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Central High School - 41

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Posted June 1, 2009

I am a college student now, and I feel like Central didn't prepare me in other ways that my peers have come in from other schools. However- Your child who doesn't have a computer class, by time they reach graduation they need at least 1 credit 2 classes of computer studies). I personally took mine junior year. And with all do respect - being in college internet and computer learning are very distant learning tasks. Are you encouraging your child to me distant from teacher student interaction? I thought that the interaction that I got with all the teachers was what made me successful thus far. And as far as sports regarding the other review. Central has very competitive sports. Why would we let anyone play? Doesn't that take the fundamental essence of competitiveness out of sports? I agree Central should implicate intramural sports, for those who want to play.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 30, 2009

My child is in tenth and does not have a computer class. NONE of her teachers assign studies that require the use of a computer! This automatically creates a rock in the road to college success, career success and a successful, happy life. These students will be at the bottom of class starting college. I don't understand why a teacher would not assign studies requiring the use of computers. And I am also holding CHS administration responsible for not requiring students to be educated in the most basic and fundimental skill required to even function in the world. It is arrogantly irresponsible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2009

Central has a fantastic music and theatre program; however it is overlooked and often neglected. Its teachers are average depending on which ones you re comparing. The over population is unbearable, and students are often treated differently depending on who they are, by the security staff. The school doesn't have nearly enough resourses to accomidate its students, causing a difficult work enviroment for everyone. A large portion of the schools money is going to places it doesnt need to be making such departments, for example the music department, suffer. I attend Central, and I believe it has the potential of being a wonderful school. All thats needed now is for the school board and the community to stop putting off our problems, and do something.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 16, 2008

i give it an average because the teachers are the best but the students are disrespectful to the teachers and there is no disaplin to those students
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 24, 2008

I beleive that there are very good teachers at Central. My concern is that there may be way to many children that attend. I also am disapointed in the athletic dept. I feel that everyone who trys out should get a shot.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2008

This is a wonderful school. I have never been to a school that has such an advanced theatre department and so welcoming.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 14, 2008

I loved this school i had to move away from it though due to my mother. i would reccomend this school to anyone moving to rapid city. the best teacher i think there is Nick Palmer he teaches 9th and 10th grade english
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2007

Music programs are good and the quality of academic programs is also good.
—Submitted by a 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 72% in 2013.

325 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

325 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
72%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Dakota used the Dakota State Test of Educational Progress (Dakota STEP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The Dakota STEP is standards-based, which means it is aligned to South Dakota's educational standards and measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state. The standards-based Dakota STEP results are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: South Dakota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 32% in 2013.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 42% in 2013.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
68%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Dakota used the Dakota State Test of Educational Progress (Dakota STEP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The Dakota STEP is standards-based, which means it is aligned to South Dakota's educational standards and measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state. The standards-based Dakota STEP results are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: South Dakota Department of Education

Math

All Students71%
Femalen/a
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Native American50%
White74%
Students with disabilities72%

Reading

All Students74%
Femalen/a
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Native American58%
White78%
Students with disabilities73%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Dakota used the Dakota State Test of Educational Progress (Dakota STEP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The Dakota STEP is standards-based, which means it is aligned to South Dakota's educational standards and measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state. The standards-based Dakota STEP results are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

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

Source: South Dakota Department of Education

Math

All Students56%
Malen/a
White64%
Students with disabilities36%

Reading

All Students56%
Malen/a
White73%
Students with disabilities45%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Dakota used the Dakota State Test of Educational Progress (Dakota STEP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The Dakota STEP is standards-based, which means it is aligned to South Dakota's educational standards and measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state. The standards-based Dakota STEP results are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

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

Source: South Dakota Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 70% 78%
American Indian/Alaska Native 22% 12%
Hispanic 4% 4%
Black 2% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Two or more races 1% 2%
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 37%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Rapid City, SD 57701
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