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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
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Central High School is a public school located in Kirtland, NM. It has 708 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 4% of students are at least proficient in math and 37% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
37%
Percent Proficient - Math
4%
Average Graduation Rate
74%
Average SAT
910
5 responses
Average ACT
21
54 responses
AP Enrollment
12%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$83,894
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,058
National
$949
Median Home Value
$193,800
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
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
56%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 39 responses
  • Sports
    26%
  • Homecoming
    18%
  • Pep rallies
    15%
  • Fundraisers
    13%
  • Volunteer work
    8%
  • BPA
    5%
  • Ignite mentorship program
    5%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
708
Free or Reduced Lunch
100%
58%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$53,264
Teachers in First/Second Year
38%
38%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.16 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.16 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.16 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
$14,028/ year
National
$12,239
39%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.18 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.18 responses
22%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.18 responses
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What I liked about Kirtland Central High School was that, all of our sports were very competitive even if other schools looked down on us or degraded us. I would like to see more support in sports, academics, and mental health especially.
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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!
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.