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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Central High School is a public school located in Kirtland, NM. It has 777 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 6% of students are at least proficient in math and 37% in reading.
Address
550 Rd 6100
Kirtland, NM 87417
Telephone
(505) 368-4984
Website
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Central High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
37%
Percent Proficient - Math
6%
Average Graduation Rate
67%
Average SAT
910
5 responses
Average ACT
21
53 responses
AP Enrollment
12%
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Living in the Area
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$82,232
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,050
National
$949
Median Home Value
$198,000
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
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
Poll
63%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 35 responses
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  • Sports
    26%
  • Homecoming
    17%
  • Pep rallies
    17%
  • Fundraisers
    14%
  • Volunteer work
    9%
  • BPA
    6%
  • Ignite mentorship program
    6%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
777
Free or Reduced Lunch
89%
55%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$51,066
Teachers in First/Second Year
38%
33%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.15 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.15 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.15 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$13,605/ year
National
$12,239
41%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.17 responses
35%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.17 responses
24%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.17 responses
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My extracurricular activities helped me learn and grown so much in ways that I thought were not possible. I was in all the leadership organizations my high school had, Student Council, National Honor Society and Business Professionals of America. I soared and loved every minute of it. I had to commitment to volunteer work and growing communication skills is the business world. I had to really apply myself if I wanted to excel in these organizations. Our trips, I had to fund raise to participate because these organizations did not receive funding. If a student is looking for something to do or learn a skill, Kirtland Central High School has it. The student just has to apply themselves and really enjoy it. That was my high school's main problem, the students were to lazy to apply themselves and did not have the support from home to enroll in any clubs. It was such a shame!
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I attended all four years at central high school and it’s been a very good experience. Not only with my education but with how welcoming the school is. At central high I feel very safe and I feel like I can be open not only with certain teachers but with multiple teachers. The office staff is wonderful, they are always making sure we are safe and that we are getting the best education a high school student will need in the future to carry on in their life. I also like how they treat us like adults, because if they didn’t we wouldn’t be ready for the real world later one when we leave high school. Central high school has is a positive school all around.
The high school is fairly average , a bit smaller than most with only 200 to 150 students per class. The experiences here are decent, it is also fairly safe. Its a small school so not much bullying happens and when there is bullying it is handled very well by the staff.