2602 Edmond
Saint Joseph, MO 64501
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Central High School serves 1,705 students in grades 9-12.
Central High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Missouri for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 38% (which is lower than the Missouri state average of 42%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 63% (which is higher than the Missouri state average of 49%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Missouri state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is lower than the Missouri state average of 30% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,705 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 29%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 84% (Btm 50% in MO)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 38% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 63% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Central High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Missouri for:

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School Overview

Central High School's student population of 1,705 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 100 teachers has declined by 13% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,705 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
100 teachers
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School Rankings

Central High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 2,091 schools in Missouri (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Central High School is 0.48, which is less 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MO)
Overall Testing Rank
#666 out of 2091 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
38%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
63%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
13:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
4%
2%
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Hispanic
10%
7%
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Black
8%
15%
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White
71%
70%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
6%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.48
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Graduation Rate
84%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
27%
43%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Central High School's ranking?

Central High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Missouri for: Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%).

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

38% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 42% MO state average), while 63% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% MO state average).

What is the graduation rate of Central High School?

The graduation rate of Central High School is 84%, which is lower than the Missouri state average of 90%.

How many students attend Central High School?

1,705 students attend Central High School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

71% of Central High School students are White, 10% of students are Hispanic, 8% of students are Black, 6% of students are Two or more races, 4% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Central High School?

Central High School has a student ration of 17:1, which is higher than the Missouri state average of 13:1.

What grades does Central High School offer ?

Central High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,705 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 29%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 84% (Btm 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 38% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 63% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education

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