1910 Whitener St.
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Central Junior High School serves 663 students in grades 7-8.
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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 33% (which is lower than the Missouri state average of 42%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 42% (which is lower than the Missouri state average of 49%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is equal to the Missouri state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Missouri state average of 30% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Enrollment: 663 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 51%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in MO
  • Math Proficiency
    : 33% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 42% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education

School Overview

Central Junior High School's student population of 663 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 50 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-8
Total Students
663 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
50 teachers
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School Rankings

Central Junior High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,091 schools in Missouri (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Central Junior High School is 0.65, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.49. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MO)
Overall Testing Rank
#1409 out of 2091 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
33%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
13:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
2%
2%
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Hispanic
6%
7%
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Black
32%
15%
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White
49%
70%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
11%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.65
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
43%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (17-18)
7%
6%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

33% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 42% MO state average), while 42% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% MO state average).

How many students attend Central Junior High School?

663 students attend Central Junior High School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

49% of Central Junior High School students are White, 32% of students are Black, 11% of students are Two or more races, 6% of students are Hispanic, and 2% of students are Asian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Central Junior High School?

Central Junior High School has a student ration of 13:1, which is equal to the Missouri state average of 13:1.

What grades does Central Junior High School offer ?

Central Junior High School offers enrollment in grades 7-8

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Enrollment: 663 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 51%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 33% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 42% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education

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