School Details

Central High School

9450 Ray White, Keller, TX 76244
(817) 744-2000
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Public Grades 9-12 2526 students 17 student/teacher

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Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS)

In 2010-2011, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in reading in grades 3 through 9; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in English language arts in grades 10 and 11; in mathematics in grades 3 through 11; in science in grades 5, 8, 10 and 11; and in social studies in grades 8, 10 and 11. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The grade 11 Exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
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About this school

Central High School is a public high school in Fort Worth. The principal of Central High School is David Hinson and can be contacted at david.hinson@kellerisd.net. 2,526 students go to Central High School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 2% of the Central High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 12% of the 2,526 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 16% are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Central High School is 17:1. Fossil Ridge High School 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

  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 9% 8%
Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 7%
Asian 7% %
White, non-Hispanic 63% 67%
Multiracial 2% %
Hispanic 18% 17%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.9% 0.9%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 16% 16%
Limited English proficiency 2% 5%
Economically disadvantaged 12% 15%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    My son will graduate this year. I have nothing but positive experiences with the district overall. It has it's share of troubled students but I feel the staff does what is in its control to curb issues.(the rest is up to parents.. unfortunately too many parents DO NOT do their job!! -it is not a school districts job to parent YOUR child.) Now this is in part the reason we have had a pleasant experience- we parent our kids and hold them accountable for all their responsibilities.

  • (1 year ago)

    I am a mother of a student that came from Puerto Rico. The teacher's the Director all of them helped him a lot to go through the transition I am so blessed my son had good grades. Never in Puerto Rico he got the grades that he obtain here in Central High. Again I'm bessed and my son too and of course he is very happy!!!

  • (1 year ago)

    My son just graduated from Central. It was a good 4 years for him. His teachers were hit or miss. Can't have all excellent teachers every class every year. All in all it's a great high school. The staff have done a great job at turning the school around and making it a safe environment for my kids to learn. My youngest will be a junior this year and i know he will do just fine. Only complaint ....needs better cafeteria food.

  • (2 years ago)

    People can sit here and bash Central High School all they want but the truth is it is a great school full of teachers that helped shape my life. As far as administratively not doing their part-hello parents that's is your responsibility to make sure your child is going to school and not skipping. They are running an entire building while you cannot manage a household. You want stricter rules-but then you say try are power hungry. Be the adult and get your children in check!

  • (3 years ago)

    Actually this is not true. Central teachers do all they can. It starts witht he parents at home...discipline your kid therre and ithey want act out at school. Not the teachers responsibility to parent your child. I can't say enough good things about Keller Schools..just they are GREAT and Awesome!

  • (3 years ago)

    I agree with parent of comment April 22. There is a huge problem with students skipping class inappropriate conduct and nobody address it. The administration should be walking around and ensuring that the school environment is the best for learning and that the students are following /complying with rules and norms but they do not. It is run like a college but they don't teach the students how to act like on a college level; they are too permissive for my taste. Most of the teachers are good and students speak good about them. I am more concern about the atmosphere and the inadequacy of the student's interactions and the way their waste of instructional time due to lack of controls and supervision. The school is too crowded as well . 3 000 students is to many in one school for 9-12th graders to manage effectively.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school has great teachers and a great atmosphere. My son speaks highly of his teachers and I can see in his work he is learning rapidly.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school is far too crowded and has a faculty that does not care about discipline. Drug deals & fighting happen during passing period every day. A teacher actually told my daughter in class on 4/20 that the faculty knows a large number of kids come to school high each day but the administration won't do anything about it. So the teachers stop caring about it. There are some good teachers who care and challenge students but then there are teachers who can't be bothered for tutorials and questions to help kids who don't get it. They are "too busy". More like a college than a high school.

  • (3 years ago)

    I am a senior at this school and love it. It has a great environment and probably some of the best teachers and counselors.

  • (4 years ago)

    I think Central is an excellent school. My oldest daughter a senior has attended Central all 4 years. She has been involved with athletics and many clubs. She loves her teachers and administrators. I do wish there was more help on the counselors part with graduating seniors. My youngest daughter a freshman is involed with band and is very happy. We have a new band director this year that all the kids seem to be happy with. Parent involvement is what you put into it. I look forward to 3 more years at Central.

