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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Central High School is an above average, public school located in Evansville, IN. It has 1,078 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 10 to 1. According to state test scores, 24% of students are at least proficient in math and 59% in reading.
Address
5400 1st Ave
Evansville, IN 47710
Telephone
(812) 435-8292

Central High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
59%
Percent Proficient - Math
24%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1090
104 responses
Average ACT
25
38 responses
AP Enrollment
17%

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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$36,956
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$738
National
$949
Median Home Value
$89,700
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
77%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.13 responses
Poll
69%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.13 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 45 responses
Report
  • Prom, Turnabout
    27%
  • Sporting events
    13%
  • Musicals
    13%
  • Clubs
    13%
  • Art
    9%
  • Marching Band festivals
    7%
  • Pep rallies
    4%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,078
Free or Reduced Lunch
53%
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.17 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.17 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.17 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
10:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
19.2%
52%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.21 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.21 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.21 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$11,611/ year
National
$12,239
93%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.27 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.27 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.27 responses
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I think Central High School is a phenomenal place to attend! This experience has gotten me ready for college and has aided in my success! I am sad to leave, yet so prepared because of the knowledge base I have! Central has a medical program called the Medical Professions Academy! This program is filled with rigorous courses that gave me a college feel in the high school setting! I could not be more prepared and ready for the events coming in my life! Choose Central to get your education!
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My Experience at Central High School was amazing. During my time there I look back and see so much growth and development in myself thanks to the staff and teachers that gave me the tools to succeed! My counselors constantly put me in all the proper classes that helped me express myself all while getting the best diploma I could. The only thing that I would like to see change is the size and scope of the school. Honestly I think that Central is one of the best school in the Evansville area.
As a student here at Central High School, I feel like it has prepared me well for college. The teachers are very supportive and helpful if you ever need it. For cleanliness, the school is overall very clean and well kept-up. The culture at Central High School is far more diverse than anywhere I've ever been to. I feel as if mixing cultures is essential to your growth as a person, as it prepares you to work with people from every background.