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Central High School

Public | 9-12 | 1007 students

 
 

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4 stars

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7 reviews of this school


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Posted March 5, 2014

Low test scores on TCAP. This is my first year here and some of the teachers here do not put in the grades as soon as possible and some of the teachers favor some kids more than others sometimes classes. If you are planning to go here make sure you find out which teachers are good teachers. I sometimes get teases by some of the students here and the students here have their own little groups. The learning here is not so great I learned the stuff you learn as a Freshman in middle school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 29, 2011

This is my first year here at Central High School, and after now ending a semester in 3 weeks i have to admit it is a great school. When it comes down to tradition, athletics, club recognition, and plain student spirit... Central is the place to go. I transfered from California Military Institute in Perris, CA, it is not as great of a school in the sense of dicapline but they are working hard... we all are
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 14, 2010

I love the students, and all of the staff at Central. Its hard to find a school that has teachers that you like. The teachers and staff at central are amazing and actually want to help the students. Its a great learning environment!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 30, 2005

I went to this school and I believe that they have the best academic programs that any public high school can offer. Parent involvement doesn't really happen, but the teachers will take the time to talk with parents regarding performance. I really like this school and would recommend it to anyone.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 30, 2005

Great academic leadership.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 1, 2004

I really think that this school is really great and every student throut the state of pueblo colorado should attend this school. The principal here is really friendly and he really cares. I really enjoy How the councelars are there for the students and they really help them throut the school year with there problems and there conflics. Thank you Central high for being there for our students. Sincerly, Deidra Maes
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 17, 2004

This school is great! the extra curricular activites are astonishing. The bell rings blue. luv ya blue.
—Submitted by a student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
11%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
52%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 55% in 2013.

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
28%
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.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
7%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
22%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 49% in 2013.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
42%
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 Students11%
Female9%
Male14%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic9%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)20%
Free lunch eligible7%
Reduced lunch eligible17%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch23%
Students with disabilities (IEP)4%
Students without disabilities13%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English12%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant11%

Reading

All Students55%
Female61%
Male48%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)59%
Free lunch eligible50%
Reduced lunch eligible61%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)15%
Students without disabilities61%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant55%

Writing

All Students41%
Female44%
Male37%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)51%
Free lunch eligible35%
Reduced lunch eligible39%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities47%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English41%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant41%
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 Students5%
Female1%
Male11%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic3%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)14%
Free lunch eligible2%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch9%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities6%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English5%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant5%

Reading

All Students52%
Female58%
Male43%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)60%
Free lunch eligible44%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities56%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English53%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant52%

Science

All Students16%
Female12%
Male21%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic11%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)31%
Free lunch eligible11%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch31%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities17%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English16%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant16%

Writing

All Students32%
Female38%
Male24%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)43%
Free lunch eligible30%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch43%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities34%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English33%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant32%
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

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

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How schools in the state rate:

23%
of schools in the state are Below average
52%
of schools in the state are Average
24%
of schools in the state are Above average

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the district and state.

Test score rating 20131What's this?

Test score rating examines how students at this school performed on standardized tests compared with other schools in Colorado. Test scores are based on 2012-13 TCAP results from the state of Colorado.

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Student growth rating 20132What's this?

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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Average


College readiness rating 20133What's this?

College readiness rating combines this high school's graduation rates with data about college entrance exams, both of which are indicators of how well schools are preparing students for success in college and beyond.

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ACT participation

79%

Average ACT score

17

Graduation rate

52%


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 70% 32%
White 23% 57%
Black 4% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Asian 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 66%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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216 East Orman Ave
Pueblo, CO 81004
Phone: (719) 549-7300

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