306 reviews
  1. St. Paul Public School District
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Readiness
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Address
275 Lexington Pkwy N
Saint Paul, MN 55104
Telephone
(651) 744-4900
Website

Central Senior High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
46%
Percent Proficient - Math
48%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1300
23 responses
Average ACT
26
139 responses
AP Enrollment
31%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
71%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.31 responses
Poll
65%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.31 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 96 responses
  • Dances
    18%
  • The Musket Game
    17%
  • Rent a Senior Day
    17%
  • Homecoming, prom, feild trips
    16%
  • Multicultural Fair Day
    11%
  • Musicals, plays
    9%
  • School spirit week
    7%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,884
Free or Reduced Lunch
53%
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.33 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.33 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.33 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$65,744
Teachers in First/Second Year
0.9%
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.43 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.43 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.43 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$16,549/ year
National
$11,890
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.46 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.46 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.46 responses

Central Senior High School Reviews

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I love the diversity at Central and how both students and teachers strive to embrace it. As a big school there are definitely problems with conflicts, but that happens at every school. Our teachers work hard to make sure we understand the material and provide supplies themselves if our funding is cut short. You can take basic classes to graduate, lr go above and beyond by taking college level courses in school. Overall, Central is a great place for many different kinds of people to learn.
Overall, I really enjoyed my time at Central. All of the staff members and adults working there really cared about the success of each student and made the environment very safe and comfortable for learning. The student body is very diverse and does a good job in teaching students to work with everyone from all different backgrounds. I love the community that comes with going to Central and I always know there is someone I can go to whenever I am in need.
First, I thought the school was great! But now becoming an 12 grader I see the flaws that the school has. Teachers and student don't really have connectivity with each other as other schools. There's gang violence, social inequality, kids who don't want to learn, but don't want to go to school. There's not a lot of opportunities for teenagers, well at lease we don't know about.