Center High

Summary:

Center High is a public high school located in Antelope, California, serving grades 9-12 with a total enrollment of 1,312 students. The school is part of the Center Joint Unified school district, which is ranked 1057 out of 1560 districts in California and has a 2-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Center High has a relatively diverse student population, with a racial makeup of 33.84% White, 11.05% African American, 32.16% Hispanic, and 11.89% Asian. Academically, the school has seen fluctuations in its statewide ranking, ranging from 325 out of 1290 California high schools in 2020-2021 (rated 4 stars) to 764 out of 2335 in 2022-2023 (rated 3 stars). Its performance on standardized tests is generally on par with or slightly above the district and state averages. Center High has maintained a relatively high four-year graduation rate, ranging from 89.9% to 94.6% over the past few years, and a relatively low dropout rate of 1.7% to 3.5%.

When compared to nearby schools, Center High generally performs better academically than the continuation and alternative high schools, such as La Entrada Continuation High and Pacific Career and Technology High, but lags behind the higher-performing comprehensive high schools, such as West Park High and Woodcreek High, in the Roseville Joint Union High school district. Center High's diverse student population, relatively strong academic performance, and high graduation rates suggest that the school has the potential to improve further and become a more competitive option for families in the area.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 3111 Center Ct. Ln.
       Antelope, CA  95843-9111


(916) 338-6420

District: Center Joint Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
770th of 2,348 California High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $6,787 Help


Feeder schools for Center High:

Elementary:    Arthur S. Dudley Elementary
    Cyril Spinelli Elementary
    North Country Elementary
    Oak Hill Elementary
Middle:    Wilson C. Riles Middle

Student/teacher ratio:  19.7 Help
Number of students:  1,312

Racial breakdown:

White:
33.8%
Hispanic:
32.2%
Asian:
11.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  47.9% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Center High ranks better than 67.2% of high schools in California. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 54.5. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Center High freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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The high school dropout rate measures the percentage of students who do not complete their high school education.
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (33.8%), Hispanic (32.2%), Asian (11.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 47.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Center High is 19.7. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Center High is $6,787.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Center High:

SchoolDigger ranks Center High 770th of 2348 California public high schools. (See Center High in the ranking list.)

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Center Joint Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Center Joint Unified 1059th of 1563 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Center High

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Rank History for all students at Center High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 70.43 182nd 1653 89.0%
2005 72.12 219th 1901 88.5%
2006 73.08 226th 1968 88.5%
2007 73.71 204th 2063 90.1%
2008 76.29 177th 2117 91.6%
2009 76.85 157th 2238 93.0%
2010 75.00 201st 2281 91.2%
2011 68.88 314th 2367 86.7%
2012 70.25 297th 2354 87.4%
2013 70.40 296th 2426 87.8%
2015 75.51 443rd 1994 77.8%
2016 73.73 489th 2039 76.0%
2017 77.85 448th 2021 77.8%
2018 65.67 692nd 2017 65.7%
2019 77.14 416th 2133 80.5%
2021 72.13 325th 1290 74.8%
2022 65.23 621st 2123 70.7%
2023 54.50 770th 2348 67.2%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Center High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 14.66 322nd 366 12.0%
2019 35.29 294th 422 30.3%
2022 12.42 458th 515 11.1%
2023 19.15 602nd 786 23.4%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Center High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 66.08 179th 938 80.9%
2022 34.37 691st 1044 33.8%
2023 67.71 83rd 1323 93.7%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Center High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 25.69 1147th 1547 25.9%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Center High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 68.06 570th 1862 69.4%
2019 80.56 280th 1937 85.5%
2021 73.10 251st 1126 77.7%
2022 67.59 488th 1943 74.9%
2023 59.77 639th 2247 71.6%
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Rank History for Homeless students at Center High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 86.72 39th 417 90.6%
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Rank History for Female students at Center High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 74.38 448th 1760 74.5%
2019 78.37 354th 1833 80.7%
2021 67.15 323rd 1054 69.4%
2022 61.86 583rd 1858 68.6%
2023 46.85 904th 2118 57.3%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Center High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 22.76 882nd 1052 16.2%
2019 64.15 247th 1117 77.9%
2021 43.50 257th 555 53.7%
2022 43.57 499th 1161 57.0%
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Rank History for Male students at Center High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 51.08 893rd 1834 51.3%
2019 69.81 486th 1880 74.1%
2021 72.23 282nd 1122 74.9%
2022 64.45 571st 1916 70.2%
2023 57.51 653rd 2207 70.4%
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Rank History for Asian students at Center High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 21.30 475th 581 18.2%
2019 36.64 413th 582 29.0%
2022 34.10 416th 581 28.4%
2023 20.07 599th 731 18.1%
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Rank History for African American students at Center High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 77.29 124th 582 78.7%
2019 77.07 97th 592 83.6%
2022 40.33 281st 522 46.2%
2023 52.27 283rd 720 60.7%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Center High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 53.89 818th 1742 53.0%
2019 74.20 362nd 1814 80.0%
2022 69.76 438th 1861 76.5%
2023 40.88 1099th 2142 48.7%
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Rank History for White students at Center High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 50.36 655th 1173 44.2%
2019 64.83 418th 1222 65.8%
2022 54.08 543rd 1204 54.9%
2023 54.80 525th 1434 63.4%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

