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Central High School is a public, magnet school in Philadelphia, PA. It has 2,384 students in grades 9-12. Students score above average on state standardized tests. There have been 667 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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High School Senior

On Teachers: I've met some of my favorite and least favorite teachers at Central but i have to say the good outweigh the bad. From being enlightened by Mr. Harper in Algebra II to finally being able to write a proper essay in Ms. Cameron's class, I'd say i wouldn't have wanted to learn from any other teacher.

5
High School Senior

On Sports & Fitness: Everyone's always excited about the sports in our school even if we win or not. It's always been a big part of the Central Spirit and to be honest, school spirit at Central is very contagious. Go Lancers!

5
High School Senior

On Academics: Central has helped me open my eyes to learning and made me realize that i need to learn to succeed in life.

3
High School Senior

On Health & Safety: Health and safety are the most problemic at Central even though it's not that bad. It's only bad enough to take a little notice when people spread stuff within classes.

5
High School Senior

On Overall Experience: My overall experience was good because of the new people I've met and the new things i've learned here. I would choose this school again if i could because i think it's really changed me for the better and gotten me more serious about my academics.

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Central High School is a public, magnet school in Philadelphia, PA. It has 2,384 students in grades 9-12. Students score above average on state standardized tests. There have been 667 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

🔖 About the Academics See more in Academics ...

Graduation Rate

90%

Test Performance

100
Central High School performed better than 100% of other schools on Pennsylvania math and reading standardized tests.

Average standardized
test results

SAT:
1740

Based on 132 students surveyed
Math
600
Verbal
570
Writing
570

ACT:
26

Based on 23 students surveyed
Math
26
English
25
Reading
27
Science
24
All test result data aggregated from users of colleges.niche.com

🏦 Where Students Go See more in Educational Outcomes ...

Student Polls

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 28 responses

  • 27% Different kinds of people, academically successful
  • 23% Countless opportunities for growth, over 80 clubs.
  • 22% Amazing learning environment
  • 14% We are one strong united family
  • 11% Best faculty in the country
  • 4% Welcoming environment

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 28 responses

  • 24% The building is too old.
  • 22% No air conditioning when its 100 degrees.
  • 21% The academic course load gets stressful
  • 14% The student to teacher ratio is too far apart
  • 12% Workload
  • 7% Rats and bugs

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 29 responses

  • 31% We continue to build bonds and support one another
  • 24% The bonds created here will last a lifetime.
  • 17% One big family
  • 17% It's a balance
  • 10% Respect

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 30 responses

  • 47% Know how to manage your time wisely.
  • 23% Do not be afraid to be yourself, Self-expression.
  • 20% Get involved! There is so much being offered.
  • 10% Stay ontop of your work and seek help if needed!

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 60 responses

  • 85% Yes
  • 13% Not sure.
  • 2% No

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 30 responses

  • 80% CHS has a culturally diverse student population.
  • 17% The diversity ans education
  • 3% Academic esteem

About the Students More in Student Culture & Diversity ...

Gender Diversity

Male
45.8%
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Female
54.2%
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Racial Diversity

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African American
32.0%
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Asian
30.2%
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White
28.4%
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Hispanic
7.5%
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Multiracial
1.6%
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Native American
0.3%
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Pacific Islander
0%