Central High School

  • Central High School serves 934 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 2% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 14% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 53%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is equal to the New Jersey state level of 12:1.

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School Overview

  • Central High School's student population of 934 students has grown by 24% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 79 teachers has declined by 14% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students934 students
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Total Classroom Teachers79 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Central High School's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has increased from 8:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Central High School is 0.21, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.43. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NJ)
Overall School Rank#2175 out of 2,236 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
2%
41%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Central High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
14%
53%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:112:1
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Asian
n/a
10%
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Hispanic
12%
27%
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Black
88%
16%
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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 NJ.
Diversity Score0.210.43
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Graduation Rate
75%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
75%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNewark Public School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

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