Central High School

  • Central High School serves 2,371 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≥99% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 46%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 97% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 63%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Central High School placed in the top 1% of all schools in Pennsylvania for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 1%, and reading proficiency is top 1%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is higher than the Pennsylvania state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 74% of the student body (majority Asian), which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 34%.

Top Placements

Central High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Pennsylvania for:

School Overview

  • Central High School's student population of 2,371 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 91 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2011)
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,371 students
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Total Classroom Teachers91 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Central High School is ranked within the top 1% of all 2,814 schools in Pennsylvania (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has increased from 24:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Central High School is 0.74, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (PA)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#1 out of 2814 schools
(Top 1%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)≥99%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
97%
63%
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Student : Teacher Ratio26:115:1
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Asian
37%
4%
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Hispanic
7%
11%
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Black
24%
15%
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White
26%
66%
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Two or more races
6%
4%
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Diversity Score0.740.53
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Graduation Rate
98%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
44%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
3%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePhiladelphia City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

  • The nearest high school, middle school and elementary school to Central High School is Widener Memorial School (0.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Philadelphia Widener Memorial School Special Education School
    Grades: K-12 | 141 students
    0.2 miles
    1450 W Olney Ave
    Philadelphia, PA 19141
    (215)456-3015
    0.2 K-12 141
  • Philadelphia Girls High School Magnet School
    Grades: 9-12 | 983 students
    0.3 miles
    1400 W Olney Ave
    Philadelphia, PA 19141
    (215)276-5258
    0.3 9-12 983
  • Philadelphia Pennell Joseph School
    Grades: PK-5 | 464 students
    0.3 miles
    1800 Nedro Ave
    Philadelphia, PA 19141
    (215)276-5267
    0.3 PK-5 464
  • Philadelphia Howe Julia Ward School
    Grades: K-5 | 232 students
    0.4 miles
    5800 N 13th St
    Philadelphia, PA 19141
    (215)276-5270
    0.4 K-5 232
  • Philadelphia Logan James School
    Grades: PK-5 | 357 students
    0.5 miles
    1700 Lindley Ave
    Philadelphia, PA 19141
    (215)456-3006
    0.5 PK-5 357

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