CENTAURUS HIGH SCHOOL

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10300 E SOUTH BOULDER RD
LAFAYETTE, CO 80026
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Phone: 720-561-7500
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 6
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Not Reported
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • District: Boulder Valley School District No. Re2
  • Students/Teacher: 17:1
  • Students/Grade: 265.3
  • Number Students: 1061
  • Number Teachers: 75
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 5518
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Ms Rhonda Haniford
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (25 ratings)
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    School Reviews (20 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2015-05-12
    "Centaurus is an amazing school that treats every student with respect and value. It is no surprise that they received the Gold School of Opportunity Award in 2015! If you are looking for a school that honors the unique talents of your child and that will treat your child like their own child, Centaurus is the school. The teachers, counselors, and administration, work together to create individual student-centered learning opportunities for every student. Whether the student is taking AP/ IB/Engineering classes or the student is new to the country and learning English, Centaurus truly cares about each of the students. As a result, their students are achieving at amazing rates, and their school community is one that honors the diversity of each of us."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2015-02-10
    "Centaurus is a hidden gem in small town Lafayette, CO! Students have many opportunities in various fields that will prepare them for life after high school. The marching band is 3-time state champions. The engineering program is amazing - working with other colleges to provide students with many "professional" opportunities and furthering education. The teachers and office staff are committed to the success of every student."
    Student Review | Rating:
    Posted 2015-02-10
    "Centaurus is a magnificent place to attend high school. I went there because of their phenomenal engineering program. The school's atmosphere is a friendly and welcoming place. I feel like the teachers know me on a deeper level than other schools that i have attended. The students are great friends and they help each other with school work and other things. Centaurus is the place to be if you want a fun, loving and caring community in high school and beyond."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-09-05
    "Centaurus is a student-centric school, something which is rare to find these days, particularly in Colorado. The Principal is actively involved in evolving school culture towards 21st Century learners. All the programs within the school -IB, Pre-engineering, AVID, etc. -are geared towards individual student success and betterment. Supports are in place for all students, from after and in-school tutoring, to Success Lab with one on one teacher tutoring, to counselor access and advisory planning classes ( counselor sand advisory teachers stay with students for all four years, so they get to know individual students well). Most importantly, the school climate is open and supportive, diverse and welcoming. High school is a challenging time for all kids, but Centaurus is a smaller, closer community than most and the courtesy and respect students show each other here is impressive. Students are active in a variety of sports and club activities (often multiple activities), throughout the year, summer too. They are encouraged to try new things and grow, not just academically, but as fully rounded people, so they are ready for whatever life throws at them."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-07-22
    "Centaurus is the best kept secret in Boulder Valley! The IB and Engineering programs really challenge those students who are motivated to do the work, and sets them up beautifully for college. the test score gaps have been closing steadily for several years, and they have done an excellent job addressing the needs of those who are not native English speakers. One of the smallest teacher/ student ratios in the district allows individual attention to students who need more assistance. This next four years will be a technology plus, with each freshman being supplied with a chromebook. I am so happy with the responsiveness of the staff and administration here; I have never waited more than two hours for a response when asking a question about something concerning my students. The marching band is a state champion, and all kids who would like to play sports are welcome to play. You can't go wrong here!!"
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