B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Address
275 South St
Burlington, IL 60109
Telephone
(847) 464-6005
Website

Central Community Unit School District No. 301 Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
44%
Percent Proficient - Math
43%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1210
18 responses
Average ACT
27
85 responses

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,722
Free or Reduced Lunch
15.7%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$56,412
Teachers in First/Second Year

Finances

Total Expenses
$48,085,000
Expenses Per Student
$14,394/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    55%
  • Support Services
    42%
  • Other
    3%

Central Community Unit School District No. 301 Reviews

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Central High School is a small town school with about 1000+ kids who are always involved in something. Even the parents get involved and help out at the school in any way they can! There are clubs here for all types of students no matter your interest. The administration and faculty help make the school 10 times better, we even have an awesome school cop. I can't think of a single teacher I didn't like. The teachers make you feel included and important to the class by spending hours on end to help us out when we struggle. Our student led student section may be small, but we are always mighty and loud. Football and basketball games are what we live for at central; getting together with our Burlington family and cheering on our friends or school mates at games we all love to watch. Central doesn't look for what the best interest of the school is...they look for what is in the best interest of the students who attend Burlington Central High School in little Burlington, Illinois.
Review Central Community Unit School District No. 301
They care a lot about academics and student success which is fantastic but there are also some major drawbacks. Thousands of dollars come into the school year after year and they are redirected immediately into the school's athletic programs. Now this may not seem like a horrible thing, but when the athletics at the school are tremendously underperforming and there are areas in which that money could be used more wisely it becomes an issue. Over half of the classrooms in the high school are without AC. Instead of using money to either place AC in the classrooms or purchase more fans, they instead bought the football team -- who were 1-8 last season -- a brand new, top of the line scoreboard.
The community is rather small, however each student has connections to another. Overall the culture of this school is terrific with little funding compared to alternative districts, parental involvement makes up for the difference. Each family takes great pride in raising a Rocket and love to contribute even after graduation.