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About This School

Central High School - 41 is a public high school in Rapid City. 1,902 students go to Central High School - 41 and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 31% of the 1,902 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Central High School - 41 is 23:1. 9-10 Program - 76 is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • German
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Fencing
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 73% 75%
Hispanic 4% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 20% 19%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Asian 1% %
Multiracial 0.7% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 31% 33%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a college student now and I feel like Central didn't prepare me in other ways that my peers have come in from other schools. However- Your child who doesn't have a computer class by time they reach graduation they need at least 1 credit 2 classes of computer studies). I personally took mine junior year. And with all do respect - being in college internet and computer learning are very distant learning tasks. Are you encouraging your child to me distant from teacher student interaction? I thought that the interaction that I got with all the teachers was what made me successful thus far. And as far as sports regarding the other review. Central has very competitive sports. Why would we let anyone play? Doesn't that take the fundamental essence of competitiveness out of sports? I agree Central should implicate intramural sports for those who want to play.

  • (5 years ago)

    My child is in tenth and does not have a computer class. NONE of her teachers assign studies that require the use of a computer! This automatically creates a rock in the road to college success career success and a successful happy life. These students will be at the bottom of class starting college. I don't understand why a teacher would not assign studies requiring the use of computers. And I am also holding CHS administration responsible for not requiring students to be educated in the most basic and fundimental skill required to even function in the world. It is arrogantly irresponsible.

  • (5 years ago)

    Central has a fantastic music and theatre program; however it is overlooked and often neglected. Its teachers are average depending on which ones you re comparing. The over population is unbearable and students are often treated differently depending on who they are by the security staff. The school doesn't have nearly enough resourses to accomidate its students causing a difficult work enviroment for everyone. A large portion of the schools money is going to places it doesnt need to be making such departments for example the music department suffer. I attend Central and I believe it has the potential of being a wonderful school. All thats needed now is for the school board and the community to stop putting off our problems and do something.

  • (5 years ago)

    i give it an average because the teachers are the best but the students are disrespectful to the teachers and there is no disaplin to those students

  • (5 years ago)

    I beleive that there are very good teachers at Central. My concern is that there may be way to many children that attend. I also am disapointed in the athletic dept. I feel that everyone who trys out should get a shot.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is a wonderful school. I have never been to a school that has such an advanced theatre department and so welcoming.

  • (6 years ago)

    I loved this school i had to move away from it though due to my mother. i would reccomend this school to anyone moving to rapid city. the best teacher i think there is Nick Palmer he teaches 9th and 10th grade english

  • (7 years ago)

    Music programs are good and the quality of academic programs is also good.

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