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Central Senior High School

Public | 9-12 | 1694 students

 

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Posted June 27, 2014

this school needs help, rules are never folowed and kids are very disrespectful to teachers. fights happen often, but teachers try and do what they can. sometimes it feels like no one really cares


Posted June 3, 2014

Central has got to be the worst school ever. There is no support from administrators, money for supplies, and to top it off, the kids are HORRIBLE. More time is spent in class managing students than actually teaching the lesson. Students cuss teachers out because their is no respect for authority. School is basically a social gathering. Studies conducted in the golden triangle place Central at the bottom of every list. Glad I found a job else wear, the best of luck to all those who decided to stay after the whole BISD scandal.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 30, 2013

The district within itself has become quite a spectacle over the past 2 years, and this school has been at the heart of nearly every reason for it. Central is considered a "second chance school," meaning that there is virtually no rigid disciplinary system in place to govern either the behavior or the academic progress of students. The disciplinary recommendations of teachers are usually undermined to give students an excessive amount of second chances in such a way that violent behavior, truancy, and the level of disrespect has escalated. Especially during the weeks leading up to holidays, the school becomes one giant playground; 1 AP in particular does nearly all jobs you'd expect of the principal (of whom, is rarely involved in or seen by teachers and/or students), so nothing effective gets accomplished, and teachers are left to fend for themselves. It's no surprise that the level of teacher retention has become deplorable because of this lack of administrative support. The vast majority of the students attending read and write well below grade level and have absolutely NO social or interpersonal skills. To parents: West Brook should be your first choice, hands down.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 1, 2009

Central has a great band, and the Medical Science Academy is awesome.


Posted November 8, 2008

During volunteer events, students seemed to rule the school while teachers seemed afraid to discipline.


Posted August 2, 2006

I for one would like ot say that Central High School is an exceptional school with an outstanding staff that truly cares about the students well-being. I'm proud to say that I was 1 among many in the transition between BCP and French High School which created what is today Central High School. Forget the stereotypes of 'Ghetto' or 'Uneducated' because this school has been and will remain a cornerstone of excellence not only for the community but Beaumont as well. I want to extend my thanks, love and gratitude to all of the Central High School Staff and students for a job well done. Mr. Dennis L. Harris
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2006

I graduated from central in the year 2002. I strongly feel that this is an excellent school and is an asset to the community
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 25, 2005

Good school I recomend this school to people how enjoy meating good people
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 3, 2005

I am proud to be affiliated with Central High School! The quality of advanced placement academic programs coupled with the availability of sports, art, and other extra curricular activities are superior to other educational institutions in the Golden Triangle; yet, amazingly enough, Central usually carries a tarnished reputation. Why? Ignorance. Since people in the community aren't informed of the positive changes being made at Central, and the local media plays into the stereotype of the 'Ghetto, all-black' school, Central is often made out to be the scapegoat for all negativity in BISD. In all honesty, Central's staff is helpful and truly shows concern for promising students- and for me, they undoubtedly prepared me for the challenges of collegiate level work. Thanks Mr. Ammons, Ms. Hendrix, Mrs. Smiley...and the rest of the Central staff in it's entirety. -a student from the class of 2004.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 29, 2005

There is too much drama in this school. My child loves Central, but I fear she will gete into trouble or harm will come her way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2004

I have always loved this school because of its sentimental value. (Its is also my alma mater.) However, I feel as though the school district is biased towards it because it has an extremely high minority population. I also feel that instead of making students want to go to school, the principal makes them feel like prison inmates or criminals. Unless, of course, he happens to be their buddy. Also, I am making this statement from personal experiences, not heresay. On a positive note, the school spirit level here is enormous, most of the teachers actually do care if their students are prepared for the outside world, and there are many award winning activities to keep your children off the streets. Please visit their website to learn more! Search for the Beaumont independent school district and they will have a link for you to click on.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 13, 2003

Central is a great school! They have great leadership through the administration, my hats off to Mr. Thom Amons he is doing a remarkable job thanks to the assistant andassociate principals as well because if they were not doing a great job he couldn't do it alone. The cirricumlum and extra activities are also wonderful. Thank you students and parents. Central Senior High 'Where success is wanted and achieved'!
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 89% in 2011.

458 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

452 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
69%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2011.

387 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

373 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

376 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
86%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 93% in 2011.

376 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 95% in 2013.

396 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

386 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

384 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
98%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 98% in 2013.

385 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students89%
Female90%
Male87%
Black or African American89%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Special education53%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students81%
Female82%
Male79%
Black or African American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Special education38%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students89%
Female86%
Male91%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Special education48%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students96%
Female95%
Male96%
Black or African American95%
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Recognized".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 78% in 2013.

343 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
60%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 97% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 85% in 2013.

381 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
86%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

407 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

The state average for English I Reading was 65% in 2013.

456 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
47%
English I Writing

The state average for English I Writing was 48% in 2013.

466 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
37%
English II Reading

The state average for English II Reading was 78% in 2013.

422 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
100%
English II Writing

The state average for English II Writing was 52% in 2013.

422 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
100%
English III Reading

The state average for English III Reading was 63% in 2013.

5 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Writing

The state average for English III Writing was 42% in 2013.

5 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

382 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
88%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

10 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
n/a
World Geography

The state average for World Geography was 75% in 2013.

411 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
70%
World History

The state average for World History was 70% in 2013.

405 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
60%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

All Students57%
Female62%
Male53%
Black or African American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special educationn/a
Not special education57%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant57%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted57%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students96%
Female95%
Male97%
Black or African American95%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted95%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students80%
Female83%
Male78%
Black or African American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)62%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented92%
Non-Gifted80%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students74%
Female77%
Male72%
Black or African American72%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talented95%
Non-Gifted72%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students44%
Female51%
Male37%
Black or African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Special educationn/a
Not special education44%
Limited English proficient (LEP)25%
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant44%
Gifted/talented86%
Non-Gifted43%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students32%
Female37%
Male28%
Black or African American31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Special educationn/a
Not special education32%
Limited English proficient (LEP)6%
Proficient in English34%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant32%
Gifted/talented69%
Non-Gifted31%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students60%
Female65%
Male54%
Black or African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special educationn/a
Not special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)10%
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
Gifted/talented95%
Non-Gifted56%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students30%
Female36%
Male23%
Black or African American26%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Special educationn/a
Not special education30%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English31%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant30%
Gifted/talented74%
Non-Gifted25%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

All Students100%
Female100%
Malen/a
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

English III Writing

All Students100%
Female100%
Malen/a
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

Geometry

All Students73%
Female76%
Male70%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)77%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talented96%
Non-Gifted72%
Bilingualn/a

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

U.S. History

All Students100%
Female100%
Malen/a
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted100%

World Geography

All Students58%
Female56%
Male61%
Black or African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
Not special education58%
Limited English proficient (LEP)35%
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%
Gifted/talented92%
Non-Gifted57%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students32%
Female31%
Male34%
Black or African American31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White20%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Special educationn/a
Not special education32%
Limited English proficient (LEP)7%
Proficient in English33%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant32%
Gifted/talented72%
Non-Gifted28%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 74% 13%
Hispanic 22% 52%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Two or more races 1% 2%
White 1% 29%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 7%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 4%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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