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9-12
Public district
Fort Pierce, FL
Students enrolled: 2,537
 

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4101 South 25th Street
Fort Pierce, FL 34981

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(772) 468-5888
(772) 468-5761
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March 21, 2014
I've decided to write a review because of the phenomenal experience my son has had through the Embry-Riddle Aerospace and Engineering Academy located at Central. Professor Adkins inspires, motivates, and prepares his students well! Quite the asset to the school. I believe it is because of a quality program like this that Central has experienced such an increased level of academic success recently. If you truly want to prepare your student for the future, you should consider Central and this program.

- submitted by a parent

August 18, 2012
Regardless of what anyone else says, I LOVE this school! I am a Proud Cobra! I am currently a Junior at this school but because of it`s phenomenal Dual Enrollment program I now only take two classes at Central; Band and Jazz Band. All of my other courses are at the local community college. Because of FPCHS, I am well on my way to high honors and a GPA ABOVE 4.0! The teachers Ive had here are the most challenging, motivational, and inspiring Ive ever had. My absolute favorite part of this school, the very thing I look forward to everyday, is Band. Ive never met a more talented, energetic, school spirited group of over 100 individuals. These people radiate school spirit! They show it in the way the walk, march, and especially play! Go Cobras!

- submitted by a student

April 11, 2012
FPCHS has a great Engineering and Aerospace Program. I now know of LPA students trying to transfer to Central for this program - unbelievable! The addition of Professor Adkins is a huge plus for the school. He is a wonderful and engaging teacher who challenges his students and sets them up for future success.

- submitted by a parent

February 09, 2012
My experience with the teachers at this school are the worst out of the 4 St Lucie County schools that I have dealings with. Most of them are computer illiterate and do not use the Skyward System. I literally have to send a note with my student to have a teacher call me. Most do not respond to e-mail! Unbelievable in this day and age.

- submitted by a parent

January 07, 2012
This is a great school with some very strong programs. They have a great engineering program, great IB program, dual enrollment program, culinary arts, music and many others. My child recently transferred to Fort Pierce Central and we have been very happy. Most importantly, my child feels safe. The actual design of the building lends itself to safety. I promotes an environment where teachers get to know the students and the students get to know who is sitting next to them. It is great opportunity for any child.

- submitted by a parent

September 23, 2011
Im currently a Junior at FPCHS . I love this school at times but there is no fun . I feel as if they are more concerned about academics then making learning fun and trying to get students involved. My mom also went to FPCHS she use to tell me how they had a pep rally every Friday . We only have about 3 pep rally's a year and 3 dances excluding prom . I believe that it was ALOT better with the old principle there . There were more activities and everyone enjoyed it . Also the rules are TOO strict . No Gum ? No Food in class ? Well why do we have vending machines ? . Shirts must be tucked in ? But look at other counties , they don't have a dress code . The way we dress shouldn't even matter about how we learn . As long as we learn . As much as I hate to say it , but if your looking for a school thats will have FUN while learning attend FPWHS .

- submitted by a student

June 14, 2010
Fort Pierce Central is the best school there is besides LPA. WIth the dual enrollment program and other cool programs, there's no way any school can compare to it. The teachers are awesome! They help those who ask for help and they explain their lessons very well. If your daughter or son get to have Mrs. Monahan, they have the best teacher. I love her. She's amazing! Besides knowing her stuff, she makes learning fun :]

- submitted by a student

May 16, 2010
I am currently a senior at FPCHS and of the 2 years I have attended, I have never had any problems with any of my teachers. Until these past 2 weeks. There is one specific teacher that I have a problem with;she grades unfairly. I do not believe that all of the staff completely understand the material they teach. If that were the case, they would not go against the material in the books that they give us. They teach from these books, but yet they are incorrect, how is that possible? I also attended PSLHS as well as FPWHS, and never had this problem. There is a lack of care, not only from certain teachers but the principal as well.

- submitted by a student

March 12, 2010
I love this school, regardless of the teachers or students who attend there. I wish we had more activities, especially in the Pep Rallies, but other than that i love it. Im proud to be a Cobra, pride makes the difference, and i wish it would stay that way:).

- submitted by a student

February 23, 2010
This is not necessary There is a high risk of profanity at this school,the teachers are not that caring.It is uneven that respect is not that much given here.I would rather go to Treasure Coast or Centennial !

