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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Central High School is a highly rated, public school located in Keller, TX. It has 2,541 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 53% of students are at least proficient in math and 67% in reading.

Central High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
67%
Percent Proficient - Math
53%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1190
492 responses
Average ACT
26
213 responses
AP Enrollment
37%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$59,255
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,015
National
$949
Median Home Value
$154,300
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
85%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.59 responses
Poll
76%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.59 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 209 responses
  • Football games with the marching band
    19%
  • Sports
    12%
  • Cookie Friday thanks to choir
    11%
  • The student section
    10%
  • Pep Rallys
    9%
  • VOC
    8%
  • Seeing what silly prank the seniors come up with
    6%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,541
Free or Reduced Lunch
25%
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.67 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.67 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.67 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$54,844
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.1%
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.80 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.80 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.80 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$11,559/ year
National
$12,239
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.84 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.84 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.84 responses
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Central High was an amazing place for me to spend my four years of high school at. The Math teachers were incredibly capable of preparing me for engineering in college and we had a wonderful fine arts department. The only gripe I had was with budget cuts that made it so a lot of the Physics teachers were not initially teaching physics, but had to since we couldn't afford our old teachers. We had our coaches take that job and while my teacher was insightful and helpful with chemistry(since I had him for that the year before) he didn't have the same grasp of physics. But every other aspect of the school was great! From events, to diversity in the students, to the teacher/student relationships it was a great place to form your education.
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Academics and teachers are good in AP level classes, however, in regular classes, seem to lack motivation teach. College readiness is nearly entirely dependant on simple things like having FAFSA awareness meetings, but often don't go over the actual application process or timeline with many students, only if prompted directly, however, Most counselors will answer any question you have to the best of their abilities. School culture is abysmal. There's currently a culture of not trying and expecting teachers to do nothing but help you with any and every problem instead of learning problem-solving skills. The recent new administration is doing a great job at trying to change the culture of the school, it is apparent that something is being done about the problem with work ethic a majority of the school has. As for clubs, the clubs and activities we have seem to do very well, however, are scarcely advertised and many clubs are unknown, but, this is also shifting towards change.
What I loved about Central High School, was that it continuously made great efforts to be inclusive of all students, regardless of color, sexual orientation, gender affiliation, political belief, etc. I never witnessed nor experienced any sort of discrimination, and when the school was made aware of such incident happening, they took proper measures to discipline discriminatory behavior, never just looking the other way.
What I would like for Central to improve on, however, is promoting school spirit. We had very few pep rallys, which rarely attracted students because they were the same each time. The school made little effort to advertise many events happening, including sporting events, choir concerts, art shows, theatre shows, etc. If Central focused more on encouraging students to participate and attend school events, everyone, including me, would have had a greater experience.