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C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Central High School is a public school located in Newark, NJ. It has 834 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 2% of students are at least proficient in math and 14% in reading.
Address
250 18th Avenue
Newark, NJ 07103
Telephone
(973) 733-6378

Central High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
14%
Percent Proficient - Math
2%
Average Graduation Rate
75%
Average SAT
890
73 responses
Average ACT
18
20 responses
AP Enrollment
8%

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Living in the Area
D
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    C-
  3. Housing
    D-
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$28,217
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,090
National
$949
Median Home Value
$169,684
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Multi-cultural day
    37%
  • Big tuesday
    21%
  • Everything
    21%
  • Prep rally
    21%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
834
Free or Reduced Lunch
81%
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$77,680
Teachers in First/Second Year
10%
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.14 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.14 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.14 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
$31,698/ year
National
$12,239
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.13 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.13 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.13 responses
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I love Central high school. This will be a school that I will never be able to forget. The school, teachers and students have become my family and home. Because of Cereal I'm always open to learning something new. The school made learning fun. The school is also very diverse and loving. Even though we might not be the perfect school, Central high school will always be the best school for me. I'm very grateful to be a part of that big family. Central high school have thought me a lot about life. Since 9 grade and now I am in 12, I have grown up to be the best I could be. I love Central even though the food was not what we always wanted it to be, but Central have help me in academic and help me get ready for college and the future. Central prepared me for the world. Central might not be perfect but to me, it's the best high school I could ask for.
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My experience at Central high school was poor just because, I was one of the ones who wanted to succeed. I feel as though going to Central high school you will face an abundance of adversity, but getting through it and Seeking help from teachers and counselors will help you along the way. I’ve became a much better student just because my surroundings, seeing. the lows of life. I’ve concluded if a person is at the bottom and you can not go lower, the only way out is to the top. If I was changing it will be the culture and out of the student school because the supports that can only do so much stress to his job to actually learn and actually want to learn.
Central highschool is a very good school known for its diversity. Thats what i love most about the school. Coming from west Africa i dont have to try to fit in and be like others. The school acknowledges every culture. Our. VPS and principal interact with us very well and create bonds with us like there own children. We the advantage of academies. I personally im in the dental academy wich gives me and good headstart on becoming a dentist or part of the medical feild. I would like to see an upgrade in the school lunches and breakfast. But over central is a great school