Central High School

Central High School

9 May 2023 / by Crystal Brown

About Central High School

Central High School is a public high school located in the heart of the city. It is a large, diverse school with a rich history of excellence in academics, athletics, and the arts. The school has a strong commitment to providing an excellent education for all students, regardless of their background or academic ability.
Central High School offers a wide variety of courses, including Advanced Placement and honors classes. The school also has a strong focus on technology and provides students with access to the latest tools and resources. The school also offers a wide range of extracurricular activities, including sports, clubs, and other activities.
Central High School is a great place for students to get an excellent education and to prepare for college and beyond. The school is committed to providing a safe and supportive environment that encourages students to reach their full potential.

Address:

4525 N Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85012

Phone:

(602) 764-7500

Site:

phxhs.k12.az.us

Grades:

9-12

Enrollment:

1,903 students

Overview Central High School

Central High School serves 1,903 students in grades 9-12.
Central High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 13% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 32%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 16% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 39%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Arizona state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 92% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Arizona state average of 64% (majority Hispanic).

Verdict on Central High School

Central High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,854 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.The diversity score of Central High School is 0.56, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.65. The school’s diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.

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