Central High School



Central High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Central High School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 410
10 405
11 331
12 340

Central High School is a public high school of the Mesa County Valley School District No. 51 located in Grand Junction, CO. It has 1,486 students in grades 9th through 12th. Central High School is the 60th largest public high school in Colorado and the 3,244th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 17.8 to 1.

Total Students: 1,486
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 17.8:1
Full Time Teachers: 83.48

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Central High School Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 766
(52%)
3,583
(51%)
 Female 720
(48%)
3,505
(49%)

Central High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 1,011
(68%)
5,343
(75%)
 Hispanic 400
(27%)
1,338
(19%)
 Two or More 41
(3%)
237
(3%)
 Black 11
(1%)
50
(1%)
 American Indian 10
(1%)
59
(1%)
 Asian 10
(1%)
51
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 3
(0%)
10
(0%)

Central High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 787
(53%)
4,601
(65%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 561
(38%)
1,969
(28%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 138
(9%)
518
(7%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Central High School is ranked 28th out of 0 ranked schools in Colorado, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Central High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (47.0%) is slightly higher than the state average of 35.3%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Central High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 1645
2006 1714
2007 1697
2008 1670
2009 1664
2010 1599
2011 1572
2012 1486

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 22
2006 22.4
2007 20.4
2008 19.1
2009 18.9
2010 18.1
2011 18.4
2012 17.8

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.37325227963526
2006 0.2561260210035
2007 0.34472598703595
2008 0.36347305389222
2009 0.44411057692308
2010 0.4765478424015
2011 0.46055979643766
2012 0.47039030955585

Compare Central High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,617.4% 16.2:1
 
1,750.5% 17.5:1
 
1,780.0% 17.8:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 35.3%
 
National Average 46.8%
 
This School 47.0%
 

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