Central Junior High School

  • Central Junior High School serves 631 students in grades 7-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 23% (which is lower than the Missouri state average of 47%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 53% (which is lower than the Missouri state average of 61%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Central Junior High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Missouri 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 13:1 is lower than the Missouri state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Missouri state average of 28%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Central Junior High School's student population of 631 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 48 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-8
Total Students631 students
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Total Classroom Teachers48 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Central Junior High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,792 schools in Missouri (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has increased from 12:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Central Junior High School is 0.59, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MO)
Overall School Rank#1448 out of 1792 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
23%
47%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
53%
61%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:114:1
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Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
3%
6%
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Black
31%
16%
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White
56%
72%
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Two or more races
9%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Central Junior High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MO.
Diversity Score0.590.46
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Eligible for Free Lunch
54%
44%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCape Girardeau 63 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, MO Dept. of Education

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  • Cape Girardeau Central Middle School
    Grades: 5-6 | 616 students
    0.2 miles
    1900 Thilenius
    Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
    (573)334-6281
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  • Cape Girardeau Franklin Elementary School
    Grades: PK-4 | 288 students
    0.4 miles
    1550 Themis
    Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
    (573)335-5456
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  • Cape Girardeau Jefferson Elementary School
    Grades: PK-4 | 289 students
    0.7 miles
    520 S Minnesota
    Cape Girardeau, MO 63703
    (573)334-2030
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  • Cape Girardeau Girardot Center For Youth
    Grades: 5-12 | 7 students
    1.3 miles
    609 N Middle
    Cape Girardeau, MO 63702
    (573)290-5860
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  • Cape Girardeau Parkview School Special Education School
    Grades: K-12 | 32 students
    1.3 miles
    1020 S Parkway Dr
    Cape Girardeau, MO 63703
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