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Central High School

Public | 9-12 | 1129 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted June 29, 2014

I attended Central high school from 9-12 grade, and think that it was a wonderful school to attend. Most of the teachers put a lot of effort into effectively communicating their topic to their students, and were willing to donate extra time if a student had questions .I was in the AP classes, and feel that all of the AP teachers did a more than adequate job at preparing me academically for the AP tests and the college level courses that followed. The school has wonderful music and theater programs, and also offers all of the expected athletic extracurricular activities. Since I graduated, Central upgraded their facilities and did an overhaul of the buildings structure. It can still be confusing to navigate for your first few visits, but I always found that having multiples ways to get to class was an advantage- if one hallway or stairway was too crowded there was always a less crowded alternate route that one could take. Overall Central is a lovely school and would be a great choice for any student in the Grand Forks area. They offer advanced classes, a variety of extracurricular options, and teachers dedicated to helping their students succeed academically.


Posted January 26, 2012

i go to school here and i have to say most of the teachers are nice..but then there are some who won`t give you the time of day. They are strict about school work and there are some teachers who care..but some things aren`t fair.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 14, 2011

I attented Central in the 60's to be fair to the town my father was in the air force and was transfered there from California, I never knew what he did wrong to get transfered to North Dakota. What a shock, the town people did not like the base people and the base people did not like the town people, we were all just to different for each other. If I had the wisdom I have now I would have gone out of my way to make the experience more pleasant.


Posted March 4, 2008

Grand Forks Central is by far the best school in town. The staff and students are open-minded and willing to accept any new attendee. This school is great with pride and tradition. Students that come out of GFC leave with a better sense of themselves and others. They teach about character and what it is to be a good person. GFC has excellent programs for any student. The excellent staff is in abundance.


Posted December 14, 2007

I went to GFC for my two of my High School years and loved it. There was the expected hardships from my peers, but the teachers and all of the staff were just wonderful. They really wanted to know you as a person, and wanted you to succeed as students. Go Knights!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 16, 2007

I attended this school for two years. [The] faculty tries their best but the problem is that like a lot of schools it's underfunded and a lot of the students are delinquents.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 1, 2005

My son has attended Central HS for 1+ yr. There are many extra curricular activities; academics and sports. Admin and teachers have expressed sensitivity to my son as a new student. They have willingly worked with him to help him through difficult times. The environment is very safe. We have attended sports, drama, music and dance activities. There is well established parent involvement. I would recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


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

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 58% in 2013.

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
63%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Dakota used the North Dakota State Assessment (NDSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. Results represent students enrolled in the school for the entire academic year. The NDSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Dakota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: North Dakota Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students58%
Female58%
Male57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native American75%
White60%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%
Non-migrant58%

Reading

All Students66%
Female63%
Male69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native American58%
White69%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
Non-migrant66%

Science

All Students69%
Female63%
Male75%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native American50%
White75%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities48%
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Non-migrant69%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Dakota used the North Dakota State Assessment (NDSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. Results represent students enrolled in the school for the entire academic year. The NDSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Dakota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the North Dakota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: North Dakota Department of Public Instruction

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 84% 83%
American Indian/Alaska Native 7% 9%
Hispanic 4% 3%
Black 3% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 37%N/A32%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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115 North 4th St
Grand Forks, ND 58203
Phone: (701) 746-2375

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