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Central Crossing High School

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Posted May 15, 2012

I went to Central for all 4 years of high school and graduated last year. I had a great time there and had so many teachers that I connected with-in fact it was hard for me to choose who I wanted to give me my diploma at graduation! I worked in the Guidance Office my junior year and I don't know where these claims that the teachers dont' care about their students is coming from. Everyone who worked there was dedicated to their job and their students. If you are motivated and ready to ask for help, they'll help you. It's a great school with some really great teahcers.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 19, 2011

CCHS SUCKS!!!!!! teachers: dont care about us! dont want to help us one-on-one. I use to get good grades in middle school, but gesssh? the work is really hard! every teacher and most of the principles are strict, and hard hearted! and are all in a robot-like trance to just go by the book, move on brush you off... really terrible! theres always a cloud hanging over our school! cant wait till I graduate in 2013!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 17, 2011

I have had 2 of my children attend CCHS. Graduated in 08, and 11'. Have been in the swcs from 1-12 grades) I felt no support from Admin or teachers during a difficult time. They looked the other way. I think a majority of the teachers are there for a pay check and do not care in the long term. The whole school district as a whole over spend for materialistic things. Then they don't "nickle and dime" you they $20 you to death. I have had 2 teachers encourage my child's "rights'on discipline issues and cross professional boundaries. I also have an issue with the 100% healthcare benefits they receive and take for granted. My child came to me after their first year of college and said that CCHS in NO WAY PREPARED them as they should be. (They were a A-B (CP/AP) student.The whole school needs reconstructed and find teachers that are more committed and care. Some people have been in place to long. Don't believe about the budget as there is a lot of fluff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2011

As a substitute teacher in the district, I can honestly say, I felt no support from the office administration or from staff teachers when faced with a classroom of out of control freshman and sophmore students. I do not get a sense of pride or teamwork from the faculty there, they seem very unsupportive of the students and of each other. I had to stand and face a freshman student while he verbally abused me to my face, while other teachers looked the other way, saying nothing. It's terribly sad to see a school where teachers are too weak, and don't care enough, to dicpline an unruly, disrespectful student. I realize this is a tough time for teachers right now, but what about your students? Now more than ever, shouldn't you pull together and focus on them rather than yourselves?
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 5, 2009

Even though the changes as of late are questionable i still love this school and its great to see the student body pull together in this sad time
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2009

This school is awesome! There are activities for everyone. The teachers are very helpful and are always open to give help. CCHS is awesome!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 28, 2009

I love this school. The teachers are great and the selection of activities are great. I'm excited to spend the rest of my high school years at CCHS. GO COMETS!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 3, 2009

I am a student and have attended three high schools, all in different regions of the country. Central is by far the most impressive. Most of the teachers are hands on with the students and are willing to help them in any way possible. They become more than teachers, they become mentors and heroes. Their sports department is lacking a little, but its a new school. The althletes learn so much about teamwork and discipline. However, the arts program is phenominal. Theatre especially. I have never seen a high school production as profession and amazing. You can't find anything like it!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 1, 2008

this school is ok but not the best the freshmen football team is really good and the varisity is just really bad they havent won a game yet.the teachers help you a bit with your wrok but not all of them do.i am attending cchs for my first time and im am not impressed.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 12, 2008

I have had a child in CCHS since the school opened its doors in August 2002. You could NOT ask for a better school. My oldest graduated in 2006 and was involved in the band and ROTC programs and my youngest started in August of 06 and has been involved with the band and theater. You could NOT ask for a better arts program anywhere! The teachers and principals care deeply for the kids and the school is suffering a great loss this year with Mr. Palmer's retirement. In 6 years, there has only been 1 teacher we've had trouble with and both my children had her. With that one exception, you couldn't ask for a better school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 23, 2007

as a student of CCHS i love it its not like the other high school i went to no one bullies you, they are nice to everyone i would recomend CCHS to anyone
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 20, 2007

We have two children at CCHS and we could not be happier. As a newer school, CCHS is state-of-the-art technologically and is a safe, academically focused environment. They have plenty of extra-curricular activities to suit the preferences of just about any student. Their performing arts (band, choir, theatre) are top-notch. The CCHS really cares about the students and the majority are have a do-whatever-it-takes-to-help attitude. We have considered moving to a larger house, but will only do so if we can stay within CCHS boundaries.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2007

Am so very happy I sent my child there. Shes now graduated and in college to become a doctor. They were very helpful to her in every way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2007

As a teacher having taught at the other three schools I can honestly say that Central Crossing is a very safe learing enviroment. The safest of the 4. Central Crossing being a school of excellence every year since being established has the highest attendance rate and academic scores in the district and are amongst the leaders in the state. If you are considering sending your kid here i would say that it is a great oppurtunity for you and your son/daughter. Thank you and God bless
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 20, 2006

