Central High School

2602 Edmond, St Joseph, MO 64501
(816) 671-4080

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1560 students 16 students/teacher (MO avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade


End-of-Course Assessments (EOC)

In 2013-2014 Missouri used the End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments to test high school students in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, English I, English II, American History, Government, and Biology. The EOC Assessments are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Missouri for each subject. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • St. Joseph School District average
  • Missouri state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Central High School is a public high school in Easton. The principal of Central High School is Mrs. Marlie Williams, whose e-mail is Marlie.Williams@Sjsd.K12.Mo.Us. 1,560 students go to Central High School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 41% of the 1,560 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Central High School is 16:1. Hillyard Technical Center is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 9% 10%
White, non-Hispanic 83% 81%
Hispanic 5% 6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Asian 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0%
Multiracial 0.5% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.06% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 41% 60%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Central High School is my current high school and I hope to never leave honestly. I'm in 9th grade and I couldn't have hoped for a more hospitable and caring environment provided by teachers and upperclassmen for my beginning high school experience. It's a great school and I truly feel like all of my teachers care about me individually. Not only are the teachers friendly but I've made so many new friends in my short time here it's surprising and wonderful. Looking for a school in St. Joe? Go big blue!

  • (2 years ago)

    I went here all four years and I loved it. For the fist two years i lived completely across town in walking distance to another high school. I loved the teachers and the way that everyone came together. When the school would get picked on by another for ex another school made shirts calling CHS bad so we made some back. I think the teachers are amazing and they truly cared about the students and their futures.

  • (6 years ago)

    They are not only focused on my childrens education but also their future by providing the tools and programs to enable my children to succeed after they graduate. They prepare kids for real life.

  • (6 years ago)

    I was a student of CHS in '07 and I enjoyed it a lot. It offers many activities and subjects for personal development of each individual (I was studying in the US as the exchange student). Warm environment friendly teachers and funny good students - friends of mine. This school is really great that's why I recommend it to anyone!

  • (6 years ago)

    i love central high school i used to be a student there but do to family difficulties i had to leave this wonderful place. I love the way the teachers are and how they work with you on everything. They don't let anyone go unanswered...it is absolutely wonderful )

  • (7 years ago)

    Im disguraged with some of the assignements my 14 yr old has they seem to be so trivial color a picture of this like they did in grade school. And this is not a art class.

  • (7 years ago)

    I really enjoyed my 4 years at Central HS. There are many enthusiastic teachers that really get involved with the students and care about their success. I was involved in many extracurricular activities sports and clubs and I really gained great life skills through these activities - so many clubs are offered that there is something for everyone. I now have my masters degree and I would recommend this school to anyone - I owe much of my success to the experiences gained at Central HS.

  • (8 years ago)

    I am a Senior this year. I love this school. Great people great teachers. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a great high school in Saint Joseph MO

  • (8 years ago)

    I am an 11th grader and Central is a great school to go to. When you walk into the doors you can just feel the school spirit and all the fun we havve everyday. There are so many activities and clubs and sports no matter what you are into something will appel to you. Everyone at Central is very helpful and friendly we have so many oppertunities. Us students are very lucky to go to a great school.

  • (8 years ago)

    I think Central is a great school to go to and the people that are not going to Central are really missing out on all the fun that we have. I am an 11th grader now and the 2 years i have been there has been great. The teachers counselors and principals are great and there are a lot activities to get involved in.

  • (9 years ago)

    I am in 10th grade at central right now and I think it is a good place for someone to go. Ok bye.

  • (11 years ago)

    I was a ninth grader in this school. I loved it. Everyone got along with everyone. It's so much different than the school I go to know. I would go back to Central and be an Indian anyday. I loved the classes. They were just the right size to get the attention you needed. The teachers were great! They really cared about you and did what they could do to teach you the things you need to know. If you were to move to the greater St. Joseph area I would recommend this school to any other one in St. Joe.

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