Central High School

Summary:

Central High School is a public high school in Tulsa, Oklahoma, serving 414 students in grades 9-12. The school has a predominantly minority student body, with 61.11% African American, 11.35% Hispanic, and 4.11% Native American students.

Central High School faces significant academic challenges, consistently ranking among the lowest-performing high schools in Oklahoma. In the 2022-2023 school year, only 2.2% of 11th-grade students were proficient or better in English Language Arts, 1.1% in Mathematics, and 3.4% in Science. This is substantially lower than the state and district averages. The school also has a high percentage of students from low-income families, with 84.06% qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch, and a relatively high student-teacher ratio ranging from 19:1 to 30:1.

When compared to nearby schools, the academic performance gap at Central High School is quite significant. For example, in the 2022-2023 school year, the percentage of 11th-grade students proficient or better in English Language Arts at Booker T. Washington High School was 56.7%, compared to only 2.2% at Central High School. This suggests that the educational opportunities and resources available to students at Central High School may be substantially lower than those at higher-performing schools in the Tulsa area.


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Public 9-12

 3101 West Edison Street
       Tulsa, OK  74127-4127


(918) 833-8400

District: Tulsa

SchoolDigger Rank:
435th of 439 Oklahoma High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,884 Help


Feeder schools for Central High School:

Elementary:    Burroughs Elementary School
    Emerson Elementary School
    Greenwood Leadership Academy
    Wayman Tisdale Fine Arts Academy
Middle:    Central Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  30.0 Help
Number of students:  414

Racial breakdown:

African American:
61.1%
Hispanic:
11.4%
Two or more races:
10.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  84.1% Help


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Compare Details Central High School ranks worse than 99.1% of high schools in Oklahoma. It also ranks last among 11 ranked high schools in the Tulsa School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 5.86. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (61.1%), Hispanic (11.4%), two or more races (10.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 84.1% 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 30. 9 high schools in the Tulsa 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 $11,884, which is the 4th highest among 11 high schools in the Tulsa School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Central High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Central High School 435th of 439 Oklahoma public high schools. (See Central High School in the ranking list.)

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Rank History for Central High School

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Rank History for all students at Central High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 10.95 399th 428 6.8%
2010 4.30 419th 431 2.8%
2011 8.29 402nd 424 5.2%
2015 9.66 440th 449 2.0%
2016 4.08 248th 251 1.2%
2022 1.45 349th 350 0.3%
2023 5.86 435th 439 0.9%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Central High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 15.47 174th 184 5.4%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Central High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 8.88 373rd 380 1.8%
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Rank History for Female students at Central High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 5.75 351st 353 0.6%
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Rank History for Male students at Central High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 7.78 344th 355 3.1%
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Rank History for African American students at Central High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 17.20 65th 70 7.1%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Central High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 7.90 126th 129 2.3%
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Rank History for White students at Central High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 18.84 308th 350 12.0%
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Data source: test scores: Oklahoma State 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: Oklahoma State Department of Education

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by a parent
Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Open Quote One teacher called my special needs son a "dumba". Another kept marking my child absent even when she was there (I arrived early and there she was...she was still marked absent for that day). Racism is rampant as one of the teachers kept referring to my child as "white boy." They openly gossip about one another in front of the students. My son had an IEP and didn't receive ANY assistance.
Nope....pretty much what you would assume ypu would find in a low-income school. Teachers don't care. They barely teach at all. Law of the jungle in these schools. 2 people were going through my daughter's backpack right in front of a teacher and he shrugged his shoulders telling her it wasn't his problem. Another time, a boy who had a crush on my daughter slapped her ACROSS THE FACE and the teacher didnt say anything.
This is the worst school I have ever had the misfortune of dealing with. There is favoritism among certain groups of students, bullying, sexual misconduct and assault among the students, the vice peinciple (who sure doesn't deserve that title) should be fired and the school should be bulldozed to the ground. My son got into an argument with another boy. This boy punched my child in the face (this was my special needs son) and the vice principle called me and left a voicemail basically telling me he got what he deserved (I still have the voicemail to prove it. If you care about your children, DO NOT ALLOW THEM TO ATTEND THIS FLAMIMG PILE OF CRAP. Close Quote



