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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    D-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Central High School is an above average, public school located in Salem, WI. It has 1,141 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 39% of students are at least proficient in math and 50% in reading.
Address
24617 75th St
Salem, WI 53168
Telephone
(262) 843-2321
Website
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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
50%
Percent Proficient - Math
39%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1360
9 responses
Average ACT
25
170 responses
AP Enrollment
37%

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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$73,113
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,160
National
$949
Median Home Value
$148,800
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
85%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.13 responses
Poll
85%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.13 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 46 responses
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  • Homecoming week
    35%
  • Sporting events (participation and attending)
    22%
  • Dances
    15%
  • Hanging With Friends
    11%
  • Pep Rallys
    9%
  • Senior campout on the football field
    7%
  • Biyearly Band and Choir Florida trip
    2%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,141
Free or Reduced Lunch
17%
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.17 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.17 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.17 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.7%
52%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.23 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.23 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.23 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
75%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.28 responses
29%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.28 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.28 responses
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I am currently a senior at Central High and have so far had an amazing experience. Our student body receives a great education and has higher academic and state test scores than most surrounding schools. Aside from the amazing teaching staff and academics, the school as a whole is a great environment. There is so much school spirit for homecoming, sporting events, and all of the students collaborate very well. There is also an infinite amount of clubs to participate in. I have enjoyed my involvement in clubs like National Honors Society, Peer Helpers, HOSA, International Club, and the Association of Business Students. Although I will miss my high school experience, I am very ready to attend college in the Fall of 2020. I hope that many more students will get the same fulfillment and education as I did.
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Central has a family-type culture. We live in such a close-knit town where everyone knows everyone. This means, your home town has you back. I would not want to attend high school any where else. Go Falcons!
Central High School is one of the best in Kenosha County, though that does not make it a good one. Sure, there are no visible fights that go on in the halls but much goes on that you can't see. There is bullying, but because it's not 'reported' administration does nothing. We are considered to be a BYOD school, yet if too many computers are used, the server crashes. There are gaps in our academic program-- your education depends on the teacher you are assigned to; which is obviously WRONG. All teachers need to have the same coursework and grading system. There is much drug use and vaping on the property and usually, students never get caught. Overall, I feel safe being a student at Central. This year, there is a new guest policy, meaning people have to have a background check before entering the building. Again, still one of the best in Kenosha, but it does not mean we are perfect.