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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Central High School is a highly rated, public school located in Omaha, NE. It has 2,612 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 39% of students are at least proficient in math and 49% in reading.
Address
124 N 20th St
Omaha, NE 68102
Telephone
(402) 557-3300
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Central High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
49%
Percent Proficient - Math
39%
Average Graduation Rate
81%
Average SAT
1200
26 responses
Average ACT
25
289 responses
AP Enrollment
21%

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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$53,789
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$861
National
$949
Median Home Value
$146,500
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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.30 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.30 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 122 responses
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  • Football games
    21%
  • The Roadshow
    20%
  • Purple Feather Day
    16%
  • Basket ball games
    14%
  • Graduation
    9%
  • Pep Rallies
    7%
  • Diversity club
    3%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,612
Free or Reduced Lunch
51%
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.39 responses
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.39 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.39 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$53,105
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.9%
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.50 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.50 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.50 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
$12,489/ year
National
$12,239
94%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.51 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.51 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.51 responses
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I love Central High School. It has been an amazing school for me and i would recommend it to everyone in Omaha heading into high school. The teachers are amazing, the classwork is rigorous, and the counselors are kind. If you are considering a high school in Omaha, go here!
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Central High School is the most unique high school in all of Nebraska and possibly the United States. The teachers there are amazing and deeply care for each and every student. This is the same for the rest of the faculty. Everyone works diligently to make sure students have equal opportunities of success. The students are also incredible. Almost every student works hard and is nice to everyone. At Central there is a place for everyone no matter what you look like or what you believe in!
It’s such a good school for all! It’s very popular for its diversity and it’s academ performance. This school has so much ability, you can find help in every corner and it’s latest upgrades for the building will help student become more prepared for college! Highly recommend!