Central High School

1700 West Olney Ave,

Philadelphia, PA, 19141-1105

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

2,360 students

Central High School serves 2,360 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the PA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 74% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is more than the state average of 29%.
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 2360 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 102 teachers has declined by 8% 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 2,360 students
Gender % 45% Male / 55%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 102 teachers
Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has increased from 21:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.74 is more than the state average of 0.47. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (PA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 23:1
14:1
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
30%
3%
Hispanic
7%
8%
Black
32%
16%
White
26%
71%
Unknown
5%
2%
All Ethnic Groups
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. 0.74
0.47
Eligible for Free LunchFamilies 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. 30%
34%
Eligible for Reduced
LunchFamilies 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%
6%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 147,349 students has grown by 0% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 54% has increased from 0% over five years.
School District Name Philadelphia City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
253
3
Number of Students Managed 147,349
1,559
Graduation Rate 54
88%
District Total Revenue $2,671 MM
n/a
District Spending $2,762 MM
n/a
District Revenue / Student $16,708
$0
District Spending / Student $17,277
$0
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2034 (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 Pennell Joseph School (0.3 miles away)
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