Centralia High School
- CENTRALIA, IL
Centralia High School Reviews
Rating 3.6 out of 5 121 reviews
Cliquey teachers, limited extra- curricular activities, oppressive environment. Friendly enough peers, and clean school.
Centralia High School is a great place to learn and get educated about your future career or to just have fun. I have had such a good time there, even with COVID-19 restrictions. I learn so much everyday that sets me up for my future. The teaches are amazing and so informative, and you actually feel comfortable asking them questions. Don’t even get me started on how good the food is. Safe to say there is no better high school.
When I went to Centralia it felt a lot like faculty against student. I did have a good guidance counselor while I was there, but I felt like she cared more about grades when I could’ve used someone to care about me as a student. Same goes for most of the staff here. During college prep, I felt the teachers were focused more on our ACT scores over teaching sustainable study methods I could use today. There were even multiple physical altercations between students and teachers while I attended, and I had teachers invade my personal space to seem threatening. The only time I felt respected was during my sport seasons, because this school puts their athletes on a pedestal. I am grateful for my guidance counselor pushing me so I could get away.
Centralia High School has some of the best Teachers and Staff. The Guidance Counselors at Centralia High School are very eager to help you prepare for college.
The teachers here are friendly and most of them are understanding. The guidance council is always keeping students on track. If they notice a student struggling, they will bring them into their office and ask if they need help getting back on track. There are also a lot of clubs and sports to get students involved.
I enjoyed my time there - but there were many times that the teacher showed a bias towards certain students. There are also a few teachers on staff that should not be employed there due to past behavior. The education that I received here greatly helped me in college- but as stated previously that does not matter if the teacher should not even be employed
I never really felt completely safe and two months into my senior year several peers and faculty members accused me of having an affair with a teacher. There are a few teachers here who are fantastic educators and genuinely care about their students well being. If it was not for those individuals, I would not have enjoyed my time here at all.
The trade off with some of these smaller schools are while you usually get a more intimate relationship between the teacher and your student, you also have a very old-fashioned way of life. Being a female, a person of color, or within the LGBT+ community in 2020 at this school as staff or as a student would be very trying (and god forbid you’re all three attending this school). With the social standards being a bit outdated, you can also expect some of the college preparation to be outdated as well. I will say they set students up well if they want to be a nurse, but that’s about it.
CHS is a good school if your are athletic, but it leaves a lot to be desired otherwise. Their rules and poor administration have left many parents mad, and even more students disheartened. Many of my friends wish they had gone somewhere else because of that.
Overall, Centralia is a great school to attend. I have been very pleased my past four years and could not have asked for a better experience. Centralia is not perfect, but no school is. The faculty members at CHS are absolutely wonderful and truly care for their students.
Centralia High School is an amazing school with loving and caring staff. The support they show steps outside of the classroom. The school is very nice and our athletic programs always seem to do fairly well.
I love that the school is so small, and everybody knows each other and their mother. The teachers are always willing to help out, and they don't have an abundance of students. They have the opportunity to give you one on one tutoring because of the small number of students.
Centralia High School encourages involvement in school clubs and the community. The administration also works every hard to try to ensure student safety. Most teachers strive to help students and give students the best chance they can. However, there could be more college preparation help for the upperclassmen.
The people at Centralia High School are the best around. I enjoy spending time with them. The teachers are all awesome people and will help students with any issues they have.
At Centralia High School there is an activity for everyone. There are a variety of clubs, sports, after school activities, anything for anyone. They are sure to make everyone feel welcomed and included. Centralia also has teachers than can genuinely care about their students and their lives outside of the classroom. Most of the teachers will help you succeed in the path you'd like to go down. They will help with job opportunities, internships, and check up on you to make sure you are a well fit. As far as something I'd like to see change in is the variety on classes. If you aren't into trade or nursing, there aren't that many classes to take to better prepare for your career. But overall, I would recommend Centralia to anyone who wants a small town high school experience.
Centralia High School is a great school. The issue is they don’t know how to budget. Instead of getting AC for the gym they paid for a new gym floor that wasn’t needed. Also sports always come first to them. They omit the fine arts.
Centralia High School is a place where students can be themselves and find friends that help them to succeed. From the first year of high school, the principle tells the students to get involved. Be involved with clubs, sports, and other activities Centralia High School has to offer. Centralia High School offers a diverse amount for sports that include both boys and girls. One girl in my class is involved in both football and wrestling. I feel that most high schools only allow boys to be on those teams, but our high school allows her to practice and play with the boys. One thing that Centralia High School could do to better the school and their activities is to put less focus on football and basketball. They put so much into those two sports and look over most of the other sports they have to offer at Centralia High School. Overall, Centralia High School is a great school that teaches students to be involved in their school.