Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    9-12
  • Students
    2,174
  • Type
    Public
  • Reviews
    253 3.6
  • Ranking

Central Senior High School is a public school in St. Paul, Minnesota. It has 2,174 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 59% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 253 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

275 North Lexington Parkway
St. Paul, MN 55104
(651) 632-6000

Ratings and Reviews
3.6 from 253 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: I love pretty much everything about this school, from the academics to sports, only thing I would change is the attitude of some of the students that go here.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Food: There is always a variety of different food to choose from so you should find something you like everyday.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Administration & Policies: Administration usually gets the job done when it comes to misbehaving students.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Sports & Fitness: Sports and school spirit is a big deal here, we have won a lot of state championships over the past decade so lots of students come out and show their support at games.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Teachers: A handful of teachers seem to go above and beyond for their students while the rest just do what's needed.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
2.66 Como Park Senior High School 2 mi. 1,490
3.33 Highland Park Senior High School 3 mi. 1,373
2.33 Washington Technology Magnet School 3 mi. 1,469
3.66 Roseville Area Senior High School 4 mi. 2,088
3.33 Henry Sibley Senior High School 5 mi. 1,380

Around Central Senior High School

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

Gender

Gender
Male 47%
Female 52%

Enrollment

Enrollment
Grade 9 24.3%
Grade 10 25.5%
Grade 11 25.9%
Grade 12 24.3%

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 22 responses

  • 68% Yes
  • 18% Not sure.
  • 14% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 17 responses

  • 26% The different levels of core classes
  • 22% Diversity of Students
  • 18% The teachers
  • 16% School clubs
  • 10% Students
  • 4% The energy
  • 4% College Prep (testing, info., AP classes, clubs)
  • 0% Outside opportunities (jobs, volunteering, etc.)

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 14 responses

  • 34% Arrogant students
  • 28% Crowded
  • 14% Social inequality
  • 10% Bullying
  • 10% Kids who don't want to be there
  • 3% Racism

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 15 responses

  • 73% The diversity.
  • 13% It has IB/AP programs
  • 13% The inviting and cultivating atmosphere

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

  • 44% Interesting
  • 31% Flavorful
  • 19% Unique
  • 6% Different

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 17 responses

  • 41% Be prepared to work hard.
  • 35% Prepare to learn new and different cultures.
  • 24% Intense curriculums/classes

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements regarding parent involvement at this school?     Based on 16 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Most parents at this school put too much pressure on their kids
  • Most parents at this school are very involved in their child's education
  • The PTA/PTO (i.e. parent groups) are very committed and have a positive impact on the school environment
  • Most parents at this school care about the success of all students, not just their own
  • Parental support/attendance is very high for school athletic events
  • Parental support/attendance is very high for non-athletic school events
  • The parents at this school have a very positive impact on the school's environment and culture
  • The parents at this school respect the opinions and judgements of teachers and administrators
  • Most parents at this school are really great parents.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 16 responses

  • 19% I love everything about this school.
  • 81% 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.