The Center School

Public 9-12

 305 Harrison St
       Seattle, WA  98109-4623


 (206) 252-9850

District: Seattle Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
51st of 315 Washington High Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  19.2
Number of students:  270

Racial breakdown:
White:
70.7%
Hispanic:
10.0%
Two or more races:
7.8%
Free/discounted lunch recipients:  17.4%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Tuesday, September 11, 2018.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, The Center School ranked better than 83.8% of high schools in Washington. It also ranked 3rd among 13 ranked high schools in the Seattle Public Schools District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 79.83. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (70.7%), Hispanic (10%), two or more races (7.8%). (See more...)
Compare Details 17.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at The Center School is 19.2, which is the 5th best among 13 high schools in the Seattle Public Schools District. (See more...)
Compare The Center School employs 14 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

The Center School:

SchoolDigger ranks The Center School 51st of 315 Washington public high schools. (See The Center School in the ranking list.)

Seattle Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Seattle Public Schools 55th of 205 Washington school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for The Center School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 87.83 28th 390 92.8%
2005 92.07 17th 394 95.7%
2006 87.93 23rd 395 94.2%
2007 87.59 22nd 399 94.5%
2008 77.19 68th 396 82.8%
2009 77.46 72nd 402 82.1%
2010 83.66 44th 423 89.6%
2011 76.03 35th 440 92.0%
2012 79.92 23rd 450 94.9%
2013 76.22 45th 454 90.1%
2016 90.15 13th 306 95.8%
2018 79.83 51st 315 83.8%

Data source: test scores: Washington Office of Superindentent of Public Instruction, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Monday, February 13, 2012

Open Quote Center is a refugee school. Focuse on arts was the original charter but it offers less art study opportunities than most district high schools. Case in point; all musical instruments were removed from the school in 2010 “because they were a nuisance”. Because of its arts status Center is free of district boundary lines. Center is the only alternative for students from the worst Seattle schools. For many attending Center, their designated High School is not an option. As a result ratings of the school become inflated because the alternative for so many involved is so much worse. Parents involved enough to find this alternative are also capable of backing & defending the school vigorously. For this reason many who choose this school find that it is vastly overrated.

The gross lack of parity in Seattle Schools is inexcusable & sets up the conditions for an overrated school such a Center to exist; highest $/student in the state with less than mediocre results. District leadership & vision only prevents every school from being a Roosevelt or Garfield. If Seattle Schools had parity there would be no Center. Close Quote


Enrollment information for The Center School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2002 174 15 10 22 6 n/a n/a 0 227
2003 174 15 10 22 6 n/a n/a 0 227
2004 231 17 18 30 10 n/a n/a 0 306
2005 238 15 13 21 6 n/a n/a 0 293
2006 213 19 16 23 9 n/a n/a 0 280
2007 206 25 20 20 10 n/a n/a 0 281
2008 196 25 21 26 10 n/a n/a 0 278
2009 198 29 15 24 9 n/a n/a 0 275
2010 206 32 17 27 9 n/a n/a 0 291
2011 221 31 20 19 9 0 0 0 300
2012 204 17 21 20 3 0 15 0 280
2013 198 24 22 15 4 0 22 0 285
2014 204 15 21 9 2 0 21 0 272
2015 202 15 16 23 2 0 17 0 275
2016 191 17 12 27 2 0 21 0 270

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 The Center School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 227 10.4 21.8 n/a
2003 227 10.4 21.8 n/a
2004 306 13.0 23.5 n/a
2005 293 12.9 22.7 0.0
2006 280 13.6 20.6 0.0
2007 281 13.3 21.1 16.0
2008 278 14.3 19.4 10.8
2009 275 14.3 19.2 12.4
2010 291 13.7 21.2 16.5
2011 300 14.2 21.1 17.0
2012 280 14.7 19.0 14.6
2013 285 13.9 20.5 19.6
2014 272 n/a n/a 22.8
2015 275 14.0 19.6 17.1
2016 270 14.0 19.2 17.4

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 The Center School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 227 10.4 21.8 n/a
2003 227 10.4 21.8 n/a
2004 306 13.0 23.5 n/a
2005 293 12.9 22.7 0.0
2006 280 13.6 20.6 0.0
2007 281 13.3 21.1 16.0
2008 278 14.3 19.4 10.8
2009 275 14.3 19.2 12.4
2010 291 13.7 21.2 16.5
2011 300 14.2 21.1 17.0
2012 280 14.7 19.0 14.6
2013 285 13.9 20.5 19.6
2014 272 n/a n/a 22.8
2015 275 14.0 19.6 17.1
2016 270 14.0 19.2 17.4

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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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau, the Washington State Department of Health and the Washington Office of Superindentent of Public Instruction.

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