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
1120
26 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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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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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!
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.