- submitted by a student

January 03, 2010
The test scores for the school doesn't tell the truth about this educational facility. The teachers have a complete understanding of the materiel that is being taught and can translate it, so students can understand it, properly. If you were to compare this facility to a IB league school, it will show that IB league schools are rubbish, and over done, and don't teach students what they should learn. I can prove this to be true since I left a IB league school to go to this Fort Peirce Central for their Auto Mechanic courses, and Engineering, and their Graphic Design courses, which are pronominal, and IB doesn't let you get any true hands on experience. Unless if you consider having a professor teach you, while they learn the material, on Google ? Personally I would say that people that attend the school are quite uniqe, which makes learning enjoyable.

- submitted by a student
no rating
December 29, 2009
I was picking up my child from class, and i heard the drumline playing out in the courtyard, they were very sharp, i loved it. It made me dance, go Cobras!

- submitted by a parent

December 04, 2009
My child is attending Fort Pierce Central High School. Although she i slearning and studying very hard, their is said to have been no days of fun, no more carnivals, and no fun. I would like to see a change.

- submitted by a parent

December 04, 2009
I am currently attending Central. I love it; the people are so unique. For some reason, since the school is new and we have a new principle, the rules are stricter. I dont agree with this, and i might even transfer because of this. The new rules are way harsh and in a way takes away the fun in High School.

- submitted by a student
no rating
October 06, 2009
my oldest daughter went to the old central and I now have another child in that school because i was happy with the staff and the way they kept the web site up to date until now. It seems they have no new website for the new school

- submitted by a parent

May 01, 2009
It's an amazing school. My second year here, and I couldn't ask for a better environment. It's fun while we learn at the same time. The staff is phenomenal. I would deffinetly recommend it. : )

- submitted by a student

February 24, 2009
Great school. Safe enviorment. Great and deticated teachers

- submitted by a parent

November 07, 2008
When I went to this school, it may not have been the newest, and it may not have been big enough for all of us students, but it was the school I learned the most in. I also attended PSLHS and worked for SLWCHS, so I know what I'm talking about. From what I've heard, the school has just gotten better since I graduated.

- submitted by a community member
no rating
October 24, 2008
I am currently a freshman at fort pierce central and i am very happy. the teachers are great they have some strict rules but they're cool if you do your work. so if your planning to send your child to central you have chosen wisely

- submitted by a student

October 10, 2008
I am currently a senior at FPCHS and if you ask any of my current classmates what our first thought was upon being assigned to this school none of them would be good. We all now love this school though. While FPCHS does have a bad history it is now, in my belief, the best school in the county. There are none of your normal high school cliques and the last fight I remember was in my sophomore year. Our test scores are exactly the same as all other schools in the county, we have smaller class sizes, and four national certified classes. The only reason to dislike this school would have been its physical appearance, but it has been completely rebuilt with the highest technology possible. I am proud to be the saluditorian of FPCHS's 2009 graduating class.

- submitted by a student

October 04, 2008
I only attended FPCHS one year (My Freshman year) before being transferred to Port St. Lucie High School (where I am finishing my Senior year now,) and I can tell you honestly the Fort Pierce Central High is the most appalling school I have ever attended. I was lucky enough to be in the advanced classes, but I saw all the activities the occured day-to-day at the school. Every day I attended, I feared for my life and safety, and I saw the horrid way in which students and teachers interacted, with teachers often either being apathetic to students' will to learn, or negative and overly berrating to any sense of spirit or lack of Hive-mind. I implore any parents considering sending their children to FPCHS to consider their other options immediately. It is by no means a school of opprotunity, and in no way a safe haven for students.

- submitted by a student

June 14, 2008
Central is so awesome and it has opened my mind to many opportunities and choices unfortunately I won't be returning for my 10th grade year but it's all good.

- submitted by a student

January 31, 2008
This is an absolutly amazing school, and their drumline is shockingly good for the students age. I'm very proud to be a parent of a student in attendance to Fort Pierce Central High School.

- submitted by a parent

November 28, 2007
My son has attended one other high school in this district. He left a terrible environment and is very happy here. Mr. Williams is an excellent administrator.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
June 27, 2007
I attended FPCHS for 3 and a half years, and in my senior year I dropped out. I can tell you first hand that the school is a horrible place to be, with teachers that care more about the teenage drama then about teaching them. Had I had teachers that actually taught me, and didn't try to turn my fellow students against me, I might have graduated this year. Parents of students who will be attending this school, please heed my warning and don't make your child go thru the hell of FPCHS.

- submitted by a student

June 11, 2007
I graduated from Fort Pierce Central in *2007*. As a freshman when I started Central I was literally a nerves wreck! I heard every bad thing about this school that you can possibly imagine! Central turned out to be the best 4 years of my life! Great school, great teachers and students! The school got better each year I attended! Teachers were always very helpful and students are very friendly. Everyone pretty much got along except for the few students that wanted to fight! I learned a lot in Central and school spirit is over whelming! I am proud to be a graduate @ Central. Purple and Gold, Now and Forever!

