Battle Creek Central High School

100 Van Buren St W
Battle Creek, MI 49017
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Battle Creek Central High School serves 1,126 students in grades 9-12.
Battle Creek Central High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Michigan for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤5% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 20-24% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 48%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Michigan state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 68% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Michigan state average of 36% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,126 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 68%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 70-74% (Btm 50% in MI)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MI Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Battle Creek Central High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Michigan for:

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School Overview

Battle Creek Central High School's student population of 1,126 students has grown by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 55 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,126 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
55 teachers
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School Rankings

Battle Creek Central High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,925 schools in Michigan (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Battle Creek Central High School is 0.72, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
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State Level (MI)
Overall Testing Rank
#2665 out of 2925 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤5%
36%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
20-24%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
15%
9%
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Black
39%
18%
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White
32%
64%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
12%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.72
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Graduation Rate
70-74%
84%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
63%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
4%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MI Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Battle Creek Central High School's ranking?
Battle Creek Central High School is ranked #2665 out of 2,925 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Michigan.
What schools are Battle Creek Central High School often compared to?
Battle Creek Central High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Harper Creek High School, Pennfield Senior High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
≤5% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% MI state average), while 20-24% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 48% MI state average).
What is the graduation rate of Battle Creek Central High School?
The graduation rate of Battle Creek Central High School is 70-74%, which is lower than the Michigan state average of 84%.
How many students attend Battle Creek Central High School?
1,126 students attend Battle Creek Central High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
39% of Battle Creek Central High School students are Black, 32% of students are White, 15% of students are Hispanic, 12% of students are Two or more races, and 2% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Battle Creek Central High School?
Battle Creek Central High School has a student ration of 20:1, which is higher than the Michigan state average of 17:1.
What grades does Battle Creek Central High School offer ?
Battle Creek Central High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is Battle Creek Central High School part of?
Battle Creek Central High School is part of Battle Creek Public Schools School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,126 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 68%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 70-74% (Btm 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MI Dept. of Education

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