Central High School is an above average, public school located in Baton Rouge, LA. It has 1,353 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 74% of students are at least proficient in math and 80% in reading.
Central High School Rankings
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.15 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.15 responses
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 35 responsesReport
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.18 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.18 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.18 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.23 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.23 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.23 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.26 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.26 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.26 responses
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Central High School Reviews
Central High is definitely not a bad school but it is lacking in a few categories. They have almost completely got rid of the theater department except for talented theater which not every student has access to. Also, they mostly focus the school's budget on sports and barely give any for the arts. Central High has taken away a large portion of the upper level art classes because they find them "unnecessary." As an art student wanting to go to art school, this is very important to me and the fact that my school barely cares about something so important in students lives is terrible.
Central High School has plenty of potential as a school. I liked the care they put into academics whether you are planning on going to trade school or a four year university. I would like the school to be more inclusive of the arts, as well as other non-core/CTE electives. My freshman year, we had so many different electives from judo to painting to mythology, and now you can only take basic electives that go towards graduation requirements or double up on core classes. I would like to see more diversity in classes you can take, and appreciation for arts, drama, and music.
Central High School is your average small town school; it is exceptionally average. Though sometimes it has its small perks, it often has hypocritical administration, dirty facilities, and often feels more like an institution than a community. Most teachers are bearable, with a few exceptional ones sprinkled in, but many that coddle teenagers like kindergarteners. Instead of singling out the idiotic few, they prefer to punish the majority innocent mass. More challenging academics, and a more understanding, less test-score-driven administration would make this school a much better place.