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About This School

Central Senior High School is a public high school in Beaumont. The principal of Central Senior High School is O. Lorenzo Carr, who can be contacted at ocarr@beaumont.k12.tx.us. 1,801 children attend Central Senior High School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and White, non-Hispanic. 5% of the Central Senior High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 76% of the 1,801 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 79% have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Central Senior High School is 14:1. O C Taylor Center is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • German
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Football
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 77% 64%
Multiracial 2% %
White, non-Hispanic 2% 17%
Hispanic 17% 16%
Asian 1% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.7% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.06% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 79% 72%
Limited English proficiency 5% 7%
Economically disadvantaged 76% 69%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    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.

  • (4 years ago)

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

  • (5 years ago)

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

  • (7 years ago)

    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

  • (8 years ago)

    I graduated from central in the year 2002. I strongly feel that this is an excellent school and is an asset to the community

  • (8 years ago)

    Good school I recomend this school to people how enjoy meating good people

  • (9 years ago)

    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.

  • (9 years ago)

    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.

  • (9 years ago)

    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.

  • (10 years ago)

    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'!

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