Central High School

  • Central High School serves 1,364 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 74% (which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 64%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 88% (which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 70%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Central High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Louisiana for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Louisiana state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 55%.
  • Central High School operates within the East Baton Rouge Parish School District.
  • East Baton Rouge Parish School District's 68% graduation rate is lower than the Louisiana state average of 79%.

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School Overview

  • Central High School's student population of 1364 students has grown by 8% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 89 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,364 students
Central High School Total Students (2008-2016)
Gender %Central High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers89 teachers
Central High School Total Teachers (2008-2016)
Students by GradeCentral High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Central High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1277 schools in Louisiana (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Central High School is 0.39, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.61. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (LA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
74%
64%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
88%
70%
Student : Teacher Ratio15:113:1
Central High School Student Teacher Ratio (2008-2016)
Asian
n/a
2%
Central High School Asian Students (2009-2014)
Hispanic
3%
6%
Central High School Black Students (2008-2016)
Black
22%
44%
Central High School Black Students (2008-2016)
White
75%
45%
Central High School White Students (2008-2016)
Two or more races
n/a
2%
Central High School Two Or More Races Students (2012-2013)
All Ethnic GroupsCentral High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownLA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.390.61
Central High School Diversity Score (2008-2016)
Graduation Rate
86%
79%
Central High School Graduation Rate (2011-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
34%
54%
Central High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2008-2016)
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
5%
Central High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2008-2016)

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Central High School is East Baton Rouge Parish School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 108 school districts in Louisiana (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • East Baton Rouge Parish School District's student population of 46,333 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 68% has increased from 63% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $13,089 in this district is less than the state average of $24,719. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $13,165 is less than the state average of $22,732. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    School District NameEast Baton Rouge Parish School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    88
    2
    Number of Students Managed46,3331,095
    East Baton Rouge Parish School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    58%
    64%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    65%
    70%
    District Graduation Rate
    68%
    79%
    District Total Revenue$563 MM$27 MM
    District Spending$566 MM$25 MM
    District Revenue / Student$13,089$24,719
    District Spending / Student$13,165$22,732
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

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