Central High School

Central High School serves 2,419 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the AR average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 66% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 36%.
Central High School operates within the Little Rock School District.
The school district's 66% graduation rate is lower than the AR state average of 76%.

Overview

The student population of 2419 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 159 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 2,419 students
Central High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 47% Male / 53%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 159 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 15:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.60 is more than the state average of 0.30. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AR) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 13:1
Central High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
7%
1%
Central High School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
3%
10%
Central High School Hispanic (1996-2012)
Black
53%
22%
Central High School Black (1988-2012)
White
34%
64%
Central High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Central High School Sch Ethnicity Central High School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.60 0.30
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.
36%
52%
Central High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2012)
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.
7%
9%
Central High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 27,844 students has grown by 6% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 66% has decreased from 93% over five years.
School District Name Little Rock School District
Number of Schools
Managed
49
3
Number of Students Managed 27,844 938
Little Rock   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 66% 76%
Little Rock   School District Graduation Rate (1993-2009)
District Total Revenue $326 MM $9 MM
Little Rock   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $342 MM $10 MM
Little Rock   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $12,453 $9,870
Little Rock   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $13,064 $10,243
Little Rock   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, AR Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Ark. School For The Blind High School (1 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Dunbar Magnet Middle School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Little Rock Prep Academy (0.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Little Rock Little Rock Prep Academy
    Charter School
    1205 South Schiller St
    Little Rock , AR , 72206
    (501)683-1855
    Charter School
    0.2  mi  |  270  students  |  Gr.  KG-7
  • Little Rock Gibbs Magnet Elementary School
    Magnet School
    1115 West 16th St
    Little Rock , AR , 72202
    (501)447-4900
    Magnet School
    0.6  mi  |  311  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Little Rock M.l. King Magnet Elementary School
    Magnet School
    907 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
    Little Rock , AR , 72202
    (501)447-5100
    Magnet School
    0.7  mi  |  600  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Little Rock Woodruff Early Childhood Center
    3010 West Seventh St
    Little Rock , AR , 72205
    (501)447-7300
    0.7  mi  |  132  students  |  Gr.  PK
  • Little Rock Dunbar Magnet Middle School
    Magnet School
    1100 Wright Ave
    Little Rock , AR , 72206
    (501)447-2600
    Magnet School
    0.8  mi  |  814  students  |  Gr.  6-8

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Little Rock, AR 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 0.41, which is higher than the Arkansas average of 0.31. The most diverse school in Little Rock is Lisa Academy. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Arkansas or national school diversity statistics.