Central High School
Central High School's student population of 2,690 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 147 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
|Grades Offered||Grades 9-12|
|Total Students||2,690 students|
|Total Classroom Teachers||147 teachers|
|Students by Grade|
Central High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 913 schools in Nebraska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Central High School is 0.73, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.52. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
|Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data||This School||State Level (NE)|
Overall Testing Rank
|#745 out of 913 schools|
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
|Student : Teacher Ratio||18:1||14:1|
|Two or more races|
|All Ethnic Groups|
|Eligible for Free Lunch|
|Eligible for Reduced Lunch|
|School Statewide Testing||View Education Department Test Scores|
|School District Name||Omaha School District|
Nearby Public Schools
The nearest high school to Central High School is Transition Program At Unmc Nebraska Medicine (0.9 miles away)
The nearest middle school is J P Lord Program (1.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Liberty Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Omaha Liberty Elementary School Grades: PK-6 | 728 students
2021 St Mary's Avenue
Omaha, NE 68102
(402) 898-1697 0.5 PK-6 728
- Omaha Early Childhood Center At Educare - Kellom Grades: PK | 157 students
2123 Paul Street
Omaha, NE 68102
(402) 898-1783 0.7 PK 157
- Omaha Kellom Elementary School Grades: PK-6 | 558 students
1311 N 24th St
Omaha, NE 68102
(402) 344-0441 0.7 PK-6 558
- Boys Town Rtc 2
14092 Hospital Rd
Boys Town, NE 68010
(402) 498-7273 0.7 n/a n/a
- Omaha Accelere
2606 Hamilton St
Omaha, NE 68131
(402) 898-1568 0.9 n/a n/a
Central High is a vibrant, diverse public school in downtown Omaha. My eldest son opted into North High for the Haddox/Project Lead the Way engineering program, but my middle son opted into Central for the overall quality of the educational offerings, and my youngest (daughter) currently attends as a junior. The aggregate scores of a school do not accurately reflect the quality education offered, so I researched the honors and other college-prep programs before my children applied to their school of choice. Central offers: International Baccalaureate, dual enrollment credit and a myriad of honors along with a huge selection of both school-hours and extra-curricular opportunities. Latin, Performance Choirs, nationally recognized programs such as IB, highly ranked sports teams, immediate access to the Joslyn Art Museum...there is so much offered. As in life, there are many abilities represented at Central, so the test scores and rankings are a bit watered down, but the high achievers are able to get every bit of a quality education, and more opportunities than their higher-ranked suburban and parochial counterparts. We moved to Elkhorn a year ago, and my daughter still commutes to Central downtown every day. She is eligible to attend Elkhorn South (one of the highest-ranked hs in the state), but they do not offer the programs she is used to having access to at Central.
- Posted by Parent - involved parent
Central is THE top public high school in Omaha! Our children and our grandchildren attended Central. High academic standards and intelligent, well-rounded people make up the graduates!
- Posted by Parent - irish
Central is THE BEST school in Nebraska. It's extremely diverse and I've enjoyed 'my stay' so far. :] I will be a senior this fall and I'm looking forward to going back. The teachers at this school care so much about their students no matter what. We are currently the holders of our third state basketball title and state football champions as well. Our music program has been around approximately since the school was founded in 1859. We have won many prestigious awards and honors ever since. Altogether I love this school and hope to send my children there if I continue to live in the Omaha area. A Central High education will provide you with so much insight and preparation for college and life in general.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - jazza
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