North Central High School

Public 7-12

 1600 N Howard St
       Spokane, WA  99205-4798


(509) 354-6300

District: Spokane School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
307th of 455 Washington High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,737 Help

Feeder schools for North Central High School:

Elementary:    Audubon Elementary
    Garfield Elementary
    Holmes Elementary
    Indian Trail Elementary
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Middle:    Glover Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  20.1
Number of students:  1,528

Immunizations:

Fully immunized:
92.6%
Measles:
97.8%
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Racial breakdown:

White:
67.9%
Two or more races:
12.9%
Hispanic:
10.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  55.9%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Friday, February 11, 2022.

*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 North Central High School ranks better than 94% of middle schools in Washington. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 94.48. (See more...)
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Compare Details North Central High School ranks worse than 67.5% of high schools in Washington. It also ranks 4th among 7 ranked high schools in the Spokane School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 32.79. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (67.9%), two or more races (12.9%), Hispanic (10.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 55.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at North Central High School is 20.1. 7 high schools in the Spokane School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at North Central High School is $10,737, which is the 7th highest among 7 high schools in the Spokane School District.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

North Central High School:

SchoolDigger ranks North Central High School 32nd of 529 Washington public middle schools. (See North Central High School in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks North Central High School 307th of 455 Washington public high schools. (See North Central High School in the ranking list.)

Spokane School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Spokane School District 106th of 239 Washington school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for North Central High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
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2009 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
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2016 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2017 89.90 31st 435 92.9%
2018 93.82 21st 437 95.2%
2019 91.37 35th 519 93.3%
2021 94.48 32nd 529 94.0%

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

Rank History for North Central High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 68.66 117th 390 70.0%
2005 58.40 184th 394 53.3%
2006 52.34 220th 395 44.3%
2007 60.58 174th 399 56.4%
2008 57.17 195th 396 50.8%
2009 62.49 171st 402 57.5%
2010 32.58 313th 423 26.0%
2011 60.21 139th 440 68.4%
2012 55.44 202nd 450 55.1%
2013 52.57 246th 454 45.8%
2015 70.79 72nd 341 78.9%
2016 62.34 119th 306 61.1%
2017 74.99 65th 301 78.4%
2018 43.60 207th 315 34.3%
2019 55.04 194th 418 53.6%
2021 32.79 307th 455 32.5%

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

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Data source: Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

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by a citizen
Sunday, November 8, 2009

Open Quote I attended north central all 4 years of my high school career. I was the athletic, preppy, get along with everyone student. i took ap classes and honors classes through all 4 years. it was and will always be a great school. it might seem "ghetto" because of the neighborhood, but i ensure you it is one of the best schools in the greater spokane area. it offers great academic programs and options for students. the sports department is lacking but its still fair. give nc a shot. i did. Close Quote



Enrollment information for North 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 1427 26 26 17 52 n/a n/a 0 1548
1989 1350 22 29 16 51 n/a n/a 0 1468
1990 1263 29 38 14 50 n/a n/a 0 1394
1991 1290 29 39 22 66 n/a n/a 0 1446
1992 1310 36 39 17 71 n/a n/a 0 1473
1993 1334 47 26 23 63 n/a n/a 0 1493
1994 1343 51 28 22 61 n/a n/a 0 1505
1995 1274 53 36 43 69 n/a n/a 0 1475
1996 1274 53 36 43 69 n/a n/a 0 1475
1997 1272 64 41 45 68 n/a n/a 0 1490
1998 1287 56 40 44 73 n/a n/a 0 1500
1999 1331 61 41 38 68 n/a n/a 0 1539
2000 1332 60 41 46 62 n/a n/a 0 1541
2001 1316 60 36 47 72 n/a n/a 0 1531
2002 1329 45 37 47 77 n/a n/a 0 1535
2003 1329 45 37 47 77 n/a n/a 0 1535
2004 1293 55 31 36 65 n/a n/a 0 1480
2005 1362 63 27 55 70 n/a n/a 6 1583
2006 1374 65 26 47 72 n/a n/a 26 1610
2007 1266 53 31 48 74 n/a n/a 47 1519
2008 1228 62 30 49 80 n/a n/a 66 1515
2009 1136 66 32 54 73 n/a n/a 78 1439
2010 1089 54 30 63 60 n/a n/a 98 1394
2011 1208 46 25 46 41 9 52 0 1427
2012 966 30 27 78 29 16 103 0 1249
2013 858 29 14 114 33 28 119 0 1195
2014 882 27 24 120 34 25 139 0 1251
2015 883 39 25 121 31 29 152 0 1280
2016 933 44 26 136 32 21 175 0 1367
2017 1009 44 35 160 28 20 196 0 1492
2018 1017 54 34 156 29 19 198 0 1507
2019 1029 55 38 155 23 19 202 0 1521
2020 1033 46 48 171 21 33 196 0 1548
2021 1037 40 43 156 18 36 197 1 1528

