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Greeley Central High School

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Posted September 12, 2010

GCHS has amazing teachers across all content areas, and it is clear that all students are valued by the staff, not just the "smart" kids. We always felt welcome to participate in school events and activities. High school is filled with conflict, yet Central has done a good job of keeping drama to a minimum and instead focuses on students preparing for life academically and socially.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2008

I just graduated form GCHS last year. I very much enjoyed my time at there, learned a lot, had a great experience, and have since gone on to a great university. It does have it's problems: not the best district, and such. But it does have many extracurricular activities available, AP program, arts magnet (which just started last year so wasn't huge but I'm assuming is better this year), ESL program... I only rated it a 3 (average) because it does have room to improve and the principal whom I believe did an amazing job left and with her lost some great teachers and staff. This was not resolved as well as I would hope it would be but I do not know for sure how it is now, since I no longer go there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 29, 2008

This is a great school. Rich in diversity, which is obviously frowned upon by this site. Very historical. Caring and talented teachers. The person below me is wrong about the sports. We have one of the most storied basketball teams in the state (2nd most State Championships in the state). great athletics
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 6, 2007

Amazing. Amazing Principal. Amazing Teachers. Amazing Magnet Program. Not so Amazing Sports, but ya gotta love them anyway. Amazing parents. Just amazing! Enough Said.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 26, 2006

Greeley Central is a decent high school. However, I don't think I can entire recommend this school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 22, 2006

I was an Exchange student at this school and was impressed with the extracurricular activities like music and sports and the involvement in contests. The quality of the school is ok, i think, if the students want to learn they are able to do so and get support from the staff. Parent involvement was high in sports. Parent information are also written in Spanish (due to the high numberof Hispanic students).
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 10, 2006

I was an exchange student in 1995 when I was there. the academic programs were completed, music was great, I had the oportunity to learn something from the jazz band of the school, I think shouldn t be sport season. like soccer only one semester. I think that was a bad idea. My host family they were not much envolved in my school activitcs, but I think the other parents were. I didn t undersntand why the conselour by the time didn t explain me as a senior I had to do some subjects to graduate. i didn t graduate because I was not instructed well by the time of my arrive there. But was an amazing school.just great.
—Submitted by a former student


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

410 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
14%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

410 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
50%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 55% in 2013.

410 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
33%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

412 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
14%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

412 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

411 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
24%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 49% in 2013.

412 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
29%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students18%
Female15%
Male20%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic11%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)33%
Free lunch eligible10%
Reduced lunch eligible13%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch36%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities20%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)3%
Proficient in English25%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant18%

Reading

All Students51%
Female55%
Male48%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)70%
Free lunch eligible39%
Reduced lunch eligible53%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
Students without disabilities56%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)10%
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant53%

Writing

All Students36%
Female39%
Male33%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)48%
Free lunch eligible26%
Reduced lunch eligible28%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)2%
Students without disabilities39%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)7%
Proficient in English44%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant37%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students12%
Female13%
Male11%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic6%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)24%
Free lunch eligible5%
Reduced lunch eligible18%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch23%
Students with disabilities (IEP)3%
Students without disabilities13%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)0%
Proficient in English18%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant13%

Reading

All Students58%
Female64%
Male52%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Free lunch eligible44%
Reduced lunch eligible74%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)13%
Students without disabilities62%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)9%
Proficient in English68%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant59%

Science

All Students29%
Female29%
Male28%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)47%
Free lunch eligible17%
Reduced lunch eligible37%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch46%
Students with disabilities (IEP)10%
Students without disabilities31%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)0%
Proficient in English37%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant30%

Writing

All Students32%
Female42%
Male23%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)53%
Free lunch eligible19%
Reduced lunch eligible39%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch52%
Students with disabilities (IEP)3%
Students without disabilities35%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)0%
Proficient in English43%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant33%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

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How schools in the state rate:

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52%
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24%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

Average


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ACT participation

94%

Average ACT score

17

Graduation rate

79%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 TCAP results from the state of Colorado.

2 This rating is based on 2011-12 and 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in Math, English Language Arts, and Writing from the state of Colorado.

3 This rating is based on composite ACT scores from 2012-13 and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2011-12. ACT participation represents the percentage of 11th graders taking the ACT. Because the ACT is mandated in Colorado high schools, ACT participation is NOT included in the GreatSchools rating.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 61% 32%
White 34% 56%
Black 2% 5%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 57%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1515 14th Ave
Greeley, CO 80631
Phone: (970) 348-5000

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