Centaurus High School

10300 South Boulder Road
Lafayette, CO 80026
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
9/
10
Top 20%
4.00 5 1 (3 reviews)
Centaurus High School serves 1,233 students in grades 9-12.
Centaurus High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Colorado for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 57% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 35%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 60% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 44%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Colorado state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Colorado state average of 47% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

Centaurus High School's student population of 1,233 students has grown by 13% over five school years.
The teacher population of 69 teachers has grown by 15% 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 top 20% 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 Centaurus High School is 0.54, 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
#225 out of 1768 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
57%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
60%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:117:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
3%
3%
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Hispanic
32%
34%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
60%
53%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.540.60
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Graduation Rate
92%
80%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
22%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
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

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Centaurus High School is Justice High Charter School (1.6 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Angevine Middle School (0.3 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Lafayette Angevine Middle School Math: 32% | Reading: 42%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 672 students
    0.3 miles
    1150 W South Boulder Road
    Lafayette, CO 80026
    (720) 561-7100
    0.3 6-8 672
  • Lafayette Ryan Elementary School Math: 38% | Reading: 55%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 501 students
    0.5 miles
    1405 Centaur Village Drive
    Lafayette, CO 80026
    (720) 561-7000
    0.5 PK-5 501
  • Lafayette Lafayette Elementary School Math: 55% | Reading: 60%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: PK-5 | 496 students
    1.1 miles
    101 North Bermont Avenue
    Lafayette, CO 80026
    (720) 561-8900
    1.1 PK-5 496
  • Louisville Louisville Middle School Math: 55% | Reading: 68%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: 6-8 | 659 students
    1.1 miles
    1341 Main Street
    Louisville, CO 80027
    (720) 561-7400
    1.1 6-8 659
  • Lafayette Alicia Sanchez International School Math: 6-9% | Reading: 15-19%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 404 students
    1.5 miles
    655 Sir Galahad Drive
    Lafayette, CO 80026
    (720) 561-7300
    1.5 PK-5 404

School Reviews

  4.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
2  
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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5  
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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5  
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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