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Central High School

Public | 9-12 | 2419 students

 

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Posted yesterday

LRCHS is STILL AWESOME!!! Their achievement levels show it!! An online rating for parental involvement is a 4.....Let's raise it!! Get involved with your child, his or her teachers and require them to TEACH YOUR CHILD!!!


Posted April 14, 2014

SCHOOL RULES: #1 NEVER FORGET THE LITTLE ROCK 9 #2 NEVER FORGET THE LITTLE ROCK 9 # 3 NEVER FORGET THE LITTLE ROCK 9 #4 NEVER FORGET THE LITTLE ROCK 9 #5 NEVER FORGET THE LITTLE ROCK 9 #6 NEVER FORGET THE LITTLE ROCK 9 # 7 NEVER FORGET THE LITTLE ROCK 9 #8 NEVER FORGET THE LITTLE ROCK 9 #9 NEVER FORGET THE LITTLE ROCK 9 #NeverForget


Posted July 18, 2011

my dad went to central high and he turned out a succesful buisness man and its great history at central im suprised its not rated a 10


Posted January 10, 2009

Central High School is a very diversified campus. I love this school because it gives students so many opportunities to succeed in life, and to get involved with school funcitons. Being a historic site isn't what makes this a good school, the education, and school spirit is what makes it great. Almost everyone i know at a different high school tells me how much they WISH they could go to central, and that makes me proud to be the 'Tiger' that i am today! Just like at every other high school, there are a few teen-pregnancies, drug use, and fights, but what high school hasn't had any of those issues?? These issues don't reflect how good or bad the school is, but they do reflect on the students who make these poor choices.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2007

Little Rock Central is the best school in Little Rock. The teachers are great. The principal is wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

One of the top ten high schools in America, Central has every club you can think of, and provides students with lots of opportunities for success. It is also a national historic site.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 22, 2006

Central High is considered one of the top high school in the country. There are some unspoken rules that as a parent you should be aware of. There are essentially two schools in one. There is the program for advances students which is very good and the regular high school program which is not great. Requierements of pre-AP and AP classes are very manageable. If your child is a good student enroll him/her in the advance classes. As in all school ther are excellent and terrible teachers. Unfortunately it is a matter of luck. As other high schools, there are problems with drugs. However, Mrs. Roussau (principa), works hard at keeping it under control. She is outstanding, committed and involved. She talks to parents and students, so she knows what is going on in the school and has a pretty good handle on what happen with the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2004

I went to this school 27 years ago and I I have family that has graduated from there. My neice is a Senior with a GPA of 3.98 in college now and I have a neice that just Graduated this Month. Preparation for college is well above average for a public school that is this large. The school is very diversified, with a lot of history and school pride. You actually feel pride of the students and the history of the school when you walk in on any school day. The school always rank high national with the many programs they from journalism to engineering
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 7, 2004

My children both went here and loved it. There were in AP classes and found them quite challenging. They also liked the diversity of cultures within the school. Neither (one a boy, the other a girl) had any sort of harrassment or bullying while they were there. As they said, 'you just sort of find your group and nobody else bothers you'. You are just accepted for who you are. I would recommend it to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2003

There are excellent educational opportunities availible for those willing to work hard at this school.


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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.
Literacy

The state average for Literacy was 70% in 2013.

592 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
67%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 77% in 2013.

357 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
53%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 44% in 2013.

552 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
37%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 72% in 2013.

501 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
59%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the End of Course Exam to test high school students in Algebra I, Geometry and Biology. The results for End of Course Exams administered in the spring of each school year are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The End of Course Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 54% 21%
White 34% 64%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 1%
Hispanic 3% 10%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 44%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Girls sports
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1500 Park St
Little Rock, AR 72202
Phone: (501) 447-1400

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