10300 South Boulder Road
Lafayette, CO 80026
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Centaurus High School serves 1,482 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 20%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 55% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 35%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 70% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Colorado state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 39% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Colorado state average of 48% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 1,482 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 39%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 92% (Top 20% in CO)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 55% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 70% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Centaurus High School's student population of 1,482 students has grown by 30% over five school years.
The teacher population of 75 teachers has grown by 17% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,482 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
75 teachers
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School Rankings

Centaurus High School is ranked within the top 20% 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 Centaurus High School is 0.54, 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
#182 out of 1783 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
55%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
70%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
3%
3%
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Hispanic
30%
34%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
61%
52%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.54
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Graduation Rate
92%
80%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
22%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
7%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

School Reviews

2   1/29/2020
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.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Classof2020
5   12/16/2019
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!
- Posted by Teacher - Chef Wendy
5   1/25/2011
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!!!
- Posted by Student/Alumni - bbell

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 1,482 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 39%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 92% (Top 20%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 55% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 70% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

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