Central High School

  • Central High School serves 1,647 students in grades 8-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 2% (which is lower than the Tennessee state average of 36%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 25% (which is lower than the Tennessee state average of 35%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the Tennessee state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 92% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Tennessee state average of 37%.

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School Overview

  • Central High School's student population of 1,647 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 80 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 8-12
Total Students1,647 students
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Total Classroom Teachers80 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Central High School's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has increased from 19:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Central High School is 0.29, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.28. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (TN)
Overall School Rank#492 out of 573 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
2%
36%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
25%
35%
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Student : Teacher Ratio21:116:1
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Asian
2%
2%
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Hispanic
4%
10%
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Black
84%
22%
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White
8%
63%
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Two or more races
2%
2%
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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 public school students of all ethnic groups in TN.
Diversity Score0.290.28
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Graduation Rate
90%
89%
This chart display graduation rate of Central High School and public school graduation rate of Tennessee by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameShelby County School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, TN Dept. of Education

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