Central High School Overview

2013 Academic Indicators
National Rank
#428
College Readiness Index
48.4
Math Proficiency
3.7
Reading Proficiency
3.7
Student/Teacher Ratio
21:1
  • 09–12 Grades
  • 2,384 Students
  • 112 Teachers

Central High School
1700 WEST OLNEY AVE
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19141

Phone: (215) 276-5262

District: The School District of Philadelphia

Overview

Central High School is ranked 6th within Pennsylvania. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® course work and exams. The AP® participation rate at Central High School is 70 percent. The student body makeup is 46 percent male and 54 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 72 percent. Central High School is 1 of 63 high schools in the The School District of Philadelphia.

Rankings / Awards

This details how this school compares to others based on U.S. News ranking criteria.

Medal Awarded Gold
National Rank
#428
State Rank
#6
Magnet Rank
#89

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Students / Teachers

These counts and percentages of students and teachers are from data reported by schools to the government.

Total Enrollment 2,384
Total Minority Enrollment (% of total) 72%
Total Economically Disadvantaged (% of total) 34%
Full-Time Teachers 112

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Test Scores

U.S. News calculates these values based on student performance on state exit exams and internationally available exams on college-level course work (AP®/IB exams).

Proficient in Reading 98%
Proficient in Math 98%
College Readiness Index 48.4

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School Data

School profile information is based on government data.

Grades Served 09 – 12
Setting Large City
Charter School No
Magnet School Yes
Receives Title I Funding Yes

District

This information relates to high schools run by this school's state operating agency. Many districts contain only one high school.

Total Schools 63
Total Students 47,433
Proficient in Reading (district average) 45%
Proficient in Math (district average) 38%
College Readiness (district average) 11.2

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