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5400 North 1st Avenue
Evansville, IN 47710

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(812) 435-8292
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October 03, 2012
Central is a decent school if you child is in need of special education, and is a decent school (not good, but OK) if you child is gifted. However, for the vast majority of students, the school is not good. Students fall between the cracks daily. Punishment is meted out days or weeks after the behavior in question occurred. Many teachers simply do not care. I will not blame all this on the principal or teachers--the entire EVSC is a mess, and one of the most poorly run school districts I have ever encountered. No one pays the slightest bit of attention to parents. The good teachers/counselors despise the EVSC leadership, but are terrified to make their doubts public. The EVSC leadership is dismissive, rude, and uninterested in anything except their paychecks or future job prospects outside the EVSC. If there really were other choices in Evansville other than private schools or Signature, which is designed for academically-oriented students, I would never send a child to Central or any other EVSC school.

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January 23, 2009
Both of my daughters graduated from Central within the last 3 years. Central has some great teachers and a wonderful principal. They seem to have allot of student involvement. My only concern is that I felt my daughters were a little underprepared for all the writing they had to do in college. I will say, however, that neither child took AP English as a senior. Central has strong science and math departments.

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February 18, 2008
I graduated from CHS in 2007. I thought that i couldn't ask for a better school. There is an extreme amount of school spirit, games are great to go to. The teachers are more than willing to do everything they can to help achieve your best.

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August 22, 2007
central high school is a good school no matter what middle you came from they dont treat the kids from thompkins different from the kids from harwood, central treats you the central way and that's an good way if you wanted to find a great high school for your kids check out central im a junior at central and i was bad as a freshman and sophmore year and central put up with me an still treated me the same with kindness and respect....

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September 09, 2006
I got to Central High School and it has its prosd and cons. Central pulls from two middle schools which are Harwood and Thompkins. Harwood's school district is from downtown to Buena Vista Road which is a rough area of town and Thompkins pulls from Buena Vista road to the Vanderburgh/Gibson County line which is a very good area. I went to Harwood and I feel that teachers treated us lesser than the thompkins kids. I was excited for central because I thought I woul finally be in a nice school but if your coming from Harwood its no different there are good parts however. Central High scool has about 1300 so it isnt huge so if your coming from thompkins there is plenty of indiv. attn. but if coming from harwood central is extremely rough

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November 05, 2004
This, is a very good quality school. Where your child, can recieve a quality education, it is for grades (9-12).

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Central High School
5400 North 1st Avenue, Evansville, IN  47710
(812) 435-8292
Last modified 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.
Central High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 8 reviews. Top