Central High School

Central High School serves 2,186 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the CT average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 91% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the state average of 39%.
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 2186 students has declined by 5% over five years.
The teacher population of 122 teachers has declined by 5% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 2,186 students
Central High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 122 teachers
Central High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Central High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.68 is more than the state average of 0.39. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (CT) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1 13:1
Central High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
5%
n/a
Central High School American Indian (1991-2012)
Asian
3%
4%
Central High School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
40%
20%
Central High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
39%
13%
Central High School Black (1988-2012)
White
9%
61%
Central High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups
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.
0.68 0.39
Central High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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.
91%
30%
Central High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2012)
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.
4%
5%
Central High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 20,839 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 53% has decreased from 93% over five years.
School District Name Bridgeport School District
Number of Schools
Managed
35
4
Number of Students Managed 20,839 1,845
Bridgeport   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 53% 88%
Bridgeport   School District Graduation Rate (1995-2009)
District Total Revenue $389 MM $29 MM
Bridgeport   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $384 MM $28 MM
Bridgeport   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $19,019 $15,687
Bridgeport   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $18,757 $15,388
Bridgeport   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (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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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • BridgeportGeraldine Johnson School
    1375 North Ave
    BridgeportCT 06604
    (203)576-7505
    0.3 mi | 857 students | Gr. PK-8                      
  • BridgeportBridgeport Correctional Center
    Alternative School
    1106 North Ave
    BridgeportCT 06604
    (203)579-6131
    Alternative School

    0.4 mi | 25 students | Gr. 10-12                      
  • BridgeportColumbus School
    275 George St
    BridgeportCT 06604
    (203)576-7578
    0.5 mi | 523 students | Gr. PK-8                      
  • BridgeportClassical Studies Academy
    240 Linwood Ave
    BridgeportCT 06604
    (203)576-7188
    0.7 mi | 290 students | Gr. KG-6                      
  • BridgeportMadison School
    376 Wayne St
    BridgeportCT 06609
    (203)576-7186
    0.9 mi | 510 students | Gr. KG-6                      

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Did You Know?
Bridgeport, CT public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.20, which is lower than the Connecticut average of 0.4. The most diverse school in Bridgeport is Park City Academy. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Connecticut or national school diversity statistics.