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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C-
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    D+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Central High School is a public school located in Independence, OR. It has 997 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 21% of students are at least proficient in math and 67% in reading.
Address
1530 Monmouth St
Independence, OR 97351
Telephone
(503) 838-0480
Website
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Central High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
67%
Percent Proficient - Math
21%
Average Graduation Rate
84%
Average SAT
1100
62 responses
Average ACT
25
13 responses
AP Enrollment
21%
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$48,283
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$913
National
$949
Median Home Value
$162,600
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
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.10 responses
Poll
90%
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 19 responses
Report
  • School dances, spring fling week, Mr./Mrs. Central
    58%
  • Spirit week
    16%
  • Pep band
    11%
  • Theatre
    11%
  • Choir
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
997
Free or Reduced Lunch
52%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$54,735
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.1%
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.18 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.18 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.18 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
$10,880/ year
National
$12,239
79%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.19 responses
32%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.19 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.19 responses
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I loved going to Central! The teachers were incredibly helpful and there were many opportunities for me! However, the way the staff handled bullying was not conductive of a good learning environment nor was it fair to the students involved.
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I do not have much to compare Central High School, but overall from my experience I would say it is a pretty good school. It is clean and is up to date with technology. The teachers all care for the students and for the most part do their best to help them succeed. There are a few select teachers who have really made the experience that much better, and a few teachers who several students do not get along with. Being a school in Oregon, I feel it is not academically rigorous enough to prepare students for college, especially if one is going out of state. That being said there are several teachers who understand this and do their best to ensure students will be ready when it comes to college life.
A lack of diversity within the student body, poor test scores, and a culture unresponsive to the increasing need for college readiness at an early age all contribute towards a school in need of change. The student body it self is mixed in terms of academic and personal success, though it is obvious who the school values (kids with higher test scores). Also, a lack of advanced classes, or even classes that meet the standard rigor necessary to prepare students for college.