PROFICIENCY 44% 14% higher than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
41%Central Union High
28%El Centro

Central Union High is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "Central Union High" in El Centro, CA. There are a total of 1,871 students and 82 teachers at Central Union High, for a student to teacher ratio of 23 to 1. There are a total of 1,268 free lunch students and 162 reduced lunch students.

Central Union High has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 43.5%, which is 14% higher than the California average.


Student/Teacher ratio23:1
Free lunch1268
Reduced lunch162


Advanced Placement
AP enrollment390
Taking some courses128
Taking some courses (not tests)267
Passing some courses51
Passing no courses69

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Central Union High, there are a total of 390 students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with 128 taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High School20%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School67%

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Central Union High race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 3.7% 4.7% 24.1% 51.1%
African American 1.6% 1.2% 6.2% 15.9%
Asian 0.7% 1.5% 11.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 93.2% 91.9% 54.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.5% 0.3% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.1% 0.1% 0.8% 0.4%
Multiracial 0.1% 0.2% 3.1% 3.1%

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El Centro demographics profile

StatisticEl CentroCaliforniaNational
Population density (sq mi)3,91623291
Median age32.936.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)52%52%55%
Speak English20%56%79%
Speak Spanish77%29%13%

Education level achieved in El Centro

IndexEl CentroCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade68.7%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school65.8%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college48.4%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree25.8%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors18.0%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters6.8%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.4%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.3%1.6%1.3%
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Source: The Central Union High data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.
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