2400 Dobbs Dr
Phenix City, AL 36870
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Central High School serves 1,332 students in grades 9-12.
Central High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 26% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 24%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 21% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is equal to the Alabama state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 75% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,332 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 75%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 96% (Top 5% in AL)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 26% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 21% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Central High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:

School Overview

Central High School's student population of 1,332 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 79 teachers has grown by 11% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,332 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
79 teachers
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School Rankings

Central High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,276 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Central High School is 0.59, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.61. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
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State Level (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#756 out of 1276 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
26%
24%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
21%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
17:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
10%
9%
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Black
58%
32%
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White
25%
53%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.59
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Graduation Rate
96%
90%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
49%
48%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Central High School's ranking?

Central High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for: Highest graduation rate (Top 5%) and Most diverse schools (Top 20%).

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

26% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 24% AL state average), while 21% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 46% AL state average).

What is the graduation rate of Central High School?

The graduation rate of Central High School is 96%, which is higher than the Alabama state average of 90%.

How many students attend Central High School?

1,332 students attend Central High School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

58% of Central High School students are Black, 25% of students are White, 10% of students are Hispanic, 5% of students are Two or more races, 1% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Asian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Central High School?

Central High School has a student ration of 17:1, which is equal to the Alabama state average of 17:1.

What grades does Central High School offer ?

Central High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12

What school district is Central High School part of?

Central High School is part of Phenix City School District.

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School Reviews

2   3/19/2015
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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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,332 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 75%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 96% (Top 5%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 26% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 21% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

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