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C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Central High School is a public school located in Bridgeport, CT. It has 1,515 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 18% of students are at least proficient in math and 41% in reading.
Address
1 Lincoln Blvd.
Bridgeport, CT 06606
Telephone
(203) 576-7377
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Central High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
41%
Percent Proficient - Math
18%
Average Graduation Rate
74%
Average SAT
1020
339 responses
Average ACT
20
15 responses
AP Enrollment
4%
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Living in the Area
C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    C-
  3. Housing
    D-
Median Household Income
$44,841
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,142
National
$949
Median Home Value
$170,300
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
64%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.56 responses
Poll
63%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.56 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 133 responses
Report
  • Pep rally and schol dances and games
    29%
  • Spirit week.
    18%
  • Sports Events
    16%
  • Being awarded for student efforts
    9%
  • Club-Sponsored events
    6%
  • Spirit week and sporting events were fun
    5%
  • None of the above; not enough schoo spirit.
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,515
Free or Reduced Lunch
42%
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.58 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.58 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.58 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$66,366
Teachers in First/Second Year
22.2%
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.77 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.77 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.77 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
$18,942/ year
National
$12,239
75%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.84 responses
25%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.84 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.84 responses
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At Central High School, I was a part of the Magnet program. The Magnet program provided more rigerous courses compared to a regular high school. There were many AP and ECE classes that were avaible to me and I did take. To be able to have those oppertunties to get college credit was amazing. There was also a lot of help from staff members to help us plan for our futures and support us. The atmosphere was so positive and light. There was always something fun going on with the staff, principle or the events we have. There are many clubs and activites to part take in too. I did mostly community service and clean ups, but there are clubs that you talk about video games or religion. There is something there for everyone and everyone (including the students) are very friendly. My high school experience could not have been better with another school. Hilltoppers for life!
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Some of my teachers, exceeded my expectations and supported me throughout the school year. We have a reasonable amount of student resources such as Chromebooks and textbooks. But we seriously lack safety. Many of the students in my grade level are distracting and lack self-control. Simply said, they do not take school seriously. School is a playground to them. I would recommend investing in "mental health" awareness. This is a behavioral issue. To stop the aggression, drugs, fights, bullying, and unnecessary drama. My classmates, need someone to talk to. A behavioral therapist to be specific. Someone experienced, who will get them out of their bad habits, and promote healthy behaviors. This is the most efficient method, so that they actually UNDERSTAND what they did wrong and can change their fixed mindsets. Everyone can make a change, if you give them a push in the right direction. ~Sincerely, Central High School Senior
I loved the community there was at Central High. I recently graduated and I can honestly say that it was hard to leave the school where I felt supported by guidance counselors, my principle, teachers, and classmates. I felt so safe in school and as if I had individuals I can go to if something was going on at home. It was easy to be heard as well. My class worked together to create new annual activities such as field day, march madness, etc. It was amazing how supportive, understanding, and helpful our principle and class advisors were and the importance that was given to our opinions and suggestions.
One change I would like to see is the college career readiness classes having more focus on scholarship applications. I feel like the focus was else where. Therefore this means that I would like to see teachers listening to our opinions just as our principle and class advisors would.