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 537 478 19 37 53 n/a n/a 0 1124
1989 412 351 5 16 47 n/a n/a 0 831
1990 392 402 9 19 60 n/a n/a 0 882
1991 373 403 9 17 54 n/a n/a 0 856
1992 403 426 5 23 62 n/a n/a 0 919
1993 391 483 6 31 66 n/a n/a 0 977
1994 373 529 9 53 61 n/a n/a 0 1025
1995 386 528 5 54 76 n/a n/a 0 1049
1996 386 528 5 54 76 n/a n/a 0 1049
1997 371 550 2 74 87 n/a n/a 0 1084
1998 322 511 8 81 87 n/a n/a 0 1009
1999 360 503 5 100 95 n/a n/a 0 1063
2000 340 504 4 126 100 n/a n/a 0 1074
2001 301 526 3 157 88 n/a n/a 0 1075
2002 234 568 2 186 68 n/a n/a 0 1058
2003 234 568 2 186 68 n/a n/a 0 1058
2004 217 576 1 197 58 n/a n/a 0 1049
2005 181 647 3 134 53 n/a n/a 0 1018
2006 144 654 2 114 59 n/a n/a 0 973
2007 128 625 5 116 72 n/a n/a 0 946
2008 96 474 3 79 49 n/a n/a 0 701
2009 96 522 1 68 57 n/a n/a 0 744
2010 105 477 4 69 60 n/a n/a 0 715
2011 118 474 0 59 47 1 9 0 708
2012 93 412 0 51 38 2 30 0 626
2013 90 388 0 50 35 1 43 0 607
2014 69 360 0 42 35 2 47 0 555
2015 83 367 0 35 26 2 57 0 570
2016 84 375 1 41 27 5 52 0 585
2017 78 365 1 51 25 8 61 0 589
2018 55 349 0 62 23 7 49 0 545
2019 53 293 0 70 18 3 46 0 483
2020 43 265 0 61 14 4 32 0 419
2021 38 257 0 42 20 4 35 0 396
2022 29 238 1 41 12 9 36 0 366
2023 35 253 5 47 17 14 43 0 414

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 1124 49.8 22.5 n/a
1989 831 49.7 16.7 n/a
1990 882 48.2 18.2 n/a
1991 856 46.5 18.4 n/a
1992 919 46.9 19.5 16.2
1993 977 48.0 20.4 39.7
1994 1025 50.2 20.4 n/a
1995 1049 59.6 17.6 45.6
1996 1049 59.6 17.6 45.6
1997 1084 62.4 17.4 47
1998 1009 67.2 15.0 50.4
1999 1063 65.4 16.3 59.1
2000 1074 66.0 16.3 66.4
2001 1075 65.6 16.4 82.8
2002 1058 60.4 17.5 85.9
2003 1058 60.4 17.5 85.9
2004 1049 56.9 18.4 91.4
2005 1018 66.1 15.4 96.3
2006 973 60.2 16.2 95.3
2007 946 56.7 16.7 98.5
2008 701 44.4 15.8 99.3
2009 744 48.6 15.3 88.6
2010 715 47.5 15.0 99.6
2011 708 46.5 15.2 99.6
2012 626 44.1 14.1 99.5
2013 607 39.5 15.3 99.5
2014 555 35.5 15.6 99.5
2015 570 34.0 16.7 99.5
2016 585 35.0 16.7 99.5
2017 589 30.7 19.1 99.5
2018 545 24.8 21.9 77.8
2019 483 24.7 19.5 88.4
2020 419 18.3 22.8 87.8
2021 396 18.3 21.5 93.9
2022 366 19.1 19.0 83.1
2023 414 13.7 30.0 84.1

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 High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1124 49.8 22.5 n/a
1989 831 49.7 16.7 n/a
1990 882 48.2 18.2 n/a
1991 856 46.5 18.4 n/a
1992 919 46.9 19.5 16.2
1993 977 48.0 20.4 39.7
1994 1025 50.2 20.4 n/a
1995 1049 59.6 17.6 45.6
1996 1049 59.6 17.6 45.6
1997 1084 62.4 17.4 47
1998 1009 67.2 15.0 50.4
1999 1063 65.4 16.3 59.1
2000 1074 66.0 16.3 66.4
2001 1075 65.6 16.4 82.8
2002 1058 60.4 17.5 85.9
2003 1058 60.4 17.5 85.9
2004 1049 56.9 18.4 91.4
2005 1018 66.1 15.4 96.3
2006 973 60.2 16.2 95.3
2007 946 56.7 16.7 98.5
2008 701 44.4 15.8 99.3
2009 744 48.6 15.3 88.6
2010 715 47.5 15.0 99.6
2011 708 46.5 15.2 99.6
2012 626 44.1 14.1 99.5
2013 607 39.5 15.3 99.5
2014 555 35.5 15.6 99.5
2015 570 34.0 16.7 99.5
2016 585 35.0 16.7 99.5
2017 589 30.7 19.1 99.5
2018 545 24.8 21.9 77.8
2019 483 24.7 19.5 88.4
2020 419 18.3 22.8 87.8
2021 396 18.3 21.5 93.9
2022 366 19.1 19.0 83.1
2023 414 13.7 30.0 84.1

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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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $2,563 (21.6%) $9,320 (78.4%) $11,884

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Central High School

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Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students483414
 14.3%
African American293253
 13.7%
American Indian1817
 5.6%
Asian05
Hispanic7047
 32.9%
Pacific Islander314
 366.7%
White5335
 34%
Two or More Races4643
 6.5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients88.4%84.1%
 4.3%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 414 students attended Central High School.

Students at Central High School are 61% African American, 11% Hispanic, 10% Two or more races, 8% White, 4% American Indian, 3% Pacific Islander, 1% Asian.

Central High School ranks in the bottom 0.9% of Oklahoma high schools.


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