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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Central Union High School District is an above average, public school district located in El Centro, CA. It has 4,150 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 18% of students are at least proficient in math and 57% in reading.

Central Union High School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
57%
Percent Proficient - Math
18%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1080
487 responses
Average ACT
22
183 responses

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
4,150
Free or Reduced Lunch
70.9%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$91,295
Teachers in First/Second Year
26.6%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$13,688/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    58%
  • Support Services
    38%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$46,457
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$788
National
$949
Median Home Value
$182,300
National
$184,700

Central Union High School District Reviews

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I liked that there are opportunities for students to pursue higher education such as Advance Placement classes and the International Baccalaureate program. There are many clubs, activities, and sports to join but I wish they would get the same attention as some sports (such as football) get. Most of the recognition and support goes to sports, mainly football, which mostly means that the fundings goes to football instead of also going to other activities such as orchestra. Many students can not afford their own instruments and it would be beneficial to also use some of the fundings there are for the orchestra program.
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Central Union High School is decent. It's not horrible, but it's not great either. Most teachers do not prioritize students and their education, it seems they're amused by the small amount of power they have. This is not all teachers, but most. There is hardly any genuine connection which discourages students. As for the school itself, the environment is very prison-like. There is hardly any color, everything is dull and old. There are no trees because they cut most of them down and it just looks really sad. The food is horrible, school starts too early, and lunch is too short. The library is cool though. Though every school is not perfect, it doesn't mean CUHS can't vastly improve.
My experience at Central Union High School has been “average” like stated above due to the following reasons: the academics are poor, teachers don’t have much involvement, we don’t have many classes to choose from. These reasons have made my involvement in Central Union High School average. I wish there would be more choices of classes to choose from, have teachers with my culture backgrounds and/or actually have a good or somewhat interested involvement with students