Centaurus High School

  • Centaurus High School serves 1,233 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30-34% (which is approximately equal to the Colorado state average of 33%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 25-29% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Centaurus High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Colorado for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Colorado state level of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 39% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Colorado state average of 47%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Centaurus High School's student population of 1,233 students has grown by 19% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 69 teachers has grown by 18% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,233 students
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Total Classroom Teachers69 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Centaurus High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,718 schools in Colorado (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Centaurus High School is 0.53, 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 School Rank (16-17)#1013 out of 1718 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)30-34%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)25-29%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:117:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
4%
3%
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Hispanic
32%
34%
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Black
n/a
5%
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White
61%
53%
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Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Centaurus High School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CO.
Diversity Score0.530.60
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Graduation Rate
94%
78%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
21%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBoulder Valley School District No. Re2 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

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  4.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
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Why do the janitors and office staff despise the AD so much? Everyone knows the administration is incompetent and ineffective. Declining competitiveness, graduation, and attendance is likely a leading indicator of trouble ahead.
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I love this school! I have taught it Monarch, Fairview, Arapahoe Ridge, and now Centaurus. This is by far my favorite! I love the culture and climate. The students are hardworking and kind, and the admin is super supportive!
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Centaurus High school is a wonderfull school! My mom and dad went to this school as well as my sisters and I. Ten thumbs up!!!
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