Central City High School

Summary:

Central City High School is a public high school serving 232 students in grades 9-12 in Central City, Nebraska, which is part of the Central City Public Schools district. While the school has a significantly higher percentage of white students compared to nearby schools, its academic performance, as measured by ACT proficiency rates, is generally lower than the state average, particularly in mathematics and English language arts.

Central City High School's statewide ranking has fluctuated over the years, ranging from 41st out of 247 Nebraska high schools in 2013-2014 to 152nd out of 215 in 2022-2023. The school's performance also varies across different student subgroups, with female students and white students performing relatively worse compared to their male and low socioeconomic status peers. Additionally, the school has a relatively high percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, ranging from 36.68% to 46.36% over the past three school years.

When compared to nearby high schools, such as Palmer Junior-Senior High and Hampton High School, Central City High School generally performs worse in terms of academic proficiency, statewide ranking, and student subgroup performance. This suggests that the school may have opportunities for improvement, particularly in addressing the disparities in performance across different student subgroups and enhancing its overall academic performance to better serve the needs of all students.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 1510 28th St
       Central City, NE  68826-0057


(308) 946-3086

District: Central City Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
152nd of 215 Nebraska High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $24,487 Help


Feeder schools for Central City High School:

Elementary:    Central City Elementary School
Middle:    Central City Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  10.3 Help
Number of students:  232

Racial breakdown:

White:
90.5%
Hispanic:
6.5%
American Indian:
1.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  44.4% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Central City High School ranks worse than 70.7% of high schools in Nebraska. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 29.47. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (90.5%), Hispanic (6.5%), American Indian (1.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 44.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Central City High School is 10.3. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Central City High School is $24,487.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Central City High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Central City High School 152nd of 215 Nebraska public high schools. (See Central City High School in the ranking list.)

High School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Central City Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Central City Public Schools 102nd of 212 Nebraska school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Central City High School

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Rank History for all students at Central City High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 25.97 225th 249 9.6%
2007 43.81 172nd 247 30.4%
2008 40.69 190th 252 24.6%
2009 27.18 222nd 251 11.6%
2010 50.71 147th 249 41.0%
2011 27.88 205th 252 18.7%
2012 49.93 139th 245 43.3%
2013 65.93 76th 247 69.2%
2014 76.26 41st 247 83.4%
2015 58.15 97th 242 59.9%
2016 66.96 78th 246 68.3%
2017 45.18 122nd 219 44.3%
2018 42.50 130th 219 40.6%
2019 35.21 140th 217 35.5%
2021 35.26 133rd 209 36.4%
2022 55.61 87th 202 56.9%
2023 29.47 152nd 215 29.3%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Central City High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 43.81 37th 79 53.2%
2019 53.79 30th 82 63.4%
2021 38.97 49th 83 41.0%
2023 43.14 46th 89 48.3%
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Rank History for Female students at Central City High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 35.82 91st 144 36.8%
2019 19.27 117th 142 17.6%
2021 45.62 79th 138 42.8%
2022 40.86 80th 132 39.4%
2023 22.88 106th 136 22.1%
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Rank History for Male students at Central City High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 49.33 69th 138 50.0%
2019 50.07 73rd 140 47.9%
2021 28.47 92nd 130 29.2%
2022 60.68 50th 135 63.0%
2023 35.81 88th 135 34.8%
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Rank History for White students at Central City High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 44.02 118th 205 42.4%
2019 33.10 150th 207 27.5%
2021 27.01 151st 200 24.5%
2022 44.81 110th 196 43.9%
2023 30.50 153rd 206 25.7%
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Data source: test scores: Nebraska 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.

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.

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Data source: Nebraska Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Central City High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 270 2 2 1 1 n/a n/a 0 276
1989 250 2 2 1 1 n/a n/a 0 256
1990 241 1 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 244
1991 236 1 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 239
1992 261 1 0 5 0 n/a n/a 0 267
1993 270 1 0 4 0 n/a n/a 0 275
1994 250 1 0 6 0 n/a n/a 0 257
1995 240 0 2 5 0 n/a n/a 0 247
1996 240 0 2 5 0 n/a n/a 0 247
1997 234 0 3 5 1 n/a n/a 0 243
1998 253 0 0 2 1 n/a n/a 0 256
1999 256 0 0 1 1 n/a n/a 1 259
2000 252 0 1 3 3 n/a n/a 0 259
2001 254 0 2 2 1 n/a n/a 0 259
2002 243 0 1 5 2 n/a n/a 0 251
2003 243 0 1 5 2 n/a n/a 0 251
2004 244 0 0 4 2 n/a n/a 0 250
2005 243 0 2 0 4 n/a n/a 0 249
2006 232 0 2 7 2 n/a n/a 0 243
2007 234 0 1 4 2 n/a n/a 0 241
2008 235 1 1 3 1 n/a n/a 0 241
2009 218 0 1 6 0 n/a n/a 0 225
2010 243 0 0 8 0 n/a n/a 0 251
2011 221 0 0 10 1 0 2 0 234
2012 203 1 0 8 1 0 2 0 215
2013 203 1 1 11 3 0 1 0 220
2014 193 0 1 13 3 0 2 0 212
2015 185 1 4 14 3 0 3 0 210
2016 172 2 3 10 2 0 2 0 191
2017 184 1 1 15 2 0 1 0 204
2018 196 1 0 13 1 0 3 0 214
2019 202 1 0 10 0 0 5 0 218
2020 210 0 0 11 1 0 5 0 227
2021 199 0 0 16 1 0 4 0 220
2022 211 0 0 13 1 1 3 0 229
2023 210 0 0 15 3 1 3 0 232

