Central High School

Public 9-12

 1 Lincoln Blvd.
       Bridgeport, CT  06606-5502


(203) 576-7377

District: Bridgeport School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
105th of 139 Connecticut High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,491 Help

Feeder schools for Central High School:

Elementary:    Blackham School
    Hallen School
    John Winthrop School
    Madison School
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Student/teacher ratio:  15.9
Number of students:  1,545

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
47.2%
African American:
35.7%
White:
12.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  56.6%

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Compare Details Central High School ranks worse than 75.5% of high schools in Connecticut. It also ranks 2nd among 4 ranked high schools in the Bridgeport School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 18.46. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Central High School has the largest high school student body size in the Bridgeport School District. Student population at Central High School is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (47.2%), African American (35.7%), White (12.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 56.6% 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 15.9. 4 high schools in the Bridgeport School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Central High School is $13,491, which is the 3rd highest among 4 high schools in the Bridgeport School District.
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

Central High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Central High School 105th of 139 Connecticut public high schools. (See Central High School in the ranking list.)

Bridgeport School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Bridgeport School District 144th of 148 Connecticut 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 CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2007 9.83 160th 176 9.1%
2008 7.49 163rd 176 7.4%
2009 10.25 162nd 176 8.0%
2010 8.28 170th 186 8.6%
2011 10.76 172nd 189 9.0%
2012 6.75 172nd 188 8.5%
2013 6.06 177th 193 8.3%
2015 15.37 175th 196 10.7%
2016 14.57 111th 132 15.9%
2017 16.23 119th 140 15.0%
2018 13.73 112th 121 7.4%
2019 13.60 109th 121 9.9%
2021 9.00 183rd 200 8.5%
2022 18.46 105th 139 24.5%

Data source: test scores: Connecticut 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 468 749 70 465 1 n/a n/a 0 1753
1989 390 730 84 453 2 n/a n/a 0 1659
1990 350 736 120 511 2 n/a n/a 0 1719
1991 364 722 117 517 9 n/a n/a 0 1729
1992 376 777 120 610 13 n/a n/a 0 1896
1993 339 830 111 605 12 n/a n/a 0 1897
1994 271 750 116 593 5 n/a n/a 0 1735
1995 300 888 132 658 3 n/a n/a 0 1981
1996 300 888 132 658 3 n/a n/a 0 1981
1997 343 888 182 739 2 n/a n/a 0 2154
1998 363 950 143 726 4 n/a n/a 0 2186
1999 363 927 127 740 38 n/a n/a 0 2195
2000 414 913 144 725 3 n/a n/a 0 2199
2001 427 902 122 715 5 n/a n/a 0 2171
2002 379 953 109 701 4 n/a n/a 0 2146
2003 379 953 109 701 4 n/a n/a 0 2146
2004 386 1028 96 703 4 n/a n/a 0 2217
2005 337 1109 103 793 1 n/a n/a 0 2343
2006 244 867 75 622 0 n/a n/a 0 1808
2007 344 1149 101 845 3 n/a n/a 0 2442
2008 306 1094 97 838 4 n/a n/a 0 2339
2009 317 1058 95 812 5 n/a n/a 0 2287
2010 284 1047 96 786 5 n/a n/a 0 2218
2011 202 876 90 936 203 3 0 0 2310
2012 212 872 82 892 121 3 4 0 2186
2013 225 909 81 867 49 2 7 0 2140
2014 209 818 63 724 11 1 12 0 1838
2015 189 732 74 663 7 0 7 0 1672
2016 170 652 68 612 7 0 8 0 1517
2017 201 619 59 618 10 2 6 0 1515
2018 216 654 61 657 12 3 9 0 1612
2019 211 591 44 639 13 4 13 0 1515
2020 223 594 47 683 15 4 11 0 1577
2021 196 551 38 730 10 3 17 0 1545

