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Central High School

Public | 10-12 | 1321 students

 

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Posted April 29, 2012

Central is definitely one of the best schools in the Chattahoochee Valley. It is located in Russell County which has over 80% poverty. Despite that, it has a rigorous curriculum, high standards, consistently makes AYP, and graduates thrive in college. Several dual enrollment courses are offered by qualified staff. It has an excellent learning environment, is safe, and orderly. Excellent array of extra-curricular offerings and a phenomenal gifted program. It is also the high school of choice for many military families.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2009

out of all the high schools i have been to, Central High School has prepared me the most for college, and the real world. they help students like myself with hands on work, and reccommend tutoring to those who need help. the teachers are of high education and they will not steer you in the wrong direction. all teachers are sincere in and outside of school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 8, 2007

As for the extracurricular activities, they have more thought put into them then the education itself. If it is extracurricular activities that you're looking for instead of an education then Central High is perfect for you!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 2, 2006

I have been with Central for a long time since my son Chris went there and I am PLEASED with the school. The Teachers and Staff are wonderful in their help of all Students and Parents. There is really to many Teachers to name that I am grateful for them in helping with whatever I or my son needed to get his Diploma in the year 2005!! Thanks so much for such a GREAT school as CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2005

I have a daughter who just graduated and one that is a sophomore. This is their favorite school in the Phenix City System. Central High School has been wonderful for my girls and I wouldn't think of sending them anywhere else. They have both done very well and love it! Holly Jones
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 95% in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
88%
Language

The state average for Language was 76% in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
75%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
56%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 98% in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
97%
Language

The state average for Language was 91% in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 95% in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 94% in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
91%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Biology I

All Students92%
Female91%
Male93%
Black89%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Free lunch eligible88%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education49%
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Not migrant92%
Poverty90%
Not poverty96%

Language

All Students68%
Female74%
Male63%
Black64%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White76%
Free lunch eligible62%
Reduced lunch eligible74%
Special education3%
General population74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Not migrant68%
Poverty63%
Not poverty77%

Math

All Students80%
Female83%
Male77%
Black77%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White85%
Free lunch eligible74%
Reduced lunch eligible89%
Special education14%
General population86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant80%
Poverty76%
Not poverty88%

Reading

All Students75%
Female80%
Male70%
Black71%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White81%
Free lunch eligible69%
Reduced lunch eligible81%
Special education12%
General population81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant75%
Poverty71%
Not poverty83%

Social Studies

All Students60%
Female56%
Male64%
Black53%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White73%
Free lunch eligible49%
Reduced lunch eligible59%
Special education11%
General population64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%
Not migrant60%
Poverty50%
Not poverty77%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Biology I

All Students98%
Female99%
Male98%
Black98%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Free lunch eligible99%
Reduced lunch eligible97%
Special education81%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant98%
Poverty98%
Not poverty98%

Language

All Students86%
Female91%
Male80%
Black83%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Free lunch eligible84%
Reduced lunch eligible82%
Special education50%
General population88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant86%
Poverty83%
Not poverty91%

Math

All Students92%
Female93%
Male90%
Black91%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Free lunch eligible90%
Reduced lunch eligible87%
Special education50%
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant92%
Poverty90%
Not poverty95%

Reading

All Students94%
Female96%
Male92%
Black94%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Free lunch eligible94%
Reduced lunch eligible90%
Special education63%
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant94%
Poverty93%
Not poverty95%

Social Studies

All Students81%
Female83%
Male80%
Black78%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Free lunch eligible75%
Reduced lunch eligible77%
Special education38%
General population83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant81%
Poverty75%
Not poverty92%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 66% 34%
White 30% 58%
Hispanic 2% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 68%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Security personnel
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Tutor(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Industrial shop

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Russian
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr Jan C Funderburk
Fax number
  • (334) 298-0970

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Tutor(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Industrial shop
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
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needs to be verified by school leaders.

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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Note: Data provided by community members,
needs to be verified by school leaders.

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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Join PTO/PTA
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2400 Dobbs Dr
Phenix City, AL 36870
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Phone: (334) 298-3626

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