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 277 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 44 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

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3.9 from 44 reviews
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    • 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!
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Administration & Policies: We have a new school administration. Our principal is an advocate for us, but we sometimes feel like the "good" kids get punished more severely than others. They say that we're role models and the student body looks up to us. That's not consistent. Athletes and good students should be held to the same standards as everyone else. Our student body is very respectful of each other. There is very little bullying happening. I think if I had to pick our most broken policies it would be dress code and cell phone use.
    • Niche User
    • 2
    Sports & Fitness: Although most of the student body is involved in some sort of extra curricular activity, the facilities here are extremely old and outdated. The football team only recently added new metal bleachers and lights for night games. Our track is still dirt even though we have over 70 kids that participate in track in the middle and high schools. Our gym in Centauri High School is so small and old that we have to have games in the Middle School gym because it's newer......that gym is 25 years old itself! Regardless of this, our sports teams are very competitive at the state level! We consistently "make it" to state in several sports. Because of our size and location and facilities we often times have to travel to other cities to compete. This brings up our buses. We purchase used buses because of the cost. When we get these uses they are not in great shape and often break down. As you can see, our school has great athletes in spite of the facilities and the buses.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Teachers: Whenever I needed help my teachers were ALWAYS there. I am a perfectionist. My teachers understood this about me and were available to me whenever I needed them. The were genuinely interested in all the students and their interests. I appreciate the education they gave me and know that they are dedicated to their profession.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: I work in the extracurricular department at my college. I think there are TONS of activities for all skill levels. The best part is that they are scheduled into the night so all can participate.

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Nearby Schools

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

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
2.66 Monte Vista Senior High School 25 mi. 245
3.00 Del Norte High School 36 mi. 142
2.66 Custer County High School 67 mi. 150
2.66 Rye High School 74 mi. 223
3.00 Salida High School 88 mi. 298

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


Male 52%
Female 47%

Student Diversity

Centauri High School United States Custer County High School Del Norte High School Monte Vista Senior High School Rye High School Salida High School
Hispanic 60.0% 25.0% 4.0% 52.0% 67.0% 14.0% 10.0%
White 36.0% 51.0% 88.0% 45.0% 28.0% 81.0% 84.0%
Multiracial 2.0% 2.8% 4.0% 0% 1.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
African American 0% 15.0% 0% 0% 1.0% 1.0% 0%
Asian 0% 4.8% 2.0% 1.0% 0% 0% 1.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 1.0% 0% 1.0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 26.6%
Grade 10 27.0%
Grade 11 21.8%
Grade 12 24.6%

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