Central High School

1 Lincoln Blvd.
Bridgeport, CT 06606
(School attendance zone shown in map)
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 1,575 students in grades 9-12, Central High School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Connecticut for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 13% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 40%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 37% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 50%).
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Connecticut state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 89% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 51% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,575 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 89%
  • : 76% (Btm 50% in CT)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 13% (Btm 50%)
  • : 37% (Btm 50%)
  • : 22% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

School Overview

Central High School's student population of 1,575 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 100 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,575 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
100 teachers
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School Rankings

Central High School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 942 schools in Connecticut (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Central High School is 0.62, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.66. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (CT)
#742 out of 942 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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13%
40%
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37%
50%
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22%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Central High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of public schools in Connecticut by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
12:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
3%
5%
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Hispanic
50%
29%
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Black
35%
13%
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White
11%
49%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.62
This chart display the diversity score of Central High School and the public school average diversity score of Connecticut by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
76%
89%
This chart display graduation rate of Central High School and public school graduation rate of Connecticut by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
46%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
6%
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School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Central High School's ranking?
Central High School is ranked #742 out of 942 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Connecticut.
What schools are Central High School often compared to?
Central High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Bassick High School, Warren Harding High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
13% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 40% CT state average), while 37% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 50% CT state average).
What is the graduation rate of Central High School?
The graduation rate of Central High School is 76%, which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 89%.
How many students attend Central High School?
1,575 students attend Central High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
50% of Central High School students are Hispanic, 35% of students are Black, 11% of students are White, 3% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Central High School?
Central High School has a student ration of 16:1, which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 12:1.
What grades does Central High School offer ?
Central High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Central High School part of?
Central High School is part of Bridgeport School District.
In what neighborhood is Central High School located?
Central High School is located in the Brooklawn And St Vincent neighborhood of Bridgeport, CT. There are 1 other public schools located in Brooklawn And St Vincent.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,575 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 89%
  • : 76% (Btm 50%)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 13% (Btm 50%)
  • : 37% (Btm 50%)
  • : 22% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

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