11700 East 11th Ave
Aurora, CO 80010
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Aurora Central High School serves 1,807 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 5% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 35%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 15% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Colorado state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Colorado state average of 48% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Aurora Central High School's student population of 1,807 students has declined by 18% over five school years.
The teacher population of 118 teachers has grown by 12% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,807 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
118 teachers
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School Rankings

Aurora Central High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,783 schools in Colorado (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Aurora Central High School is 0.48, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.61. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CO)
Overall Testing Rank
#1767 out of 1783 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
5%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
15%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
15:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
5%
3%
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Hispanic
70%
34%
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Black
16%
5%
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White
4%
52%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
3%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.48
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Graduation Rate
69%
80%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
73%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
7%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

School Reviews

1   2/15/2021
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.
- Posted by Parent - Alexandra

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 1,807 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 96%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 69% (Btm 50% in CO)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 5% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 15% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.48

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