Central High School Reviews
Rating 3.79 out of 5 133 reviews
In my four years of attending Central High School, I had a pretty good experience with the school. Teachers are always very helpful and provide multiple resources in order for students to succeed, which include after school tutoring and one on one conferences. Teachers have been even more helpful following the spread of COVID, and are available every day for office hours unless they have a personal matter to tend to. The only times I struggled at Central were mostly due to conflict with other students or my own bad habits such as procrastination and laziness.
Central High School teachers and staff are very determined to make their school a safe environment for students. Teachers give an equal opportunity for all students and try to make their high school experience as memorable as possible.
Central is a very multicultural school. They have awesome teacher and awesome sports team. One of the biggest successes we did this year was probably the freshman football team going undefeated. Our school is very diverse and you rarely see any bullying. Our staff and students take bullying very very seriously. Students will stand up for students who need help. Also the grades aren’t really a problem all teacher help all the students to be successful.
At Central High School, I loved the teachers that I had. They were always very invested in my success. The sports programs were good, but I wish there were more club options for students who aren't into sports.
What I loved about Central was the sports teams I was on. Volleyball, swim team and track helped me make so many friends and we’re the highlight of my high school career. What I didn’t like was the academic part, a lot of the teachers were lazy and had videos teach for them instead of lecturing which I hated. Another weakness of Central is that we don’t have very great math teachers. School spirit at our school is at an all time low which I definitely think is something we could improve on. School spirit makes everything more fun and with that being said I think if we had more spirit people would have more pride in being apart of the student body.
Central High School has low academics. I moved from Washington and a rigorous school environment. When I started at Central I had to skip multiple classes to be academically challenged, and I got some credits out of the way quickly and was able to graduate a semester early. There are some great teachers there, but overall the teachers did not control their classrooms or motivate their learners.
While I'm enjoying my time at Central, I definitely see some ways for improvement. My school only provides about 5 AP classes, so the kids preparing for college really aren't, but at the same time doesn't offer trade classes or internships so those planing on entering the workforce or a trade school are unprepred as well
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.
I appreciate some of the teachers, but the quality of education is mediocore at best. They only discuss in state schools rather then showing the possibility of leaving Oregon.
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.
Great school if you're the type that gets work done, I spent half of my class time on card games with others because they're a safer choice than phones. They're lenient on phone usage when caught unless they specified at the beginning of the year it's strictly forbidden, (all math teachers and most science teachers will confiscate the phones). The Spanish (which is most likely the only foreign language ever going to be offered again) textbooks could use updating, they're over 15 years old.
Central excels in providing extracurricular opportunities to its students. With vibrant arts, sports, and other clubs, the high school does a great job of combining institutional and parent/teacher support to give students an opportunity to grow and succeed outside of the classroom.
What could have improved was making sure teachers weren’t tolerating abusive behavior between students.
Central High School has given me the opportunity to grow and exceed in academics. I enjoy the variety of choices of classes that there is at CHS.
Coming from Germany, I really enjoyed Central. Everyone was nice to me and accepted me for who I am. The staff were supportive and understood, when I needed help.
I enjoyed the school atmosphere around the sporting events. it is in a small town and there are lots of local support, and everyone supported one another. the teachers were all very nice and easy to talk too, which made it easier to learn. the college readiness was not as good as it should have been, but in my senior year they really were making an effort to change that. A lot had to do with the students not the teachers.