Central High School

  • Central High School serves 2,485 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 32% (which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 44%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 53% (which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 48%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Central High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Arkansas for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the Arkansas state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 71% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 39%.
  • Central High School operates within the Little Rock School District.
  • Little Rock School District's 80% graduation rate is lower than the Arkansas state average of 86%.

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School Overview

  • Central High School's student population of 2485 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 175 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,485 students
Gender %Central High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers175 teachers
Students by GradeCentral High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Central High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 999 schools in Arkansas (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Central High School is 0.55, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.32. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AR)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
32%
44%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
53%
48%
Student : Teacher Ratio14:114:1
Asian
7%
2%
Hispanic
4%
12%
Black
60%
21%
White
29%
61%
All Ethnic GroupsCentral High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownAR All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.550.32
Graduation Rate
86%
86%
Central High School Graduation Rate (2011-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
42%
56%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
8%

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Central High School is Little Rock School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 256 school districts in Arkansas (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Little Rock School District's student population of 24,797 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 80% has increased from 66% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $13,344 is higher than the state average of $10,618. The district revenue/student has declined by 6% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $14,177 is higher than the state average of $11,226. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    School District NameLittle Rock School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    46
    3
    Number of Students Managed24,797889
    Little Rock School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    33%
    44%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    37%
    48%
    District Graduation Rate
    80%
    86%
    District Total Revenue$335 MM$9 MM
    District Spending$356 MM$10 MM
    District Revenue / Student$13,344$10,618
    District Spending / Student$14,177$11,226
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, AR Dept. of Education

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