Central High School

Public 9-12

 4525 N Central Ave
       Phoenix, AZ  85012-1816


(602) 764-7500

District: Phoenix Union High School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
281st of 453 Arizona High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,506 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  16.4
Number of students:  1,970

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
66.9%
African American:
15.5%
White:
6.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  91.9%

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Compare Details Central High School ranks worse than 62% of high schools in Arizona. It also ranks 5th among 18 ranked high schools in the Phoenix Union High School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 31.92. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (66.9%), African American (15.5%), White (6.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 91.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Central High School is 16.4, which is the 5th best among 18 high schools in the Phoenix Union High School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Central High School is $9,506. 9 high schools in the Phoenix Union High School District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

Central High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Central High School 281st of 453 Arizona public high schools. (See Central High School in the ranking list.)

Phoenix Union High School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Phoenix Union High School District 327th of 509 Arizona school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Central High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 48.61 211th 395 46.6%
2010 48.90 215th 403 46.7%
2011 36.25 250th 397 37.0%
2012 43.47 267th 471 43.3%
2013 41.79 281st 491 42.8%
2014 39.05 250th 394 36.5%
2015 17.08 241st 261 7.7%
2016 28.75 248th 406 38.9%
2017 26.90 269th 416 35.3%
2018 28.81 252nd 420 40.0%
2019 11.89 270th 285 5.3%
2021 35.54 283rd 509 44.4%
2022 31.92 281st 453 38.0%

Data source: test scores: Arizona Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Central High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 1355 367 78 721 124 n/a n/a -468 2177
1989 1282 363 71 751 125 n/a n/a -487 2105
1990 1188 321 66 785 164 n/a n/a -513 2011
1991 1078 272 82 800 162 n/a n/a -273 2121
1992 900 216 94 803 139 n/a n/a 0 2152
1993 911 205 129 958 132 n/a n/a 0 2335
1994 836 240 118 1077 133 n/a n/a 0 2404
1995 806 231 105 1348 153 n/a n/a 0 2643
1996 806 231 105 1348 153 n/a n/a 0 2643
1997 828 252 102 1348 161 n/a n/a 0 2691
1998 794 212 100 1345 157 n/a n/a 0 2608
1999 752 241 98 1365 172 n/a n/a 0 2628
2000 654 249 81 1239 171 n/a n/a 0 2394
2001 582 244 82 1278 169 n/a n/a 0 2355
2002 487 245 70 1258 143 n/a n/a 0 2203
2003 487 245 70 1258 143 n/a n/a 0 2203
2004 466 251 57 1272 132 n/a n/a 0 2178
2005 416 251 59 1407 151 n/a n/a 0 2284
2006 403 232 56 1456 175 n/a n/a 0 2322
2007 348 288 56 1424 155 n/a n/a 0 2271
2008 293 274 59 1477 168 n/a n/a 0 2271
2009 260 283 108 1433 151 n/a n/a 0 2235
2010 247 295 155 1445 154 n/a n/a 0 2296
2011 232 270 158 1431 141 2 3 0 2237
2012 231 256 154 1506 169 1 7 0 2324
2013 196 240 137 1562 158 5 23 0 2321
2014 153 251 104 1559 152 5 32 0 2256
2015 130 225 91 1621 149 4 31 0 2251
2016 161 217 82 1692 158 1 39 0 2350
2017 140 241 95 1503 138 1 58 0 2176
2018 147 281 99 1368 101 0 49 0 2045
2019 148 286 86 1325 131 2 60 0 2038
2020 176 282 66 1146 113 2 86 0 1871
2021 158 290 58 1216 124 1 56 0 1903
2022 134 306 43 1317 117 2 51 0 1970

