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
    C-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Address
3130 E1/2 Road
Grand Junction, CO 81504
Telephone
(970) 254-6200

Central High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
30%
Percent Proficient - Math
19%
Average Graduation Rate
77%
Average SAT
1170
21 responses
Average ACT
24
61 responses
AP Enrollment
21%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
70%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 39 responses
Report
  • Parades
    23%
  • Football Games
    15%
  • All sporting events
    13%
  • Prom
    13%
  • Musicals and plays
    13%
  • Concerts
    13%
  • Music performances
    8%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,473
Free or Reduced Lunch
44%
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.5%
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.19 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.19 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.19 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$8,608/ year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.18 responses
17%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.18 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.18 responses
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Most of the after-school activities are sports, and those generally receive the most participation from the school and students as a whole and have the most competition. There are quite a variety of sports offered; from archery and swimming (in a pool not located on the school), to lacrosse and tennis as well as other common high school sports. There are 2 foreign languages and both have clubs; there's student council and yearbook; there's business clubs and helpful clubs. With student council, the same students were guaranteed to be admitted every single year, which was disappointing. I was very impressed with the students who were willing to use their free time for their clubs and volunteered and offered students services such as food drives. The student participation is key in all of the clubs, and administration is minimal. It's more of a helping hand and guidance; there's almost no funding for clubs, students must come up with ideas and ways to fund their own projects. Once a student joined a club, they were relatively committed.
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The teachers at Central High School, for the most part, go above and beyond to care for their students. While most of them are stuck in their teaching ways and don't vary their methods, making classes a bore sometimes, they genuinely care for their students. They mind those falling behind in class, and approach them with help if they need it. They know resources available, and try to accommodate student needs by accepting late work or offering alternate schedules. They try to get you to succeed. Not to mention, the teachers I took were all very friendly and approachable. Sure, they chose favorites, but they were very open and made my high school experience memorable.
I enjoyed attending Central High School, and I would choose to do it all over again if I could for the pure simplicity of high school. Central was not a very challenging school for my academic level, and the classes were a breeze. I would do anything to return to an older time such as that, without the responsibilities. From another angle, I would return for the experiences too. The students were active an engaging (even though I wasn't). I was constantly making new friends and seeing new places every year up until I graduated; I almost never hung out with the same group of people each semester. Yet I stayed friends with them all through the times, and traversed a great deal of different groups (art, theater, band, library, etc...). While I wasn't involved in many activities, the single club I chose was phenomenal. I chose German Club and was able to spend a few weeks that summer in Germany. I would love to go back.