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200 Cabin Branch Rd

Capitol Heights, MD 20743

(301) 499-7080

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Grades: 9 - 12

School Type: Public, Magnet

Student Enrollment: 842

Students Per Teacher: 13

Parent Reviews

11 Parent Reviews for Central High School

This is a great school with great faculty. Gets a bad rap like everything in Prince George's County. I have many acquaintances who graduated from this school. They have wonderful professional careers now.

Posted by a other on 12/05/13

I have just graduate from Central although I am not going to college Central has given me the tools I need to go out in the real world. My GPA was a 3.625 and without the help of the staff that would not have been possible. GO CLASS OF 2011!!

Posted by a student on 08/10/11

As a former student in the International Baccalaureate program, I would say that Central definitely does not provide adequate preparation to attend a top-tier university such as the local University of Maryland. There are some outstanding faculty members at Central that have a great impact on students' ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 09/27/08

I am a recent graduate of Central High School and my time there is something that I will never forget. I loved Central. It gave me the tools I needed to move on to college. I just want to thank all of my teachers and administrators for everything.

Posted by a former student on 09/29/06

I myself is a student in central senior high school and as a first year junior I was so terrified, but as I learned to coupe with the situation I learned that it's not the teachers although we have a GOOD staff of teachers and administrators, central is a little school and by stuffing all those students ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 03/27/06

Central High School has begun to make improvements this year. Largely in part to the appointment of new principal Fletcher James. My daughter is currently a junior at Central and has had 3 different principals each year. Mr. James is making strides to ensure that proper actions are taken upon those ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/04/05

Central High School needs serious improvement. Chidren are setting fires, robbing one another, involving themselves in group fights and threatening each others lives. I just think that more security or caring security should be gven to the school to help control these numerous problems. Also teachers ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/03/05

Central High has many good programs such as French Immersion and Humanties, IB, but they are brougth down because of the lack of organization within the building. Central is a fire hazard. The kids light fires and disrupt the learning process. This is not only stoping the learning process but is dangerous. ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 04/26/04

My daughter attends Central High School as a 12th grade Humanities and International Studies student. She has commended Central for the great programs they have, and how great the teachers are. Acedimically, Central is an excellent school, but the lack of respect that many students have for the teachers ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 04/22/04

My son did well in the IB program (which Central is now losing in the most recent shake-up?) and has profited in college from the credits. However, it was unevenly administered and the courses unevenly taught as far as teacher ability and understanding of the IB tenets and foci. Everyone involved was ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/20/04

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Test scores for Central High School

HSA* Test Scores

Grade Level: All

Test Year: 2012
Central High School
Prince George's County Public Schools
* In 2011-2012 Maryland used the Maryland High School Assessments (HSA) to test students in English 2, Algebra, and Biology upon completion of each course. The HSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. Beginning with the class of 2009, students are required to pass the tests in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

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Capitol Heights schools — Central High School is located at 200 Cabin Branch Rd, Capitol Heights MD 20743. 200 Cabin Branch Rd is in the 20743 ZIP code in Capitol Heights, MD The school district for Central High School is the Prince George's County Public Schools. Central High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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