Central High School

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Tel: (334)298-3626
  • Central High School serves 1,310 students in grades 10-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 15% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 43%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 23% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 38%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Central High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 73% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 44%.
  • Central High School operates within the Phenix City School District.
  • Phenix City School District's 85% graduation rate is lower than the Alabama state average of 87%.

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School Overview

  • Central High School's student population of 1310 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 68 teachers has declined by 13% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 10-12
Total Students1,310 students
Gender %Central High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers68 teachers
Students by GradeCentral High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Central High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1264 schools in Alabama (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Central High School is 0.47, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.33. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AL)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
15%
43%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
23%
38%
Student : Teacher Ratio19:118:1
Hispanic
3%
7%
Black
68%
33%
White
27%
56%
Two or more races
2%
2%
All Ethnic GroupsCentral High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownAL All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.470.33
Graduation Rate
86%
87%
Central High School Graduation Rate (2011-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
59%
46%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
5%

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Central High School is Phenix City School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 136 school districts in Alabama (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Phenix City School District's student population of 7,043 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 85% has increased from 66% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $8,411 in this district is less than the state average of $10,349. The district revenue/student has declined by 9% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $8,715 is less than the state average of $10,471. The district spending/student has declined by 9% over four school years.
    School District NamePhenix City School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    13
    6
    Number of Students Managed7,0432,907
    Phenix City School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    38%
    43%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    34%
    38%
    District Graduation Rate
    85%
    87%
    District Total Revenue$57 MM$30 MM
    District Spending$59 MM$30 MM
    District Revenue / Student$8,411$10,349
    District Spending / Student$8,715$10,471
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

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    The administration does not care about the students learning environment but only the revenue generated by the athletes. Football is the #1 commodity for Central High School and not a student's education. The majority of students graduating who attend college test into remedial or developmental courses and their math and reading skills are not beyond a 10th grade level, if that high.
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