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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    B-
  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 a public school located in Memphis, TN. It has 1,647 students in grades 8-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 2% of students are at least proficient in math and 25% in reading.
Address
306 South Bellevue
Memphis, TN 38104
Telephone
(901) 416-4500
Website
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Central High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
25%
Percent Proficient - Math
2%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1200
25 responses
Average ACT
22
383 responses
AP Enrollment
6%
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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
    C+
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$38,230
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$862
National
$949
Median Home Value
$94,200
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.26 responses
Poll
73%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.26 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 67 responses
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  • Homecoming
    39%
  • Central's annual parade
    19%
  • Class Wars
    18%
  • Pep Rallys
    7%
  • When we have international club, we cook our foods
    6%
  • CHS Flea Market Event
    4%
  • Marching Band
    3%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,647
Free or Reduced Lunch
45%
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.28 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.28 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.28 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$55,378
Teachers in First/Second Year
100%
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.42 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.42 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.42 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
$11,050/ year
National
$12,239
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.42 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.42 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.42 responses
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I enjoyed my time at Central “THE” High School. The teachers were absolutely amazing the encouragement and pushed I received to do my best was tremendous. It was great to see how much our principal really cared about our grades. He would see each students report card and make small comments on them to let us know that he wants us to be successful!
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While attending Central High, i Was in the honors program here, as well as Dual Enrollment classes. Excellent school if you're serious about learning. The teachers are good, and care about what you get out of their classes & overall care about you outside of the class. Overall, what you as a student put in, is what you'll get out.The administration does a good job of making sure each child is well taken care of. Central is good. Nice part of Midtown Memphis as well. Only thing i would change about the school is to have more activities for the students.
At Central High School, the teachers made me feel like they cared about me and my grades. They have never limited me to any opportunities. The teachers at Central know how to help you learn information even if you are not the brightest student. They help me display my leadership role in the student body and helped me become won of the top students in my class.