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Central High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 2177 104.8 20.7 n/a
1989 2105 103.8 20.2 n/a
1990 2011 95.3 21.1 n/a
1991 2121 95.2 22.2 n/a
1992 2152 105.6 20.3 n/a
1993 2335 109.8 21.3 n/a
1994 2404 113.8 21.1 n/a
1995 2643 124.8 21.2 n/a
1996 2643 124.8 21.2 n/a
1997 2691 120.9 22.3 n/a
1998 2608 120.4 21.7 n/a
1999 2628 133.4 19.7 n/a
2000 2394 154.2 15.5 n/a
2001 2355 143.0 16.5 n/a
2002 2203 148.8 14.8 n/a
2003 2203 148.8 14.8 n/a
2004 2178 127.2 17.1 71.7
2005 2284 122.6 18.6 63.5
2006 2322 139.2 16.7 66.7
2007 2271 144.8 15.7 15.2
2008 2271 146.6 15.5 8.7
2009 2235 148.2 15.1 71.1
2010 2296 146.8 15.6 81.2
2011 2237 144.8 15.4 8.4
2012 2324 141.8 16.3 83.8
2013 2321 147.8 15.7 54.8
2014 2256 134.2 16.8 85.6
2015 2251 137.0 16.4 90.3
2016 2350 138.0 17.0 90
2017 2176 137.0 15.8 93.8
2018 2045 136.4 14.9 91.9
2019 2038 142.4 14.3 92
2020 1871 124.6 15.0 91.9
2021 1903 108.0 17.6 n/a
2022 1970 120.1 16.4 91.9

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Central High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 2177 104.8 20.7 n/a
1989 2105 103.8 20.2 n/a
1990 2011 95.3 21.1 n/a
1991 2121 95.2 22.2 n/a
1992 2152 105.6 20.3 n/a
1993 2335 109.8 21.3 n/a
1994 2404 113.8 21.1 n/a
1995 2643 124.8 21.2 n/a
1996 2643 124.8 21.2 n/a
1997 2691 120.9 22.3 n/a
1998 2608 120.4 21.7 n/a
1999 2628 133.4 19.7 n/a
2000 2394 154.2 15.5 n/a
2001 2355 143.0 16.5 n/a
2002 2203 148.8 14.8 n/a
2003 2203 148.8 14.8 n/a
2004 2178 127.2 17.1 71.7
2005 2284 122.6 18.6 63.5
2006 2322 139.2 16.7 66.7
2007 2271 144.8 15.7 15.2
2008 2271 146.6 15.5 8.7
2009 2235 148.2 15.1 71.1
2010 2296 146.8 15.6 81.2
2011 2237 144.8 15.4 8.4
2012 2324 141.8 16.3 83.8
2013 2321 147.8 15.7 54.8
2014 2256 134.2 16.8 85.6
2015 2251 137.0 16.4 90.3
2016 2350 138.0 17.0 90
2017 2176 137.0 15.8 93.8
2018 2045 136.4 14.9 91.9
2019 2038 142.4 14.3 92
2020 1871 124.6 15.0 91.9
2021 1903 108.0 17.6 n/a
2022 1970 120.1 16.4 91.9

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Central High School

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YearPersonnel Expenditures from Federal FundsNon-Personnel Expenditures from Federal FundsTotal Expenditures from Federal FundsPersonnel Expenditures from State and Local FundsNon-Personnel Expenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $611 (5.0%) $287 (2.3%) $1,508 (12.2%) $9,422 (76.5%) $2,001 (16.2%) $11,423 (92.7%) $12,320
2020 $791 (6.1%) $452 (3.5%) $2,034 (15.6%) $9,857 (75.7%) $1,921 (14.8%) $11,778 (90.5%) $13,021
2021 $2,056 (14.7%) $1,130 (8.1%) $5,242 (37.5%) $9,135 (65.4%) $1,650 (11.8%) $10,785 (77.2%) $13,971
2022 $972 (10.2%) $176 (1.9%) $2,120 (22.3%) $7,558 (79.5%) $799 (8.4%) $8,358 (87.9%) $9,506

Data source: Arizona Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Central High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
Ranks 270th of 285 High schoolsRanks 281st of 453 High schools
 32.7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students20381903
 6.6%
African American286290
 1.4%
American Indian131124
 5.3%
Asian8658
 32.6%
Hispanic13251216
 8.2%
Pacific Islander21
 50%
White148158
 6.8%
Two or More Races6056
 6.7%




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Central High School ranks 281st of 453 Arizona high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

Students at Central High School are 67% Hispanic, 16% African American, 7% White, 6% American Indian, 3% Two or more races, 2% Asian.

In the 2021-22 school year, 1,970 students attended Central High School.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Arizona Department of Education. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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