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 North Central High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1548 69.0 22.4 0
1989 1468 64.0 22.9 n/a
1990 1394 64.0 21.7 0
1991 1446 65.1 22.2 n/a
1992 1473 69.0 21.3 n/a
1993 1493 70.3 21.2 n/a
1994 1505 72.4 20.8 n/a
1995 1475 70.7 20.9 n/a
1996 1475 70.7 20.9 n/a
1997 1490 71.2 20.9 n/a
1998 1500 71.1 21.1 n/a
1999 1539 71.9 21.4 n/a
2000 1541 73.7 20.9 n/a
2001 1531 73.2 20.9 n/a
2002 1535 73.9 20.8 41
2003 1535 73.9 20.8 41
2004 1480 75.0 19.7 43.4
2005 1583 75.4 21.0 41.6
2006 1610 81.4 19.8 42.8
2007 1519 85.0 17.9 45.3
2008 1515 88.2 17.2 46.4
2009 1439 88.0 16.4 50.4
2010 1394 86.8 16.0 48.7
2011 1427 73.9 19.2 48.8
2012 1249 68.7 18.1 56.1
2013 1195 67.1 17.7 55.3
2014 1251 n/a n/a 54.5
2015 1280 69.0 18.5 57.1
2016 1367 70.0 19.5 55.4
2017 1492 76.9 19.3 55.4
2018 1507 79.8 18.8 55.3
2019 1521 78.3 19.4 56.1
2020 1548 75.8 20.4 56.7
2021 1528 75.7 20.1 55.9

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 North Central High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1548 69.0 22.4 0
1989 1468 64.0 22.9 n/a
1990 1394 64.0 21.7 0
1991 1446 65.1 22.2 n/a
1992 1473 69.0 21.3 n/a
1993 1493 70.3 21.2 n/a
1994 1505 72.4 20.8 n/a
1995 1475 70.7 20.9 n/a
1996 1475 70.7 20.9 n/a
1997 1490 71.2 20.9 n/a
1998 1500 71.1 21.1 n/a
1999 1539 71.9 21.4 n/a
2000 1541 73.7 20.9 n/a
2001 1531 73.2 20.9 n/a
2002 1535 73.9 20.8 41
2003 1535 73.9 20.8 41
2004 1480 75.0 19.7 43.4
2005 1583 75.4 21.0 41.6
2006 1610 81.4 19.8 42.8
2007 1519 85.0 17.9 45.3
2008 1515 88.2 17.2 46.4
2009 1439 88.0 16.4 50.4
2010 1394 86.8 16.0 48.7
2011 1427 73.9 19.2 48.8
2012 1249 68.7 18.1 56.1
2013 1195 67.1 17.7 55.3
2014 1251 n/a n/a 54.5
2015 1280 69.0 18.5 57.1
2016 1367 70.0 19.5 55.4
2017 1492 76.9 19.3 55.4
2018 1507 79.8 18.8 55.3
2019 1521 78.3 19.4 56.1
2020 1548 75.8 20.4 56.7
2021 1528 75.7 20.1 55.9

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.

Immunization Rates

North Central High School

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussis
201992.6%0.5%2.8%3.7%96.5%95.6%96.1%94.7%97.8%95.6%

Data source: Washington State Department of Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for North Central High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $421 (3.0%) $13,613 (97.0%) $14,034
2020 $580 (5.4%) $10,157 (94.6%) $10,737

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

Impact of COVID-19 on North 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 35th of 519 Middle schoolsRanks 32nd of 529 Middle schools
 0.7%
Ranks 194th of 418 High schoolsRanks 307th of 455 High schools
 21.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
7th Grade English Language Arts (North Central High School)91.276.8
 14.4%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Spokane School District)57.546.7
 10.8%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Washington)60.646.1
 14.5%
7th Grade Math (North Central High School)84.248.2
 36%
   7th Grade Math (Spokane School District)45.226.4
 18.8%
   7th Grade Math (Washington)48.728.4
 20.3%
8th Grade English Language Arts (North Central High School)78.676.3
 2.3%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Spokane School District)53.248.4
 4.8%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Washington)5849.4
 8.6%
8th Grade Math (North Central High School)60.761
 0.3%
   8th Grade Math (Spokane School District)38.530.6
 7.9%
   8th Grade Math (Washington)45.833.3
 12.5%
All Grades English Language Arts (North Central High School)74.346.4
 27.9%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Spokane School District)5646
 10%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Washington)59.647.7
 11.9%
All Grades Math (North Central High School)45.224.2
 21%
   All Grades Math (Spokane School District)45.228.2
 17%
   All Grades Math (Washington)48.930.4
 18.5%
All Grades Science (North Central High School)42.928.7
 14.2%
   All Grades Science (Spokane School District)46.439.8
 6.6%
   All Grades Science (Washington)46.745.8
 0.9%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students15211528
 0.5%
African American5540
 27.3%
American Indian2318
 21.7%
Asian3843
 13.2%
Hispanic155156
 0.6%
Pacific Islander1936
 89.5%
Two or More Races202197
 2.5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients56.1%55.9%
 0.3%




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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. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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