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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Central High School is a highly rated, public school located in La Crosse, WI. It has 1,077 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 35% of students are at least proficient in math and 42% in reading.
1801 Losey Blvd S
La Crosse, WI 54601
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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
42%
Percent Proficient - Math
35%
Average Graduation Rate
86%
Average SAT
1310
6 responses
Average ACT
26
147 responses
AP Enrollment
30%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$43,516
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$782
National
$949
Median Home Value
$136,400
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
74%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.19 responses
Poll
68%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.19 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 57 responses
  • Olympic week
    28%
  • Homecoming!!!
    18%
  • Off campus lunch
    16%
  • Prom
    11%
  • Tighe's Announcements!
    11%
  • Ifeed
    5%
  • Lip-Dub!
    4%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,077
Free or Reduced Lunch
39%
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.20 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.20 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.20 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$68,098
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.8%
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.26 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.26 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.26 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$15,500/ year
National
$12,239
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.28 responses
32%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.28 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.28 responses
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At Central High School, my three, soon to be four years, have been some of the best years of my life. Although high school can be tough at times, the teachers are extremely helpful and have taught me so much. Some of my favorite teachers include my sophomore year chemistry teacher, my Spanish teacher, my junior year physics teacher, and my resource teacher. My educators have evolved me into the person I am today and have brought new interests into my life and for that I am very thankful. We also have class time set out to teach us morals and tips to guide us through life which I really enjoy. Lastly my favorite experience at Central High School is the student life. From olympic week to school dances to state basketball games, it has all been amazing. A good high school experience is all I wanted and Central exceeded my expectations.
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The teachers at Central High School are great. They are very understanding and plenty of them love their job! The principal is very supportive and makes sure to greet everybody throughout the day. There are plenty of ways to get involved with people and clubs at this school.
Wasn't the worst school but it definitely needs some upgrades to certain areas. For example, the art selection for the school is little to none. They went down to one art teacher for the entire school. The only class she doesn't teach art wise is photography unless that has been dropped completely. I had a good experience for the most part when I went there.