A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    C-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Readiness
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Address
5901 Hall St Se
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Telephone
(616) 493-8700
Website

Central High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
77%
Percent Proficient - Math
63%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1310
24 responses
Average ACT
30
97 responses
AP Enrollment
31%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
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.14 responses
Poll
50%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.14 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 26 responses
Report
  • Football Games
    42%
  • School dances
    35%
  • Fundraisers
    8%
  • Spirit Week(s)
    8%
  • Cross country
    4%
  • Track and field
    4%
  • Homecoming
    0%

Students

Diversity
C-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,305
Free or Reduced Lunch
7%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.16 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.16 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.16 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$64,302
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.23 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.23 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.23 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$11,364/ year
National
$11,890
79%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.24 responses
29%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.24 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.24 responses

Central High School Reviews

127 reviews
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I moved in USA from Ukraine one year ago. Half year ago I went to FHC and my experience is great so far! I made a lot friends, even though i wasn't expecting too much because of a language barrier. Students and teachers were friendly and always willing to help. There are a lot of clubs in school. I joined swing club and GSA club. My next year Im planning on joining the crew and ski team.Im very happy Im in this school
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The variety of snacks and meals at the school is to a great extent of deliciousness. After Mrs. Obama passed the "healthy food in all schools" rule/law, the schools around us (including us) have given great thoughts and actions into changing the cafeteria food from crappy, to healthier!
Teachers at my high school seem to just be working a typical job, and do not always seem like they are enjoying what they are doing. This year my school has utilized technology which is allowing us to learn in more hands on methods, which helps people by using other teaching methods. Most of my teachers are well-educated, but are not alway the most friendly and helpful towards students.