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Central High School

Public | 7-12 | 649 students

 

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Posted January 14, 2014

My child have not attended this school yet but after reading these reviews I think not
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2012

Ive been to this school and it is bad kids takeing drugs teachers not caring about the kids ive seen some teachers watch some figts and not even brake it up then when the cops came they would go back in the room like nothing happend...


Posted October 17, 2006

I have found the school to be disorganized and chaotic. I have had great difficulty in finding the appropriate resource to help my child obtain information needed for higher education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2004

As a parent I must say I never seen such disarray,secrecy and disrespect for any child and parent. My son and I have had the roughest time trying to get the school to comply with their own rules that we have virtually given up. For now we have decided to stand and fight how ever we are not sure how this will effect him or me but it is worth it to get a decent education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2004

I attended Central High School My freshman year (3 years ago). I felt safe at that school because they had metal detecters and that seemed to keep most students out of trouble. But there were alot of students roaming the halls during class time without permission from teachers. But I do have to say that it was a good school because they had alot of activities for students like ROTC, Swimming, Football etc.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 30, 2003

My child has been in that school only for 4 months, she kept quiet for a while but then she spoke out and said that some of the students were abusing her in many ways. The teachers should of saw that there was something wrong from the start but they didn't. One of many high school teachers job is to notice and recognize when something is wrong with a student or the atmosphere around them. The teaching is ok, I guess. The principal didn't really care from what i've expirienced and the school halls weren't alway so clean expecially the bath rooms so over my daughter didn't really have a good expirance there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2003

i feel that this school has really gone down. The children roam the halls day in and day out. They are allowed to come to school looking any way choose to and they raise alot of hell. I blame the parents for not taking more time and effort to instill good moral values, and I also blame those teachers who are just there to teach. I personally know that there are students that are allowed to sleep in class, come and go as they please, and this is with all of the new rules that are implemented. I feel that the schools are failing our children, and that thet need to do alot more of positive and worth while actions, and alot less talking. I am an alumni of central high school class of '99' and for, just the 4 years I have been gone, central has gone down a great deal. Yes there were faults back then, but it seems as if the problems are getting worse and not corrected.


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

The state average for Communication Arts was 56% in 2014.

152 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
10%

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
10%
Math

The state average for Math was 58% in 2014.

151 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
10%

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
8%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

The state average for Communication Arts was 51% in 2014.

153 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
7%

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
8%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2014.

145 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
6%

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
9%

2011

 
 
8%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2014.

153 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
9%

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
2%

2011

 
 
3%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

All Students10%
Black7%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch8%
Students with disabilities8%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students10%
Black9%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch9%
Students with disabilities8%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. 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

Communication Arts

All Students7%
Black8%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch6%
Students with disabilities4%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students6%
Black4%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch6%
Students with disabilities4%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students9%
Black8%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch10%
Students with disabilities4%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. 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

Algebra I

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

118 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
9%

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
5%

2011

 
 
21%
Government

The state average for Government was 57% in 2011.

107 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
13%
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.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Algebra II

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

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
7%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 67% in 2014.

107 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
7%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
9%

2011

 
 
8%
English

The state average for English was 60% in 2014.

47 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
21%

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
13%
English II

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

129 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
30%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 66% in 2014.

15 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
20%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
21%
Government

The state average for Government was 62% in 2014.

107 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
7%

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
9%
U.S. History

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

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
14%
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.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Algebra I

All Students9%
Black9%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch11%
Students with disabilities0%
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

Algebra II

All Studentsn/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Biology

All Students7%
Black6%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch8%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English

All Students21%
Black21%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch21%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English II

All Students26%
Black26%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch24%
Students with disabilities10%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Geometry

All Students20%
Black15%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch14%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Government

All Students7%
Black7%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch8%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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
Black 95% 17%
White 3% 74%
Hispanic 1% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
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 86%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School start time
  • 7:20 am
School end time
  • 2:35 pm
School Leader's name
  • Larry Gray II
Fax number
  • (816) 418-2027

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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3221 Indiana Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64128
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