writer and a great teacher. Lastly, the social studies department is a place where you can learn about others and about how you want to progress as a person. The AP Psychology and Sociology/ Social Dynamics teachers both have a teaching style that helps your brain remember the information-- which makes learning easier and more effective. The teachers are also very kind and considerate toward the students.
Central High School, located in Burlington, IL, isn't a massive school by any means; it is surrounded by corn fields and rolling hills. In 5th grade, I moved from Charleston, South Carolina and began my education in the school district 301. Since that day, I have met amazing friends, realized my passion for singing and the arts, been apart of the varsity cheer program, taken four years of German, and so much more! My time at this school is not yet over, but I know that when it comes to an end I will carry it with me throughout college and wherever life takes me. The staff truly cares about every student's well being; they even helped me chose the college, Minnesota State University Mankato, that I recently committed to! The opportunities provided at Central have helped shape me into the person I am today, and I couldn't be more thankful to be a rocket.