Central High School

  • 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 2015-16 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 2015-16 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 2015-16 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%.

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School Overview

  • Central High School's student population of 1,310 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 68 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 10-12
Total Students1,310 students
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Gender %This chart display gender of Central High School
Total Classroom Teachers68 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Central High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,264 schools in Alabama (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 18:1 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%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Central High School and the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Alabama by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
23%
38%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Central High School and the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Alabama by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio19:118:1
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Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
3%
7%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Central High School and the percentage of Hispanic students in Alabama by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Black
68%
33%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Central High School and the percentage of Black students in Alabama by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
White
27%
56%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Central High School and the percentage of White students in Alabama by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Two or more races
2%
2%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Central High School and the percentage of students of two or more races in Alabama by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Central High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in AL.
Diversity Score0.470.33
This chart display the diversity score of Central High School and the average diversity score of Alabama by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Graduation Rate
86%
87%
This chart display graduation rate of Central High School and graduation rate of Alabama by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
59%
46%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Central High School and the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Alabama by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Central High School and the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Alabama by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePhenix City School District
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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