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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B-
  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 an above average, public school located in Norton, VA. It has 659 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 95% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.

Central High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1130
73 responses
Average ACT
29
9 responses
AP Enrollment
2%

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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$38,345
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$629
National
$949
Median Home Value
$85,600
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
75%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.4 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.4 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 5 responses
Report
  • My favorite school events are sporting activities.
    60%
  • Pep Rallies
    20%
  • Various clubs and functions
    20%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
659
Free or Reduced Lunch
47%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.5 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.5 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.5 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$55,442
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.4 responses
25%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.4 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.4 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,056/ year
National
$12,239
33%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.3 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.3 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.3 responses
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Central High School Reviews

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Central High School was such a safe and fun place to get my high school education. Everyone is always kind, which, what can someone expect from a place that was raised based on southern hospitality? Joining clubs was easy, interesting, and a great way to meet new people. By the end of my high school career, I had gotten involved in fourteen clubs and was on the council for half of them. Not to mention that we win state titles often due to our hard work and skillful coaches. Personally, I won four state titles due to the support and teachings of the coaches. The academics are quite impressive as well, as not only do the teachers want you to pass the SOL test, they want you to learn along the way. They care about education and the well being of other students in every way - which is what I believe makes the school so successful.
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During my 4 years at Central High School, I thought the school was very highly advanced in academics and athletics. I have enjoyed these past few years and I have enjoyed the fun opportunities we have got to partake in. For example, the lip dub video we did throughout the school and the chances to take classes from two different colleges in our area. In the upcoming years, I would like to see more classroom opportunities for students who need a little more one on one help , and more class opportunities for students who are wanting to explore different areas of studies before entering college with that major in mind. It would also be a nice change if the school could continue to get more involved with the sports teams that they offer by encouraging them and showing support for each and every sport. All in all, the school is very friendly and very high ranked in academics and athletics in our county and I’m thankful I got to attend this school.
Central High School was a well rounded education for myself and many others. They offered online programs such as Virtual Virginia, and even Dual Enrollment throughout a community college in our county. For our small school I would suggest more programs for students looking to excel with college curriculum and making sure that individuals are allowed to take needed courses for basic college courses.