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 2,075 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 264 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.6 from 264 reviews
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    • 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.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Overall Experience: I experienced everything that I expected to in high school... This school provided me with so may skills for life. such a great learning experience. There is also so much school spirit.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: First, I thought the school was great! But now becoming an 12 grader I see the flaws that the school has. Teachers and student don't really have connectivity with each other as other schools. There's gang violence, social inequality, kids who don't want to learn, but don't want to go to school. There's not a lot of opportunities for teenagers, well at lease we don't know about.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Overall Experience: My overall experience at this school was great, I had met lots of teachers and students who influenced my life in a positive way, the sports and curriculum were fun. Freshmen and seniors were my best years, starting from meeting friends to finally getting out of high school.What makes this school so unique is the diversity, and energy that the teachers and students have. My favorite experience was softball season,I had never played the sport before but I learned with the help from my teacher/coaches and now I know that I can bat a ball. If I had the choice of going to this school again I would probably do it, but it depends. I enjoy the overall experience. And the teachers were great.

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
1.66 MTS Minnesota Connections Academy 1 mi. 1,432
2.66 Como Park Senior High School 2 mi. 1,255
3.33 Highland Park Senior High School 3 mi. 1,260
2.33 Washington Technology Magnet School 3 mi. 1,791
3.66 Roseville Area Senior High School 4 mi. 2,130

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


Male 47%
Female 52%

Student Diversity

Central Senior High School United States Como Park Senior High School Highland Park Senior High School MTS Minnesota Connections Academy Roseville Area Senior High School Washington Technology Magnet School
White 34.0% 51.0% 27.0% 40.0% 82.0% 62.0% 6.0%
Asian 29.0% 4.8% 33.0% 16.0% 1.0% 15.0% 57.0%
African American 28.0% 15.0% 27.0% 23.0% 4.0% 11.0% 22.0%
Hispanic 6.0% 25.0% 9.0% 17.0% 5.0% 7.0% 11.0%
Multiracial 0% 2.8% 1.0% 1.0% 5.0% 1.0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 1.0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


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 28 responses

  • 71% Yes
  • 18% Not sure.
  • 11% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 23 responses

  • 21% The different levels of core classes
  • 21% Diversity of Students
  • 18% The teachers
  • 13% School clubs
  • 10% Students
  • 6% 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 21 responses

  • 31% Arrogant students
  • 24% Crowded
  • 17% Kids who don't want to be there
  • 14% Social inequality
  • 7% Bullying
  • 5% Racism
  • 2% Teacher/Student relationships

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

  • 62% The diversity.
  • 29% It has IB/AP programs
  • 10% The inviting and cultivating atmosphere

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 22 responses

  • 45% Interesting
  • 32% Flavorful
  • 18% Unique
  • 5% Different

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 23 responses

  • 48% Be prepared to work hard.
  • 30% Prepare to learn new and different cultures.
  • 17% Intense curriculums/classes
  • 4% Don't slip up & get caught into drama.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 22 responses

  • 23% I love everything about this school.
  • 77% 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.