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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Central York High School is a highly rated, public school located in York, PA. It has 1,832 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 79% of students are at least proficient in math and 84% in reading.

Central York High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
84%
Percent Proficient - Math
79%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1170
502 responses
Average ACT
27
102 responses
AP Enrollment
14%
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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
$55,957
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,038
National
$949
Median Home Value
$164,200
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
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.36 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.36 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 136 responses
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  • Football games
    22%
  • Homecoming
    16%
  • Musicals
    13%
  • Basketball games
    12%
  • Holiday Meal
    10%
  • Prom
    7%
  • Hockey games
    7%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,832
Free or Reduced Lunch
28%
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.48 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.48 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.48 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$76,082
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.9%
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.59 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.59 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.59 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$12,723/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.74 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.74 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.74 responses
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The thing I liked most about Central was that our high school gave us the freedom to choose how we learned best in classrooms. We had multiple different options like Apollo, Self-Paced, Online, Project Based Learning, Traditional, AP course, Honors, Dual Enrollment and College in the High School. I also liked that Central has a diverse group of clubs so that there was something for everyone, but if there wasn't a club for you, you could always talk to a teacher about creating a club with your friends and peers. The only thing that I can say I wasn't too fond of was the required days through certain clubs, yes they helped to prepare us for the world but certain kids were comfortable doing activities with certain peer members.
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Growing up in the district, I learned to be kind to others and was pushed to challenge myself academically. In terms of social life, CYHS was great and offered SO. MANY opportunities to meet new people and bond over shared interests. Academically, they offered many many choices to customize your learning and helped you navigate every possible option you could take to better prepare for your future. Though Central was not immune to the expected trials and tribulations that come with an American high school, the faculty and staff ensured you always had someone to talk to and made sure you were always safe.
Central York High School is a very diverse school. This school allows many of opportunities of involvement and success. With class sizes of 500 people there are many to make friends with. The sports programs are very successful with great coaching. The academic faculty is some of the best in the state. They offer freedom when branching into areas of interest in academics, while revolving around a base general education. They offer students access to Ipads/computers for personal use while a student at the school.