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Data source: California Department of Education

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by a citizen
Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Open Quote Racial relationship with students is appalling, especially with Special Education. Admin (Principal/vice principals) routinely lie by omission or promise services they cannot perform Close Quote


by a student
Monday, June 6, 2011

Open Quote i went there and it sucked buildings are only temp. buildings Close Quote



Enrollment information for Center High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 468 96 73 100 9 n/a n/a 0 746
1989 540 128 61 71 4 n/a n/a 0 804
1990 487 119 114 97 11 n/a n/a 0 828
1991 579 139 110 96 1 n/a n/a 0 925
1992 590 165 189 122 21 n/a n/a 0 1087
1993 690 176 217 119 37 n/a n/a 0 1239
1994 696 212 252 136 22 n/a n/a 0 1318
1995 743 231 199 106 18 n/a n/a 0 1297
1996 743 231 199 106 18 n/a n/a 0 1297
1997 758 209 183 145 33 n/a n/a 0 1328
1998 849 177 208 138 13 n/a n/a 0 1385
1999 999 185 149 133 10 n/a n/a 0 1476
2000 873 213 216 143 25 n/a n/a 0 1470
2001 856 208 264 157 39 n/a n/a 32 1556
2002 844 205 221 151 31 n/a n/a 85 1537
2003 844 205 221 151 31 n/a n/a 85 1537
2004 924 216 214 169 31 n/a n/a 103 1657
2005 969 225 198 161 24 n/a n/a 110 1687
2006 943 223 191 176 16 n/a n/a 81 1630
2007 962 193 205 183 17 n/a n/a 79 1639
2008 909 192 210 213 22 n/a n/a 0 1546
2009 794 175 177 201 15 20 92 0 1474
2010 759 216 178 238 17 19 10 0 1437
2011 693 193 174 243 11 21 16 0 1351
2012 635 207 167 253 13 25 32 0 1332
2013 661 180 148 287 19 22 24 0 1341
2014 615 151 147 284 20 23 38 0 1278
2015 612 144 141 273 19 14 49 0 1252
2016 609 180 134 301 18 10 46 0 1298
2017 604 171 158 320 15 15 47 0 1330
2018 547 168 150 335 11 14 58 0 1283
2019 549 174 157 332 11 13 56 0 1292
2020 504 146 170 370 7 18 82 0 1297
2021 477 161 163 415 11 13 87 0 1327
2022 459 163 158 431 13 18 103 1 1346
2023 444 145 156 422 10 16 113 6 1312

