Central High School
- CLIFTON, IL
Central High School Reviews
Rating 3.51 out of 5 43 reviews
I had a lot of great experiences at Central High School. We have one of the coolest gyms around. It’s always clean. We go all out when decorating for different spirit weeks or dances making school much more fun. Classes are challenging but enjoyable. But the staff is the best part. We are able to build real relationships with all of our teachers and know that we can go to them when we are struggling in or outside of school, need a laugh, or just a chance to break away from what’s going bad and just have fun and feel like we can breathe.
I would like to see the arts programs such as theatre, choir and music get the same attention as sports.
Centered in university town, Central high school in Champaign Illinois brings diversity usually found in a big city to a small Midwestern town. My experience at Central has taught me how to work more cohesively with peers and authority figures. I believe Central is a perfect exit ramp for merging off of childhood and into ones future
Personally, I believe this school is great! The teachers care very much about their students and truly love to support the school itself. We have a school therapist in the school for example and so kids will be sent there if they are feeling down or simply if they just need someone to talk to. Clifton Central High School is very well education wise due to their variety of classes you are able to take as well!
For the most part Central High School was awesome. The only thing I can complain about is all the outdated stuff. Anything from books to gym equipment everything just seemed outdated.
Clifton Central High School offered assistance any time I needed it. I had a teacher that was my coach as well as my teacher. This teacher went above and beyond in helping me reach my potential. I would change only a few things, for example, the food and lack of sports available.
We have some great extracurriculars at Central. They have a lot of opportunities and help a lot of people. As of late with budget cuts, we are unfortunately losing a lot of them, but the ones we do have are full of activities to do.
High school is a touchy subject for a lot of people. There is often a lot of drama, but I have managed to stay out of it. Instead of destroying others, I am involved with groups that focus on helping others instead of ignoring them. People do test my patience sometimes, but all around my high school experience has not been that bad.
The teachers at my school about every student that walks through the halls of our school. They do not want to see any of us fail, and there are a ton of programs to get help before or after school. The only minor complaint is that the teachers do sometimes have a bit of favoritism, but it is only when they have issues with problem students. Even then, they make an effort to resolve conflict. Overall, the teachers do a great job with the students.
I rated this school okay for several reasons. First of all, Centrals grading scale is not how it should be. It is harder than other schools and that makes our grades look worse than they really are. Another big issue at our school is respect. Kids get away with being extremely disrespectful.
Teachers knowledge is a big factor in how they teach. Learning from teachers who know what they are talking about is much easier because they can quickly and accurately answer any questions you may have. Some teachers at my school know what they are teaching and others do not.
What makes this school unique is that it is fairly small but has a lot of school spirit, especially for football season. There are plenty of opportunities for one to succeed but you have to work for it. I didn't know anyone going into this school my freshmen year but thankfully I was able to make some good friends. However this isn't the case for everyone since there aren't that many groups of friends to choose from. Some perfectly normal, nice people end up hanging out by themselves because the school isn't big enough to facilitate the diversity some people need. However it is still a good school with plenty of educational opportunities and fun to be had.
I would never go back to school there
I think they put sports and fitness above most school work
Most of the teachers obviously have favorites and allow them to do whatever they want and get away with it. A lot of the teachers also grade unfairly based on their favorites.
There are a lot of extra curricular activities available
Teachers all have access to technology but very few utilize their resources.