Central High School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.8
Number of students:  1,200

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
71.9%
African American:
14.8%
Asian:
5.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  86.1%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Thursday, October 28, 2021.

*Please note that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on standardized testing and the number of schools reporting results are lower.


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Compare Details Central High School ranks worse than 89.8% of high schools in Rhode Island. It also ranks 6th among 9 ranked high schools in the Providence School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 8.98. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Central High School has the largest high school student body size in the Providence School District. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (71.9%), African American (14.8%), Asian (5.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 86.1% 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 13.8. 7 high schools in the Providence School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Central High School is $14,386. 5 high schools in the Providence School District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Central High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Central High School 53rd of 59 Rhode Island public high schools. (See Central High School in the ranking list.)

Providence:

SchoolDigger ranks Providence 52nd of 57 Rhode Island 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 RI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 6.02 47th 49 4.1%
2010 9.22 46th 50 8.0%
2011 9.53 40th 45 11.1%
2012 7.40 42nd 45 6.7%
2013 9.07 41st 45 8.9%
2014 6.71 44th 47 6.4%
2015 23.05 47th 56 16.1%
2016 30.93 42nd 57 26.3%
2017 16.76 51st 56 8.9%
2018 9.90 51st 57 10.5%
2019 9.77 51st 59 13.6%
2021 8.98 53rd 59 10.2%

Data source: test scores: Rhode Island Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a student
Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Open Quote As a student at Central High School, I would have to say i like this school. Since they have renovated the building the school looks like an actual school.(Had to be at Central previous to the renovation to know what i am talking about) The teachers a cool and most are funny and are there to help you. 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 664 497 231 539 6 n/a n/a 0 1937
1989 578 464 271 564 7 n/a n/a 0 1884
1990 528 474 306 597 7 n/a n/a 0 1912
1991 390 409 239 579 5 n/a n/a 0 1622
1992 352 426 202 668 4 n/a n/a 0 1652
1993 355 474 186 772 5 n/a n/a 0 1792
1994 300 443 184 836 8 n/a n/a 0 1771
1995 275 399 220 976 11 n/a n/a 0 1881
1996 275 399 220 976 11 n/a n/a 0 1881
1997 306 434 277 987 16 n/a n/a -1 2019
1998 213 384 282 1011 9 n/a n/a 0 1899
1999 173 362 223 972 8 n/a n/a 0 1738
2000 169 358 225 954 10 n/a n/a 0 1716
2001 144 358 211 909 16 n/a n/a 0 1638
2002 168 411 210 884 21 n/a n/a 0 1694
2003 168 411 210 884 21 n/a n/a 0 1694
2004 132 382 209 913 15 n/a n/a 0 1651
2005 141 331 200 952 12 n/a n/a 0 1636
2006 125 331 163 1016 12 n/a n/a 0 1647
2007 88 275 143 883 9 n/a n/a 0 1398
2008 77 247 119 781 12 n/a n/a 0 1236
2009 67 241 106 753 10 n/a n/a 0 1177
2010 67 234 104 792 7 n/a n/a 0 1204
2011 36 214 99 780 6 1 25 0 1161
2012 36 181 92 764 4 1 29 0 1107
2013 36 173 86 775 8 1 22 0 1101
2014 53 179 90 763 12 0 15 0 1112
2015 52 152 91 768 10 2 12 0 1087
2016 50 161 73 759 7 2 13 0 1065
2017 60 167 68 778 7 2 16 0 1098
2018 61 177 72 872 8 5 26 0 1221
2019 40 179 63 881 7 2 31 0 1203
2020 44 173 66 877 7 0 48 0 1215
2021 44 177 62 863 11 1 42 0 1200

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 1937 n/a n/a 18.7
1989 1884 n/a n/a 21.2
1990 1912 n/a n/a 25.9
1991 1622 103.9 15.6 25.6
1992 1652 99.0 16.6 30.2
1993 1792 110.2 16.3 27.8
1994 1771 103.0 17.2 35.3
1995 1881 114.0 16.5 28.5
1996 1881 114.0 16.5 28.5
1997 2019 136.2 14.8 37.6
1998 1899 126.8 15.0 28.6
1999 1738 129.5 13.4 33.1
2000 1716 123.0 14.0 37.6
2001 1638 108.4 15.1 55.9
2002 1694 n/a n/a 58.9
2003 1694 n/a n/a 58.9
2004 1651 104.0 15.9 79.3
2005 1636 120.0 13.6 62.5
2006 1647 125.0 13.2 71.1
2007 1398 91.0 15.4 60.8
2008 1236 72.0 17.2 81.1
2009 1177 78.2 12.5 85.8
2010 1204 75.8 15.8 84.5
2011 1161 77.6 14.9 80
2012 1107 70.0 15.8 82.1
2013 1101 66.5 16.5 83.7
2014 1112 68.0 16.3 81.8
2015 1087 71.0 15.3 78
2016 1065 85.0 12.5 77.8
2017 1098 79.0 13.8 91.5
2018 1221 88.5 13.7 91.8
2019 1203 89.0 13.5 88.2
2020 1215 83.5 14.5 88.7
2021 1200 86.8 13.8 86.1

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 Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1937 n/a n/a 18.7
1989 1884 n/a n/a 21.2
1990 1912 n/a n/a 25.9
1991 1622 103.9 15.6 25.6
1992 1652 99.0 16.6 30.2
1993 1792 110.2 16.3 27.8
1994 1771 103.0 17.2 35.3
1995 1881 114.0 16.5 28.5
1996 1881 114.0 16.5 28.5
1997 2019 136.2 14.8 37.6
1998 1899 126.8 15.0 28.6
1999 1738 129.5 13.4 33.1
2000 1716 123.0 14.0 37.6
2001 1638 108.4 15.1 55.9
2002 1694 n/a n/a 58.9
2003 1694 n/a n/a 58.9
2004 1651 104.0 15.9 79.3
2005 1636 120.0 13.6 62.5
2006 1647 125.0 13.2 71.1
2007 1398 91.0 15.4 60.8
2008 1236 72.0 17.2 81.1
2009 1177 78.2 12.5 85.8
2010 1204 75.8 15.8 84.5
2011 1161 77.6 14.9 80
2012 1107 70.0 15.8 82.1
2013 1101 66.5 16.5 83.7
2014 1112 68.0 16.3 81.8
2015 1087 71.0 15.3 78
2016 1065 85.0 12.5 77.8
2017 1098 79.0 13.8 91.5
2018 1221 88.5 13.7 91.8
2019 1203 89.0 13.5 88.2
2020 1215 83.5 14.5 88.7
2021 1200 86.8 13.8 86.1

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.
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 $633 (4.4%) $13,753 (95.6%) $14,386

Data source: Rhode Island Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Central 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
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 51st of 59 High schoolsRanks 53rd of 59 High schools
 3.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
10th Grade English Language Arts (Central High School)25.822.9
 2.9%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Providence)37.937.7
 0.2%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Rhode Island)60.159.6
 0.5%
11th Grade English Language Arts (Central High School)12.512.3
 0.2%
   11th Grade English Language Arts (Providence)25.529.7
 4.2%
   11th Grade English Language Arts (Rhode Island)50.548.3
 2.2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students12031200
 0.2%
African American179177
 1.1%
American Indian711
 57.1%
Asian6362
 1.6%
Hispanic881863
 2%
Pacific Islander21
 50%
Two or More Races3142
 35.5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients88.2%86.1%
 2.1%




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

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