As a student at CCHS, I can say that this school has a very nice academic agenda.There are plenty on AP and accelerated class offered to students.In addition, the school has great teachers that really care about their students.As for extracurricular activities, CCHS have very good music, theatre and club programs.But athletics is another story.For one, the programs are not very talented.And as an Ex-comet athlete I can definitely say there was a lot of politics involved within their athletic programs.But other than that, Central Crossing is a very nice to attend.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 14, 2006

I work at CCHS and I can tell you that we want our students to feel safe so they can focus on their learning.
—Submitted by a staff


Posted May 31, 2006

Central Crossing is an excellent facility where opportunity flourishes. The teachers at Central Crossing are welcoming and the principal is an amazing man who cares deeply about his students. Central Crossing is probably the best school in the area. Overcrowding is not a problem and the performing arts department is one of the strongest in the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2006

If you attend it, prepare for unnecessary drug searchings, suspensions, office calls and complete nonsense. Is it really necessary to have cameras in every room and hall and have 4 hall monitors on duty? This is where your tax money is going. The school is not even in a bad area so it doesn't require this much security. Sure, after the Columbine shootings there is a need for more security, but come on. This is rediculous. If you want to be in sports, the teams are not very talented. The music program is really good. Art is not bad. They are cutting some art classes next year. Parent involvment could be better. It's a good school if you want your child to grow up being afraid of any and all authority, if you want them to have a closed mind and not think for themselves.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 23, 2005

This school has excelled in everything, with it being in its third year and combining kids from 3 different high schools and different backgrounds, the teachers and staff have done a wonderful job. My son, who is a senior, was not happy about changing high schools 3 years ago but now he would not change a thing, he loves it. The extracurricular activities and the academic programs are superior. The community is having trouble getting a Levy passed this year (2004) to keep the superior academic programs and extracurricular activities but with any luck it will pass so the kids can excel in sports and academics.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2004

The school is clean and well organized. I like the idea of the security system and the cameras. It's much easier to keep track of the kids during the school day.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 83% in 2013.

319 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

319 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

318 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

318 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

318 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. State averages displayed on public school profiles include public schools only. State averages displayed on private school profiles include private schools only. The OGT is a high school graduation requirement for public schools and chartered private schools. The OGT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

All Students86%
Female88%
Male84%
Black, non-Hispanic64%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Disabled48%
Non-disabled91%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)44%

Reading

All Students88%
Female92%
Male85%
Black, non-Hispanic71%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Disabled64%
Non-disabled92%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)56%

Science

All Students78%
Female79%
Male77%
Black, non-Hispanic55%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Disabled48%
Non-disabled83%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)24%

Social Studies

All Students82%
Female84%
Male81%
Black, non-Hispanic64%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Disabled57%
Non-disabled86%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)48%

Writing

All Students86%
Female93%
Male80%
Black, non-Hispanic69%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Disabled60%
Non-disabled90%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)56%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. State averages displayed on public school profiles include public schools only. State averages displayed on private school profiles include private schools only. The OGT is a high school graduation requirement for public schools and chartered private schools. The OGT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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

Source: Ohio Department of Education

 
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94 (2008)

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About the tests


Ohio uses the Performance Index to provide an overall indication of how well students perform on its standardized tests each year. The Performance Index scores are based upon how well each student does on all tested subjects in grades 3 through 8 and 10. Schools and districts earn anywhere from 1.2 points for each student scoring at the advanced level to zero points for each untested student. The Performance Index ranges between 0 and 120, with 100 as the statewide goal for all students.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

No Value-Added data was reported for this school.

About the tests


In 2010-2011, the Ohio Department of Education used the Value-Added Measure to show how much growth students made on the Ohio Achievement Test since the last school year. The state expects that student test scores will show an average year's worth of growth compared to test scores from the previous year. Ohio's Value-Added Measure is not the same as Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), a federal measure which uses different criteria.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

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How schools in the state rate:

22%
of schools in the state are Below average
54%
of schools in the state are Average
24%
of schools in the state are Above average

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ACT participation

53%

Average ACT score

21

Graduation rate

87%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 OAA/OGT results from the state of Ohio.

2 This rating is based on composite ACT scores, ACT participation (% of 11th graders taking the ACT), and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2011-12.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 73% 74%
Black 14% 16%
Hispanic 9% 4%
Asian 2% 2%
Two or more races 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 47%N/A47%
Female 51%N/A49%
Male 49%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 14%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

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Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Jill V. Burke

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Tutor(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
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4500 Big Run South Rd
Grove City, OH 43123
Phone: (614) 801-6500

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