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 1753 141.0 12.4 n/a
1989 1659 142.5 11.6 n/a
1990 1719 145.0 11.8 n/a
1991 1729 138.0 12.5 n/a
1992 1896 134.3 14.1 33.9
1993 1897 136.3 13.9 3.2
1994 1735 135.2 12.8 45.6
1995 1981 141.4 14.0 44.7
1996 1981 141.4 14.0 44.7
1997 2154 147.7 14.6 26.7
1998 2186 153.5 14.2 37.3
1999 2195 157.7 13.9 95
2000 2199 154.4 14.2 68.4
2001 2171 152.4 14.2 n/a
2002 2146 155.2 13.8 98.8
2003 2146 155.2 13.8 98.8
2004 2217 152.4 14.5 99.9
2005 2343 130.1 18.0 n/a
2006 1808 138.9 13.0 99.8
2007 2442 139.9 17.5 95.4
2008 2339 147.0 15.9 96.3
2009 2287 154.8 16.0 96.3
2010 2218 140.0 15.8 96.4
2011 2310 129.0 17.9 96.7
2012 2186 122.0 17.9 96.8
2013 2140 123.1 17.3 99.9
2014 1838 110.1 16.6 99.7
2015 1672 98.0 17.0 99.8
2016 1517 99.0 15.3 100
2017 1515 103.5 14.6 41.8
2018 1612 109.0 14.7 46.1
2019 1515 94.0 16.1 64.8
2020 1577 101.0 15.6 61.2
2021 1545 97.0 15.9 56.6

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 1753 141.0 12.4 n/a
1989 1659 142.5 11.6 n/a
1990 1719 145.0 11.8 n/a
1991 1729 138.0 12.5 n/a
1992 1896 134.3 14.1 33.9
1993 1897 136.3 13.9 3.2
1994 1735 135.2 12.8 45.6
1995 1981 141.4 14.0 44.7
1996 1981 141.4 14.0 44.7
1997 2154 147.7 14.6 26.7
1998 2186 153.5 14.2 37.3
1999 2195 157.7 13.9 95
2000 2199 154.4 14.2 68.4
2001 2171 152.4 14.2 n/a
2002 2146 155.2 13.8 98.8
2003 2146 155.2 13.8 98.8
2004 2217 152.4 14.5 99.9
2005 2343 130.1 18.0 n/a
2006 1808 138.9 13.0 99.8
2007 2442 139.9 17.5 95.4
2008 2339 147.0 15.9 96.3
2009 2287 154.8 16.0 96.3
2010 2218 140.0 15.8 96.4
2011 2310 129.0 17.9 96.7
2012 2186 122.0 17.9 96.8
2013 2140 123.1 17.3 99.9
2014 1838 110.1 16.6 99.7
2015 1672 98.0 17.0 99.8
2016 1517 99.0 15.3 100
2017 1515 103.5 14.6 41.8
2018 1612 109.0 14.7 46.1
2019 1515 94.0 16.1 64.8
2020 1577 101.0 15.6 61.2
2021 1545 97.0 15.9 56.6

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Central High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2018 $460 (3.6%) $12,497 (96.4%) $12,957
2019 $411 (3.0%) $13,080 (97.0%) $13,491

Data source: Connecticut 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 109th of 121 High schoolsRanks 105th of 139 High schools
 14.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
11th Grade English Language Arts (Central High School)34.735.7
 1%
   11th Grade English Language Arts (Bridgeport School District)30.127.7
 2.4%
   11th Grade English Language Arts (Connecticut)61.655.6
 6%
11th Grade Math (Central High School)13.912.8
 1.1%
   11th Grade Math (Bridgeport School District)12.69.8
 2.8%
   11th Grade Math (Connecticut)40.634.8
 5.8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students15151545
 2%
African American591551
 6.8%
American Indian1310
 23.1%
Asian4438
 13.6%
Hispanic639730
 14.2%
Pacific Islander43
 25%
White211196
 7.1%
Two or More Races1317
 30.8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients64.8%56.6%
 8.2%




Frequently Asked Questions about Central High School

Central High School is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Blackham School
Elementary : Hallen School
Elementary : John Winthrop School
Elementary : Madison School
Elementary : Wilbur Cross School

Students at Central High School are 47% Hispanic, 36% African American, 13% White, 2% Asian, 1% Two or more races.

In the 2020-21 school year, 1,545 students attended Central High School.

Central High School ranks in the bottom 24.5% of Connecticut high schools.


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

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