Central High School

Overview

Student Enrollment
1,305
Best High School in Michigan
#4
 Rating 10 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District Forest Hills Public Schools
Type Public
 Phone (616)493-8700
 Location 5901 HALL ST SE
GRAND RAPIDS, MI 49546
Charter School No

Central High School has an academic rating significantly above the average for Michigan high schools based on its high test performance, high graduation rate and high AP course participation. It is ranked 4th in the best public high schools in Michigan.

Racial Demographics

The Central High School student body is mostly White with a small Asian Pacific population and has very low racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
White87%1,135
Black2.5%33
Hispanic1.5%20
Asian Pacific5.4%70
Native American Indian0.7%9
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0%0
Two or more races2.9%38

Family Income

vs. other Michigan high schools
Upper 0.9%

5.2% percent of the school's students are eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program compared to the Michigan high school median of 34.3%. By this measure, Central High School students are largely wealthy and rank 4th in Michigan for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students
Freshman322
Sophomore341
Junior322
Senior320
Total1,305

Completions

Graduation Rate
97%
Rank in Michigan
17th
Rating
10 out of 10
Subgroup Graduation Rate
All Students97%
Michigan Median92%
Percentile97%
White95% or more*
Black50% or more*
Hispanic50% or more*
Asian Pacific50% or more*
Native Americansuppressed*
Two or more racessuppressed*
Economically Disadvantaged80% or more*
Limited English Proficiencysuppressed*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

State Standardized Test Performance

Proficient Students
70%
Rank in Michigan
7th
Rating
10 out of 10

Students at Central High School scored an average 70% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the Michican Department of Education. Performance is significantly above the state high school median of 38% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 2.1% of Michigan high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls60% to 64%*80% to 84%*
Boys60% to 64%*70% to 74%*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indiansuppressed*suppressed*
Asian & Pacific Islander40% to 59%*40% to 59%*
Blackless than 50%*50% or more*
Hispanic50% or more*50% or more*
Multiracial50% or more*50% or more*
White60% to 64%*75% to 79%*
With Disabilites20% or less*40% to 59%*
Limited Englishsuppressed*suppressed*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score
1159

The average SAT score for Central High School students in 2017 was 1159.

College Admission Test Participation

Upperclassmen taking ACT or SAT
55%
Rank in Michigan
187th
Rating
6 out of 10

354 out of 642 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (55%). College admission testing participation is slightly above the Michigan median rate of 52% and in the top 36% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

AP Class Enrollment Rate
30%
AP Pass Rank in Michigan
47th
AP Pass Rate Rating
8 out of 10

Central High School offers 31 AP courses. 30 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 90% percentile and significantly above the median AP enrollment rate for all Michigan schools of 14%. Central High School had 333 taking AP exams with a 282 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 85% percentile and well above the Michigan state median of 63 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 85% 63%
Students enrolled in an AP class 30% 14%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 7%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 10%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 26%
AP Courses Offered 31

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate6%13%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate7%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate6%

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
Michigan Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
Michigan Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0.5%6
Boys0.6%4
Girls0.3%2
Michigan Median0.8%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0.5%6
Boys0.6%4
Girls0.3%2

Location

Central High School
5901 HALL ST SE
GRAND RAPIDS, MI
49546
(616)493-8700

10 out of 10 1

District

Forest Hills Public Schools
GRAND RAPIDS, MI