Central High School

1700 West Olney Ave

Philadelphia, PA 19141-1105

Tel: (215)276-5262
Grades: 9-12

2,329 students

Central High School serves 2,329 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the PA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 74% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is more than the state average of 30%.
Central High School operates within the Philadelphia City School District.
The school district's 54% graduation rate is lower than the PA state average of 88%.

Overview

The student population of 2329 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 99 teachers has declined by 11% over five years.
School Type Magnet School
Awards Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2011)
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 2,329 students
Central High School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 45% Male / 55%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 99 teachers
Central High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade Central High School Students 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 (1987-2013)
American Indian
1% n/a
Asian
32%
3%
Central High School Asian (1988-2013)
Hispanic
8%
9%
Central High School Hispanic (1988-2013)
Black
31%
16%
Central High School Black (1988-2013)
White
26%
70%
Central High School White (1988-2013)
Two or more races
2%
2%
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.
0.73 0.24
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.
n/a
36%
Central High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2000-2012)
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.
n/a
5%
Central High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 152,045 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 54% has decreased from 90% over five years.
School District Name Philadelphia City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
253
3
Number of Students Managed 152,045 1,528
Philadelphia City   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2013)
Graduation Rate 54% 88%
Philadelphia City   School District Graduation Rate (1998-2009)
District Total Revenue $2,671 MM $21 MM
District Spending $2,762 MM $20 MM
District Revenue / Student $16,708 $12,476
Philadelphia City   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $17,277 $11,944
Philadelphia City   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

Nearby 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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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • PhiladelphiaWidener Memorial School
    Special Education School
    1450 West Olney Ave
    PhiladelphiaPA 19141
    (215)456-3015
    Special Education School

    0.2 mi | n/a students | Gr. KG-12                      
  • PhiladelphiaGirls High School
    Magnet School
    1400 West Olney Ave
    PhiladelphiaPA 19141
    (215)276-5258
    Magnet School

    0.3 mi | 1170 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • PhiladelphiaPennell Joseph School
    1800 Nedro Ave
    PhiladelphiaPA 19141
    (215)276-5267
    0.3 mi | 410 students | Gr. PK-6                      
  • PhiladelphiaHowe Julia Ward School
    5800 North 13th St
    PhiladelphiaPA 19141
    (215)276-5270
    0.4 mi | 274 students | Gr. KG-5                      
  • PhiladelphiaDelaware Valley Charter High School
    Charter School
    Logan Place
    PhiladelphiaPA 19141
    (215)455-2550
    Charter School

    0.5 mi | 666 students | Gr. 9-12                      

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