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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 559 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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On Overall Experience: This school is very difficult, you have to want to be here. The workload gets very very stressful, but it helps prepare us for the real world and college. It's amazing because I have friends from all different ethnicities and cultures. International day is one of the best days of the year. The school spirit is one of my favorite things: cheering, crowds, face paint, chants- you name it Central has had it at games.

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High School Senior

On Food: It's not the best thing in the world, but you can eat it and not get sick. Some things taste and look better than others, but overall it's good.

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High School Senior

On Administration & Policies: Central is for the most part not a strict school because we are expecting to behave and act appropriately. However, if someone does not follow the rules they are punished accordingly in the discipline office. With only 2 guidance counselors due to budget cuts, it has been difficult getting the help needed for college, even though they do their best.

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High School Senior

On Sports & Fitness: Any sport offered by the school district Central has. We also have many clubs that involve exercise. All the sports teams don't have the best equipment, but we make do and have many championship teams.

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High School Senior

On Teachers: Some teachers nonstop talk, are active and great, but then you have teachers that just sit at their desk sometimes and give out work sheets. I would save overall that it's ok some are better than others though.

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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 559 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 are the best things about this school?     Based on 20 responses

  • 25% Different kinds of people, academically successful
  • 24% Countless opportunities for growth, over 80 clubs.
  • 23% Amazing learning environment
  • 14% Best faculty in the country
  • 14% We are one strong united family

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 20 responses

  • 35% The bonds created here will last a lifetime.
  • 35% We continue to build bonds and support one another
  • 20% One big family
  • 5% It's a balance
  • 5% Respect

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 20 responses

  • 32% The building is too old.
  • 24% The academic course load gets stressful
  • 21% No air conditioning when its 100 degrees.
  • 18% The student to teacher ratio is too far apart
  • 6% Workload

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 21 responses

  • 48% Know how to manage your time wisely.
  • 24% Get involved! There is so much being offered.
  • 24% 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 54 responses

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

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 21 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%