Central Union High School

1001 Brighton Ave.
El Centro, CA 92243
(School attendance zone shown in map)
6/
10
Top 50%
Serving 1,927 students in grades 9-12, Central Union High School ranks in the top 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 18% (which is lower than the California state average of 33%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 58% (which is higher than the California state average of 47%).
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is equal to the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,927 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 98%
  • : 91% (Top 50% in CA)
  • : Top 50%
  • : 18% (Btm 50%)
  • : 58% (Top 30%)
  • : 23% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Central Union High School's student population of 1,927 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 91 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,927 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
91 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Central Union High School ranks within the top 50% of all 9,602 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
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.
This School
State Level (CA)
#4534 out of 9602 schools
(Top 50%)
This chart displays the overall school rank of Central Union High School, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
18%
33%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Central Union High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
58%
47%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Central Union High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
23%
29%
Student : Teacher Ratio
21:1
21:1
This chart displays the student teacher ratio of Central Union High School and the public school average student teacher ratio of California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
12%
This chart displays the percentage of Asian students in Central Union High School and the percentage of Asian public school students in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hispanic
96%
56%
This chart displays the percentage of Hispanic students in Central Union High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
1%
5%
This chart displays the percentage of Black students in Central Union High School and the percentage of Black public school students in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
White
2%
21%
This chart displays the percentage of White students in Central Union High School and the percentage of White public school students in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
5%
This chart displays the percentage of students of two or more races in Central Union High School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in California by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Central Union High School.
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in California.
0.08
This chart displays the diversity score of Central Union High School and the public school average diversity score of California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
91%
87%
This chart displays graduation rate of Central Union High School and public school graduation rate of California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
63%
51%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Central Union High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
13%
7%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Central Union High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Central Union High School's ranking?
Central Union High School is ranked #4534 out of 9,602 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in California.
What schools are Central Union High School often compared to?
Central Union High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Southwest High School, Imperial High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
18% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 33% CA state average), while 58% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% CA state average).
What is the graduation rate of Central Union High School?
The graduation rate of Central Union High School is 91%, which is higher than the California state average of 87%.
How many students attend Central Union High School?
1,927 students attend Central Union High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
96% of Central Union High School students are Hispanic, 2% of students are White, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Central Union High School?
Central Union High School has a student ration of 21:1, which is equal to the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does Central Union High School offer ?
Central Union High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is Central Union High School part of?
Central Union High School is part of Central Union High School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,927 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 98%
  • : 91% (Top 50%)
  • : Top 50%
  • : 18% (Btm 50%)
  • : 58% (Top 30%)
  • : 23% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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