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About This School

Elkhart Central High School is a public high school in Elkhart. The principal of Elkhart Central High School is Mr Frank Serge. 1,748 students go to Elkhart Central High School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 12% of the Elkhart Central High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 60% of the 1,748 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Elkhart Central High School is 18:1. Elkhart Area Career Center is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • Cantonese
    • French
    • German
    • Italian
    • Japanese
    • Latin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 52% 48%
Multiracial 5% 8%
Hispanic 27% 29%
Black, non-Hispanic 15% 15%
Asian 0.8% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 0.07%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.06% 0.1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 60% 67%
Limited English proficiency 12% 17%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This school was pretty awesome i had an awesome time in there with teachers that make you want to learn and focus on your grades.....and also i LOOVVVVEEE the track team

  • (5 years ago)

    My child is having a wonderful experience at this school and is fortunate to have made many nice friends. There are so many activities available for students including those in music and athletics as well as social events and academic related opportunities. But what sets this school apart is the pride the students have in each of those areas. The school does a great job recognizing achievement as well as the need for remediation. The administration maintains good order. Opportunities abound.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is a great school with a dedicated staff and fantastic administrative team. The school population consists of kids from the highest achievers to the lowest barely speaking English. Parents will find a receptive partner in their students education here.

  • (5 years ago)

    We have had several children at Central High School and we are glad they went there. Students who are serious about learning can get a top-notch education here. Central offers more AP classes than any high school in this area and a great variety of honors classes. Each graduating class has a good number of students who are awarded generous academic scholarships (some of them full 4-year scholarships) to many well-respected universities across the country. Motivated students who graduate from Central do well at college not only because of their focus and determination but also because they have been well prepared academically. We chose to live in the Central school district and we believe that Central provides high quality academic instruction to students at all levels.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is a great school if you are one of the parents who has alot of money. If you need help or are not connected it is a nightmare. The children are treated badly and there is no supervision. My son left the school when ever he wanted to. There are many open doors that are not supervised. I know of many fights that are not reported and the students smoke while standing outside of the school.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a parent of a sophmore boy who has ADHD. I am truly impressed by the support and understanding of my son's counselor and several teachers. I really feel they want him to be successful and the communication from most teachers has been awesome. I have 2 more children soon to be Blazers and I can't wait !

  • (6 years ago)

    I attended Elkhart Central High School For about half a year and loved it there. The teachers are willing to help the counselors listen to your concerns and the students are some of the best I know.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a senior at Central and I have to be honest--I am counting down the days to get out of there. It's not a bad school don't get me wrong. There are a large variety of classes to choose from many AP and Honors courses and great musical and technology classes. The teachers are all pretty much great and will definitely prepare you for college as long as you pay attention and work hard in class. They won't babysit you. The one main reason I cannot wait to leave is the abundance of students who don't care about school and are only there because the law says they have to be. I'm getting tired of seeing and hearing all of the petty and immature conversations in the hallways and seeing useless fights. If the students don't care then don't let them waste our time.

  • (6 years ago)

    Great academics... my son was accepted to many of the top universities.

  • (9 years ago)

    iam a student at central and i for one love it.i love how they have so many extracurcular activities and how they teach us students here. i wouldnt go to another school and if i stay in elkhart i want my children to go here also.

  • (10 years ago)

    As an alumnae of ECHS & 4 yr cheerleader I can only support my upbringing here. This high school is wonderful in so many ways. The diversity in this school really helped me when I came to college recognizing that I would be going to a school with people from diff. countries. The teachers @ ECHS are so nice they are your friends. I also loved the janitorial services we seen them alot in cheerleading. Overall in Elkhart country I would recommend any student go to this school.'s very safe. Many precautions are taken so that students are safe in this building. I loved all my experiences in this high school and want my children going there too (if I stay in Elkhart)! -2002 Graduate

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