Central High School

  • Central High School serves 1,726 students in grades 6-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 91% (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 ≥95% (which is higher than the Missouri state average of 61%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Central High School placed in the top 1% of all schools in Missouri for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 1%, and reading proficiency is top 1%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Missouri state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), 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 1,726 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 140 teachers has grown by 21% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Total Students1,726 students
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Total Classroom Teachers140 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Central High School is ranked within the top 1% of all 1,792 schools in Missouri (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Central High School is 0.49, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.47. 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 (16-17)#3 out of 1792 schools
(Top 1%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
91%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)≥95%
61%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:114:1
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Asian
7%
2%
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Hispanic
8%
6%
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Black
12%
16%
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White
70%
71%
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Two or more races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score0.490.47
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Graduation Rate
82%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
51%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSpringfield R-XII School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MO Dept. of Education

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