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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B
  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

Central High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
73%
Percent Proficient - Math
85%
Average Graduation Rate
83%
Average SAT
1330
7 responses
Average ACT
24
217 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
Area Feel
Suburban
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
B+
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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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.
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My experience in high school has been honestly great. I've been apart of the year book staff for three out of my four years here. I've been apart of the track and field team since I've been here as well. My school is very diverse, i love that because I get a chance to meet all kinds of people from different places. At Central High School My teachers give me the encouragement/confidence to do anything I put my mind to. The students here are great as well, I've never had an issue. One thing I wish I could change about my school is our dress code. Although, over the years it's slowly fading but I just feel like every student should be able to dress as freely as they want to, unless skin or inappropriate areas are being shown. Every student is unique, so we should be able to dress uniquely without consequences.
Cape Central has shown me what working and studying in a diverse community is like. Everyone is different in their own ways like socioeconomic statuses, academic inclines and ethnics. It is very beneficial to attend a school that accepts absolutely everyone. We have no criteria to attend Cape Central. There are also many great opportunities like dozens of clubs, sports, and activities to participate in.