Central High School

  • Central High School serves 1,515 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 18% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 46%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 41% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 57%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Connecticut state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 86% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 45%.

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School Overview

  • Central High School's student population of 1,515 students has declined by 17% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 104 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,515 students
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Total Classroom Teachers104 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Central High 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 0.65, 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CT)
Overall School Rank#866 out of 968 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
18%
46%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
41%
57%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Central High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Connecticut by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio15:113:1
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Asian
4%
5%
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Hispanic
41%
24%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Central High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Connecticut by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
41%
13%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Central High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Connecticut by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
14%
55%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Central High School and the percentage of White public school students in Connecticut by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis 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 CT.
Diversity Score0.650.42
This chart display the diversity score of Central High School and the public school average diversity score of Connecticut by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Graduation Rate
74%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
41%
31%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Central High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Connecticut by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
5%
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 Connecticut by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBRIDGEPORT SCHOOL DISTRICT School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, CT Dept. of Education

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