Central High School

  • Central High School serves 273 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20-29% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 30-39% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Central High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 50% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 45%.

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School Overview

  • Central High School's student population of 273 students has declined by 18% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 14 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students273 students
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Total Classroom Teachers14 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Central High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,270 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has decreased from 22:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Central High School is 0.56, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AL)
Overall School Rank#996 out of 1270 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)20-29%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)30-39%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
3%
8%
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Black
44%
33%
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White
50%
55%
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Two or more races
3%
2%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Central High School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AL.
Diversity Score0.560.59
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Graduation Rate80-84%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
55%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Central High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Alabama by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCoosa County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

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This school is very poor and therefore, cannot offer a good educational experience. The administrators are biased and do not treat everyone equally. There are some very good teachers, but they need a better environment. There are no advanced classes and the students are not well prepared to further their education.
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