Central High School

Central High School serves 2,140 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the CT average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 89% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 41%.
Central High School operates within the Bridgeport School District.
The school district's 53% graduation rate is lower than the CT state average of 88%.

Overview

The student population of 2140 students has declined by 8% over five years.
The teacher population of 123 teachers has declined by 16% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 2,140 students
Central High School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 123 teachers
Central High School Total Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade Central High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 8:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.64 is more than the state average of 0.40. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (CT) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1 13:1
Central High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
American Indian
2%
n/a
Asian
3%
4%
Central High School Asian Students (1988-2013)
Hispanic
41%
21%
Central High School Black Students (1988-2013)
Black
43%
13%
Central High School Black Students (1988-2013)
White
11%
59%
Central High School White Students (1988-2013)
All Ethnic Groups Central High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown CT All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.64 0.40
Central High School Diversity Score (1988-2013)
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.
95%
32%
Central High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2013)
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.
3%
5%
Central High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 21,323 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 53% has decreased from 95% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $19,019 is higher than the state average of $15,687. The district revenue/student has grown by 48% over four years.
The district spending/student of $18,757 is higher than the state average of $15,388. The district spending/student has grown by 48% over four years.
School District Name Bridgeport School District
Number of Schools
Managed
37
4
Number of Students Managed 21,323 1,728
Bridgeport   School District Students Managed (1988-2013)
Graduation Rate 53% 88%
Bridgeport   School District Graduation Rate (1995-2009)
District Total Revenue $389 MM $29 MM
Bridgeport   School District District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $384 MM $28 MM
Bridgeport   School District District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $19,019 $15,687
Bridgeport   School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $18,757 $15,388
Bridgeport   School District District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, CT Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Bridgeport Correctional Center (0.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Achievement First Bridgeport Academy (1.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Geraldine Johnson School (0.3 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • BridgeportGeraldine Johnson School
    1375 North Ave
    BridgeportCT 06604
    (203)576-7505
    0.3 mi | Gr. PK-8 | 818 students                      
  • BridgeportBridgeport Correctional Center
    Alternative School
    1106 North Ave
    BridgeportCT 06604
    (203)579-6131
    Alternative School

    0.4 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 17 students                      
  • BridgeportColumbus School
    275 George St
    BridgeportCT 06604
    (203)576-7578
    0.5 mi | Gr. PK-8 | 877 students                      
  • BridgeportClassical Studies Academy
    240 Linwood Ave
    BridgeportCT 06604
    (203)576-7188
    0.7 mi | Gr. KG-6 | 310 students                      
  • BridgeportMadison School
    376 Wayne St
    BridgeportCT 06601
    (203)576-7186
    0.9 mi | Gr. KG-6 | 506 students                      

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