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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 550 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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High School Senior

On Overall Experience: I was able to grow and really learn who I am at this school because I had to do a lot of things for myself because it is a big school. I was able t learn from the mistakes I made and really get my act together as I matured throughout the last 4 years. I would love to relive every moment I had at this school because it s such a great school and really prepares you for college and the real world.

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High School Junior

On Food: I personally feel as though the cafeteria is low on options and health.

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High School Junior

On Administration & Policies: The Administration is pretty relaxed with a lot of things, but when it comes down to safety they stress their motives well.

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High School Junior

On Student Culture & Diversity: We have many different cultural clubs where any one is invited.

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High School Junior

On Extracurriculars: Everyday there has to be something afterschool, with over 80 clubs and over 20 sport.

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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 550 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:
1760

Based on 98 students surveyed
Math
600
Verbal
580
Writing
580

ACT:
26

Based on 16 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 one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 19 responses

  • 37% The bonds created here will last a lifetime.
  • 32% We continue to build bonds and support one another
  • 21% One big family
  • 5% It's a balance
  • 5% Respect

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 19 responses

  • 25% Different kinds of people, academically successful
  • 24% Countless opportunities for growth, over 80 clubs.
  • 22% Amazing learning environment
  • 15% Best faculty in the country
  • 15% We are one strong united family

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 19 responses

  • 35% The building is too old.
  • 23% The academic course load gets stressful
  • 19% The student to teacher ratio is too far apart
  • 19% No air conditioning when its 100 degrees.
  • 3% Workload

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 20 responses

  • 50% Know how to manage your time wisely.
  • 25% Get involved! There is so much being offered.
  • 20% Do not be afraid to be yourself, Self-expression.
  • 5% 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 53 responses

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

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 20 responses

  • 90% CHS has a culturally diverse student population.
  • 5% Academic esteem
  • 5% The diversity ans education

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%