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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Central High School is a highly rated, public school located in Little Rock, AR. It has 2,481 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 33% of students are at least proficient in math and 55% in reading.
Address
1500 Park St
Little Rock, AR 72202
Telephone
(501) 447-1400

Central High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
55%
Percent Proficient - Math
33%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
1240
79 responses
Average ACT
26
706 responses
AP Enrollment
38%
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-
Median Household Income
$30,142
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$518
National
$949
Median Home Value
$69,529
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.83 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.83 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 208 responses
Report
  • Junior take over day; wearing senior gold
    23%
  • Homecoming games and dances
    17%
  • Senior Picnic; first time to wear gold
    15%
  • Football games
    13%
  • Long weekends
    10%
  • Wearing senior gold on game days and senior night
    9%
  • Graduation and Sr ditch day
    7%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,481
Free or Reduced Lunch
24%
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.83 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.83 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.83 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$55,945
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.3%
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.105 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.105 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.105 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
$14,223/ year
National
$12,239
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.113 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.113 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.113 responses
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My overall high school experience was excellent. Central High School is a great school with good resources in helping you with your high school career, especially when you are a senior. The counselor’s office offered tons of scholarships that students could apply to. Clubs and activities were amazing as well, I was in four clubs in total and they were great. I love the diversity and the different cultures that are there as far as learning different languages in classes. Central High School offered me the best high school experience!
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I love Central High School! There is immense diversity and wide opportunity for academic excellence. I have never seen another school with as many clubs, sports and extra-curricular activities that allow students to advance successfully towards their future.
Amazing college preparedness in every aspect of the AP classes available. Almost every course the College Board has is offered at Central with the exception of Japanese! Additionally, there is a great amount of history surrounding the culture and legacy of the school. This was a very cool component when it came to my time there.