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.
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.
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
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.