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Central High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted September 30, 2013

Its so fun! I love it there, so much hands on things to do and barely any drama. The only drama we have is from other schools that don't like us at Central. Lol, but other than that we are like bonded together. Its like you have 09483290473284093284093274239047 family members at school; You hate them, but you love them at the same time, no dresscode and no one gets bullied compared to SV or East. The teachers are amazing and SOOO funny!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 7, 2011

I am a student at CT and I love it there it's a great atmosphere to learn in. The teachers are very helpful and the students are good
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 9, 2010

This is a wonderful school with alot of options for kids to chose from. I will be attending here this year as a freshman. I belive all highschools should have this option of tade for students. It's the best thing becasue when we graduate we have a deplomia and a certification in a certian feild.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 24, 2009

Great school, i'm going to attend there next year. When i shadowed i loved it so much. All of the students were so kind and sweet, and all of the teachers seemed to be very nice and welcoming! I think both the teachers and the students work very hard & only want whats best. This school is just as good as any other school. It's a good environment for kids to grow up in and its almost like college, because you go for a major and i think that's a very smart idea. They are preparing the kids for college, and when you graduate from there you get a good recommendation. i think all of the highschool kids in erie should go to this school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 20, 2009

It would be a good school if the teacher challenged students more. The teachers don't push for success. It's sad but true. That is why the dropout rate is 1/4 at Central. It is a very big problem that the administration chooses to dismiss. Its going to come back and bite them. The school is a good environment. Good kids (for the most part). But the Faculty and the Administration need to push for more success. And buckle down on discipline.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 8, 2008

What a great improvement in the school. After the change from academic to Career and Tech the school has soared. The students are positive,the teachers and administration are working for the best interest of the students. Now with the adding of an honors program there is a waiting list to attend. The only problem I see is that school for student that struggle academicaly has been placed in the far wing of the building. Althought seperated fron the Central Tech students the public believes that these are Central Tech students when they have problems.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 2, 2007

Great School, the new Principal has made it a joy for families and studens are appreciated. The increase in honor programs, community service projects and career programs are a great match.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2006

Central High School is a good school if you take advantage of the opportunities you have at learning what the teachers teach you. Teachers don't challenge you as much at they should but really it all depends on the student and how much he/ she wants to learn.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 16, 2005

Not a good school. Limited honors programs. Limited opportunities for children hoping to go to college.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 7, 2004

Principal is a joke. And, so are the uniforms the kids have to wear. They want to kids to be individual and then they all have to dress the same.
—Submitted by a 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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2012.

199 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
55%

2009

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

200 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

202 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
26%

2009

 
 
28%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

214 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
72%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students36%
Female45%
Male28%
Black29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities (IEP)4%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students54%
Female59%
Male50%
Black48%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students11%
Female11%
Male12%
Black3%
Asiann/a
Hispanic4%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White17%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students57%
Female69%
Male46%
Black45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 55% 71%
Black 25% 15%
Hispanic 14% 9%
Two or more races 5% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3325 Cherry St
Erie, PA 16508
Phone: (814) 874-6200

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