Central High

Public 9-12

 5000 Warrior Drive
       Norton, VA  24273


(276) 328-8015

District: Wise County Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
16th of 326 Virginia High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $5,947 Help


Feeder schools for Central High:

Elementary:    Coeburn Primary
    J.W. Adams Combined
    St. Paul Elementary
    Union Primary
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Middle:    Coeburn Middle
    L.F. Addington Middle
    Union Middle

Student/teacher ratio:  16.1 Help
Number of students:  674

Racial breakdown:

White:
94.2%
Two or more races:
2.1%
African American:
1.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  80.7% Help


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Compare Details Central High ranks better than 95.1% of high schools in Virginia. It also ranks first among 3 ranked high schools in the Wise County Public Schools District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 80.95. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Central High has the largest high school student body size in the Wise County Public Schools District. Racial makeup is: White (94.2%), two or more races (2.1%), African American (1.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 80.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Wise County Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Central High is 16.1, which is the highest among 3 high schools in the Wise County Public Schools District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Central High is $5,947, which is the lowest among 3 high schools in the Wise County Public Schools District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Central High:

SchoolDigger ranks Central High 16th of 326 Virginia public high schools. (See Central High in the ranking list.)

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Wise County Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Wise County Public Schools 3rd of 131 Virginia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Central High

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Rank History for all students at Central High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 59.72 80th 308 74.0%
2006 69.14 39th 314 87.6%
2007 47.98 160th 313 48.9%
2008 57.67 108th 316 65.8%
2009 59.90 96th 313 69.3%
2010 61.37 85th 317 73.2%
2011 63.27 79th 320 75.3%
2012 64.65 63rd 321 80.4%
2013 72.39 44th 321 86.3%
2014 76.73 25th 322 92.2%
2015 81.43 4th 322 98.8%
2016 80.60 6th 321 98.1%
2017 78.48 9th 324 97.2%
2018 76.67 12th 326 96.3%
2019 73.05 28th 327 91.4%
2021 79.85 9th 327 97.2%
2022 73.44 30th 325 90.8%
2023 80.95 16th 326 95.1%
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Rank History for Female students at Central High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 86.81 4th 320 98.8%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Central High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 83.81 15th 249 94.0%
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Rank History for Male students at Central High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 73.09 66th 321 79.4%
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Rank History for White students at Central High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 71.10 51st 315 83.8%
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Data source: test scores: Virginia Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Central High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 857 857
1990 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 862 862
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 848 848
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 857 857
1993 837 0 8 1 0 n/a n/a 0 846
1994 862 0 7 2 0 n/a n/a 0 871
1995 776 2 3 0 0 n/a n/a 0 781
1996 776 2 3 0 0 n/a n/a 0 781
1997 786 2 4 1 0 n/a n/a 0 793
1998 804 3 5 4 0 n/a n/a 0 816
1999 744 1 5 3 0 n/a n/a 0 753
2000 709 2 5 6 0 n/a n/a -4 718
2001 574 2 5 5 0 n/a n/a 0 586
2002 524 1 4 5 0 n/a n/a 0 534
2003 524 1 4 5 0 n/a n/a 0 534
2004 507 2 6 5 0 n/a n/a 0 520
2005 494 1 6 3 1 n/a n/a 0 505
2006 490 1 10 4 1 n/a n/a 0 506
2007 499 2 7 4 1 n/a n/a 0 513
2008 491 3 4 4 1 n/a n/a 0 503
2009 464 1 3 8 0 n/a n/a 0 476
2010 461 0 2 8 0 n/a n/a 0 471
2011 463 0 3 7 0 0 1 0 474
2012 658 3 2 10 0 0 2 0 675
2013 646 4 3 10 0 0 6 0 669
2014 641 5 4 7 0 0 10 0 667
2015 676 5 3 8 0 0 5 0 697
2016 724 5 5 6 0 0 8 0 748
2017 663 1 5 8 0 0 7 0 684
2018 644 1 4 5 0 0 5 0 659
2019 613 7 7 4 0 0 2 0 633
2020 592 5 8 7 0 0 10 0 622
2021 575 8 7 8 0 0 8 0 606
2022 649 8 6 9 0 1 7 0 680
2023 635 10 5 9 0 1 14 0 674

