Central High School



Central High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Central High School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 606
10 601
11 554
12 480

Central High School is a public high school of the Philadelphia City School District located in Philadelphia, PA. It has 2,241 students in grades 9th through 12th. Central High School is the 29th largest public high school in Pennsylvania and the 1,015th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 40.0 to 1.

Total Students: 2,241
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 40:1
Full Time Teachers: 56

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Central High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 1,195
(53%)
18,385
(50%)
 Male 1,046
(47%)
18,615
(50%)

Central High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Asian 772
(34%)
3,744
(10%)
 Black 602
(27%)
20,003
(54%)
 White 531
(24%)
5,363
(14%)
 Hispanic 193
(9%)
6,405
(17%)
 Two or More 138
(6%)
1,430
(4%)
 American Indian 5
(0%)
45
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
10
(0%)

Central High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 2,241
(100%)
37,000
(100%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
 Not Eligible 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Central High School is ranked 7th out of 719 ranked schools in Pennsylvania, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Central High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (100.0%) is significantly higher than the state average of 45.1%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Central High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 2253
2006 2223
2007 2198
2008 2188
2009 2300
2010 2384
2011 2360
2012 2329
2013 2311
2014 2227
2015 2241

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 21.5
2006 20.8
2007 21.4
2008 21.8
2009 21.3
2010 21.3
2011 23.1
2012 23.5
2013 24.3
2014 23.8
2015 40

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.37017310252996
2006 0.28969860548808
2007 0.35850773430391
2008 0.32998171846435
2009 0.37826086956522
2010 0.33808724832215
2011 0.34152542372881
2012
2013 0.49069666810904
2014 0.50067355186349
2015 1

Compare Central High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,398.6% 14.0:1
 
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
4,000.0% 40.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 45.1%
 
National Average 48.3%
 
This School 100.0%
 

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Data on U.S. Public High Schools & Private High Schools

Data provided by the National Center for Education Statistics. The data displayed is compiled from the most recent sources available. For public schools this is the 2015-2016 school year. For private schools this is the 2015-2016 school year.

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