Central High School

2602 Edmond, St. Joseph, MO 64501 | (816) 671-4080
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Student Enrollment: 1,735
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5 out of 5 | 3 Reviews
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Principal or Admin: Marlie Williams
  • Fax: (816) 671-4474
School District Details
  • St. Joseph School District
  • Per-Pupil Spending: $8,359
  • Graduation Rate: 81.4%
  • Dropout Rate: 2.3%
  • Students Per Teacher: 13.9
  • Enrolled Students: 11,737

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 1,735
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 128.3
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 13.5
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 868 (50.0%)
  • Females: 867 (50.0%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 128 (7.4%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 460 (26.5%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 588 (33.9%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Central High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian60.3%
Black1709.8%
Asian331.9%
Hispanic1015.8%
White1,42582.1%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Central High School
  Number Percent
9th Grade41523.9%
10th Grade45726.3%
11th Grade42124.3%
12th Grade44225.5%
Classroom Environment (2010)
Students Per Classroom
School:
20.0
District:
18.0
Graduation and Dropout Rates (2010)
Graduation Rate
School:
90.5%
District:
88.6%
Dropout Rate
School:
1.7%
District:
1.7%
Post-Graduate Profiles (2010)
Percent Entering a 2-Year College: 5.5%
Percent Entering a 4-Year College: 60.3%
Percent Entering a Non-College Post-Secondary Institution: 2.2%
Percent Entering the Work Force: 16.8%
Percent Entering the Military: 3.6%
Percent Unknown: 4.7%
Faculty Information (2010)
Principal Years of Experience: 11.0
Teacher Average Years of Experience: 13.5
Faculty Salary (2010)
Average Salary of Administration: $79,613
Average Salary of Teachers: $45,456
Teacher Credentials (2009)
Percent of Teachers with Regular Certificates
School:
95.5%
District:
99.7%
Percent of Teachers with Special Certificates
School:
0.9%
District:
0.3%
Percent of Teachers with No Certificate: 3.6%
Source: MO Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Overall Rating: 5

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5 out of 5 | 3 Reviews
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3 reviews for Central High School

  • Reviewed by Student on May 27, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • As a student at Central, I can say that I truly love going to school. I have formed relationships with my teachers. Negative behavior is not tolerated as the ISS room always has patrons. The school is clean and I've definitely learned a thing or two from going to school here!
  • Reviewed by Former Student on June 27, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I was class of 1969. My mom was class of 1929. Judging from the comment posted by the student in 2009, I'd say the school has slipped considerably in the last 40 years, especially in the teaching of grammar, spelling, and the proper use of both capitalization and punctuation. That's not only sad, it's tragic. Or perhaps it's just a manifestation of bad attitude by an unmotivated student? In 1969 Central was a four-apple school in my opinion.
  • Reviewed by on September 05, 2006
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Central High School is a public high school with a reputation for excellent academics. Students there will find a caring faculty and a competent administration.

Test Scores and Performance Information

Overall School Rating

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The overall school rating shows that Central High School performed on average about the same as other schools across the state on MAP state exams in the following subjects:
  • Algebra I
  • Biology
  • English II
  • Government
ACT Exam Performance (2010)
ACT Composite Score
School:
21.3
District:
20.6
Percent of Graduates Scoring Higher Than the National Average: 38.3%
Percent of Graduates Taking the ACT
School:
71.2%
District:
65.5%
AYP Details (2010)
Overall AYP Met: Not Met

MAP - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

End of Course - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Algebra I Test
201035.6%43.3%57.3%
200926.5%34.5%52.7%
 
Biology Test
201056.8%48.0%56.7%
200955.7%40.3%55.1%
 
English II Test
201071.5%63.0%73.2%
200975.4%62.7%72.6%
 
Government Test
201066.0%64.0%-
 
Source: MO Department of Education 2009-2010

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