Central High School

  • Central High School serves 1,048 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 55% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 53% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 51%.

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School Overview

  • Central High School's student population of 1,048 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 62 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,048 students
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Total Classroom Teachers62 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Central High School's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Central High School is 0.52, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.67. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Overall School Rank#1018 out of 3,544 schools
(Top 30%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
55%
32%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Central High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
53%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:116:1
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Asian
9%
5%
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Hispanic
17%
26%
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Black
3%
17%
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White
67%
49%
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Two or more races
4%
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 public school students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Score0.520.67
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Graduation Rate90-94%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
11%
46%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Central High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Central High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCentral CUSD 301 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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It's a great and friendly school! I hope the new additions will make it even better!
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Nothing but trouble for my kid. Big illegal DRUG problem at the school that isn't properly addressed. Had many teachers and administration say they were trained to cover their butts. How is covering your butt in the best interest of our kids Very unpleasant experience with the high school!!
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