Central High School

  • Central High School serves 1,156 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 80-89% (which is higher than the Missouri state average of 47%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 73% (which is higher than the Missouri state average of 63%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Central High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Missouri for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the Missouri state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Missouri state average of 29%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Central High School's student population of 1,156 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 80 teachers has declined by 12% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,156 students
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Total Classroom Teachers80 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Central High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 2,076 schools in Missouri (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has increased from 12:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Central High School is 0.58, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MO)
Overall School Rank (15-16)#768 out of 2076 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)80-89%
47%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
73%
63%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:114:1
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Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
3%
6%
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Black
31%
16%
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White
57%
71%
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Two or more races
8%
4%
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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 MO.
Diversity Score0.580.46
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Graduation Rate
83%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
46%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCape Girardeau 63 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MO Dept. of Education

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