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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    NG
  6. Health & Safety
    NG
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    NG
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Central High School is a public, online school located in Grand Junction, CO. It has 1,598 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 20% of students are at least proficient in math and 26% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
26%
Percent Proficient - Math
20%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1100
93 responses
Average ACT
24
68 responses
AP Enrollment
20%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
NG
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
  • Parades
    20%
  • Concerts
    14%
  • Football Games
    14%
  • Musicals and plays
    14%
  • Prom
    14%
  • All sporting events
    11%
  • Music performances
    9%
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Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,598
Free or Reduced Lunch
52%
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
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$51,510
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.4%
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
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I enjoy my classes due to passionate teachers and flexible counselors, but I encounter lots of apathy with both students and teachers of lower level classes. I would like my school to start incorporating more team-building, social-emotional learning, and college/career planning during advisory to increase student and teacher engagement. I am currently working with the Colorado Education Initiative (CEI) to make necessary reforms at Central. I attended the Social Emotional Redesign Network, which is a seminar where experts from CEI help schools dissect the main issues in each school then help strategize plans for fixing the issues. Central's admin and 14 other students and I are meeting regularly to discuss implementation for our plans for change. In spite of Central's apathy issues, it is amazing to have such supportive admin that are providing leadership opportunities, such as this one, and guiding us through the process in order to improve the school environment for future classes.
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Central High School in Grand Junction, Colorado is known for its STEM certified campus as well as its “go-green” attitude, previously being awarded the Green Ribbon award. As a student, I enjoy working with the staff and teachers to assure my success in my future goal oriented plans. Central High School constantly improves on campus safety, school lunches, schedule system, and implementing ways for students to be directed into a greater path. Being in the student council and National Honors Society, I noticed and was a part of big events such as dances, charity works, fundraising, and community service, which would not be possible without the influence of Central High School.
Central High School can use a lot of improvement, but much of what needs improved starts at the district level or even higher. There are a select number of teachers who are actually there for the student's success, and some there only to coach. There are students attempting to make a change, but in all reality, the whole school system needs to be remodeled with the focus more on learning than passing a test. There are programs in place to help several different students, yet students are rarely informed.