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
9 492
10 357
11 364
12 302

Central High School is a public high school of the Mesa County Valley School District No. 51 located in Grand Junction, CO. It has 1,515 students in grades 9th through 12th. Central High School is the 60th largest public high school in Colorado and the 3,282nd largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 18.4 to 1.

Total Students: 1,515
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 18.4:1
Full Time Teachers: 82.22
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 3,282nd out of 26,089
Enrollment Rank in Colorado: 60th out of 501
Student/Teacher Rank in Colorado: 310th out of 496
Full Time Teacher Rank in Colorado: 53rd out of 496

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Central High School Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Female 767
(51%)
3,477
(49%)
 Male 748
(49%)
3,564
(51%)

Central High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 978
(65%)
5,182
(74%)
 Hispanic 425
(28%)
1,472
(21%)
 Two or More 65
(4%)
235
(3%)
 American Indian 17
(1%)
50
(1%)
 Black 15
(1%)
37
(1%)
 Asian 9
(1%)
49
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 6
(0%)
16
(0%)

Central High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 782
(52%)
4,317
(61%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 608
(40%)
2,303
(33%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 125
(8%)
421
(6%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Central High School is ranked 33rd out of 485 ranked schools in Colorado, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Central High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (48.4%) is slightly higher than the state average of 36.7%. 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
2013 1462
2014 1473
2015 1515

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
2013 17.2
2014 17.6
2015 18.4

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
2013 0.42954856361149
2014 0.44263408010862
2015 0.48382838283828

Compare Central High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
1,761.6% 17.6:1
 
1,840.0% 18.4:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 36.7%
 
National Average 48.3%
 
This School 48.4%
 

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