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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Central High School is a highly rated, public school located in Grand Forks, ND. It has 1,004 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 37% of students are at least proficient in math and 42% in reading.

Central High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
42%
Percent Proficient - Math
37%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1340
10 responses
Average ACT
25
137 responses
AP Enrollment
12%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$47,871
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$809
National
$949
Median Home Value
$197,900
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
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
92%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 16 responses
  • Cushman Classic football game
    25%
  • Academic pep rally
    19%
  • Homecoming dance
    19%
  • Math Club
    13%
  • Prom
    13%
  • All city band concert
    6%
  • Snowball dance
    6%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,004
Free or Reduced Lunch
28%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$75,884
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.7%
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.19 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.19 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.19 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$14,759/ year
National
$12,239
80%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.20 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.20 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.20 responses
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Central High School is a good school to attend. I liked the location and spending time with my friends. The trap shooting program was great and allowed for a growth and learning opportunity. The parking at Central was adequate. I really enjoyed most teachers, but some were past their prime and could not relate to students. Once we had to go online during Covid, this was very challenging and not as easy to learn as in-class learning. Having friend interaction is what's most important during your high school years. The food at Central was good most days. There were plenty of options to choose from. There were many opportunities for extracurricular activities and I attended several dances and sporting events with my friends. Central does a great job keeping my parents informed about events and deadlines. My school counselor is great and has been helpful during years in high school and keeping me on track to graduate. Having shadow opportunities and field trips was also beneficiary.
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Central was a pretty good school. I had good friends and the environment was educationally focused with very helpful teachers. However, my senior ending sucked. I graduated early and they dropped my contact and quit sending me information about graduation. It was a COVID-19 graduation but if we hadn't called about my honor stole I would've never gotten to participate in graduation. They were pretty much forgetting about me.
I moved here in Sophomore year and the students were pretty nice ans over the years I've definitely made some very good friends. As far as school the diversity is pretty low and becuase of that an understanding of other cultures is also pretty low. They also have an obsessive rule about earbuds in the hall, it's quite ridiculous; not to long ago phones were only allowed in certain areas of the school. The food is pretty average and the dress code is lenient unless a female's clothes are deemed distracting.