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Central High School

Public | 9-12 | 1215 students

 
 

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Posted February 26, 2011

This a great school with a mix of students from many different backgrounds. The music and drama programs are wonderful. The building is rich in history, with its 1930 architecture, and the main hallway is lined with plaques from the very successful athletic teams. A downside would be the lack of space. There's no student parking lot (students have to park on the streets around the school), the gym is quite small, and there is no football field. The school definitely isn't perfect, but hey, it's high school, and every school has its problems. Definitely a better choice than the other high schools in town.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

Central has one of the best musical programs in the state
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2008

This was a great high school for learning about the real world. Things were not glossed over and I was thrust in many situations which taught me lessons that are applicable in realworld sicuations
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 4, 2006

My son completed high school here, having opted out of the Uni experience in favor of something a little less 'overachieverish.' We found the school to be a real mixed bag--he found some very inspiring teachers and mentors along the way (and a couple of terrific courses as well). But on the whole, unless your student is part of the honors program track, Central's offerings are relatively average. The drama program was quite terrific. Parent involvement seemed pretty high. The diversity of the classroom seemed a bit lacking--tracking, I suspect.
—Submitted by a parent


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

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Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

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48%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

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46%

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46%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE) to test students in grade 11 in reading, math and science. The PSAE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students48%
Female45%
Male50%
Black15%
Asian83%
Hispanic18%
Multiracial69%
Native Americann/a
White69%
Low income24%
Non-low income67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
Students without disabilities54%
English language learners27%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students52%
Female55%
Male49%
Black23%
Asian67%
Hispanic41%
Multiracial69%
Native Americann/a
White71%
Low income31%
Non-low income69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
Students without disabilities59%
English language learners10%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students46%
Female43%
Male50%
Black14%
Asian61%
Hispanic23%
Multiracial63%
Native Americann/a
White70%
Low income20%
Non-low income68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
Students without disabilities53%
English language learners9%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE) to test students in grade 11 in reading, math and science. The PSAE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

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How schools in the state rate:

26%
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46%
of schools in the state are Average
28%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Average ACT score

20

Graduation rate

84%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 ISAT results from the state of Illinois.

2 This rating is based on composite ACT scores and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2012-13.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 45% 51%
Black 34% 18%
Hispanic 9% 24%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 4%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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610 West University Avenue
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 351-3914

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