Central High School

  • Central High School serves 2,227 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the PA average of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 76% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is more than the state average of 32%.
  • Central High School operates within the Philadelphia City School District.
  • Philadelphia City School District's 59% graduation rate is lower than the PA state average of 89%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 2227 students has declined by 5% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 94 teachers has declined by 7% over five years.
Awards Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2011)
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 2,227 students
Central High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Central High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 94 teachers
Central High School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by Grade Central High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has increased from 23:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.74 is more than the state average of 0.25. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (PA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 24:1 15:1
Central High School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2015)
Asian
33%
4%
Central High School Asian Students (1988-2015)
Hispanic
8%
10%
Central High School Black Students (1988-2015)
Black
31%
15%
Central High School Black Students (1988-2015)
White
24%
68%
Central High School White Students (1988-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Central High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
4%
3%
Central High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic Groups Central High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown PA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.74 0.25
Central High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
45%
41%
Central High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2001-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
5%
5%
Central High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2001-2015)

District Comparison

  • Philadelphia City School District's student population of 131,666 students has decreased by 14% over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 59% has decreased from 91% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $20,020 is higher than the state average of $13,911. The district revenue/student has grown by 19% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $19,916 is higher than the state average of $13,599. The district spending/student has grown by 15% over four years.
School District Name Philadelphia City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
215
3
Number of Students Managed 131,666 1,497
Philadelphia City School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 59% 89%
Philadelphia City School District Graduation Rate (1999-2010)
District Total Revenue $2,756 MM $21 MM
Philadelphia City School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $2,742 MM $20 MM
Philadelphia City School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $20,020 $13,911
Philadelphia City School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $19,916 $13,599
Philadelphia City School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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