Centauri High School in La Jara Township, CO - Niche

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    Public, Coed
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    53 3.9
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Centauri High School is a public coed school in La Jara Township, Colorado. It has 269 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 52% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 53 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

17889 Us Hwy 285
La Jara, CO 81140
(719) 274-5178

Ratings and Reviews
3.9 from 53 reviews
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    • High School Sophomore
    • 4
    Overall Experience: I love being here but the athletics are all politics, and if you dont have the right last name then you are treated much more poorly.
    • High School Sophomore
    • 3
    Teachers: The teachers are mostly friendly, but they do not have a consistent way of grading. Most of the teachers want to help but sometimes it gets confusing. Most of the classes are easy to pass, but you can struggle all at the same time.
    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: Extracurricular activities are highly participated in, because our student body is small making it easier to make a team or to join a club. The range of activities is not very large but for a population of our size it is perfect.
    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Because Centauri is a very small school it is very easy to get involved. Consequently, many students are very active and willing to participate when opportunities come in their path.
    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Teachers: The teachers at Centauri High School are constantly striving to make our rural community a better place. They strive to help our students become better and to encourage them to make something of themselves. In the classroom the way that many teachers here interact with their class is in a way that is encouraging and helpful. Even though the environment is not the best and our school is old, the teachers make the best of the resources that are available. And teach the students to be grateful for what is given to them.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

Nearby Schools

Niche Grade Name Type
3.00 Centauri Middle School Public, Coed
3.00 La Jara Elementary School Public, Coed
La Jara Second Chance School Public, Alternative, Coed
3.33 Sanford Elementary School Public, Coed
2.66 Sanford Junior/Senior High School Public, Coed
3.00 Manassa Elementary School Public, Coed

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
2.66 Sanford Junior/Senior High School 3 mi. 173
2.66 Monte Vista Senior High School 25 mi. 256
2.66 Sangre de Cristo Undivided High School 28 mi. 163
2.00 Center High School 36 mi. 178
1.66 Sierra Grande School 31 mi. 256

Around Centauri High School

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Female 45%
Male 54%

Student Diversity

Centauri High School United States Colorado Center High School Monte Vista Senior High School Sanford Junior/Senior High School Sangre de Cristo Undivided High School Sierra Grande School
Hispanic 62.0% 25.0% 32.7% 94.0% 73.0% 32.0% 30.0% 78.0%
White 35.0% 51.0% 55.1% 4.0% 24.0% 65.0% 66.0% 17.0%
Multiracial 1.0% 2.8% 3.5% 0% 1.0% 1.0% 1.0% 2.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0.8% 1.0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Asian 0% 4.8% 3.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
African American 0% 15.0% 4.7% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0.2% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 26.4%
Grade 10 26.4%
Grade 11 23.8%
Grade 12 23.4%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 10 responses

  • 90% Yes
  • 10% Not sure.
  • 0% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 6 responses

  • 100% This school has a close knit student body.

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 6 responses

  • 67% Lunches,track,materials,bathrooms,heating,buses
  • 17% Lunches, school foundation, sports facilities
  • 17% Lunches, buses, track,gym, equipment

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 7 responses

  • 71% Our teacters are beyond outstanding and care.
  • 14% Caring staff,school spirit,drive to succeed
  • 14% Everyone knows Everyone

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 7 responses

  • 57% Close knit student body
  • 43% Outstanding

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 7 responses

  • 29% The teachers and students are close, and work hard
  • 29% You will be expected to work and study hard.
  • 29% Try the very best in every subject no matter what.
  • 14% Join teams and clubs. They will give you friends

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 7 responses

  • 14% I love everything about this school.
  • 86% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 0% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.