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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    C-
  4. College Prep
    C-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    D+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Central High School is a public, magnet school located in Capitol Heights, MD. It has 1,004 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 43% of students are at least proficient in math and 22% in reading.
Address
200 Cabin Branch Rd
Capitol Heights, MD 20743
Telephone
(301) 499-7080
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Central High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
22%
Percent Proficient - Math
43%
Average Graduation Rate
77%
Average SAT
930
171 responses
Average ACT
17
10 responses
AP Enrollment
25%

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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
    C
Median Household Income
$65,466
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,158
National
$949
Median Home Value
$230,000
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
57%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.14 responses
Poll
50%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.14 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 24 responses
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  • Homecoming
    33%
  • Sporting Events
    29%
  • 2:25 PM
    13%
  • Pep rallies
    8%
  • Spirit Week
    8%
  • 12:00pm
    4%
  • Homecoming
    4%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,004
Free or Reduced Lunch
64%
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.18 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.18 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.18 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$66,305
Teachers in First/Second Year
43.2%
54%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.26 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.26 responses
50%
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
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$16,356/ year
National
$12,239
52%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.29 responses
24%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.29 responses
28%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.29 responses
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As a student of Central High School, I managed to always make honor roll and gain good time management. I was provided with helpful teachers who cared about my success, but would not hesitate to give a bad grade had I miss an assignment. I had caring counselors who made sure I stayed on top of work while maintaining a positive mindset as well. However, I would respectfully recommend more training for some teachers lacking in classroom management. I have witnessed several teachers be disrespected in their own classrooms and have done nothing to handle the disrespect. The time students take to disrespect takes away from a lesson that could benefit students in the future. Overall, I've had a very good experience personally at this school because I was able to grow mentally and physically while helping others in the progress. I am so grateful that the staff at Central High School has turned me into a leader that many underclassmen can rely on.
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As a Central High Alum, I consider the school to be great with a few minor changes. However my 3 years at central allowed me to realize that the misconduct of students, the lack of student activities will be one of the greatest downfall of the school. Despise the minor issues, the school offer great opportunities such as AVID, IB, French Immersion, Honor Society, Dual Enrollment and also AP credited. The School also has a variety of sports such as Men and Women basketball, Men and Women soccer, tennis, football, swimming, baseball, track and field, wrestling and softball.
Central High school have a numerous amounts of academic programs which is really good for the students. Central have an i.b program, A.V.I.D program, they allow A.P courses, and they also have honors courses. Central have a really caring staff. The staff is primarily all about the students and will go out their way to help them in almost anyway.