Central High School

8516 W Lincoln Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53227
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Central High School serves 1,170 students in grades 9-12.
Central High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Wisconsin for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 15% (which is lower than the Wisconsin state average of 44%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 16% (which is lower than the Wisconsin state average of 43%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Wisconsin state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 61% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Wisconsin state average of 30% (majority Hispanic and Black).

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School Overview

Central High School's student population of 1,170 students has declined by 17% over five school years.
The teacher population of 82 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,170 students
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Total Classroom Teachers82 teachers
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School Comparison

Central High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,029 schools in Wisconsin (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Central High School is 0.72, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.49. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (WI)
Overall Testing Rank
#1884 out of 2029 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
15%
44%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
16%
43%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:115:1
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American Indian
2%
1%
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Asian
3%
4%
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Hispanic
32%
12%
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Black
18%
9%
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White
39%
70%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.720.49
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Graduation Rate
84%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
60%
32%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (15-16)
10%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWest Allis-West Milwaukee School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, WI Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school and middle school to Central High School is Shared Journeys (0.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Franklin Elementary School (0.3 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Milwaukee Franklin Elementary School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 355 students
    0.3 miles
    2060 S 86th St
    Milwaukee, WI 53227
    (414) 604-3710
    0.3 PK-5 355
  • Milwaukee Shared Journeys Alternative School
    Charter School
    Grades: 7-12 | 14 students
    0.3 miles
    9004 W Lincoln Ave
    Milwaukee, WI 53227
    (414) 328-6535
    0.3 7-12 14
  • Milwaukee West Allis-west Milwaukee Learning Center Alternative School
    Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 162 students
    0.4 miles
    7815 W Lapham St
    Milwaukee, WI 53214
    (414) 604-4210
    0.4 9-12 162
  • Milwaukee Frank Lloyd Wright Intermediate Math: 34% | Reading: 43%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 914 students
    0.7 miles
    9501 W Cleveland Ave
    Milwaukee, WI 53227
    (414) 604-3410
    0.7 6-8 914
  • Milwaukee Wilson Elementary School Math: 41% | Reading: 45%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 436 students
    0.8 miles
    8710 W Orchard St
    Milwaukee, WI 53214
    (414) 604-4810
    0.8 PK-5 436

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