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+
Central High School is a public school located in Grand Junction, CO. It has 1,473 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 19% of students are at least proficient in math and 30% in reading.
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
1140
34 responses
Average ACT
24
63 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
73%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 44 responses
Report
  • Parades
    20%
  • Football Games
    14%
  • Prom
    14%
  • Musicals and plays
    14%
  • Concerts
    14%
  • All sporting events
    11%
  • Music performances
    9%

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%
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
58%
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
17:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.5%
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.20 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.20 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.20 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
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.19 responses
16%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.19 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.19 responses
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Student involvement is really bad and people generally don't care about their education. Most classes, especially Advanced Placement, feel dumbed down because students can't handle the material and won't put in effort. I have not enjoyed my time here, and feel I missed out on a lot of opportunities because Central has so little to offer. However, the teachers genuinely care about their students and try to push kids to do their best.
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My experience at Central High School has been very well over the past 4 years. I appreciate the well rounded atmosphere and all the sporting coaches and programs i have participated in, i also enjoy the set of up classes my junior and senior year. The only things i didn't care for at Central were the way some classes were set up, like not being able to study one book for a good amount of time.
Central High School is in a great area! The teachers and staff love their students, every one of them know their students by name..even after many years of having class! The class sizes are great!