Central High School

Tel: (203)576-7377
  • Central High School serves 1,517 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 12% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 44%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 32% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 58%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Central High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Connecticut for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Connecticut state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 88% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 44%.
  • Central High School operates within the Bridgeport School District.
  • Bridgeport School District's 66% graduation rate is lower than the Connecticut state average of 88%.

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School Overview

  • Central High School's student population of 1517 students has declined by 29% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 99 teachers has declined by 19% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,517 students
Gender %Central High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers99 teachers
Students by GradeCentral High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Central High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 968 schools in Connecticut (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Central High School is 0.64, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CT)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
12%
44%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
32%
58%
Student : Teacher Ratio15:113:1
Asian
4%
5%
Hispanic
41%
23%
Black
43%
13%
White
12%
56%
All Ethnic GroupsCentral High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownCT All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.640.42
Graduation Rate
76%
88%
Central High School Graduation Rate (2011-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
33%

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Central High School is Bridgeport School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 195 school districts in Connecticut (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Bridgeport School District's student population of 21,015 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 66% has increased from 60% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $17,601 in this district is less than the state average of $20,313. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $17,226 is less than the state average of $19,375. The district spending/student has declined by 7% over four school years.
    School District NameBridgeport School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    38
    4
    Number of Students Managed21,0151,534
    Bridgeport School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    10%
    44%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    23%
    58%
    District Graduation Rate
    66%
    88%
    District Total Revenue$355 MM$31 MM
    District Spending$347 MM$30 MM
    District Revenue / Student$17,601$20,313
    District Spending / Student$17,226$19,375
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, CT Dept. of Education

    Nearby Public Schools

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    • School Location Miles Grades Students
    • Bridgeport Geraldine Johnson School
      Grades: PK-8 | 794 students
      0.3 miles
      475 Lexington Avenue
      Bridgeport, CT 06604
      (203)275-2500
      0.3 PK-8 794
    • Bridgeport Bridgeport Correctional Center Alternative School
      Grades: 10-12 | 6 students
      0.4 miles
      1106 North Ave.
      Bridgeport, CT 06604
      (203)579-6131
      0.4 10-12 6
    • Bridgeport Columbus School
      Grades: PK-8 | 852 students
      0.5 miles
      300 University Avenue
      Bridgeport, CT 06604
      (203)275-2100
      0.5 PK-8 852
    • Bridgeport Classical Studies Academy
      Grades: PK-8 | 393 students
      0.7 miles
      240 Linwood Ave.
      Bridgeport, CT 06604
      (203)576-7188
      0.7 PK-8 393
    • Bridgeport Madison School
      Grades: K-6 | 512 students
      0.9 miles
      376 Wayne St.
      Bridgeport, CT 06606
      (203)576-7186
      0.9 K-6 512

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