Central High School

971 reviews
  1. Philadelphia City School District
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. Outcomes
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports & Fitness
    B
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Address
1700 West Olney Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19141
Telephone
(215) 276-5262
Website
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Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1180
Average ACT
27

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
99%
Percent Proficient - Math
98%
AP Enrollment
25%
AP Exam Pass Rate
48%
Advance Math Class Enrollment
20%
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    68%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    32%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    0%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    0%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on the rate of disciplinary actions and student and parent reviews.
Poll
73%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.75 responses
Poll
85%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.75 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 261 responses
  • International day
    20%
  • Prom
    13%
  • All of the events are fun, don't miss any
    13%
  • Skii Trip
    10%
  • Spirit Day
    10%
  • Senior Trip
    9%
  • Museum Day
    7%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity and student and parent reviews.
Students
2,311
Free or Reduced Lunch
49%
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.79 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.79 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.79 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$66,871
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.8%
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.109 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.109 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.109 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Male Athletes
10%
Female Athletes
9%
Expenses Per Student
$18,241/ year
National
$11,927
98%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.129 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.129 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.129 responses

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Reviews

971 reviews
  • Excellent
    298
  • Very Good
    385
  • Average
    240
  • Poor
    46
  • Terrible
    2
Very accepting school overall, all staff are there to help
  • High School Senior
  • 2 months ago
THIS SCHOOL OFFERS ADVANCED CLASSES THAT ASSIST W/COLLEGE PREP. THEIR ACADEMIC REPUTATION IS ACCURATE.
  • High School Senior
  • 2 months ago
Central allows me to be myself and discover truly who I am without getting judged
  • High School Sophomore
  • 3 months ago