Central High School

Central High School serves 2,311 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the PA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority American Indian and Asian), which is more than the state average of 31%.
Central High School operates within the Philadelphia City School District.
The school district's 59% graduation rate is lower than the PA state average of 89%.

School Overview

The student population of 2311 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 95 teachers has declined by 5% over five years.
Awards Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2011)
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 2,311 students
Central High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Central High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 95 teachers
Central High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Central High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has increased from 21:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.73 is more than the state average of 0.24. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (PA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 24:1 15:1
Central High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.73 0.24
Central High School Diversity Score (1988-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
43%
38%
Central High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2000-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
5%
5%
Central High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 135,175 students has decreased by 15% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 59% has decreased from 91% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $17,088 is higher than the state average of $12,967. The district revenue/student has grown by 34% over four years.
The district spending/student of $17,807 is higher than the state average of $12,300. The district spending/student has grown by 26% over four years.
School District Name Philadelphia City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
250
3
Number of Students Managed 135,175 1,514
Philadelphia City   School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
Graduation Rate 59% 89%
Philadelphia City   School District Graduation Rate (1998-2010)
District Total Revenue $2,831 MM $21 MM
Philadelphia City   School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $2,951 MM $20 MM
Philadelphia City   School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $17,088 $12,967
Philadelphia City   School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $17,807 $12,300
Philadelphia City   School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools:

The nearest high school is Widener Memorial School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Widener Memorial School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Widener Memorial School (0.2 miles away)
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  • PhiladelphiaWidener Memorial School
    Special Education School
    0.2 miles | Grades: KG-12 | 165 students1450 West Olney Ave
    PhiladelphiaPA 19141
    (215)456-3015
    0.2KG-12165
  • PhiladelphiaGirls High School
    0.3 miles | Grades: 9-12 | 1110 students1400 West Olney Ave
    PhiladelphiaPA 19141
    (215)276-5258
    0.39-121110
  • PhiladelphiaPennell Joseph School
    0.3 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 396 students1800 Nedro Ave
    PhiladelphiaPA 19141
    (215)276-5267
    0.3PK-5396
  • PhiladelphiaHowe Julia Ward School
    0.4 miles | Grades: KG-5 | 266 students5800 North 13th St
    PhiladelphiaPA 19141
    (215)276-5270
    0.4KG-5266
  • PhiladelphiaDelaware Valley Charter High School
    Charter School
    0.5 miles | Grades: 9-12 | 680 studentsLogan Place
    PhiladelphiaPA 19141
    (215)455-2550
    0.59-12680

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