Central High School

423 E Central
Springfield, MO 65802
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Central High School serves 1,490 students in grades 6-12.
Central High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Missouri for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 42% (which is higher than the Missouri state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 62% (which is higher than the Missouri state average of 46%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 4:1 is lower than the Missouri state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is higher than the Missouri state average of 31% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 1,490 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 4:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 32%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 94% (Top 20% in MO)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 42% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 62% (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:

School Overview

Central High School's student population of 1,490 students has declined by 10% over five school years.
The teacher population of 332 teachers has grown by 125% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 6-12
Total Students
1,490 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
332 teachers
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School Rankings

Central High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 2,092 schools in Missouri (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Central High School is 0.52, which is more 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MO)
Overall Testing Rank
#398 out of 2092 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
62%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
4:1
13:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
6%
2%
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Hispanic
8%
8%
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Black
10%
15%
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White
68%
69%
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Hawaiian
1%
1%
Two or more races
6%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.52
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Graduation Rate
94%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
35%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
5%
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Source: 2021-2022 (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 is ranked #398 out of 2,092 schools, which ranks it among the top 20% of public schools in Missouri.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
42% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% MO state average), while 62% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 46% MO state average).
What is the graduation rate of Central High School?
The graduation rate of Central High School is 94%, which is higher than the Missouri state average of 89%.
How many students attend Central High School?
1,490 students attend Central High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
68% of Central High School students are White, 10% of students are Black, 8% of students are Hispanic, 6% of students are Asian, 6% of students are Two or more races, 1% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Central High School?
Central High School has a student ration of 4:1, which is lower than the Missouri state average of 13:1.
What grades does Central High School offer ?
Central High School offers enrollment in grades 6-12
What school district is Central High School part of?
Central High School is part of Springfield R-XII School District.

School Reviews

5   4/18/2022
A very nice school has cool teachers, amazing opportunities, and great extracurricular activities.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 1,490 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 4:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 32%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 94% (Top 20%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 42% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 62% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education

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