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

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 857 45.7 18.7 n/a
1990 862 45.8 18.8 n/a
1991 848 45.4 18.6 n/a
1992 857 46.2 18.5 n/a
1993 846 44.0 19.2 n/a
1994 871 69.0 n/a 14.2
1995 781 n/a 0.0 18.4
1996 781 n/a 0.0 18.4
1997 793 n/a 0.0 13.5
1998 816 n/a 0.0 16.1
1999 753 47.0 16.0 21.6
2000 718 n/a 0.0 24.7
2001 586 37.6 15.6 22.9
2002 534 41.7 12.8 33.7
2003 534 41.7 12.8 33.7
2004 520 37.8 13.8 20.4
2005 505 35.8 14.1 18.6
2006 506 38.0 13.3 18.8
2007 513 31.4 16.3 20.3
2008 503 30.7 16.4 18.7
2009 476 29.7 16.0 15.8
2010 471 29.4 16.0 23.4
2011 474 27.1 17.4 43.2
2012 675 46.8 14.4 43.3
2013 669 40.9 16.3 47.8
2014 667 42.3 15.7 53.7
2015 697 40.0 17.4 48.2
2016 748 40.0 18.7 46
2017 684 39.7 17.2 44.9
2018 659 38.1 17.2 46.9
2019 633 35.5 17.8 42
2020 622 38.0 16.3 43.2
2021 606 38.5 15.7 n/a
2022 680 43.3 15.6 39.6
2023 674 41.7 16.1 80.7

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

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 857 45.7 18.7 n/a
1990 862 45.8 18.8 n/a
1991 848 45.4 18.6 n/a
1992 857 46.2 18.5 n/a
1993 846 44.0 19.2 n/a
1994 871 69.0 n/a 14.2
1995 781 n/a 0.0 18.4
1996 781 n/a 0.0 18.4
1997 793 n/a 0.0 13.5
1998 816 n/a 0.0 16.1
1999 753 47.0 16.0 21.6
2000 718 n/a 0.0 24.7
2001 586 37.6 15.6 22.9
2002 534 41.7 12.8 33.7
2003 534 41.7 12.8 33.7
2004 520 37.8 13.8 20.4
2005 505 35.8 14.1 18.6
2006 506 38.0 13.3 18.8
2007 513 31.4 16.3 20.3
2008 503 30.7 16.4 18.7
2009 476 29.7 16.0 15.8
2010 471 29.4 16.0 23.4
2011 474 27.1 17.4 43.2
2012 675 46.8 14.4 43.3
2013 669 40.9 16.3 47.8
2014 667 42.3 15.7 53.7
2015 697 40.0 17.4 48.2
2016 748 40.0 18.7 46
2017 684 39.7 17.2 44.9
2018 659 38.1 17.2 46.9
2019 633 35.5 17.8 42
2020 622 38.0 16.3 43.2
2021 606 38.5 15.7 n/a
2022 680 43.3 15.6 39.6
2023 674 41.7 16.1 80.7

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

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $00 (0.0%) $5,768 (100.0%) $5,768
2020 $131 (1.9%) $6,780 (98.1%) $6,911
2021 $118 (2.0%) $5,829 (98.0%) $5,947

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Central High

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 28th of 327 High schoolsRanks 16th of 326 High schools
 3.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
End of Course Geometry (Central High)9793
 4%
   End of Course Geometry (Wise County Public Schools)9294
 2%
   End of Course Geometry (Virginia)8380
 3%
End of Course Algebra I (Central High)8894
 6%
   End of Course Algebra I (Wise County Public Schools)9494
   End of Course Algebra I (Virginia)8680
 6%
End of Course Algebra II (Central High)9996
 3%
   End of Course Algebra II (Wise County Public Schools)9997
 2%
   End of Course Algebra II (Virginia)9186
 5%
End of Course Biology (Central High)9388
 5%
   End of Course Biology (Wise County Public Schools)9181
 10%
   End of Course Biology (Virginia)8370
 13%
End of Course English Reading (Central High)8689
 3%
   End of Course English Reading (Wise County Public Schools)8588
 3%
   End of Course English Reading (Virginia)8685
 1%
End of Course VA and US History (Central High)7936
 43%
   End of Course VA and US History (Wise County Public Schools)7545
 30%
   End of Course VA and US History (Virginia)6838
 30%
End of Course World History I (Central High)9283
 9%
   End of Course World History I (Wise County Public Schools)9178
 13%
   End of Course World History I (Virginia)8066
 14%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students633674
 6.5%
African American710
 42.9%
American Indian00
Asian75
 28.6%
Hispanic49
 125%
Pacific Islander01
White613635
 3.6%
Two or More Races214
 600%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients42%80.7%
 38.7%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Central High

In the 2022-23 school year, 674 students attended Central High.

Students at Central High are 94% White, 2% Two or more races, 1% African American, 1% Hispanic.

Yes! Central High is one of the best high schools in the state. It ranks 16th of 326 Virginia high schools.

Central High is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Coeburn Primary
Elementary : J.W. Adams Combined
Elementary : St. Paul Elementary
Elementary : Union Primary
Elementary : Wise Primary
Middle : Coeburn Middle
Middle : L.F. Addington Middle
Middle : Union Middle


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