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 Center High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 746 36.8 20.2 n/a
1989 804 39.9 20.1 n/a
1990 828 45.1 18.3 n/a
1991 925 48.5 19.0 n/a
1992 1087 49.3 22.0 12.9
1993 1239 53.6 23.1 21
1994 1318 57.8 22.8 18.7
1995 1297 58.3 22.2 19.3
1996 1297 58.3 22.2 19.3
1997 1328 60.2 22.1 20
1998 1385 66.3 20.9 21.4
1999 1476 67.0 22.0 20.3
2000 1470 70.5 20.9 9.9
2001 1556 72.5 21.5 25.8
2002 1537 75.4 20.4 18.8
2003 1537 75.4 20.4 18.8
2004 1657 68.7 24.1 22.8
2005 1687 71.4 23.6 25.2
2006 1630 72.3 22.5 29.5
2007 1639 70.4 23.3 33.8
2008 1546 80.7 19.2 31.9
2009 1474 67.8 19.4 33.4
2010 1437 62.8 22.8 40.8
2011 1351 n/a n/a 45.7
2012 1332 58.2 22.8 n/a
2013 1341 53.5 25.0 48.2
2014 1278 57.6 22.1 47.7
2015 1252 58.0 21.5 53.8
2016 1298 57.0 22.7 57.6
2017 1330 59.4 22.3 55.3
2018 1283 62.5 20.5 61.2
2019 1292 62.5 20.6 58.8
2020 1297 n/a n/a 59
2021 1327 62.4 21.2 65.8
2022 1346 64.1 20.9 62.6
2023 1312 66.4 19.7 47.9

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Center High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 746 36.8 20.2 n/a
1989 804 39.9 20.1 n/a
1990 828 45.1 18.3 n/a
1991 925 48.5 19.0 n/a
1992 1087 49.3 22.0 12.9
1993 1239 53.6 23.1 21
1994 1318 57.8 22.8 18.7
1995 1297 58.3 22.2 19.3
1996 1297 58.3 22.2 19.3
1997 1328 60.2 22.1 20
1998 1385 66.3 20.9 21.4
1999 1476 67.0 22.0 20.3
2000 1470 70.5 20.9 9.9
2001 1556 72.5 21.5 25.8
2002 1537 75.4 20.4 18.8
2003 1537 75.4 20.4 18.8
2004 1657 68.7 24.1 22.8
2005 1687 71.4 23.6 25.2
2006 1630 72.3 22.5 29.5
2007 1639 70.4 23.3 33.8
2008 1546 80.7 19.2 31.9
2009 1474 67.8 19.4 33.4
2010 1437 62.8 22.8 40.8
2011 1351 n/a n/a 45.7
2012 1332 58.2 22.8 n/a
2013 1341 53.5 25.0 48.2
2014 1278 57.6 22.1 47.7
2015 1252 58.0 21.5 53.8
2016 1298 57.0 22.7 57.6
2017 1330 59.4 22.3 55.3
2018 1283 62.5 20.5 61.2
2019 1292 62.5 20.6 58.8
2020 1297 n/a n/a 59
2021 1327 62.4 21.2 65.8
2022 1346 64.1 20.9 62.6
2023 1312 66.4 19.7 47.9

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 Center High

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $6,787

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Center High

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 416th of 2133 High schoolsRanks 770th of 2348 High schools
 13.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Center High)69.647.5
 22.1%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Center Joint Unified)66.742.4
 24.3%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)57.355.4
 1.9%
11th Grade Mathematics (Center High)42.524.7
 17.8%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Center Joint Unified)39.620.9
 18.7%
   11th Grade Mathematics (California)32.227.4
 4.9%
12th Grade Science (Center High)26.630.6
 4%
   12th Grade Science (Center Joint Unified)2629
 3%
   12th Grade Science (California)25.626.9
 1.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students12921312
 1.5%
African American174145
 16.7%
American Indian1110
 9.1%
Asian157156
 0.6%
Hispanic332422
 27.1%
Pacific Islander1316
 23.1%
White549444
 19.1%
Two or More Races56113
 101.8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients58.8%47.9%
 10.9%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Center High

Center High ranks 770th of 2348 California high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,312 students attended Center High.

Center High is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Arthur S. Dudley Elementary
Elementary : Cyril Spinelli Elementary
Elementary : North Country Elementary
Elementary : Oak Hill Elementary
Middle : Wilson C. Riles Middle

Students at Center High are 34% White, 32% Hispanic, 12% Asian, 11% African American, 9% Two or more races, 1% Pacific Islander.


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