Central High School

Public 9-12

 1700 W Olney Ave
       Philadelphia, PA  19141


 (215) 276-5262

District: Philadelphia City SD

SchoolDigger Rank:
3rd of 659 Pennsylvania High Schools


Student/Teacher Ratio:  23.6
Number of students:  2,227

Racial breakdown:

Asian:
32.7%
African American:
30.0%
White:
23.9%
Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients:  50.1%

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We updated the 2016-17 rankings and test scores for this school on Wednesday, September 27, 2017.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2017, Central High School ranked better than 99.5% of high schools in Pennsylvania. It also ranked first among 41 ranked high schools in the Philadelphia City SD School District! (See more...)
Compare Details In 2017 the calculated Average Standard Score was 93.9. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Student population at Central High School is diverse. Racial makeup is: Asian (32.7%), African American (30%), White (23.9%). (See more...)
Compare Details 50.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Central High School is 23.6. 39 high schools in the Philadelphia City SD School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare Central High School employs 94 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2017 Rankings:

Central High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Central High School 3rd of 659 Pennsylvania public high schools. (See Central High School in the ranking list.)

Philadelphia City SD:

SchoolDigger ranks Philadelphia City SD 511th of 572 Pennsylvania 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 PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 98.10 2nd 583 99.7%
2004 97.62 3rd 590 99.5%
2005 95.21 5th 593 99.2%
2006 94.00 3rd 604 99.5%
2007 94.17 2nd 615 99.7%
2008 95.99 2nd 621 99.7%
2009 96.43 2nd 632 99.7%
2010 96.12 1st 649 99.8%
2011 95.20 2nd 660 99.7%
2012 94.35 3rd 664 99.5%
2013 96.72 3rd 591 99.5%
2014 95.90 3rd 580 99.5%
2015 95.07 3rd 681 99.6%
2016 93.13 3rd 676 99.6%
2017 93.90 3rd 659 99.5%

Data source: test scores: Pennsylvania 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 900 714 349 60 2 n/a n/a n/a 2024
1989 942 722 381 53 3 n/a n/a 0 2101
1990 883 713 347 63 2 n/a n/a 0 2008
1991 882 742 325 66 4 n/a n/a 0 2019
1992 898 818 342 77 5 n/a n/a 0 2140
1993 966 780 374 80 4 n/a n/a 0 2204
1994 1024 756 404 82 6 n/a n/a 0 2272
1995 1061 648 475 78 3 n/a n/a 0 2265
1996 1061 648 475 78 3 n/a n/a 0 2265
1997 1028 695 461 95 5 n/a n/a 0 2284
1998 996 738 463 125 6 n/a n/a 0 2328
1999 1019 770 486 124 9 n/a n/a 0 2408
2000 1063 838 502 132 8 n/a n/a 0 2543
2001 1017 834 552 132 6 n/a n/a 0 2541
2002 942 782 574 133 5 n/a n/a 0 2436
2003 942 782 574 133 5 n/a n/a 0 2436
2004 894 774 563 151 3 n/a n/a 0 2385
2005 854 740 555 160 5 n/a n/a 0 2314
2006 785 744 562 158 4 n/a n/a 0 2253
2007 739 723 572 184 5 n/a n/a 0 2223
2008 719 684 613 176 6 n/a n/a 22 2220
2009 699 682 636 168 3 n/a n/a 24 2212
2010 676 756 697 166 5 n/a n/a 31 2331
2011 678 764 719 179 7 0 37 0 2384
2012 626 768 723 178 6 0 59 0 2360
2013 584 721 746 203 9 0 66 0 2329
2014 590 710 716 204 8 0 83 0 2311
2015 532 669 729 192 4 0 101 0 2227

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 Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 2024 102.0 19.8 n/a
1989 2101 107.0 19.6 n/a
1990 2008 104.0 19.3 0.0
1991 2019 97.0 20.8 n/a
1992 2140 95.0 22.5 n/a
1993 2204 97.0 22.7 n/a
1994 2272 93.0 24.4 n/a
1995 2265 96.0 23.6 n/a
1996 2265 96.0 23.6 n/a
1997 2284 95.0 24.0 n/a
1998 2328 91.0 25.6 n/a
1999 2408 100.0 24.1 n/a
2000 2543 114.0 22.3 18.6
2001 2541 117.0 21.7 16.8
2002 2436 110.0 22.1 16.4
2003 2436 110.0 22.1 16.4
2004 2385 106.7 22.4 16.4
2005 2314 104.9 22.1 17.2
2006 2253 104.9 21.5 37.0
2007 2223 107.1 20.8 29.0
2008 2220 102.7 21.6 35.9
2009 2212 100.5 22.0 33.0
2010 2331 107.9 21.6 37.8
2011 2384 111.7 21.3 33.8
2012 2360 102.3 23.0 34.2
2013 2329 98.9 23.5 n/a
2014 2311 95.0 24.3 49.1
2015 2227 94.0 23.6 50.1

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Central High School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 2024 102.0 19.8 n/a
1989 2101 107.0 19.6 n/a
1990 2008 104.0 19.3 0.0
1991 2019 97.0 20.8 n/a
1992 2140 95.0 22.5 n/a
1993 2204 97.0 22.7 n/a
1994 2272 93.0 24.4 n/a
1995 2265 96.0 23.6 n/a
1996 2265 96.0 23.6 n/a
1997 2284 95.0 24.0 n/a
1998 2328 91.0 25.6 n/a
1999 2408 100.0 24.1 n/a
2000 2543 114.0 22.3 18.6
2001 2541 117.0 21.7 16.8
2002 2436 110.0 22.1 16.4
2003 2436 110.0 22.1 16.4
2004 2385 106.7 22.4 16.4
2005 2314 104.9 22.1 17.2
2006 2253 104.9 21.5 37.0
2007 2223 107.1 20.8 29.0
2008 2220 102.7 21.6 35.9
2009 2212 100.5 22.0 33.0
2010 2331 107.9 21.6 37.8
2011 2384 111.7 21.3 33.8
2012 2360 102.3 23.0 34.2
2013 2329 98.9 23.5 n/a
2014 2311 95.0 24.3 49.1
2015 2227 94.0 23.6 50.1

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

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