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 stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 94 teachers has declined by 5% over five years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2011)
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,227 students
Central High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender %Central High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers94 teachers
Central High School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by GradeCentral High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(PA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio24:115:1
Central High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2015)
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)
Two or more races
4%
3%
Central High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic GroupsCentral High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownPA 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.
0.740.51
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 (2000-2015)
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 (2000-2015)

District Comparison

  • Philadelphia City School District's student population of 131,666 students has decreased by 8% over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 59% has decreased from 90% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $19,677 is higher than the state average of $12,967. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $20,504 is higher than the state average of $12,300. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District NamePhiladelphia City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
215
3
Number of Students Managed131,6661,497
Philadelphia City School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
Graduation Rate59%89%
Philadelphia City School District Graduation Rate (2000-2015)
District Total Revenue$2,831 MM$21 MM
Philadelphia City School District District Total Revenue (1996-2015)
District Spending$2,951 MM$20 MM
Philadelphia City School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$19,677$12,967
Philadelphia City School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$20,504$12,300
Philadelphia City School District District Spending / Student (1995-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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