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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  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 1,492 students in grades 7-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 47% of students are at least proficient in math and 80% in reading.
Address
1600 N Howard St
Spokane, WA 99205
Telephone
(509) 354-6300

North Central High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
80%
Percent Proficient - Math
47%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1150
138 responses
Average ACT
26
21 responses
AP Enrollment
31%
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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
    C+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$44,768
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$805
National
$949
Median Home Value
$166,700
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.18 responses
Poll
94%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.18 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 69 responses
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  • Groovy Shoes!
    25%
  • Doll Shop
    19%
  • Singing of Fight Song at Every Con
    13%
  • State Send-Offs
    12%
  • Last con -seniors leave through tunnel of teachers
    9%
  • Lilac Parade
    7%
  • XC Team streaks and odes
    4%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,492
Free or Reduced Lunch
55%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.20 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.20 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.20 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$63,394
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.4%
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.29 responses
97%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.29 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.29 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
$14,053/ year
National
$12,239
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.29 responses
34%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.29 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.29 responses
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This is my 3rd year at North Central High School, and I can already tell you it has already been a tremendous. Though I am a junior I am sad to leave this great school. Thinking about moving on to a huge & expensive thing we call "College" makes me a little nervous. My high school is not only amazing in academics, but filled with spirit! I’ve learned so much about myself and so much about life. I learned what the words family, love, betrayal, law and life meant. All these events changed me, and I’m glad they happened because I wouldn’t have learned all these lessons. My personality hasn’t changed; I’m still a carefree girl, just with a little more wisdom and a lot more strength.
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Great science program! Really good teachers. Lots of clubs, sports and drama productions that anyone can join or be involved in. Our science program was built with a 40 million dollar grant, that our teacher got. He designed the whole science department to be state-of-the-art. Students are doing research and writing scientific papers that are being published in scientific journals.
North Central High School was a very dishonest school to have attended! There administration changed all the time and so did their rules. Freshmen year we were all informed that if you get a 4.0 all four years, you get to speak to the graduation ceremony. So I strived to receive good grades and succeeded. But since they changed the administration so many times, senior year, last semester they robbed me of my speach!