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 267 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

275 Lexington Pkwy N
Saint Paul, MN 55104
(651) 744-4900

Ratings and Reviews
3.6 from 267 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Central Senior High School is a great school. I really like the student teacher relationship. Some teachers don't really do their jobs and just sit there at their desk, but there are some teachers that are really involved. They really try to connect with the students and find time outside of class to help students who need the extra help. I have a very strong relationship with some of my teachers. They're not some scary "I don't care about your education" teacher.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Overall Experience: It was a great four years and I gave me a great start to college.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Central Senior High School is unique because it's diverse and there's so many given optional a that you as a student can choose from.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: My experience at Central has been amazing. The people are super nice, the classes are relatively easy, and there are so many extracurricular activities.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: I liked the diversity of the school and the school unlike other surrounding schools, it doesn't have as much drama.

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

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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 31 responses

  • 71% Yes
  • 19% Not sure.
  • 10% No

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

  • 22% Diversity of Students
  • 20% The different levels of core classes
  • 18% The teachers
  • 12% School clubs
  • 10% Students
  • 8% College Prep (testing, info., AP classes, clubs)
  • 5% The energy
  • 5% Outside opportunities (jobs, volunteering, etc.)

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 24 responses

  • 32% Arrogant students
  • 23% Crowded
  • 17% Kids who don't want to be there
  • 15% Social inequality
  • 6% Bullying
  • 4% Racism
  • 2% Teacher/Student relationships

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 24 responses

  • 62% The diversity.
  • 29% It has IB/AP programs
  • 8% The inviting and cultivating atmosphere

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 25 responses

  • 40% Interesting
  • 36% Flavorful
  • 16% Unique
  • 8% Different

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 27 responses

  • 44% Be prepared to work hard.
  • 26% Prepare to learn new and different cultures.
  • 15% 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 26 responses

  • 27% I love everything about this school.
  • 73% 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.