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4525 N Central Ave

Phoenix, AZ 85012

(602) 764-7500

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Grades: 9 - 12

School Type: Public, Magnet

Student Enrollment: 2,393

Students Per Teacher: 17

Parent Reviews

24 Parent Reviews for Central High School

The Principal is an awesome leader (Jones). He has infused the school with the community. Unfortunately, his assistant principals are more focused on their personal career advancement than your child's education. My children have been in honors, evening school, adventure club, bobcat town and the ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/20/14

Central has had a bad reputation in the past, but if you actually spend time on the campus you will find that it is a very well organized and peaceful school. They embrace diversity and over 60 languages are spoken on campus.

Posted by a other on 03/20/14

Central High School is a really friendly school, there's a lot of diversity amongst the student body which makes the high school experience so much better. Central High is also part of the prestigious Cambridge IGSCE, which is when a school from the UK works with the classes at CHS. By passing available ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 01/20/14

So out of touch with mainstream eduction. Curriculum 4 to 5 years behind national average. Drugs, encouraging kids to leave school at 16 for a junior college education preparing them for mediocrity. Pregnancy in 9th grade viewed as "part of life." Horrific environment.

Posted by a parent on 12/07/13

Security and police are part of EVERY school. Don't "pass by", stop in for a visit. Central has SOME excellent teachers, SOME fantastic counselors, SOME effective administrators, and SOME kids that attend but aren't REALLY students. Without parental involvement, there isn't much chance for some kids. ...  Read more

Posted by a teacher on 02/25/13

Students are exposed to drugs and there are many fights! By what I've seen just passing by there's always lots of security and police due to the fights that are encountered!

Posted by a other on 10/01/12

I owe a great debt to Central High for providing me with the college quality instruction that eventually lead to a career in Hollywood with offices around the world. Had I not attended Central I would not have 14 Emmys on my bookcase.

Posted by a other on 12/23/11

Central High School is a great school and has made my kids future better. Thank you Central for all your hard work I don't think I could have done it without you.

Posted by a student on 08/15/11

As a student of Central High School for the past three years, I can say that Central is a great school. Central really does work to serve its diverse student body. For students looking for a challenge, there are Honors and AP classes where students score as well as those from 'higher performing' schools. ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 03/21/10

This is the best high school there are 36 languages spoken on this campus that make me proud to be a Bobcat CHS!!

Posted by a student on 02/13/10

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Test scores for Central High School

AIMS* Test Scores

Grade Level: 10

Test Year: 2012
Central High School
Phoenix Union High School District
* In 2011-2012 Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) was used to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona's learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

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Phoenix schools — Central High School is located at 4525 N Central Ave, Phoenix AZ 85012. 4525 N Central Ave is in the 85012 ZIP code in Phoenix, AZ The school district for Central High School is the Phoenix Union High School District. Central High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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