- submitted by a student

May 01, 2007
I graduated from FPC in 2006.I consider it a great school.I heard so many bad things about FPC when I came to St. Lucie County that I was afraid to go school.I ended up loving FPC more than I thought.It is the only school that have a program in Health and I was glad to participate.We got to go on clinical which is very helpful to understanding what kind of health careers exist outside.I am proud to be a cobra and will always.FPC is my heart that is where I received my diploma from.

- submitted by a student

October 12, 2006
FPC may not be the perfect suburban school, but they have a great honors and dual enrollment(collage classes) program.Their is so much school spirit, it overwhelms..fights happen anywhere,its the one that ruin it for the few. But for the most part, students respect each other, from 'nerds' to 'jocks' and in-between. After school activities are great. Every student is given the full chance to excel.Parent envolvement is low, but honestly, your children arent babies anymore.They can make it through the day without mommy.I am proud to say I go to FPC.

- submitted by a student

June 26, 2006
I attended FPCHS for 2 years and I have to say that it is a very poor school. Most teachers, not all, don't care at all about the students. All they care about is their paychecks. Throughout my sophmore year I didn't have a English 2 teacher until the 3rd nine weeks. The learning in eviroment at FPCHS is horrible. Who can be proud to say that they graduated from Central? I sure wouldn't be able to. I am so happy that they built Treasure Coast Highschool, I am going there next year and I can already tell it will be 100% better.

- submitted by a student

March 10, 2006
This school has a very low level of involvement, which is so sad. There's such potential in the students, and the teachers are terrific.

- submitted by a parent

February 01, 2006
The teachers really dont want to teach these kids. Their is no balance or structure. The kids dont have enough time to get to class. This is not a boot camp. They are there to teach children but thats not the case. One second late inside suspension 10th graders. They worry more about 1 second rule then teaching these kids sorry principal.

- submitted by a parent

January 12, 2006
My oldest daughter was a student at Fort Pierce Central High School for 2 1/2 years, until I pulled her out and homeschooled her. The school is a horrid uncaring place. Especially for those like my daughter. She is Bi-Polar, and has needs that need to be attended to. FPCHS did not and is the worst school she has ever attended. If my youngest goes there I'll to the same with her, the people at that school are a bunch of puffed up wind bags.

- submitted by a parent

January 12, 2006
I attended this school and for the most part was a good school. Most of the teachers were very qualified and cared. I would recommend this school

- submitted by a student

August 20, 2005
Great school with a lot of school spirit. Very friendly. A great place to be.

- submitted by a student

August 19, 2005
My daughter is a freshman at FPC this year and although I was very concerned, so far things are going very well. My daughter is very happy there so far and does not want to be put on the waiting list for Centennial, which was our original plan. She is in the marching band and the cross-country team and is hoping to make the soccer team in the fall. Her involvement in these activities have been very positive thus far. I'm impressed by the way the band director and cross-country coach are working with my daughter to allow her to participate in both activities even though after school practices do conflict. Too soon to tell whether the school will meet my expectations academically. Want to know why kids are so disrespectful at school to the deans/teachers, start looking to the parents because chances are they allow it at home.

- submitted by a parent

June 02, 2005
We are very unhappy with this school. The teachers dont seem to care and def. dont want to be teaching the children. They spend time on their cell phones instead of teaching. There are many fights going on here. I would love to see major changes take place here. This is not the environment I want my children in.

- submitted by a parent

April 04, 2004
The school is so over run by the students it is amazing to me that the teachers even stay. There has got to be some order and tougher rules. Instead of suspension make the students scrub the bathrooms with a toothbrush or along the same lines. Make it degrading for them and maybe they will think twice the next time. I was appauld with the way the students spoke to their Deans. What is happening in our public schools!

- submitted by a parent

February 23, 2004
There is no way to sum up the problems of FPC in 150 words or less. However, a start might be to mention the high level of drug trade, and drug subculture at FPC. Further, there is an unfortunate habit of neglect among the teachers. By this I do not mean apathy (or only apathy); rather, there are teachers who set students against each other, adding to an already turbulent environment. It is terrible so many students have to go through this.

- submitted by a student

January 16, 2004
The Administration at FPC is amazing, they provide great resources for their teachers and keep them updated on happenings in the school each week. The schooling offered here is great!

- submitted by a parent

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Fort Pierce Central High School
4101 South 25th Street, Fort Pierce, FL  34981
(772) 468-5888
Last modified Fort Pierce Central High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Fort Pierce Central High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 53 reviews. Top