Central High School
- SALEM, WI
Central High School Reviews
Rating 3.62 out of 5 190 reviews
I will be going into my junior year at Central High School. This means that Covid-19 hit us my freshman year. Therefore, I have not received the full high school experience because half of my first year was taken away and my second year was not completely normal. The staff and principal attempted to make last year still enjoyable for the students. I love my teachers at Central, they make me want to get out of bed at six in the morning ready to learn. The overall environment is welcoming and it is easy to make loyal friends.
Central High School provides a lot of opportunities for students, including a wide variety of AP classes and a multitude of foreign languages. The teachers are 80/20 on the scale of whether they're actually capable of teaching their students. The only thing that you might find annoying is the timing of our breaks. The majority of the schools in this district will have longer, later breaks in the month while Central likes to shorten up your free time. Similarly, this is a predominantly white area, so there's little diversity in the student body. The dress code isn't horrible, but you still can't expose your mid-drift. Homework always depends on who the teacher is, and if it's an AP class, you're obviously more likely to receive it. We have a good amount of team sports as well, but our football team sucks so don't waste your time. Our basketball team has made it to Nationals (they didn't win), and our dance team has won a good amount of trophies over the years. Good luck!
After not being happy at my old school, Central was a breath of fresh air. Everyone was so welcoming and friendly. Central has a great school culture. The administration really does a great job of making sure students have a variety of different extracurriculars and outlets for them to showcase their interests. Students are happy to come to school and are proud to be a falcon. The teachers are not only excellent on an academic level but also on a personal level. They truly care about their students and are always there to support them. Central is truly an amazing school with an amazing staff and student body.
The teachers are inadequate, and usually unresponsive to students, despite concerns that they may have. Administration does not handle bullying correctly, or students being inappropriate. If it is word against word, it is as if there is no concern.
Many teachers are great and helpful. Teachers could have more homework based on knowledge rather than completion. Great foreign language department. Many AP and advanced courses offered for higher-level education. The school spirit is very strong in the staff and students.
An amazing academic experience, coupled with the companionship of spectacular friends, furthered both my academic and social life to new levels. To preface, (Westosha) Central High School in Salem, Wi is a small school, with no more than 1,500 students at the school in any given time. This small-town environment pairs elegantly with the experienced and knowledgeable teachers, who also exceed in communication and personality. Because of the size of the school most classes are small, allowing teachers to truly shine their obvious love for teaching over classes. For such a school size, however, this school offers a wide variety of challenging Honors and AP classes -- from AP Computer Science to AP German to Honors Calculus. The only downside to such a school is the lack of diversity and differing opinions. If one is seeking a homogeneous environment, with strong student opinions on everything from politics to living, then you have come to the right place.
I enjoyed my time here at Westosha Central High School. I will miss seeing the wonderful teachers that were very helpful in reaching my goals when I put the effort into it. I will also miss the community that welcomed me into their school. It surely was one of the best schools I've been to.
The teachers are great, majority of the students go to top colleges in the state, and the academics are worth the work.
Awesome school with great teachers. They have many avenues of education including Technical/vocational classes, business classes, culinary classes, health service classes, Advanced Placement classes. Many classes are also transcripted through local colleges.
My favorite class in high school is Spanish 3 and Chemistry. I am taking my first AP Psychology course and I was a little nervous but as of today I am getting an A. I am also a cheerleader which has been a little challenging keeping up with my grades and practices but I am doing great.
The overall experience of the school is average; however, the school tends to put too much of an emphasis on sports. I felt as though the school did not properly prepare me for higher education. Many of my classmates do not do well on Advanced Placement tests. Some feel they were not properly prepared.
While most of the staff -- primarily teachers -- at Central Westosha High School are very focused on the well-being and success of their students, the same cannot be said for the administration. The administration at Central has a difficult time properly disciplining students, and often makes mistakes when accusing students as well. When blame cannot be pointed at a single student, quite often the blame is pointed at a past offender, regardless of innocence, and even if proven wrong, administration will double down on their decisions. It is not a good learning environment.
I enjoy the majority of the teachers and students at the school. When asking for recommendations for college and job applications, the teachers (for the most part) were enthusiastic and helpful. The AP classes offered were interesting and great opportunities. There are numerous programs, such as being able to do college as a high school student, that are unique to the school.
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.
Central is good high school to enroll your kids in if you want them to go to a university, but it could be better regarding the stigma against community college.
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 is overall a good school, but lacks in some areas. Most of the teachers are helpful, and the academics they offer are very good. Safety wise, Central is probably the safest school in all of Kenosha County. Unlike other schools in the area, they're are very rarely any fights or incidents.