Aurora Central High School

11700 East 11th Ave
Aurora, CO 80010
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1.00 5 1 (1 review)
Aurora Central High School serves 2,018 students in grades 9-12.
Aurora Central High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Colorado for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 7% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 35%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 8% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 44%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Colorado state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Colorado state average of 47% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

Aurora Central High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Colorado for:

School Overview

Aurora Central High School's student population of 2,018 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 106 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,018 students
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Total Classroom Teachers106 teachers
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School Comparison

Aurora Central High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,768 schools in Colorado (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Aurora Central High School is 0.52, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.60. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CO)
Overall Testing Rank
#1756 out of 1768 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
7%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
8%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:117:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
8%
3%
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Hispanic
67%
34%
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Black
17%
5%
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White
4%
53%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.520.60
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Graduation Rate
70%
80%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
68%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAurora Joint District No. 28 Of The Counties Of Adams And A School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Aurora Central High School is Aps Online School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Boston K-8 School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Peoria Elementary School (0.3 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Aurora Aps Online School Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: 9-12 | 126 students
    0.1 miles
    11700 East 11th Avenue
    Aurora, CO 80010
    (303) 326-1100
    0.1 9-12 126
  • Aurora Peoria Elementary School Math: 20% | Reading: 25%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 485 students
    0.3 miles
    875 Peoria St
    Aurora, CO 80011
    (303) 340-0770
    0.3 PK-5 485
  • Aurora Vega Collegiate Academy Charter School
    Math: 40-49% | Reading: 30-39%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 96 students
    0.4 miles
    1345 Macon Street
    Aurora, CO 80010
    (720) 390-6975
    0.4 K-5 96
  • Aurora Kenton Elementary School Math: 6% | Reading: 10%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 564 students
    0.5 miles
    1255 Kenton St
    Aurora, CO 80010
    (303) 364-0947
    0.5 PK-5 564
  • Aurora Boston K-8 School Math: 9% | Reading: 18%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 420 students
    0.6 miles
    1365 Boston St.
    Aurora, CO 80010
    (303) 364-6878
    0.6 PK-8 420

School Reviews

1  
Aurora Central High School contains many learning and opportunity deficits. My son took the Algebra class freshman year and basically reviewed what his middle school taught the year before. We were able to change his class to an accelerated course second semester, and yet the class still manages to be incredibly slow. The classes are easy, and the lack of challenge allows the students to stagnate while other schools push their students to grow. The office ladies sent me away when we asked about the password to the school accounts. Unfortunately, a lot of the faculty does the bare minimum, and that leaves the students to do the bare minimum. I understand the school has that reputation, but that is not an excuse for the faculty to neglect their work. A lot of the students are at risk and underprivileged. Schools are meant to be a center for learning and opportunities. Ultimately, Aurora Central fails to uphold these responsibilities.
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