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B-
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Central High School is a public school located in West Allis, WI. It has 1,299 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 14% of students are at least proficient in math and 16% in reading.
Address
8516 W Lincoln Ave
West Allis, WI 53227
Telephone
(414) 604-3110
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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
16%
Percent Proficient - Math
14%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
Average ACT
23
81 responses
AP Enrollment
19%

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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
    C+
Median Household Income
$47,669
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$794
National
$949
Median Home Value
$139,800
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
58%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
58%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 32 responses
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  • March Maddness
    25%
  • Dances
    22%
  • Sports
    22%
  • Homecoming week
    16%
  • Spirit Week
    6%
  • Fccla
    3%
  • Homecoming
    3%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,299
Free or Reduced Lunch
63%
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.13 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.13 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$59,614
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.9%
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.16 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.16 responses
69%
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
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$12,727/ year
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.20 responses
30%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.20 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.20 responses
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A lot of the Honors and AP teachers are stellar, outside of that the staff is rather lackluster and do not control their classrooms. Students are pressured to take as many AP classes as possible. The school spirit is largely non existent, there is no discipline, and the list really goes on. The teachers and students are all aware of structural problems in the school building itself and the extreme disorganization amongst admin and it's frequently joked about. There is a plethora of problems at Central, but the staff really does amazing despite everything.
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I feel that the environment in Central has changed,but for the best. We used to have the doors unlocked during school hours so students from other schools would be able to enter, but now they are locked. I feel more safe in my school. The diversity in the school is great by different races, cultures, religions and clubs. Everyone at Central is so involved with sports mainly with our basketball and football teams. We take spirit week for home coming very serious. Teachers are very helpful with what to do after school such as colleges and helping with applying.
West Allis Central High School is a lovely place to go. The food is pretty bad, and there isn't much in the way of amenities, but when it comes to essentials there's nothing better. The teachers are lovely, kind and patient, and the programs offered are vast and many.