grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
- Academicsgrade A minus
- Diversitygrade A+
- Teachersgrade B+
- College Prepgrade A minus
- Clubs & Activitiesgrade C+
- Health & Safetygrade B minus
- Administrationgrade B minus
- Sportsgrade B+
- Foodgrade C
- Resources & Facilitiesgrade C minus
Central High School is a highly rated, public school located in Champaign, IL. It has 1,291 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 40% of students are at least proficient in math and 44% in reading.
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Overall Niche Grade
- Cost of Livinggrade B minus
- Good for Familiesgrade A minus
- Housinggrade B minus
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
grade B minus
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 6 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 6 responses
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 15 responses
- Going to see plays and musicals27%
- Going to the basketball/football games27%
- Going Tennis Matches13%
- Going to Marching Band Competitions13%
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 7 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 7 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 7 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 10 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 10 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 10 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
$17,768 / year
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 11 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 11 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 11 responses
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Central High School Reviews
Rating 3.48 out of 5 69 reviews
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I transferred to Central High school from a Chicago suburban school district back in 2004, during my freshman year. I found the academics to be behind compared to a well-funded district. Teachers were passionate and would teach beyond the basic curriculum, however, the basic curriculum was minimal at best. For a college town, this high school should have been more of a college prep. Apart from encouraging students to do well on the ACT (due to the No Child Left Behind consequences), there should have been more focus on how to be prepared for the college future.
The curriculum and teaching is pretty good. Good office hours. They don’t really push you to take more challenging classes like APs though. People do pretty well here if they sort of try. The clubs available aren’t much. They definitely need more funding in that area for volunteering, membership, etc. The sports have decent programs.
Central has had it's ups and downs due to on going construction and out-dated buildings. The school does well with being very diverse, but they can still do a better job on making everyone feel apart of the school community. There are classes you are able to take at Central to challenge you such as AP classes, but some teachers put in more effort than others to thoroughly teach their material. There could be better facilities for the sports teams to practice at so there isn't as much commuting from place to place.