Francis Howell Central High School

  • Francis Howell Central High School serves 1,913 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 60% (which is higher than the Missouri state average of 42%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 73% (which is higher than the Missouri state average of 49%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Francis Howell Central High School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Missouri for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Missouri state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Missouri state average of 29% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Francis Howell Central High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Missouri for:

School Overview

  • Francis Howell Central High School's student population of 1,913 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 100 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,913 students
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Total Classroom Teachers100 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Francis Howell Central High School is ranked within the top 10% of all 2,085 schools in Missouri (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Francis Howell Central High School is 0.30, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.47. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MO)
Overall Testing Rank#160 out of 2085 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
60%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
73%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:114:1
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American Indian
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Asian
2%
2%
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Hispanic
3%
7%
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Black
9%
16%
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White
83%
71%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score0.300.47
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Graduation Rate
93%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
12%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameFrancis Howell R-III School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MO Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

  • The nearest high school to Francis Howell Central High School is Boonslick School (2.8 miles away)
  • The nearest middle school and elementary school is Saeger Middle School (0.2 miles away)
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