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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Central High School is an above average, public school located in Baton Rouge, LA. It has 1,388 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 88% of students are at least proficient in math and 85% in reading.

Central High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
85%
Percent Proficient - Math
88%
Average Graduation Rate
85%
Average SAT
1280
8 responses
Average ACT
24
299 responses
AP Enrollment
13%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    C
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$27,617
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$767
National
$949
Median Home Value
$86,980
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.18 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.18 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 45 responses
  • Friday Night Football
    40%
  • Spirit Week
    13%
  • Basketball games
    11%
  • Homecoming
    11%
  • Prom pre party
    11%
  • Pep rallies
    4%
  • Tailgating
    4%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,388
Free or Reduced Lunch
32%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.21 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.21 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.21 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$55,385
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.8%
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.26 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.26 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.26 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$11,967/ year
National
$12,239
69%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.29 responses
34%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.29 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.29 responses
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I have attended Central Schools since Kindergarten and have been very impressed with the administration, teachers, and academics at each school. Central High aims to provide a safe and welcoming environment for each student to feel wanted and important. There is something here for everyone, whether it be sports, clubs, or spirit organizations. Central High School has gone above and behind to make my four years of highschool enjoyable and memorable.
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During my time at Central High school I feel it was overall a very good experience. Some changes could definitely be made to festivities, teaching, and the environment. In the festivity department, there were good experiences such as pep rallies, sporting events, and talent shows. What needs to be improved in this department is that whenever we have these festivities they are very rare throughout the year and I feel as if they should be more frequent. We should have several pep rallies throughout the year as compared to 2 or 3. In the teaching element we have so many incredible teachers. While on the other hand we have some teachers who are lazy and rely on the internet to teach us. Lastly, the environment could use some improvement as in having more free dress days, more activities throughout the school year, and more appealing classrooms. If the school had a total makeover it would improve the environment. When a school is more appealing to the eye it's more welcoming to students.
My experience with the Central High School was that I met many friends and the teachers are excellent and teach very well. What I like the most about school is the communication between students and teachers. What I would like to change about the school is that the teacher who punishes those who grab something against the rules is that he does not listen to them, the reason they had for doing that, he does not even give them a warning, he simply punishes them even if they say no They knew it was against the rules. I would like you to first hear the reason why they were hurt and if it is a valid excuse, just give them a warning that the next time they beat him they will punish him and not simply punish them without even listening to them also that the teacher is the same with all the students and not simply punish some and those who like him.