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B+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Central High School is an above average, public school located in Cape Girardeau, MO. It has 1,110 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 85% of students are at least proficient in math and 73% in reading.
Address
1000 S Silver Springs Rd
Cape Girardeau, MO 63703
Telephone
(573) 335-8228
Website
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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
73%
Percent Proficient - Math
85%
Average Graduation Rate
83%
Average SAT
1310
8 responses
Average ACT
24
245 responses
AP Enrollment
32%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$42,078
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$741
National
$949
Median Home Value
$141,500
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
82%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 24 responses
Report
  • Football games
    38%
  • The Jungle
    29%
  • Concerts (Music Department)
    13%
  • Pep rallies
    13%
  • Homecoming
    4%
  • Spirit Week
    4%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,110
Free or Reduced Lunch
52%
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$43,131
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.2%
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.16 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.16 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.16 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$10,952/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.16 responses
31%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.16 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.16 responses
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Cape Central High School is great school. At Cape Central it is very diverse, lots of clubs, sports, and even job oppurunties. At Cape Central you are given free lunch, the choice of taking college credit classes, and no uniform. Cape Central gives you the freedom to express yourself through your clothes, art shows, theatre, in choir, and through sports. The staff are all very friendly and helpful to all students. The staff also does their best to help you understand the subjects you struggle and take the extra step and preparing us for our future. For example there are ACT Prep classes that you're allowed to take as an elective class. The sophomore class is required to take the practice ACT, so they recieve practice.
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At Central High School, students are able to partake in an array of extracurriculars. There is a variety of clubs, sports, and other activities that any student could become involved in. Teachers and students are able to form strong bonds, and there is a good learning environment. The counselors and administration work hard and get a lot done for this school. The most pressing issue at Cape Central, however, is that the teachers are not treated well enough, so over the four years I've been here, I've seen a large amount of the staff leave and be replaced by fresh out of college teachers.
I am currently a Junior at Cape Central High School and my experience here has been pretty good. I have made lots of friends, taken many honors and AP classes, and have been given the opportunity to take the ACT for free. I love most of my teachers. Some of them , I believe, are not suited to be teachers due to their poor teaching abilities and their general personality. Everything about this school is either average or great. I have overall enjoyed my three years of high school and I look forward to my senior year.