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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Central High School is a public school located in Phoenix, AZ. It has 2,176 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 30% of students are at least proficient in math and 24% in reading.
Address
4525 N Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Telephone
(602) 764-1100
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Central High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
24%
Percent Proficient - Math
30%
Average Graduation Rate
78%
Average SAT
990
30 responses
Average ACT
20
126 responses
AP Enrollment
7%
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$52,080
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$954
National
$949
Median Home Value
$197,800
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
79%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.34 responses
Poll
68%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.34 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 82 responses
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  • Assemblies
    35%
  • Home Games
    16%
  • Prep rallies
    15%
  • Bobcat town
    9%
  • Block parties
    7%
  • Spirit Week
    5%
  • Formal Awards Cerimony
    4%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,176
Free or Reduced Lunch
94%
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.36 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.36 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.36 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$63,499
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.6%
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.51 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.51 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.51 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$11,541/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.56 responses
36%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.56 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.56 responses
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Central High was beyond amazing. Not only were all my teachers supportive and caring, but the Global Studies Magnet Program is what truly made my experience all the greatest. Thanks to that amazing program, I got to travel to Japan, Costa Rica and France! it was an experience I'll always cherish and never forget. There' so much diversity there and so many opportunities for students to learn about other cultures whether it's on campus or hands on in another country.
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Its an environment that would introduce any student to a wide variety of cultures and heritages. Central also provides all the experiences you would find a typical high school, but it is also an open-minded student body that finds racism, bigotry, and all other subjective behaviors cruel and unfitting of a high school environment. Central will also provide you with all the facilities and resources you need to be successful in high school which includes free lunch, computer labs, an extra study hall class period, and constant help and support. Central is also an easily accessible school as the light rail runs right up alongside it, and overall Central High School is a great high school experience.
Central High School had it's pros and cons, just as any other school does. Some of the best things to be found on campus are helpful teachers and a diverse population of students where everyone is able to feel welcome. In advanced placement classes, teachers exceed at offering the students a multitude of resources to succeed both inside and outside of the classroom. Looking at some of the things that could use some improvement, it is evident that the food isnt the best in the world. Along with this, for my senior year, the cafeteria was under construction. Everyone was told that by our spring break, it would be finished, but knowing the typical speed of the school, most knew that this was a lie, and the reality consisted of the cafeteria nearing completion towards the very end of the school year. Overall, meh..?