Central High School

  • Central High School serves 609 students in grades 7-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 9% (which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 47%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 34% (which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 53%) for the 2016-17 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 bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Arkansas state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 40%.

School Overview

  • Central High School's student population of 609 students has declined by 17% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 56 teachers has declined by 12% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
Total Students609 students
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Total Classroom Teachers56 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Central High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,008 schools in Arkansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 12:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Central High School is 0.08, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AR)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#966 out of 1008 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
9%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
34%
53%
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:114:1
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
n/a
13%
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Black
96%
20%
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White
4%
60%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Central High School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AR.
Diversity Score0.080.58
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Graduation Rate85-89%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
36%
27%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Central High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Arkansas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
8%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Central High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Arkansas by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHelena/ W.Helena School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AR Dept. of Education

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