1001 Brighton Ave.
El Centro, CA 92243
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Central Union High School serves 1,984 students in grades 9-12.
Central Union High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 21% (which is lower than the California state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 63% (which is higher than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is equal to the California state level of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Central Union High School's student population of 1,984 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 89 teachers has grown by 11% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,984 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
89 teachers
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School Rankings

Central Union High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 9,659 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Central Union High School is 0.08, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#4832 out of 9659 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
21%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
63%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
22:1
22:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
12%
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Hispanic
96%
56%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
2%
22%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.08
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Graduation Rate
94%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
67%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
6%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 1,984 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 98%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 94% (Top 30% in CA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 21% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 63% (Top 30%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.08

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