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Central High School
  • Public, Magnet
  • PHILADELPHIA, PA

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A
  2. Diversity
    grade A+
  3. Teachers
    grade A
  4. College Prep
    grade A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade A
  6. Health & Safety
    grade B
  7. Administration
    grade A
  8. Sports
    grade B+
  9. Food
    grade B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    grade B

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Central High School is a top rated, public, magnet school located in PHILADELPHIA, PA. It has 2,412 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 24 to 1. According to state test scores, 99% of students are at least proficient in math and 99% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
99%
Percent Proficient - Math
99%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1250
1,402 responses
Average ACT
28
134 responses
AP Enrollment
23%

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Living in the Area

grade C
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade B
  2. Good for Families
    grade C
  3. Housing
    grade C minus
Median Household Income
$27,337
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$977
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$88,592
National
$217,500

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
grade B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
69%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 141 responses
Poll
79%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 141 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 556 responses
  • International day
    20%
  • Prom
    12%
  • All of the events are fun, don't miss any
    11%
  • Skii Trip
    10%
  • Spirit Day
    8%
  • Senior Trip
    8%
  • Plays/musicals performances
    8%

Students

Diversity
grade A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,412
Free or Reduced Lunch
100%
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 158 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 158 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 158 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$66,859
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.7%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 191 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 191 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 191 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$27,483 / year
National
$12,239
98%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 214 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 214 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 214 responses

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