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 City High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 276 21.3 12.9 21.7
1989 256 21.7 11.7 16
1990 244 21.7 11.2 17.2
1991 239 21.9 10.9 15.1
1992 267 21.5 12.4 19.5
1993 275 21.7 12.7 17.8
1994 257 21.6 11.9 16.7
1995 247 21.7 11.4 14.6
1996 247 21.7 11.4 14.6
1997 243 21.0 11.6 17.3
1998 256 20.6 12.4 12.9
1999 259 19.6 13.2 21.3
2000 259 18.9 13.7 19.7
2001 259 19.4 13.4 18.1
2002 251 18.4 13.6 24.7
2003 251 18.4 13.6 24.7
2004 250 18.4 13.6 24.4
2005 249 18.4 13.5 25.3
2006 243 18.7 13.0 25.9
2007 241 19.2 12.6 30.7
2008 241 18.8 12.8 29.5
2009 225 18.9 11.9 36.4
2010 251 20.5 12.2 39.4
2011 234 20.5 11.4 41
2012 215 19.6 10.9 39.5
2013 220 20.9 10.4 35.9
2014 212 20.3 10.3 34.9
2015 210 21.0 10.0 33.8
2016 191 22.0 8.6 33
2017 204 19.6 10.3 38.7
2018 214 20.1 10.6 36.4
2019 218 20.8 10.4 44
2020 227 21.6 10.5 45.4
2021 220 21.0 10.4 46.4
2022 229 22.6 10.1 36.7
2023 232 22.4 10.3 44.4

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 Central City High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 276 21.3 12.9 21.7
1989 256 21.7 11.7 16
1990 244 21.7 11.2 17.2
1991 239 21.9 10.9 15.1
1992 267 21.5 12.4 19.5
1993 275 21.7 12.7 17.8
1994 257 21.6 11.9 16.7
1995 247 21.7 11.4 14.6
1996 247 21.7 11.4 14.6
1997 243 21.0 11.6 17.3
1998 256 20.6 12.4 12.9
1999 259 19.6 13.2 21.3
2000 259 18.9 13.7 19.7
2001 259 19.4 13.4 18.1
2002 251 18.4 13.6 24.7
2003 251 18.4 13.6 24.7
2004 250 18.4 13.6 24.4
2005 249 18.4 13.5 25.3
2006 243 18.7 13.0 25.9
2007 241 19.2 12.6 30.7
2008 241 18.8 12.8 29.5
2009 225 18.9 11.9 36.4
2010 251 20.5 12.2 39.4
2011 234 20.5 11.4 41
2012 215 19.6 10.9 39.5
2013 220 20.9 10.4 35.9
2014 212 20.3 10.3 34.9
2015 210 21.0 10.0 33.8
2016 191 22.0 8.6 33
2017 204 19.6 10.3 38.7
2018 214 20.1 10.6 36.4
2019 218 20.8 10.4 44
2020 227 21.6 10.5 45.4
2021 220 21.0 10.4 46.4
2022 229 22.6 10.1 36.7
2023 232 22.4 10.3 44.4

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 City High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $473 (2.3%) $17,713 (85.7%) $20,674
2020 $296 (1.4%) $17,535 (83.4%) $21,034
2021 $562 (2.5%) $18,424 (82.2%) $22,409
2022 $623 (2.5%) $18,531 (75.1%) $24,672
2023 $528 (2.2%) $19,242 (78.6%) $24,487

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Central City High School

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 140th of 217 High schoolsRanks 152nd of 215 High schools
 6.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
11th Grade English Language Arts (Central City High School)29.525
 4.5%
   11th Grade English Language Arts (Central City Public Schools)29.525
 4.5%
   11th Grade English Language Arts (Nebraska)37.433.4
 4.1%
11th Grade Mathematics (Central City High School)34.412.5
 21.9%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Central City Public Schools)34.412.5
 21.9%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Nebraska)30.926.2
 4.6%
11th Grade Science (Central City High School)24.631.3
 6.7%
   11th Grade Science (Central City Public Schools)24.631.3
 6.7%
   11th Grade Science (Nebraska)26.425.3
 1.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students218232
 6.4%
African American10
 100%
American Indian03
Asian00
Hispanic1015
 50%
Pacific Islander01
White202210
 4%
Two or More Races53
 40%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients44%44.4%
 0.4%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Central City High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 232 students attended Central City High School.

Central City High School is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Central City Elementary School
Middle : Central City Middle School

Students at Central City High School are 91% White, 6% Hispanic, 1% American Indian, 1% Two or more races.

Central City High School ranks 152nd of 215 Nebraska high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.


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

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