Centauri High School in La Jara Township, CO - Niche

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Centauri High School is a public 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 48 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 48 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: This school is the best school I have attended.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: I love going to school here. Everyone is so closely knit and there is hardly ever one group of people that can't get along with a different one. Everyone, for the most part, gets along really well. All the kids can walk down the hall and find someone that they know. No one ever gets left out. The heating systems are awful here though. Everyone is always sick because it is so cold in the building. More often than not, it's warmer outside than inside the school.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: As a cheerleader, I think we need to travel
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: My experience has been life changing and impacting
    • Niche User
    • 2
    Food: We used to have really good food in our cafeteria. Since the Obama's have come into office our food has gone downhill. No food choices, bad taste and small portions are the most common complaints amount the students. The school takes no consideration as to the size of the student and their activity level when serving lunches. A little, nonactive freshman girls gets the same amount of food and the offensive guard on the football team. If there is leftovers the cooks are made to throw it out rather than give seconds to hungry students. It's wasteful and stupid!

Academics Read more about this school's academics

Nearby Schools

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

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 Senior High School 31 mi. 256

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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 Center High School Monte Vista Senior High School Sanford Junior/Senior High School Sangre de Cristo Undivided High School Sierra Grande Senior High School
Hispanic 62.0% 25.0% 94.0% 73.0% 32.0% 30.0% 78.0%
White 35.0% 51.0% 4.0% 24.0% 65.0% 66.0% 17.0%
Multiracial 1.0% 2.8% 0% 1.0% 1.0% 1.0% 2.0%
African American 0% 15.0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Asian 0% 4.8% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 1.0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 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 8 responses

  • 88% Yes
  • 12% 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.