Hazelwood Central High

Summary:

Hazelwood Central High School is a public high school serving grades 9-12 in Florissant, Missouri, with a student population of 1,628 and a predominantly African American student body. The school faces significant academic and performance challenges, as evidenced by its consistently low rankings, subpar test scores, and struggles with certain student subgroups.

Hazelwood Central High consistently underperforms compared to the state and Hazelwood district averages on End of Course (EOC) exams in core subjects. For example, in the 2022-2023 school year, the percentage of students proficient or better in Algebra I (30.7%) was significantly lower than the state average (41.5%) and the Hazelwood district average (29.5%). The school also struggles with subgroups, ranking 66th out of 127 Missouri high schools for special education students and 170th out of 268 Missouri high schools for low socioeconomic status students in the 2022-2023 school year.

Hazelwood Central High's academic challenges may be influenced by its high percentage of African American students (89.62%) compared to nearby schools like Hazelwood West High (65.67%) and the Ferguson-Florissant R-II district schools (82.48% at McCluer North High and 89.08% at McCluer High). Additionally, the school serves a population with significant socioeconomic challenges, with a high percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, ranging from 48.25% to 59.43% over the past three school years.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 15875 New Halls Ferry Rd
       Florissant, MO  63031-1225


(314) 953-5400

District: Hazelwood

SchoolDigger Rank:
274th of 352 Missouri High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,556 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  19.0 Help
Number of students:  1,628

Racial breakdown:

African American:
89.6%
White:
3.9%
Two or more races:
2.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  51.9% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Hazelwood Central High ranks worse than 77.8% of high schools in Missouri. It also ranks 2nd among 3 ranked high schools in the Hazelwood School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 23.25. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (89.6%), White (3.9%), two or more races (2.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 51.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Hazelwood School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Hazelwood Central High is 19. 1 high schools in the Hazelwood School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Hazelwood Central High is $12,556, which is the highest among 3 high schools in the Hazelwood School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Hazelwood Central High:

SchoolDigger ranks Hazelwood Central High 274th of 352 Missouri public high schools. (See Hazelwood Central High in the ranking list.)

High School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Hazelwood:

SchoolDigger ranks Hazelwood 329th of 376 Missouri school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Hazelwood Central High

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Rank History for all students at Hazelwood Central High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 30.74 432nd 534 19.1%
2007 28.97 438th 538 18.6%
2008 25.17 459th 539 14.8%
2009 29.78 402nd 507 20.7%
2010 22.88 449th 516 13.0%
2011 26.58 446th 528 15.5%
2012 25.17 455th 522 12.8%
2013 33.02 412th 523 21.2%
2014 29.94 427th 521 18.0%
2015 34.08 382nd 504 24.2%
2016 33.31 302nd 401 24.7%
2017 24.81 345th 404 14.6%
2018 21.79 404th 468 13.7%
2019 27.67 361st 460 21.5%
2021 14.19 316th 358 11.7%
2022 28.46 255th 361 29.4%
2023 23.25 274th 352 22.2%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Hazelwood Central High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 44.09 66th 127 48.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Hazelwood Central High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 24.91 321st 382 16.0%
2019 31.12 279th 368 24.2%
2021 24.93 210th 255 17.6%
2022 46.95 126th 250 49.6%
2023 37.09 170th 268 36.6%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Hazelwood Central High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 11.55 125th 129 3.1%
2022 28.06 87th 111 21.6%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Hazelwood Central High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 17.13 93rd 100 7.0%
2019 39.61 77th 96 19.8%
2023 0.15 47th 47 0.0%
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Rank History for African American students at Hazelwood Central High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 50.06 49th 111 55.9%
2019 58.56 33rd 106 68.9%
2021 60.77 25th 96 74.0%
2022 82.10 10th 105 90.5%
2023 76.50 11th 99 88.9%
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Rank History for White students at Hazelwood Central High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 46.86 196th 440 55.5%
2019 58.32 116th 430 73.0%
2021 41.71 159th 309 48.5%
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Data source: test scores: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary 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.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

Hazelwood Central High Test Scores
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Data source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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by a student
Sunday, September 19, 2010

Open Quote I am a senior at Hazelwood Central High School. The school has improved greatly over the course of the four years I have been attending it. I feel like I have been challenged with the AP courses and I have received helpful information concerning college. The only thing I see that needs improving is getting more helpful information out there and available to students. The school has all the necessary resources the students need, but not all the students know about it. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Hazelwood Central High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 2256 2256
1992 1714 517 42 13 1 n/a n/a 0 2287
1993 1745 554 34 12 0 n/a n/a 0 2345
1994 1797 608 31 11 0 n/a n/a 0 2447
1995 1737 739 17 21 2 n/a n/a 0 2516
1996 1737 739 17 21 2 n/a n/a 0 2516
1997 1641 804 22 19 1 n/a n/a 0 2487
1998 1525 835 27 19 2 n/a n/a 0 2408
1999 1478 882 28 21 2 n/a n/a 0 2411
2000 1446 938 27 13 2 n/a n/a 0 2426
2001 1424 1000 28 15 3 n/a n/a 0 2470
2002 1378 1140 22 10 1 n/a n/a 0 2551
2003 1378 1140 22 10 1 n/a n/a 0 2551
2004 1267 1235 26 21 0 n/a n/a 0 2549
2005 1183 1401 25 24 0 n/a n/a 0 2633
2006 1083 1675 21 27 0 n/a n/a 0 2806
2007 921 1914 22 25 0 n/a n/a 0 2882
2008 516 2025 21 21 2 n/a n/a 0 2585
2009 380 1940 20 23 2 n/a n/a 0 2365
2010 294 1908 19 12 2 n/a n/a 0 2235
2011 266 1879 17 13 1 0 4 0 2180
2012 212 1777 18 25 1 0 16 0 2049
2013 189 1756 13 22 0 0 17 0 1997
2014 175 1751 23 22 3 0 13 0 1987
2015 157 1741 28 22 3 0 13 0 1964
2016 136 1757 33 23 3 1 11 0 1964
2017 146 1742 22 30 4 0 16 0 1960
2018 132 1696 16 27 3 0 13 0 1887
2019 124 1725 19 30 1 0 9 0 1908
2020 103 1609 20 31 1 2 6 0 1772
2021 101 1592 21 31 2 2 11 0 1760
2022 94 1678 18 44 2 4 15 0 1855
2023 64 1459 15 42 2 2 44 0 1628

