Central Senior High School in St. Paul, MN - Niche

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Central Senior High School is a public school in St. Paul, Minnesota. It has 1,969 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 56% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 295 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

275 Lexington Parkway North
Saint Paul, MN 55104
(651) 744-4900

Ratings and Reviews
3.7 from 295 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 3
    Health & Safety: It wasn't really something that was at the forefront of my mind as a student.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: My experience at Central was fulfilling and impactful.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Teachers: Overall, instructors at Central when I was there were kind, open and inclusive. I have, however heard reports of teachers that have not fit such a description, but I typically didn't come across them.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Health & Safety: Central is scary at the same time, it is not the worst. Be mindful of the friends you make. Teachers' safety needs a bit of work because students have their parents to back them up but when it comes to the teachers, there's a different story.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: There is a variety of extracurricular activities that are available. On the other hand, you'll have to manage transportation and that is one barrier for many students.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.00 Como Park Senior High School 2 mi. 1,317
3.33 Highland Park Senior High School 3 mi. 1,195
2.66 Washington Technology Magnet School 3 mi. 2,095
3.66 Roseville Area Senior High School 4 mi. 2,112
2.00 Humboldt High School 3 mi. 1,174

Around Central Senior High School

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Female 52%
Male 47%

Student Diversity

Central Senior High School United States Como Park Senior High School Highland Park Senior High School Humboldt High School Roseville Area Senior High School Washington Technology Magnet School
White 34.0% 51.0% 24.0% 42.0% 6.0% 60.0% 5.0%
African American 30.0% 15.0% 32.0% 23.0% 30.0% 12.0% 22.0%
Asian 27.0% 4.8% 30.0% 13.0% 37.0% 16.0% 56.0%
Hispanic 5.0% 25.0% 9.0% 18.0% 21.0% 8.0% 13.0%
Multiracial 1.0% 2.8% 1.0% 1.0% 2.0% 2.0% 1.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 1.0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 24.0%
Grade 10 24.6%
Grade 11 25.5%
Grade 12 25.9%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 39 responses

  • 74% Yes
  • 18% Not sure.
  • 8% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 33 responses

  • 20% The different levels of core classes
  • 20% Diversity of Students
  • 17% The teachers
  • 12% School clubs
  • 10% Students
  • 8% College Prep (testing, info., AP classes, clubs)
  • 6% Outside opportunities (jobs, volunteering, etc.)
  • 5% The energy
  • 1% Opportunities

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 26 responses

  • 31% Arrogant students
  • 24% Crowded
  • 20% Kids who don't want to be there
  • 14% Social inequality
  • 6% Bullying
  • 4% Racism
  • 2% Teacher/Student relationships

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 32 responses

  • 47% The diversity.
  • 44% It has IB/AP programs
  • 9% The inviting and cultivating atmosphere

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 33 responses

  • 36% Flavorful
  • 33% Interesting
  • 21% Unique
  • 9% Different

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 28 responses

  • 43% Be prepared to work hard.
  • 25% Prepare to learn new and different cultures.
  • 18% Intense curriculums/classes
  • 7% Don't slip up & get caught into drama.
  • 4% Try to stay focus and get involved.
  • 4% Ready to learn and work hard

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 33 responses

  • 24% I love everything about this school.
  • 76% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 0% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.