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Central High School

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Posted November 5, 2013

Central High School is my current high school and I hope to never leave, honestly. I'm in 9th grade and I couldn't have hoped for a more hospitable and caring environment provided by teachers and upperclassmen for my beginning high school experience. It's a great school and I truly feel like all of my teachers care about me individually. Not only are the teachers friendly, but I've made so many new friends in my short time here, it's surprising and wonderful. Looking for a school in St. Joe? Go big blue!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 30, 2013

I went here all four years and I loved it. For the fist two years i lived completely across town in walking distance to another high school. I loved the teachers and the way that everyone came together. When the school would get picked on by another for ex another school made shirts calling CHS bad so we made some back. I think the teachers are amazing and they truly cared about the students and their futures.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 16, 2009

They are not only focused on my childrens education but also their future by providing the tools and programs to enable my children to succeed after they graduate. They prepare kids for real life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2009

I was a student of CHS in '07 and I enjoyed it a lot. It offers many activities and subjects for personal development of each individual (I was studying in the US as the exchange student). Warm environment, friendly teachers and funny good students - friends of mine. This school is really great that's why I recommend it to anyone!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 30, 2009

i love central high school, i used to be a student there but do to family difficulties i had to leave this wonderful place. I love the way the teachers are and how they work with you on everything. They don't let anyone go unanswered...it is absolutely wonderful :)


Posted October 1, 2008

Im disguraged with some of the assignements my 14 yr old has they seem to be so trivial color a picture of this like they did in grade school. And this is not a art class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2008

I really enjoyed my 4 years at Central HS. There are many enthusiastic teachers that really get involved with the students and care about their success. I was involved in many extracurricular activities, sports, and clubs and I really gained great life skills through these activities - so many clubs are offered that there is something for everyone. I now have my masters degree and I would recommend this school to anyone - I owe much of my success to the experiences gained at Central HS.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 23, 2007

I am a Senior this year. I love this school. Great people, great teachers. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a great high school in Saint Joseph, MO
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 29, 2007

I am an 11th grader and Central is a great school to go to. When you walk into the doors you can just feel the school spirit and all the fun we havve everyday. There are so many activities and clubs and sports, no matter what you are into, something will appel to you. Everyone at Central is very helpful and friendly, we have so many oppertunities. Us students are very lucky to go to a great school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 18, 2007

I think Central is a great school to go to and the people that are not going to Central are really missing out on all the fun that we have. I am an 11th grader now and the 2 years i have been there has been great. The teachers, counselors, and principals are great and there are a lot activities to get involved in.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 14, 2006

I am in 10th grade at central right now and I think it is a good place for someone to go. Ok bye.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 23, 2004

I was a ninth grader in this school. I loved it. Everyone got along with everyone. It's so much different than the school I go to know. I would go back to Central and be an Indian anyday. I loved the classes. They were just the right size to get the attention you needed. The teachers were great! They really cared about you and did what they could do to teach you the things you need to know. If you were to move to the greater St. Joseph area I would recommend this school to any other one in St. Joe.
—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 57% in 2013.

271 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
36%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 54% in 2013.

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n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

418 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
57%
English

The state average for English was 60% in 2013.

381 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II

The state average for English II was 69% in 2013.

354 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
72%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 61% in 2013.

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n/a

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n/a
Government

The state average for Government was 54% in 2013.

348 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
64%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 47% in 2013.

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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 Students38%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White42%
Free or reduced-price lunch31%
Students with disabilities6%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Algebra II

All Studentsn/a
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a

Biology

All Students73%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Free or reduced-price lunch57%
Students with disabilities30%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English

All Students69%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White73%
Free or reduced-price lunch55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English II

All Students74%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White78%
Free or reduced-price lunch60%
Students with disabilities18%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Geometry

All Studentsn/a
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a

Government

All Students65%
Black52%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White69%
Free or reduced-price lunch48%
Students with disabilities17%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/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 2012-2013 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 83% 74%
Black 9% 17%
Hispanic 5% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 41%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2602 Edmond
St Joseph, MO 64501
Phone: (816) 671-4080

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