School Details

Central High School

2155 Napier Ave, Macon, GA 31204
(478) 779-2292
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1035 students 16 students/teacher (GA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

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Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT)

In 2010-2011 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) in English language arts, math, science and social studies to students in grade 11. The GHSGT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass all parts of the GHSGT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.
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Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT)

In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT) to students in grade 11. The GHSWT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass the GHSWT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Bibb County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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End-of-Course-Tests (EOCT)

In 2011-2012 Georgia administered End-of-Course Tests (EOCT) in 9th grade math levels 1 and 2, biology, United States history, physical science, American literature and economics. The EOCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Bibb County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Central High School is a public high school in Macon. The principal of Central High School is Jeffrey Homan, whose e-mail is jhoman.Central@bibb.k12.ga.us. 1,035 students go to Central High School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 1% of the Central High School students have "limited English proficiency." 55% of the 1,035 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 72% get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Central High School is 16:1. William S. Hutchings Career Center is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 85% 73%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Asian 2% %
White, non-Hispanic 11% 21%
Hispanic 1% 3%
Multiracial 0.6% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 72% 78%
Limited English proficiency 1% 1%
Economically disadvantaged 55% 72%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    I agree with the overall majority here especially Mr. Beta/French retiree. I am a 1991 Honor Graduate of Central High. I am greatful for every challenging experience and the amazing teachers who gave heart and souls into educating. When offered a teaching scholarship by one of my teachers(R.I.P Mrs. Brannen) I declined. As much as I loved Education and helping my peers I did not want to be at thee forefront of shaping the minds of others. Little did I know I would be back at my ALMA MATAR 15 yrs later doing that exact thing..Building Character and shaping young minds. *Mind Over Matter" GO Chargers!

  • (4 years ago)

    This was the worst school experience I have ever had! The school was dirty and unkept and you couldn't drink out of the fountains. The school has since been remodeled and hopefully those problems have been fixed. There were many fights and I feared for my safety on multiple occaisions. The teachers and students of the International Baccalaurete program are very uppety. The IB classes that I was in were no different than my current honors classes in another county. The office staff is very rude and unhelpful. They make it seem as if you make them go out of the way for theirr everyday tasks.

  • (5 years ago)

    Central has highly qualified teachers who care about the well roundedness of the students. Students are able to graduate International Bacculaurate degree college prep. vocational and fine arts diploma. This fall they moved into a state of the arts building. I taught at Central for more than 18 years and thoroughly enjoyed working with the students faculty and administration.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have spent a life time teaching here. I retired in '05. I have had a most wonderful experience in growth and teaching. I continue to teach one French class at Central.

  • (5 years ago)

    Central is a diverse inner-city school boasting of 2 magnet programs-Fine Arts and International Baccalaureate. I am both a parent and 25+ year employee. Central is a great school!

  • (5 years ago)

    I taught at Central for many years and I taught many students that went to outstanding colleges all over the country.

  • (5 years ago)

    I taught at Central for 25 years in the Special Education Department. I know the staff teachers students---they deserve extra recognition.

  • (5 years ago)

    Central is a historic inner city school with a fabulous IB program outstanding AP classes a Fine Arts Magnet Program outstanding ROTC and award winning Mock Trial team year after year. It is part of the glue that holds Macon GA together.

  • (11 years ago)

    The International Baccalaureate program one of the few in the state leads a strong set of academic and arts programs. Academic teams are perennial state and regional champions. Soccer team is usually strong. The teachers and staff are quite dedicated. The weakness is the physical plant but that is projected for renovation or rebuilding in near future.

  • (11 years ago)

    Excellent academic and social education teachers discipline study body. Central provides the opportunity for an unsurpassed highschool curriculum in a diverse social environment.

  • (11 years ago)

    It's a great school it has its problems but it is the best in the surrounding area and the band is fantastic!

  • (11 years ago)

    This is a fine arts magnet school. The teachers are top notch even though the campus is quite old. Three of my children graduated from here and have gone on to schools like GA Tech(Hope Grant) & FL State University - in honors programs.

  • (11 years ago)

    I love this school! It has a great magnet program and wonderful teachers.

  • (11 years ago)

    They have great teachers and staff that always relate to all the students and great involvement and the handicap accessibility has changed

  • (11 years ago)

    this school is a pretty good school except for a few minor problems like the fact there was basically no handicap accesability so when my child had surgery he was put on homebound education

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