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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Central High School is an above average, public school located in St Joseph, MO. It has 1,687 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 72% of students are at least proficient in math and 78% in reading.
Address
2602 Edmond
St Joseph, MO 64501
Telephone
(816) 671-4080
Website
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Central High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
78%
Percent Proficient - Math
72%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1340
11 responses
Average ACT
24
382 responses
AP Enrollment
20%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$45,762
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$740
National
$949
Median Home Value
$105,500
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
72%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.25 responses
Poll
60%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.25 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 69 responses
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  • The football games.
    23%
  • Pep Assemblies
    16%
  • Festivus
    14%
  • All-School Musicals
    12%
  • Jamboree
    7%
  • Die Meistersingers Carolling
    6%
  • Homecoming
    4%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,687
Free or Reduced Lunch
45%
62%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.26 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.26 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.26 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$49,244
Teachers in First/Second Year
20.4%
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.35 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.35 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.35 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
$11,223/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.35 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.35 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.35 responses
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Though it was not perfect, I have enjoyed my four years at Central High School a lot. One of the best parts about my experience was the classroom and the great teachers that I've had. They were good helping me grow as a learner, but they were even better at helping me as a person. This also leads to the great spirit and traditions we had at Central. We were not the powerhouse in our conference in sports or academics, but our pride was still strong. Pep assemblies, football games, and homecoming all had amazing turnouts and made me proud to be an Indian. Our school is not all perfect, though. The building is over 100 years old, and a good portion does not have air conditioning. The classrooms, bathrooms, and interior are all outdated. This is an issue that our community is working to resolve, but at the moment is still a large issue. Nonetheless, my experience at Central has been amazing, and I will never forget it.
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Central High School offers an excellent academic experience with teachers who outperform other schools. The student body, while large, helps to make everyone feel included with the vast amount of student lead clubs and organizations the school sponsors. Going to Central High School has prepared me perfectly for college or a job after my secondary education is finished.
At Central High School, I felt that I was welcomed by every teacher and student. I get to meet new people every year and learn something unique. Here at central, there’s over 30+ languages spoken, creating a diverse environment in which we can learn about different ethnic backgrounds. The teachers have always been very generous to students; whenever we’re having trouble understanding a problem, they make sure to help us through it step by step. I hope to see that people consider going to Central High School to have the best 4 years of their lives.