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Central Catholic High School

Private | 9-12 | 415 students

Central Catholic is part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Youngstown.
 
 

 
 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $82,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $710.

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Posted September 13, 2013

I graduated from Central about 10 years. Central did a great job preparing me for both undergrad and professional schools. While Central may not have as many course options as some of the large public schools, I didn't miss a beat in college and had a good chunk of college credit through AP classes. There is also something to say about knowing all your classmates rather than never knowing some people you go to school with. I still talk to my central friends on a regular basis even though we are all living in different cities across the country. I would send my kids there in a second, no matter which school district I live in.


Posted July 17, 2010

More students could be here if there was a better administration. The current one has been in place for over 30 years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2010

After looking over the current reviews I have noticed that the only people that ever speak badly of the school are former students who never paid attention in class and blame others for their failures. Yes CCHS is a private school. There is some money so there will be drugs, social clicks, and politics within the system. However, these senarios present themselves in the public schools in the surrounding area as well. I attended CCHS, coming from a hardworking middle class family, and believe that the money invested by my parents was well spent. The cost of the school is cheap considering if you look at any other private schools in Northeast Ohio plan on spending $10K or more for tuition. This is school were you can get your money's worth and provide a strong educational foundation for your children. I accredit that foundation as a key component to my success.


Posted August 11, 2009

I haven't had much of an experience in cchs yet, but i'd listen more to the students, than parents. I know quite a few students that go there. Educationally and athletically, pretty good school. But, like any high school, has drugs. Also, popularity is kinda important, and the school is pretty expensive. So, if you don't think you can aford, but want a safe, educational environment, you, and sometimes your pareents, have to work some. This includes library, cafeteria, and for students, bingo set up, and it's not fun. It's not that it's a bad school. Rev. Kaylor (however you spell it),the principle, is really cool. He's very helpful. So i guess it's up to you
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 18, 2009

I am a current student/athlete of cchs. I love the environment of cchs because the teachers will set time aside of their schedule to make sure your doing well. The athletic department is amazing. Coach klinefelter has taught me alot with football, and my basketball coach, who has recently passed away this year, helped me become a man, and understand that the basketball team is a family. Cchs all around is an amazing school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 27, 2007

our children received an excellent education-they are doing awesome in college, thanks to the caring, dependable,and knowledgeable staff at CCC.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2006

As a Central parent and a Jackson Township resident, I cannot begin to tell you how happy I am that we have enrolled our children at Central. After eight years of the supposedly elite Jackson Schools, we made the move to Central three years ago. What a great environment!! It is large enough to have outstanding academics and extracurricular offerings but small enough so that your child does not become just another number. Jackson, and many of the other other area public schools (especially high schools), are simply too large and a student can easily get lost. It is my feeling that the education at Central is on par with the area's best and the environment is excellent. It is an investment that I am happy to make and opportunity I am happy to provide my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2006

As a former graduate and student athlete of CCHS I give any and all prospective students the highest praise towards the high school. Central promotes a family enviroment both on the athletic field and in the class room. Central Catholic is the biggest head start you can give a child preparing for college. In my college classes I feel like I am having a review from high school in most of my classes on topics most students are learning for the first time. Central Catholic becomes more than just a building and classes it becomes a part of you in a way most people can never truly understand.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 26, 2005

I wasn't an athlete, and am actually sort of quiet, but always had a lot of individual attention from teachers in classes. My teachers did a great job of preparing me for college. I am really glad I chose Central.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 9, 2005

I graduated from Canton Central in 2004, and began college the next fall. Central really prepared me for college and life. I'm so happy that I went there for high school, it was worth the extra money in the long run!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 17, 2005

I think Central is a huge waste of money. As a student who went there for a year, I was met with extreme discrimination for being of a diffrent race. I think it even effected me not being on the all white cheer squad. The education isn't even that good to be spending money on. The teachers only care if you are from a dynasty family and if you are an athlete. Minoritys should stay away from this school
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 31, 2005

Central Catholic is an excellent school academically. It is a safe atmosphere but it is not for everyone. The school mostly funds sports and little attention on the Arts. Central is ideal for an athletic and honors student with a long line of family attendance. I do not recommend the school to an artistic individual because they may not adapt well and have a difficult time adjusting. The arts program may not have the neccessary attention and expertise that student may need. One important aspect the school lacks is diversity. Every experience is different. Both the parent and student need to decide what is the best environment for that student.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 4, 2005

yes, central catholic is a wonderful school , but yes those who are gifted athleticly are treated better then those who are academicly gifted. This school is majorly based on popularity, anyone who is shy or timid wont fit in, teachers are awesome friends to those who are popular in the school. I love this school but its not for everyone, i'd say for the strong and outgoing child who can hold there own. Its a school you have to talk in to be heard.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 1, 2005

