Central Sr. High School

3221 Indiana, Kansas City, MO 64128 | (816) 418-2000
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Student Enrollment: 619
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4 out of 5 | 7 Reviews
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Principal or Admin: Linda Collins
  • Fax: (816) 418-2027
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.
School District Details

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 619
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 49.2
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 12.6
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 326 (52.7%)
  • Females: 293 (47.3%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 28 (4.5%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 400 (64.6%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 428 (69.1%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Central Sr. High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian--
Black60297.3%
Asian10.2%
Hispanic81.3%
White81.3%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Central Sr. High School
  Number Percent
9th Grade13321.5%
10th Grade14523.4%
11th Grade15024.2%
12th Grade19130.9%
Classroom Environment (2010)
Students Per Classroom
School:
18.0
District:
15.0
Graduation and Dropout Rates (2010)
Graduation Rate
School:
67.9%
District:
64.4%
Dropout Rate
School:
6.6%
District:
6.6%
Post-Graduate Profiles (2010)
Percent Entering a 2-Year College: 26.3%
Percent Entering a 4-Year College: 25.4%
Percent Entering a Non-College Post-Secondary Institution: 0.9%
Percent Entering the Work Force: 9.9%
Percent Entering the Military: 2.3%
Percent Unknown: 32.4%
Faculty Information (2010)
Principal Years of Experience: 7.0
Teacher Average Years of Experience: 17.8
Faculty Salary (2010)
Average Salary of Administration: $94,049
Average Salary of Teachers: $50,765
Teacher Credentials (2009)
Percent of Teachers with Regular Certificates
School:
93.5%
District:
98.5%
Percent of Teachers with Special Certificates
School:
4.8%
District:
1.5%
Percent of Teachers with No Certificate: 1.6%
Source: MO Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Overall Rating: 4

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4 out of 5 | 7 Reviews
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7 reviews for Central Sr. High School

  • Reviewed by Former Student on June 16, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I finished Central High School in 1962. Between Cental and that Junior College it was one of the most racist schools I ever attended. We ere children trying to get and education. We were discriminated against by the white haired algebra teacherm Mrs. Miller; the old maid Latin teacher, Miss McLaughlin, and that racist principal, I can't think of his name now; it wasn't Mr. Boyd. The only non racist teacher I had among the white teachers was Mr. Waterhouse. We only had three black teachers during the 4 years I attended. They were Mrs. Scott and Mrs. Sheffield. There was a female gym teacher whose name I don't remember. Oh yes, there was a Dr. something or other that came in and taught English.

    If given a choice I would have attended another high school. But, it was my neighborhood school. It was very hard achieving in that racist environment. I often wonder what it would have been like if it hadn't been racist. Well, I'm grown with two masters degrees and working on a Ph D, so it doesn't matter.
  • Reviewed by Community Member on May 12, 2010
  • Rating: 3 (3 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Recently was out at Central for several days visiting. I did not feel very safe when I was walking around by myself in the halls. I witness students physically pushing/shoving each other and talking back to teachers and staff with such disrespect it was sickening! Also between classes (I mean EVERY class) students were smoking in back hallways. I hope someone can teach the "bad apples" how to respect others (peers and adults) so all students can have a real chance at life. I would be interested to see where grads of central are in 10 years. It was such a beautiful school when I was in high school a little over a decade ago.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on February 01, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I THINK THAT THEY DID MS MCGILL VERY WRONG SHE DIDN"T HAVE A CHANCE HER STAFF WAS NOT SUPPORTIVE AT ALL THEY COULD HAVE LET HER STAY UNTIL THE GRADUATING CLASS GRADUATE SHE HAD GOOD RELATIONSHIP WITH SOME OF THE STUDENTS THEY NEED TO CHECK SOME OF THAT STAFF THAT STILL THERE. MOTHER OF A STUDENT CLASS 2010. NOT HAPPY AT ALL
  • Reviewed by Student on July 17, 2008
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Loved going to Central!
    Sure miss all my friends and the school spirit we had. Still got the game of the week tape when we beat Lee's Summit...what a game, watched it again last week with my brother.
  • Reviewed by Student on October 15, 2007
  • Rating: 3 (3 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • enjoyed going to school there. back in 1961 when I graduated it was very racially diversified. that's where I met my ex in the 9th grade.
  • Reviewed by Former Student on August 15, 2007
  • Rating: 4 (4 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • when I graduated from Central (1961) it was a racially mixed school, but there was very little problem back then.
  • Reviewed by Former Student on February 03, 2007
  • Rating: 4 (4 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I went to Central in the 1999-2000 year, I believe I was the only Caucasian(white boy) in the school at the time, I say that because it seems to have been an issue w/ everyone, including the principal, except me. The principal claimed I left because the school lost accreditation.... fellow classmates believed it was more personal reasons......not to be talked about on this site. My point is that there is great potential at Central, the architecture is great there, a beautiful school, but I was learning things in the 9th Grade there that it took 11th grade to teach me at Warrensburg High in adjacent county of Johnson (Missouri). It was also very safe INSIDE the school with the metal detectors and security guards... the CITY can do so much if we all just listened.........

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