School Details

Central Park Christian Schools

1900 43rd Street Ensley, Birmingham, AL 35208
(205) 786-4811

(out of 10)

Private Grades K-12 184 students 11 students/teacher (AL avg is 16)

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About this school

Central Park Christian Schools is a private high school in Birmingham. 184 children attend Central Park Christian Schools and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Native American or Native Alaskan. The ratio of students to teachers at Central Park Christian Schools is 11:1. Holy Family Cristo Rey Catholic High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Spanish


  • Basketball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 99% %
White, non-Hispanic 0.5% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% %
Multiracial 0% %
Hispanic 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    My son graduated may2014.CPCS is the most loving and caring environment for any parent who wants their child to receive a Christ in upbringing.I love Dr.Parker he was great to my son for four lovely years.Please send your child to CPCS.

  • (2 years ago)

    Teachers don't know what they are doing there is only 3 good teachers in middle through high school out of like 12 this is a terrible school don't come here

  • (4 years ago)

    I worked at CPCS school for 14 years I Knew ALL of the students who attended graduated and withdrew! And if you want your child to not only have a great education but also morals and values CPCS is the place. Dr.Parker (Headmaster)is not only a GREAT educator he has so much love and compassion for the students and staff. I observed and worked in CPCS for many years and I have seen it all. The patience and GODLY love that the staff have for the kids are overwhelming! Children cannot dictate to an adult what he or she wants to do that would be a lack of guidance on the schools part. Dr. Parker was not about to let that happen. Some people always say the basketball team was the main focus NOT TRUE God Christian Love Unity and education was the Main Focus.Lets not judge PLEASE!

  • (4 years ago)

    I am a CPCS graduate. Until 9th grade my parents and I were satisfied. After that things started to go downhill fast. But instead of recounting the numerous shortcomings of the school I will simply say this if you are considering this school for your child(ren) Google Central Park Christian School and look over the results. I was always proud to be an Eagle so I don't begrudge the numerous articles detailing the basketball program's success. However there don't seem to be any results relating to academic achievement. Scholars bowl? No. Math team? No. Science team? No. If a rudimentary understanding of introductory math and science are all that matter to you this is a fine option to consider. But if you want your child to excel and be involved academically I recommend that you look elsewhere. If I had children I would not send them to CPCS.

  • (5 years ago)

    i currently attend the school the elementry is great but the middle and highschool needs to be improved. For one there some teachers dont even teach they just read in my opion and it seem that some teachers just hand out grades instead of going by grades. It seems like the money we are spending is going nowhere but to the basketball team and not towards us. In my opion it need alot of improvement in the highschool area.

  • (5 years ago)

    After teachiung 30.5 years in public education my coming to Central Park put a positive desire to be back in the classroom. We have over 400 years of teaching experience and we do prepare students at least those who are willing to study and learn. Central Park Christian provides what our children need without the financial aid of the federal government. We work very hard to give of ourselves spiritually financially emotionally and as hard working teachers. I will always thank God for my time at Central Park Christian.

  • (7 years ago)

    As an elementary school CPCS is probably one of the best options available in the area. The teachers are very much involved and very much invested in the success of their students. However as a middle and high school public school is a better option. Apart from being a safe environment CPCS has little to offer. Few extracurricular activities and lackluster faculty leaves MUCH to be desired. As a student of course one is resposinble for their own education but why pay out good money to be taught at a private institution if you are going to have to teach yourself. I was absolutely not prepared in science or math when I reached college.

  • (7 years ago)

    strict code of conduct excellent leadership solid basic education daily Christian teaching nationally recognized basketball program.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am now attending this school and i will say that it is a very competent elementary school. Unfortunately the same can't be said for the highschool. They seem to disregard other activities by employing teachers that only know how to read from the book and not take learning from a more proactical approach and pay more attention to basketball team. I find it frivolous how the basketball team can get to europe every year but our calss can't even go to georgia for a six flags trip.

  • (7 years ago)

    I graduated from CPCS in 2006 after attending for 5 years and I was well prepared for the classes at UAB. The teachers excell in giving students a Christian environment and preparing students for the world ahead. Dr. Parker is a kind but strict headmaster who demonstrated to me that one will truly reap what one sows. As in any school a student will only learn what is needed if he/she desires to do their best.

  • (7 years ago)

    I attended this school and felt when I came out I was not prepared to attend high education as well as other kids who had attended public schools. The headmaster seems more concerned with the small sports program at the school than academics. I especially did not feel prepared in science or math.

  • (8 years ago)

    I was a student and sent my child there shortly. I feel the curriculum is insufficient in comparison to most schools in the area including public systems. The courses offered are basic and elementary and does not touch upon the arts sciences business or computer classes which enables young people to have a promising future. Academic test scores and performances should be based on parental involvement and the headmasters steering in morality and ethics. Extracurricular activities are weak with only basketball encouraged.

  • (8 years ago)

    I gratuated from this school and I have to say that I was not at all prepared to go out into the real world after graduation. It was a close knit school and I had many friends and participated in many activities but it lacked in many areas also.

  • (8 years ago)

    I taught High School science at CPCS for three years (1998-2001) and can vouch for the high quality of education that its students receive. The teachers and administrators genuinely care for the students and invest their lives in them. I loved teaching there and would send my kids there if I lived in the Birmingham area.

  • (10 years ago)

    My children attend this school and I love it. They do very well on their SATs whcich lets me know that the school is doing a great job to prepare students to compete in the academic world. Dr. Parker the head master is fantastic. He is a fair leader and the children love and respect him. I also like the environment and the teachers. This school is worth every dime that I pay for my children to attend.

  • (10 years ago)

    There are two great benefits from the small class sizes at CPCS; there is a real sense of family and the individual attention students receive can help them get over any intellectual hump. Upon graduation the small class size can be drawback however. After graduating in the early 90s I enrolled at a large public university where at first the scale and the opportunities were a culture shock. Going from a class size of 15-20 to 500 was an adjustment. From my experience the science education I received could have been better but this short-coming is matched by CPCS's liberal arts classes. The liberal arts foundation I received at CPCS prepared me for the most rigorous of university challenges. CPCS is a committed core of teachers working together to improve their community-it is an example that young people should learn. If you are willing to work CPCS will prepare you.

  • (11 years ago)

    This school is a well-rounded christian environment that teaches children how to survive in the real world. My children are receiving a well rounded education in a healthy christian environment.

  • (11 years ago)

    I graduated from this school! It's great! When I went to college I really missed the feeling of closeness that this school offers!

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