Central High School

  • Central High School serves 1,072 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 36% (which is lower than the Wisconsin state average of 43%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 44% (which is equal to the Wisconsin state average of 44%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • 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 top 50%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Wisconsin state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Wisconsin state average of 29%.
  • Central High School operates within the La Crosse School District.
  • La Crosse School District's 91% graduation rate is higher than the Wisconsin state average of 86%.

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School Overview

  • Central High School's student population of 1072 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 68 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,072 students
Central High School Total Students (1989-2016)
Gender %Central High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers68 teachers
Central High School Total Teachers (1988-2016)
Students by GradeCentral High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Central High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2027 schools in Wisconsin (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Central High School is 0.40, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.26. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (WI)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
36%
43%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
44%
Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
Central High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2016)
American Indian
1%
1%
Central High School American Indian Students (1988-2016)
Asian
9%
4%
Central High School Asian Students (1989-2016)
Hispanic
3%
11%
Central High School Black Students (1995-2016)
Black
4%
9%
Central High School Black Students (1989-2016)
White
77%
71%
Central High School White Students (1989-2016)
Two or more races
6%
3%
Central High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2016)
All Ethnic GroupsCentral High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownWI All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.400.26
Central High School Diversity Score (1989-2016)
Graduation Rate
91%
86%
Central High School Graduation Rate (2011-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
33%
34%
Central High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1991-2016)
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
6%
Central High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2001-2016)

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Central High School is La Crosse School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 439 school districts in Wisconsin (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • La Crosse School District's student population of 6,790 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 91% has decreased from 93% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $15,113 is higher than the state average of $14,677. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $15,783 is higher than the state average of $14,468. The district spending/student has declined by 6% over four school years.
    School District NameLa Crosse School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    21
    3
    Number of Students Managed6,790848
    La Crosse School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    36%
    43%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    40%
    44%
    District Graduation Rate
    91%
    86%
    District Total Revenue$102 MM$12 MM
    District Spending$106 MM$12 MM
    District Revenue / Student$15,113$14,677
    District Spending / Student$15,783$14,468
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, WI Dept. of Education

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