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 2015-16 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 2015-16 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 2015-16 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%.

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School Overview

  • Central High School's student population of 1,072 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
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Total Classroom Teachers68 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Central High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,027 schools in Wisconsin (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 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%
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 Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
44%
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 Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
9%
4%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Central High School and the percentage of Asian students in Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Hispanic
3%
11%
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Black
4%
9%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Central High School and the percentage of Black students in Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
White
77%
71%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Central High School and the percentage of White students in Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Two or more races
6%
3%
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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 students of all ethnic groups in WI.
Diversity Score0.400.26
This chart display the diversity score of Central High School and the average diversity score of Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Graduation Rate
91%
86%
This chart display graduation rate of Central High School and graduation rate of Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
33%
34%
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 Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
6%
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 Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameLa Crosse School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, WI Dept. of Education

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