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Central High School

Public | 9-12 | 1193 students

 
 

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Posted March 13, 2013

I am a recent graduate of Cape Central and have been very pleased with the school in general. Although it does not have the best reputation, I received a very positive experience here. Aside from a very wide course selection, they have a multitude of different sports and extra curricular activities available to students. The school is very diverse, and is very accepting of all walks of life. It is an accredited institution that boasts a very new and modern facility. Cape Girardeau is very fortunate to have a public school like this--keep up the good work!!!


Posted March 31, 2011

this school lies wont tell the truth trys to cover up anything they can to not get in trouble.thye dont follow there policy and are disrespectful to students to not let them hsvr the right for students to see the camera when rights or goods are stolen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2009

The words 'arrogant administration' come up quite frequently when speaking with others about this school. If you have a child who fits the cookie-cutter mold category, you will probably be fine. Otherwise, you have very little chance of your child succeeding in this school. Parents, check the dropout rate before pursuing this school, (way too high), and then question 'why?'
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2009

CHS does a great job of offering curriculum to meet the needs of all levels of student ability. Their extra-curriculars are wonderful. I have one graduate from thier who was able to earn a full tuition scholarship from a private college, based on what Central taught her in terms of academics, leadership, and personal ethics. My other 2 kids are doing just as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2009

I attended CHS and this school has helped me to be in the top ten percent of my class. Dr. Mike Cowan is the best principal any school can have. Dr. Cowan is what every school needs. So many sports, clubs, and college credit classes are offered. I highly recommend Cape Central High School for any student.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 28, 2008

My daughter is doing very well in college after spending four years at Central. The teachers will go way out of their way to help any student who cares and is trying. The range of classes offered is from basic to very advanced - every student can match their abilities and move ahead. There are so many extracurricular activities that it's a hard choice every semester. And the principal, Mr. Cowan, is just an amazing man. He's pure enthusiasm and warmth combined with quick, firm, fair discipline: manages to be almost everywhere all the time, solving problems, encouraging, extending a hand to those who need it, being a superb cheerleader for the efforts and successes of all his students. A fine public high school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2008

I have 2 kids that graduated from Cape Central and they are doing wonderful. I have had a great experience with the teachers and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2006

I have no problem recommending Central in regards to the majority of the teaching staff. The administrators on the other hand are arrogant and not at all interested in problem solving.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2004

I'm not a parent I was a student in this school district for 5 years. It really is a good school, all of the teachers are extremely nice, the class work was challenging but not enough so I couldn't do it, the school has the supplies it needs to teach children. Personally I wish I would have never moved out of that district.
—Submitted by a former student


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

The state average for Algebra I was 55% in 2014.

241 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
27%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
36%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 64% in 2014.

158 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
28%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 67% in 2014.

246 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
52%
English

The state average for English was 60% in 2014.

285 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
44%
English II

The state average for English II was 75% in 2014.

286 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
60%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 66% in 2014.

214 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
58%
Government

The state average for Government was 62% in 2014.

265 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
44%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 48% in 2014.

238 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
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About the tests


In 2013-2014 Missouri used the End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments to test high school students in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, English I, English II, American History, Government, and Biology. The EOC Assessments are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Missouri for each subject. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Algebra I

All Students27%
Black16%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White31%
Free or reduced-price lunch20%
Students with disabilities16%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Algebra II

All Students43%
Black12%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White51%
Free or reduced-price lunch26%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Biology

All Students60%
Black32%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White75%
Free or reduced-price lunch42%
Students with disabilities31%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English

All Students46%
Black26%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracial36%
American Indiann/a
White58%
Free or reduced-price lunch28%
Students with disabilities19%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English II

All Students72%
Black49%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracial80%
American Indiann/a
White80%
Free or reduced-price lunch60%
Students with disabilities16%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Geometry

All Students65%
Black38%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White74%
Free or reduced-price lunch56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Government

All Students52%
Black31%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White63%
Free or reduced-price lunch38%
Students with disabilities29%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

U.S. History

All Students47%
Black26%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White60%
Free or reduced-price lunch36%
Students with disabilities25%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Missouri used the End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments to test high school students in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, English I, English II, American History, Government, and Biology. The EOC Assessments are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Missouri for each subject. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; data is not reported if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 66% 74%
Black 29% 17%
Hispanic 3% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 46%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1000 South Silver Springs Rd
Cape Girardeau, MO 63703
Phone: (573) 335-8228

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