Central High School

  • Central High School serves 1,221 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 9% (which is lower than the Rhode Island state average of 28%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 16% (which is lower than the Rhode Island state average of 36%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Central High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Rhode Island 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 14:1 is higher than the Rhode Island state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Rhode Island state average of 42% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Central High School's student population of 1,221 students has grown by 12% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 89 teachers has grown by 25% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,221 students
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Total Classroom Teachers89 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Central High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 287 schools in Rhode Island (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Central High School is 0.47, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.60. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (RI)
Overall Testing Rank#252 out of 287 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
9%
28%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
16%
36%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:113:1
American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
6%
3%
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Hispanic
71%
25%
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Black
15%
9%
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White
5%
58%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score0.470.60
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Graduation Rate
70%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
84%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameProvidence School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, RI Dept. of Education

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