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 Hazelwood Central High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1991 2256 136.9 16.4 n/a
1992 2287 139.1 16.4 n/a
1993 2345 139.6 16.8 3.1
1994 2447 138.4 17.7 2.5
1995 2516 131.0 19.2 6.4
1996 2516 131.0 19.2 6.4
1997 2487 130.8 19.0 6
1998 2408 128.7 18.7 6.9
1999 2411 129.0 18.7 13.9
2000 2426 131.8 18.4 12.7
2001 2470 133.4 18.5 13.4
2002 2551 140.1 18.2 15.1
2003 2551 140.1 18.2 15.1
2004 2549 130.8 19.5 16.6
2005 2633 132.9 19.8 18.9
2006 2806 127.9 21.9 24.3
2007 2882 126.9 22.7 27.6
2008 2585 142.9 18.1 29.8
2009 2365 141.8 16.7 41.3
2010 2235 135.6 16.4 41.5
2011 2180 147.2 14.8 44.9
2012 2049 129.1 15.8 n/a
2013 1997 119.3 16.7 44.5
2014 1987 116.2 17.0 54.7
2015 1964 125.0 15.7 49.4
2016 1964 124.0 15.8 50.6
2017 1960 122.9 15.9 43.2
2018 1887 114.8 16.4 58.1
2019 1908 113.6 16.7 38.6
2020 1772 108.3 16.3 58.4
2021 1760 96.5 18.2 59.4
2022 1855 100.7 18.4 48.2
2023 1628 85.5 19.0 51.9

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 Hazelwood Central High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1991 2256 136.9 16.4 n/a
1992 2287 139.1 16.4 n/a
1993 2345 139.6 16.8 3.1
1994 2447 138.4 17.7 2.5
1995 2516 131.0 19.2 6.4
1996 2516 131.0 19.2 6.4
1997 2487 130.8 19.0 6
1998 2408 128.7 18.7 6.9
1999 2411 129.0 18.7 13.9
2000 2426 131.8 18.4 12.7
2001 2470 133.4 18.5 13.4
2002 2551 140.1 18.2 15.1
2003 2551 140.1 18.2 15.1
2004 2549 130.8 19.5 16.6
2005 2633 132.9 19.8 18.9
2006 2806 127.9 21.9 24.3
2007 2882 126.9 22.7 27.6
2008 2585 142.9 18.1 29.8
2009 2365 141.8 16.7 41.3
2010 2235 135.6 16.4 41.5
2011 2180 147.2 14.8 44.9
2012 2049 129.1 15.8 n/a
2013 1997 119.3 16.7 44.5
2014 1987 116.2 17.0 54.7
2015 1964 125.0 15.7 49.4
2016 1964 124.0 15.8 50.6
2017 1960 122.9 15.9 43.2
2018 1887 114.8 16.4 58.1
2019 1908 113.6 16.7 38.6
2020 1772 108.3 16.3 58.4
2021 1760 96.5 18.2 59.4
2022 1855 100.7 18.4 48.2
2023 1628 85.5 19.0 51.9

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Hazelwood Central High

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $51 (0.5%) $9,894 (99.5%) $9,946
2020 $72 (0.7%) $10,507 (99.3%) $10,580
2021 $258 (2.3%) $11,069 (97.7%) $11,328
2022 $3,154 (25.1%) $9,402 (74.9%) $12,556

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Hazelwood Central High

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 361st of 460 High schoolsRanks 274th of 352 High schools
 0.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
End of Course Algebra I (Hazelwood Central High)46.630.7
 15.9%
   End of Course Algebra I (Hazelwood)32.329.5
 2.8%
   End of Course Algebra I (Missouri)45.341.5
 3.8%
End of Course Biology I (Hazelwood Central High)23.618.4
 5.2%
   End of Course Biology I (Hazelwood)24.321.3
 3%
   End of Course Biology I (Missouri)39.238.5
 0.7%
End of Course English II (Hazelwood Central High)43.238.8
 4.4%
   End of Course English II (Hazelwood)43.441.5
 1.9%
   End of Course English II (Missouri)5954.4
 4.6%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students19081628
 14.7%
African American17251459
 15.4%
American Indian12
 100%
Asian1915
 21.1%
Hispanic3042
 40%
Pacific Islander02
White12464
 48.4%
Two or More Races944
 388.9%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients38.6%51.9%
 13.3%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Hazelwood Central High

Hazelwood Central High is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Barrington Elementary
Elementary : Brown Elementary
Elementary : Cold Water Elementary
Elementary : Jamestown Elementary
Elementary : Jury Elementary
Elementary : Townsend Elementary
Middle : Central Middle
Middle : North Middle

Students at Hazelwood Central High are 90% African American, 4% White, 3% Two or more races, 3% Hispanic.

Hazelwood Central High ranks in the bottom 22.2% of Missouri high schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,628 students attended Hazelwood Central High.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

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