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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Parkway Central High School is a top rated, public school located in Chesterfield, MO. It has 1,216 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 92% of students are at least proficient in math and 89% in reading.
Address
369 N Woods Mill Rd
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Telephone
(314) 415-7900

Parkway Central High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
89%
Percent Proficient - Math
92%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1360
44 responses
Average ACT
28
308 responses
AP Enrollment
28%
Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A
Median Household Income
$99,848
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,142
National
$949
Median Home Value
$360,400
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
73%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.15 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.15 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 24 responses
Report
  • Special Olympics.
    38%
  • Drama productions
    25%
  • Prom
    17%
  • Central Jazz
    8%
  • Day of Silence
    8%
  • Spirit Week
    4%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,216
Free or Reduced Lunch
16%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.18 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.18 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.18 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$70,330
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.2%
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.21 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.21 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.21 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$14,371/ year
National
$12,239
96%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.23 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.23 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.23 responses
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The teachers at PCH have helped me be successful in the classroom. They have stayed after school, come in early and spent their lunch time helping me with my school work. There are a lot of clubs and sports to get involved in. I am big into soccer and have played on Varsity all four years. Soccer has helped me in so many ways both on and off the field. I think PCH is a great school and am very grateful to have spent all four years as a Colt!
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Overall, my experience at Parkway Central was good. I liked how most of the staff was heavily involved in the achievements and successes of their prospective students. Whenever I needed help, someone was their to guide me in the right direction. They're also good at making sure students have the best education experience possible by constantly challenging the students, and opening up opportunities to progress in Honors, AP, and assisting them to make the best decisions for after high school, whether that be college, or starting a career. This school is dedicated in providing the best education opportunites for their students. Any student who graduates from here is destined for greatness in whatever endeavor they so choose.
Parkway Central is a decent high school with excelled STEM classes and good athletics. Every year students and teams from Parkway Central High School place at state tournaments in all fields of studies and activities, whether it is speech & debate, athletics, musical, or etc... The higher level courses at Central are very rigorous in the STEM wings of the school, and students often find them to be very challenging, yet worth it. Numerous AP Classes or all kinds are offered at Central, along with UMSL dual credit, which in the end allows students to save thousands of dollars on college credit courses.