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10300 E South Boulder Rd

Lafayette, CO 80026

(720) 561-7500

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Grades: 9 - 12

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 1,011

Students Per Teacher: 13

Parent Reviews

18 Parent Reviews for Centaurus High School

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" ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/10/15

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 ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 02/10/15

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 ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 07/22/14

I find it interesting that a previous reviewer finds that Centaurus is not a good fit for gifted students. In our experience, the exact opposite is the case. My son's counselor has been extremely responsive and has made every effort to set him up for success. He has been given an extraordinary amount ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/26/14

I would like to share that I have a "twice exceptional" student who is a senior - he's been offered numerous merit based scholarships (ex: School of Mines and two scholarships from CU) and it's all due to the quality of teaching & extensive ZAP training he went through at Centaurus. He's a straight A ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/26/14

As a parent of a straight A student, I have been very disappointed in the quality of education and lack of competency of the counseling office. I do not recommend this school for TAG students. There are excellent teachers, and the parents know who they are - so if you decide to send your child to Centaurus ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/25/14

I have a sophomore at Centaurus and have been so happy with his experience there. He used to be self-conscious and has really blossomed and feels very confident and happy at CHS. He is in the engineering program and part of the 2-time state champions marching band and orchestra. He also participates ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/03/14

My son has just completed his first semester at Centaurus and I am impressed. Teachers at Centaurus have an open-door policy and students can visit, get help, and spend time getting to know them. The teachers go out of their way to get to know the students and work to challenge them. The IB program ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/30/14

This is my daughter's third high school in 3 years and she loves CHS. She even went to the "nationally ranked" school down the street but this is her favorite school by far. She says the teachers and administration at CHS are great. She gets good grades, has wonderful friends and is really happy! That's ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/23/12

To echo comments made before me, Centaurus is truly a hidden gem, and doesn t deserve the bad rap it sometimes gets. I graduated in '07 after 4 years at CHS and my experience there was phenomenal. I am now at a competitive university on the east coast and am proud to say that my Centaurus education has ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 09/13/09

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Test scores
Test scores for Centaurus High School

TCAP* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Centaurus High School
Boulder Valley School District No. Re2
* In 2011-2012 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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Lafayette schools — Centaurus High School is located at 10300 E South Boulder Rd, Lafayette CO 80026. 10300 E South Boulder Rd is in the 80026 ZIP code in Lafayette, CO The school district for Centaurus High School is the Boulder Valley School District No. Re2. Centaurus High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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