I believe that sending my child to CCHS was one of the best decisions I've made. The education provided here is far superior to that which is provided in public schools. Although Central Catholic has its flaws, much like any school, they are nothing but small,insignificant issues. My family doesn't have a history at CCHS, and contrary to what someone on this site has said, they did not show any type of preferential treatment to the other students who have had sibilings go there. I highly reccomend sending your child to this school, it is worth the money and effort required.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2004

Central Catholic is a wonderful high school. As a college administrator with two sons who have graduated from Central, I can attest to the school's unique qualities. These qualities include exceptional students who come from quality families that support education and Central Catholic and highly dedicated teachers and staff who create an environment of mutual respect among teachers, staff, students and parents. No public high school can provide the close atmosphere that exists between teachers and students; it's simply not possible, given public school missions. For parents who can afford it, there's no better way to invest your money.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2004

Central Catholic is not a good school. There are only a handful of good teachers among a majority of mediocre ones. The school is extremely political both in the academic and athletic realm. If you are from a dynasty family, one with many sibling predecessors, you'll recieve preferential treatment both in the classroom and on the athletic field. The school is incredibly political from the top administrators down to the athletic coaches, turning the blind eye to many unacceptable behaviors by both students and teachers who are more popular or outspoken. If you live in Jackson township, send your children to their public school system, as their schools are great. They'll get a better education and will not have to deal with the corruption of CCHS.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 13, 2004

I had a bad experience at cchs. I think the students make the school so try getting some imput from the students, not the parents.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 3, 2004

I think for the money that is costs it is an wonderful school. If a child is having problems with a subject(s) they can go to the teacher and they wil help them as much as they need. They also have a wonderful free tutoring with is done by the upper classmen. I think this is fantistic!! Rhonda Austin
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 95% 77%
Black 4% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian 0% N/A
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Hispanic 0% 3%
Two or more races 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Holy Cross Academy Grade Schools
Area Public Schools
Percentage of students going to 2-year college 1% (2013)
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 98% (2013)
Percentage of students going to the military 1% (2013)
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Source: Manually entered by a school official.

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Special education coordinator
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
Italian
French
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Computer programming
  • IT support
Clubs
  • Recycling club
  • Science club
  • Technology club

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
  • Performing arts
  • Visual arts
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Industrial / graphic design
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Theory
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Drama club
  • Drill team
  • Drum line
  • Flag girls
  • Literary magazine
  • Marching band
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Foreign languages
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish
Clubs
  • Foreign language club: Spanish, French

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
Clubs
  • SADD

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
Clubs
  • Debate
  • Forensics club
  • National Honor Society
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 2:55 am
School Leader's name
  • Mr. David M. Oates
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Roman Catholic
Associations
  • NCEA
Fax number
  • (330) 478-6086

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • College prep
  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
  • Project-based
  • STEM
  • Standards-based
  • Teacher-run
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Arts (all)
  • Business
  • Environmental
  • Foreign languages
  • Mathematics
  • Performing arts
  • Religious
  • Science
  • Social justice
  • Technology
  • Visual arts
  • Writing
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Business management
  • Computer programming
  • IT support
  • Industrial / graphic design

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Special education coordinator
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Cross country
  • Diving
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Diving
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Theory
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Book/reading club
  • Chess club
  • Community service
  • Debate
  • Drama club
  • Drill team
  • Drum line
  • Flag girls
  • Foreign language club: Spanish, French
  • Forensics club
  • Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
  • Game club
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Homework help/study buddy club
  • Literary magazine
  • Marching band
  • National Honor Society
  • Recycling club
  • SADD
  • Science club
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
  • Technology club
  • Yearbook
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • Contact us at info@cchsweb.com for more information.
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What are your chances?

Students typically come from these schools
Holy Cross Academy Grade Schools
Area Public Schools

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$7000 - $8000
Vouchers accepted
Yes
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid

Planning ahead

College preparation / awareness offered
SAT/ACT prep classes
College presentations or information sessions
College prep programs/courses during the year
Students' post-graduation plans in 2013
2 year college - 1%
4 year college - 98%
Military - 1%
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4824 Tuscarawas St W
Canton, OH 44708
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