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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Central High School is a public school located in Martinsburg, PA. It has 557 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 52% 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
52%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1100
92 responses
Average ACT
22
5 responses
AP Enrollment
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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-
Median Household Income
$54,167
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$713
National
$949
Median Home Value
$167,300
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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 10 responses
Report
  • Football, powderpuff, and homecoming
    60%
  • Football games, and prom
    40%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
557
Free or Reduced Lunch
30%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$59,843
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.6%
45%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.11 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.11 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.11 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$13,990/ year
National
$12,239
58%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.12 responses
25%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.12 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.12 responses
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Central is a good rural school. The academics are good as well as the teachers who teach those academics to their students. Our school has taken many steps to be a safe school. We have cameras, automatic locks on office entrances, a computer check in that must be done before entering our school if a visitor, as well as a Resource Officer among other things. The students take pride in being a "scarlet dragon" and most of the students are caring and hardworking.
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I think the school really focuses on advancement after high school and that is a good thing. I would like to see the policies change. The controlling rope that the administration holds on the students ruins the atmosphere completely. The administration worries whether or not you have a drink in the hallway, but they completely ignore the constant discrimination of non-white students. The school needs to educate us for the world, not just to pass standardized tests.
I personally have went to Central High School all four years of my high school career and I can say that it is quite an amazing place of education while also maintaining that fun factor everyone dreams of. All of the teachers are well rounded and get the information into your head and have it stick. Now not only that but our school has so many entertaining and fun events. Our lunches is where we lack. I mean they are edible but there is absolutely no flavor. I would rate my school a five out of five because no school can be perfect and I am glad the place where it is lacking is the lunches.