PROFICIENCY 11% 61% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
13%Helena-West Helena

Central High School is a school servicing grades 7 to 12 and is located in the district of "HELENA/ W.HELENA SCHOOL DIST." in Helena-West Helena, AR. There are a total of 737 students and 64 teachers at Central High School, for a student to teacher ratio of 12 to 1. There are a total of 688 free lunch students and 17 reduced lunch students.

Central High School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 11.0%, which is 61% lower than the Arkansas average.


Student/Teacher ratio12:1
Free lunch688
Reduced lunch17


Advanced Placement
AP enrollment113
Taking some courses113
Taking some courses (not tests)0
Passing some courses<=2
Passing no courses110

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 High School, there are a total of 113 students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with 113 taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

7<= 5%
8<= 5%
High School<= 5%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School15-19%

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 High School race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 2.9% 2.9% 64.2% 51.1%
African American 96.0% 96.0% 19.7% 15.9%
Asian 0.5% 0.5% 1.5% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 0.0% 0.0% 11.3% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.0% 0.0% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.6% 0.4%
Multiracial 0.5% 0.5% 1.9% 3.1%

Other schools nearby

Eliza Miller Elementary School10%2.1Helena-West Helena, AR
Eliza Miller Primary School12%2.1Helena-West Helena, AR
Kipp Delta Collegiate High School14%2.7Helena-West Helena, AR
Kipp Delta College Preparatory School20%2.7Helena-West Helena, AR
Kipp Delta Elementary Literacy Academy15%2.7Helena-West Helena, AR

Helena-West Helena demographics profile

StatisticHelena-West HelenaArkansasNational
Population density (sq mi)8675591
Median age31.737.737.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)42%58%55%
Speak English98%93%79%
Speak Spanish1%5%13%

Education level achieved in Helena-West Helena

IndexHelena-West HelenaArkansasNational
Completed 8th grade72.1%80.7%84.3%
Completed high school70.6%79.0%83.0%
Completed some college44.9%50.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree22.0%27.9%38.5%
Completed bachelors12.6%21.5%30.3%
Completed masters5.3%7.6%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.1%2.2%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.9%0.9%1.3%
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Source: The Central High School 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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