Central Senior High School
- SAINT PAUL, MN
Central Senior High School Reviews
Rating 3.75 out of 5 374 reviews
Mary Macbee was an amazing principal. The classes were rigorous and fun. I really loved the teachers and the hall monitors. The hall monitors would always great you kids with a smile, and there are plenty of programs to help students get ahead. It’s a lovely school which other schools could learn a lot from.
I think that the school is okay, overall the teachers were very supportive and open to helping me with my personal issues. However, I will say that the form of discipline used to teach students lessons can be improved. I believe that most times schools forget that students are not perfect or robotic individuals, we have feelings and are very flawed individuals. I have seen students get suspended for things like skipping school, which is ironic because they are failing to get to the root of the issue that the student may have. Central likes to focus on the whole "community" aspect and brag about how community oriented they are but honestly I felt really isolated at that school. I won't say that the school is a bad school because it isn't but I will say that Central, and many other schools in Saint Paul and the rest of Minnesota are not what they claim to be.
A very welcoming environment, felt like my teachers really wanted to see me succeed and always helped me when I needed help. Although it wasn't a very well put together school, there was little to no school spirit or creativity to make school enjoyable.
I am so grateful I got to go to Central! It was a great experience with many fun traditions and interactions. Students here work hard while also maintaining a varied lifestyle—almost everyone I knew took accelerated classes, played a sport and did some kind of art or music. The school does fall very short on diversity within the advanced place classes. This systemic issue must be fixed through an increased focus on pushing everyone to go to accelerated classes before dropping down if needed.
The academics are very strong, and there is a lot of choice in what courses you can take. The athletics are also very good. I am involved in the music department, and I have loved that experience as well.
Central have a lot of support from teachers. Every teachers encouraged students to ask questions and build relationship in class. They also create different activities for students to understand the topic of class, which is really helpful for a student like me, who need more explanations to fully understand the topic. Outside of classroom is fulled with fun clubs and programs. I had great time playing softball and Chinese Club. Staffs are also very helpful, who would tell students to study hard and build community. Staffs greets student in the hallway, which is a great way to show kindness and bring joy into the school.
most of the teachers want you to succeed. the school always smells like weed. there’s always trash or food on the floor.
I loved Central. Very nice teachers and they always made sure you understand what you are being taught.
Coming into high school is scary for anyone. As an incoming freshman, I was surrounded by many people I didn't know. I spent that year making many new connections that would shape me into the person I am today. The community at Central welcomed me with open arms, and I was so happy to be part of something I would remember for years to come. Although I definitely had my ups and downs with mental health, I was able to have great peers and staff that never failed to be by my side. Being involved with sports helped me find a healthy way to have a positive outlook on my situation as well as making lifelong friendships along the way. All the experiences that have happened to me at my time at Central have made me the person I am today, whether they’re good or bad, and I am forever grateful for it. Even with my senior year being cut short, I was able to have unforgettable memories that I wouldn’t be able to have anywhere else.
it was good they make sure that you know where to go . I don’t think it’s that bad because it’s like any other high school just less people maybe. To go here you have to have tough skin and you can’t take what people say to heart. The teachers are very friendly and caring . I believe the students and faculty is what makes the school.
Central Senior High School is a very diverse school with many academic resources. The IB Program at this school is excellent.
I am actually a graduate from Central. I would say it's great experience and the clubs and activities have many options for you to choose. So I would recommend if you are a seeker.
Great class options(both AP, IB, and quest, 6 languages offered including Spanish, French, German, Latin, Chinese, and the states only Russian program) tons of diversity, however lacks resources due to lack of funding.
What I like about Central Senior High School is that I am learning in every aspect and when I need help I am able to get it almost right away. i do also believe that it can get better in regards to funding and overall readiness of the schools operations.
This school is excellent for anyone pursuing the AP physics or automotive programs. The support for AP classes is extensive. A lot of diversity in the student base. Extensive language and trade programs.
I went to Central my junior year of high school only. It was an average experience. The things I didn't like weren't all too bad. My main gripes were the sanitation, amount of fights, and the lack of challenging higher education classes. I did appriciate the diversity in the students and faculty alike. Also the food is above average for a high school. My individual experience wasn't so great because I didn't do well socially because of the time I came. But I can see anyone having a decent experience going all 4 years.
I have on child that graduated and one child still in attending Central. The general academics has been at a very high level for both of my kids who previously attended a gifted and talented school with access to AP, IB and college level classes. My son graduated from Central very well prepared for his first year at a very competitive technical university. The athletics are inconsistent and there is some room for improvement consistent focus and coaching particularly for girls sports. The arts - particularly the music department is first class, with support and educational advantages that equal or exceed most large suburban schools. This is the most diverse high school in the state of MN. The advantages of a diverse and cooperative community are priceless. Resources due to budget issues are a challenge but the schools does well in spite of it. Parent input is considered and there is good parent involvement with booster clubs etc.