  • (4 years ago)

    Central is over-crowded even with the new high school it's schedule is ridiculous and the lack of communication from the school is a serious problem. I have been attending Central for 3 years and some of the teachers are just not fit for teaching. There are excellent teachers though (Mr. Kyle Huston for Pre-AP geography and AP Human Geography) but most of the teachers are teaching just to meet test standards but after they make us work our butts off just to do well on the TAKS they slack and turn daily lessons into Movie Time. I am not 5 years old man so I am expecting to actually learn in school.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is ridiculously overcrowded and every year i have been there the start times and schedule has changed making it near to impossible to keep up. Also the fact that as we get more students in the school the decrease our lunch periods and decrease our passing periods. It doesnt make sense to me. Some of the teachers try as hard as they can with the limited time and resources they have and other cant be bothered. I was sent no notifications this summer at all. I had no clue the start times had changed to 9 am. I had no clue we were switching back to the 4 a day schedule but still keep AB classes. i had no idea we needed a new vaccine and i still have no idea how im supposed to get my schedule by monday. The school needs to work on communication skills.

  • (5 years ago)

    CHS is like many other schools - you get out what you are willing to put in. It is large but this is not necessarily a negative. Your student will have to be proactive and stand out to receive individual attention. Most of the teachers my child has had have been great. Hats off to the choral dept. and VOC this is where my child found her niche that has made her high school experience a rewarding one.

  • (5 years ago)

    school was built in 2004 and already overcroweded with portable buildings. Classrooms are at capcity shortage of lockers. My child is lost in a sea of 4 000 students making it impossible to develop relationships wiht her instructors. Transferring out this year.

  • (6 years ago)

    The principal Hinson does a great job with such a large school. I think my daughter told me that there are over 3 000 students. It should get better once the new high school opens in a year or two. I have been mostly please with the teachers my children have had. The A.P. classes are top notch (Busby and Weaver for English have been excellent/Patty and Beard for history/Harrison for math/Goodman for science) Lots of clubs that students can get plugged into. One complaint is that I wish more teachers had websites. Also the school looks amazing. The city of Keller should be proud.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am the parent of three children. One has graduated from Central High School. The other two are still there. So far I am very satisfied with the education my children have been receiving. For the most part the teachers have been excellent. If possible make sure your child gets Mr. Fabel for science Mrs. Kelley for english and Mr. Patty and Mr. Hayward for history. I have been very impressed with these teachers. The negatives-the school went to a new schedule which has been difficult on my children to keep up with. Some classes meet everyday and some every other day. Don't understand that. Also I wish more teachers had websites. Overall great school with lots of extra curricular activities. Highly recommend. Hope this helps.

  • (7 years ago)

    I like Central High. Teachers are great and PTA is very active. I've been impressed with extra curricular activities as well. Would recommend it to any student/parent.

  • (7 years ago)

    I have 2 children at Central and have been very pleased with all of the teachers. The athletics dept. however has been a huge disappointment to us. Both of my kids quit athletics because of poor leadership and lack of professinalism. If you have experienced this also I feel as parents we owe it to our children to assert ourselves and demand better coaches. Our tax dollars do help pay their salary.

  • (8 years ago)

    Central high school has been an excellent school for us for the last 2 years. the teachers are very supportive of the kids very willing to give extra help and back up our kids. the extra cirricular activities are great and the booster clubs amazing!

  • (8 years ago)

    CHS has been a good school for my child. There is a wide variety of classes and levels for every child. The school is only three years old and this is the first year (2006) to have a graduating class. This has meant there has not been a lot of traditions at the school but the students present have started to create those traditions. The band drama and athletic programs have all worked hard over the last three years to build their programs and are starting to see results in competitions. This school district allows students to travel to other campuses to take classes not available at their home campus ( student provides own transportation). Parents are involved mostly in the booster clubs of activities that their children our involved in. There is an active PTA at the school.

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