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921 Lion Pw
Columbia, TN 38401

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August 27, 2013
the maintance of the school is horrible. the teachers really dont care about your academics . Guidence Conseluers just put you in classes you dont want. and then dont go over class change policy enough. thats why the drop out rate is so high at this school. Bathrooms are in terrible condition. The whole building needs to be torn down and rebuild. the administrators seem to be distant figures in the wind. NOT A FRIENDLY SCHOOL!!!!

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October 08, 2012
This school is so run down..needs a face-lift along with some faculty...can't wait for my child to be out of high school.

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September 26, 2012
The school is ghetto. It needs a makeover..and some of these teachers need to pay more attention to issues of bullying at the school..I don't feel much attention is given in these areas..not to mention used condoms have been found on school premises..they need to enforce stricter rules!!!

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July 16, 2012
I have had 2 children here. There are some great teachers that go the "extra mile" and there are a few that couldn't care less. I'd guess about 50% of the student body appears bored. Don't expect much from the guidance office. I wish I could have afforded something better. If you can make it here... you can make it anywhere. My children loved middle school and Central was a huge let down.

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July 27, 2010
Fro years this school has gotten a bad rap. YOu have got to see for yourself, not the truth. Every school has it's bad kids, but this place is awesome! Great Staff that gives their all to the students. Great opportunities offered here while so many others h.s. do not. Highly recommend the band and ROTC. Teaches self discipline and old fashion manners. Very proud my child attends CCHS!

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March 18, 2010
We have been a part of this school for the past 3 years and been totally happy. My child has received everything she needs to have the greatest range of options available to her as she chooses a college. She has also been mentored and encouraged by outstanding teachers in the developed of all the skills that will allow for success in college and life. Totally pleased! Great School!

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March 16, 2010
We have a 9th grader that attends Central. We cannot say enough about the academics, teachers and staff. It is a school that cannot be judged from the curb. You have to look inside to see what wonderful things are offered here. If your child has ability, it can be nourishedl. I do not doubt my child can achieve the high goals she has set by attending Central.

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March 16, 2010
The teachers and administrators at this school are GREAT. They care about the students and go way out of their way to help the students succeed!!!

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March 16, 2010
CHS is a great high school I provides an opportunity for students to receive a well rounded education regardless of their interest whether it is music or academics

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November 06, 2009
I have had two children who have graduated from Central High,one in 2009. They both got a wonderful education. From art to algebra to zoo(small amimal care) the program is a quality one.The teachers are caring and the academics were great. Outside the classroom, the events are well planned and well supervised. There is a very small percentage of students who are trouble makers, they stay to themselves much of the time (birds of a feather). I never felt that my children were in danger or unsupervised. If I had other children, i would send them to Central without reservation.

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August 03, 2009
I attended CHS for four years, it was the best experience of my life. The staff is wonderful and always admire an open mind in every student. The demographics when I attended were very severe. I was the first generation of Saturn kids completely educated in Maury county. I wish every day that I could just return to the life I had at CHS, but it has prepared me for the life I have now. The good and the bad, I deal with through my experiences and education at this amazing place. I love this school and its staff with all of my heart and I try to better myself everyday, hoping to make them proud of me.

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July 22, 2009
as a former student of this school, i also feel that there is a lot of peer pressure and you have to be strong minded. also some of the teachers tend to give up on students if they feel that the he/she shows little or no interest in the class instead of trying to push the student or make it interesting so that he might learn to like the class. as far as extracurricular activities they have the best!! especially band, jrotc, and mock trial. the school also has lost of fun things to do during the football season such as bon fires tail gating and the best pep rallies ever!!

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August 23, 2008
the academic offerings at this school are what my child needs to gone on and succeed in college.Opportunities abound for students to be engaged in numerous extracurricular activities. Recent ACT test results show the school to be exceeding the State and National average which is a great accomplishment and even greater if you take a look at the demographics of the school.

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June 26, 2007
If your child is prone to succumbing to peer pressure, this is not the place for him or her. My daughter went from being an honor roll student at our school in Georgia to a bottom of the bucket student. Kids here apply lots of pressure, especially to the girls. If you don't conform to a certain group of kids, they will terrorize you. She hates school so much now the only way I could keep her going is to home school her. The faculty is overwhelmed by the number of students and the kids are just a number. Unless your child is an academic standout with lots of self-esteem, this will be a painful 4(+?) years.

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July 19, 2005
Columbia Central is a wonderful school if your child is an outstanding student who requires little direction. My children have experienced what Central has to offer from both ends of the spectrum, from high achievers to one who needed additional guidance, which is apparently not available due to lack of resources. If your child can succeed without the assistance of teachers, guidance and administration, this is the school for you.

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February 25, 2005
This is an excellent school. The teachers expect great things from all there students and it shows in the results. From the principal on down, professionalism is apparent in this faculty. The staff cares for their students and it is obvious in the climate of the building. The students have gone on to win scholarships at Ivy League schools as well as state schools. This school cares about the top, middle, and lower-tier students. They try to serve the best interests of all of them.

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November 30, 2004
Central high has a strong academic program, an outstanding band. NJROTC is very strong, active. Has a strong AP program, many students in top colleges. The building is 40 years old -- kept clean, but needs work. Administration is student oriented, innovative, very positive. Guidance department does a good job with college bound kids, works hard with scholarships. They need more counselors, however. Mass comm department is outstanding, has national awards. Strong in art, music. Strong parent involvement in band, ROTC, athletic boosters. A few parents in academic boosters.

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Columbia Central High School
921 Lion Pw, Columbia, TN  38401
(931) 381-2222
Last modified Columbia Central High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Columbia Central High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 30 reviews. Top