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Central High School

Public | 9-12 | 1107 students

 

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Posted August 25, 2012

horrible school...don't send your kids to this school is wasting time.. no improvement.... i went to this school last year and it was a mess, kids bulling other students all the time..
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 15, 2012

Central high has come a long way. As a graduated Senior i believe this school has given me all the tools i needed to have a successful experience when applying to college. The administration and teachers have been working no stop to improve curriculum in our classes. The success in our sports have created also created an amazing student environment full of possitive experiences and school spirit. This school has come a long way!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 10, 2011

this school has improved so much duriong the past few years. as a student i am proud of my school and i know that with the hard work of the students and teachers, it will only get better. the entire building was red-done a while back but it still feels brand new, both students and faculty have maintained the building as beautiful as its looks. i just love the environment and the relationships and respect between teachers and students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 21, 2009

Central is a great educational environment, I'm a new freshmen and I heard alot of awful rumors about Central. Rumors aren't true! I am proud to be a student here! our newspaper is great! we have awesome classes and programs. we have new books and the schools out look alone looks better than classical! The immediate reaction of teachers and the principals to inappropriate behavior is amazing! I love Central High
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 6, 2008

The standard of the the school is above average but the students tend to be unserious.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 19, 2008

My son attends Central high school and it is a great enviornment. There's never any fights and any trouble going on there which makes it easier for students to learn instead of having to deal with drama and gossip. The whole school is being remodeled and no nonsence is being tolerated at this school. When my son was a freshmen there were gangmembers running around the school looking for fights. He is now a senior and he hasn't even heard people argue loudly since then. The students there are determined and will be proud to know they graduated from Central high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2007

this school is getting way better, believe me, i was there from freshman year and now im a junior.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 3, 2004

I was 1 of the many students the graduated June/2004. This school is slowly moving in an upward position just like most of the other providence schools. The only difference being that my peers and the rest of the population at Central High school are determined to get those scores up. The Administrators, Teachers, Guidance personnel, and the rest of the staff only care about giving their students the best to their ability. It's gone a long way since 4 years ago where there were fights and gangs running around the grounds everyday. Now that the environment has changed with the introduction of Principal Decarlo, repairs to the building, and expelling of all that hurt the social climate so have the test scores. The students there are determined and proud to know they graduated from Central.
—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 34% in 2014.

178 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
2%

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
4%

2011

 
 
3%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2014.

173 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 30% in 2013.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
1%

2012

 
 
3%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 50% in 2014.

174 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
37%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Rhode Island used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. GreatSchools ratings currently reflect 2013 test data; the ratings will be updated when the latest NECAP science data is made public and available in the summer of 2014. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Rhode Island. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Math

All Students2%
Female0%
Male3%
Black or African American0%
Asian8%
Hispanic or Latino2%
Multiracialn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged students2%
Not economically disadvantaged students0%
Title I2%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities2%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)0%
Proficient in English1%
Not migrant2%

Reading

All Students46%
Female47%
Male44%
Black or African American33%
Asian50%
Hispanic or Latino47%
Multiracialn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged students45%
Not economically disadvantaged students44%
Title I46%
Students with disabilities22%
Students without disabilities54%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)4%
Proficient in English52%
Not migrant46%

Writing

All Students35%
Female40%
Male31%
Black or African American32%
Asian50%
Hispanic or Latino36%
Multiracialn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged students36%
Not economically disadvantaged students32%
Title I35%
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities43%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)4%
Proficient in English40%
Not migrant35%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Rhode Island used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. GreatSchools ratings currently reflect 2013 test data; the ratings will be updated when the latest NECAP science data is made public and available in the summer of 2014. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Rhode Island. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

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

Source: Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 69% 22%
Black 16% 8%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 3%
Two or more races 3% 3%
White 3% 64%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 82%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Providence, RI 02903
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