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Central High School
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  • Public
  • GRAND RAPIDS, MI

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Diversity
    grade B minus
  3. Teachers
    grade A minus
  4. College Prep
    grade A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade B minus
  6. Health & Safety
    grade A minus
  7. Administration
    grade B minus
  8. Sports
    grade A+
  9. Food
    grade B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    grade C+

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Central High School is a top rated, public school located in GRAND RAPIDS, MI. It has 1,190 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 65% of students are at least proficient in math and 85% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
85%
Percent Proficient - Math
65%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1300
166 responses
Average ACT
30
213 responses
AP Enrollment
35%

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Living in the Area

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade B
  2. Good for Families
    grade A+
  3. Housing
    grade A
Median Household Income
$119,404
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$1,368
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$347,500
National
$217,500

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
grade A minus
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 15 responses
Poll
53%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 15 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 28 responses
  • Football Games
    43%
  • School dances
    36%
  • Fundraisers
    7%
  • Spirit Week(s)
    7%
  • Cross country
    4%
  • Track and field
    4%

Students

Diversity
grade B minus
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,190
Free or Reduced Lunch
12%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 17 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 17 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 17 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$67,751
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.6%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 24 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 24 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 24 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade B minus
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$12,327 / year
National
$12,239
80%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 25 responses
28%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 25 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 25 responses

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