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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  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 1,515 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 23% of students are at least proficient in math and 27% 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
27%
Percent Proficient - Math
23%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
1110
40 responses
Average ACT
24
64 responses
AP Enrollment
21%
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    NG
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Cost of Living
    C+
  4. Good for Families
    C+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$55,516
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,122
National
$949
Median Home Value
$184,300
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C
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%
  • Concerts
    14%
  • Football Games
    14%
  • Musicals and plays
    14%
  • Prom
    14%
  • All sporting events
    11%
  • Music performances
    9%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,515
Free or Reduced Lunch
48%
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
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$49,800
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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My experience at Central High School was over all pretty good. I loved being in choir because the choir director there is extremely helpful, caring, and is a really good teacher and role model. I also liked the idea of having everyone join a club because I feel like it made people feel more like they belonged somewhere. There were times when I thought that some teachers didn't do as great of a job with the students as other teachers, and the school should invest in more security such as security cameras and so on. But overall, my experience with Central High School was pretty good :)
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I loved going to central, it was a very good community. I would really like to see more student involvement in the arts programs though!
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.