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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Central High School is an above average, public school located in Baton Rouge, LA. It has 1,364 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 74% of students are at least proficient in math and 88% in reading.
Address
10200 E Brookside
Baton Rouge, LA 70805
Telephone
(225) 261-3438

Central High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
88%
Percent Proficient - Math
74%
Average Graduation Rate
86%
Average SAT
Average ACT
24
193 responses
AP Enrollment
13%

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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    A-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$73,301
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$803
National
$949
Median Home Value
$194,300
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.13 responses
Poll
85%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.13 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 30 responses
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  • Friday Night Football
    43%
  • Prom pre party
    17%
  • Basketball games
    13%
  • Spirit Week
    7%
  • Tailgating
    7%
  • Volleyball games. strongly support our volleyball!
    7%
  • Homecoming
    3%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,364
Free or Reduced Lunch
43%
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.16 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.16 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.16 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$45,915
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.8%
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.21 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.21 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.21 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$11,241/ year
National
$12,239
79%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.24 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.24 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.24 responses
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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.
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Central High School is an above average, public school located in Baton Rouge, LA. It has 1,364 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 74% of students are at least proficient in math and 88% in reading Central High School is committed to providing a top-notch education, giving students the best high school experience possible, and being a benefit to our community. Our professional, hard working faculty and staff works to make every day a great day and we pride ourselves on making CHS a safe, efficient, effective and fun school. Our course offerings, clubs, arts and athletics all work together to make sure that every student can find their place.
I really liked my 4 years at Central High School. A big part of that is because Central High School has some of the best teachers, teachers who are kind, funny, and passionate about what they are teaching! I especially loved the electives it had to offer, with interesting courses like American Wars and 20th Century Genocides, Psychology, Concert Choir, and Talented Art. I had the pleasure of learning French with Madame Day and got to host French foreign exchange student!! Central Highschool has creative homecoming weeks where you are encouraged to dress to a theme. What I would like to see change is the cafeteria’s methods. It just seems like a big waste with all the food that is discarded and the styrofoam plates that are bad for the environment. It would be nice to see my former high school become more eco-friendly! I would also like to see it become more clean and stricter on bullying in the school. Otherwise, it is a very nice school in my opinion.