School Details

Central Falls Sr High School

24 Summer St, Central Falls, RI 02863
(401) 727-7710

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 813 students 9 students/teacher (RI avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade


New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP)

In 2011-2012 Rhode Island used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Rhode Island. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2014
  • Central Falls School District average
  • Rhode Island state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Central Falls Sr High School is a public high school in Central Falls. 813 students attend Central Falls Sr High School and identify mostly as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 82% of the 813 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Central Falls Sr High School is 9:1. Tides School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 74% 73%
Black, non-Hispanic 14% 13%
White, non-Hispanic 11% 12%
Multiracial 1% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 82% 86%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    Necap .They through the baby out with the bath water. Changed a lot of class offerings and requirements for Nothing. Dont let this happen to your school.

  • (5 years ago)

    The teachers at Central Falls High School care about my children. I am disappointed that they are all getting fired. I do not understand why anyone would think that the turnaround model will benefit children. I am trembling with fear that my children will have more than 50 percent of teachers that have no experience or background in teaching. How will the test scores go up? What about accreditation? My children were in advanced placement classes and I drive them each day to do their homework. There are families that move in and out of the city and when parents take their children out the students are counted as dropouts even if they graduate in the city next door. Students who stay back are also considered dropouts if they take more than 4 years to graduate. How is that the teacher's fault?

  • (5 years ago)

    First read the teacher's statement of the facts surrounding the failures of CFSH posted on 02/19/10. Considering the extremely difficult demographic these teachers are confronted with it's amazing the graduation rate is as High as 50%. When I read about the firing of all the teachers I too was outraged at Dr. Gallo that is until I read the truth easily found online. Dr. Gallo was handed an impossible mandate for improvements from the RI Education Commissioner Deborah Gist. Four models were provided by the state and the decision was narrowed down to two. *(the specifics of the two rejected models is unknown). Between the two choices the 'improvement' plan and 'turnaround' model were decided upon for debate. Of these two the Central Falls Teachers Union decided on the 'turnaround' model leaving all teachers to be fired with 50% rehired. The 'fault lies with the Commissioner and the union not with Dr. Gallow or the teachers.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am certain the funding is very low compared to other schools.

  • (5 years ago)

    While the teachers may contribute to the poor scores the students earn Dr. Gallo should be the first to resign for the lack of leadership she has provided. The buck stops somewhere and as head leadership she should accept her failure first and foremost. Why don't the students parents teachers demand her resignation? and take back their school with pride and pleadge to make the improvements! Take it back

  • (5 years ago)

    CFHS has gone through multiple changes in administration and curriculum based on the whim of the revolving administrators although the teachers tried to voice their concerns and knew which programs were most effective. No program was kept in place for more than 2 years regardless of the change in student success. The touted graduation rate of 50% is based on a state formula which considers students entering day #1 grade 9 and the same students graduating in 4 years from the same school. CF is extremely transient students move and sometimes return they visit their home countries for extended periods of time and often have gaps in school attendance.. thus the low graduation is not a drop out rate. Over the course of the years of change in administration the teachers have been the constant in students lives.

  • (5 years ago)

    By far the worst school in RI. No leadership no discipline and a lack of interest on the teacher's part. What a shame!

  • (5 years ago)

    CFHS has and continues to improve by leaps and bounds and the students and teachers have a very respectful relationship. Poverty and other 'circumstances' sometimes overshadow the excelent education offered to students in CF. Constant administrative changes have slowed the progress of forward movement but this year should prove better

  • (6 years ago)

    I think the school has come a long way. There are plenty of opportunities for the kids-whether it's Sports or after school help! I've been VERY satisfied!

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