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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
North Central High School is a highly rated, public school located in Spokane, WA. It has 1,521 students in grades 7-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 50% of students are at least proficient in math and 72% in reading.

North Central High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
50%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1140
208 responses
Average ACT
25
25 responses
AP Enrollment
31%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$47,822
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$842
National
$949
Median Home Value
$174,300
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
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.20 responses
Poll
95%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.20 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 79 responses
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  • Groovy Shoes!
    24%
  • Doll Shop
    16%
  • Singing of Fight Song at Every Con
    13%
  • State Send-Offs
    11%
  • Last con -seniors leave through tunnel of teachers
    10%
  • Lilac Parade
    6%
  • Homecoming
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,521
Free or Reduced Lunch
56%
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.22 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.22 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.22 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$71,594
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.4%
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.31 responses
97%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.31 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.31 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$14,775/ year
National
$12,239
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.31 responses
32%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.31 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.31 responses
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The STEM program is great! I took science classes here that encouraged me to pursue a degree in Pre-Medicine. The thing I didn't like about school here is the constant school spirit. It felt like if you were not super excited about sports or Groovy Shoes or other school events, then you were treated as an outcast by other students and some teachers as well. Otherwise this was a good school.
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This school was a very spirited school! I enjoyed my time there but some of the teachers are not good academically. One of my teachers even went out of her way to dock my grade. Overall, this is a fantastic school and filled with love, diversity, and definitely lots of spirit!
I have been at North Central for three years now. I am about to enter my fourth year and I have had nothing but good interactions at this school. At this school I was able to utilize the 1 million dollar lab to conduct a graduate level research project that I came up with my Sophomore year. Partnering with a local college, Whitworth University, I was able to qualify for ISEF with a research project that explored gene regulation when exposed to cosmic radiation.
I went through two separate traumatic events while at this school and the teachers have always been very supportive and have helped me in every way possible. This school is a community. The motto for this school is "We are family" and that is certainly true.