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Central High School

Cultivating Enthusiastic Naturally Talented Responsible Altruistic Leaders


About Our School

At Central High School, teachers and staff educate the whole child by focusing on preparing all students for college and career success. They support all students’ needs by designing and carrying out programs that offer all students a rich educational experience and opportunities for students to explore academy careers and interests through external partnerships.

Unique Fact

Our premiere academies include the Dental Academy and Environmental Studies Academy. Students accepted in the Dental Academy are engaged by 2 dental hygienists in a state-of-the-art dental lab. Students accepted in the Environmental Studies Academy are engaged in internships that give students hands-on experiences needed to prepare them for environmental careers. Students enrolled in AP and Dual Enrollment courses can earn college credit used towards a Bachelor’s Degree.

School Information

  • Principal

    Terri Mitchell

  • Address

    246 18th Avenue
    Newark, NJ 07108

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  • School Hours

    8:10 am - 2:40 pm

  • Uniform Colors

    Top: Light Blue, White
    Bottom: Khaki

  • Before School Options

    None offered at this school

  • After School Options

    None offered at this school

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More Information

Seats Available
Seats Available in Entry Grade last Year Grade 9: 237 NA
Percentage of Applicants Who Listed This School
1st and Were Matched to this School Last Year
School Attendance
Average Daily Attendance Last School Year Percentage of Students Chronically Absent Last School Year
90% 35%
School Data
Average Section Size Student to Teacher Ratio Teachers with 5 or more years of experience Retention of Effective and Highly Effective Teachers Percentage of Teachers with Advanced Degrees
22 10 to 1 70% 95% 48%
Gradution Rates
Graduation Rates 2020-2021 Graduation Rates 2021-2022 Graduation Rates 2022-2023
76% 83% 87%
Number of Devices 1:1

For more information on school performance, please see the NJDOE’s website: www.nj.gov/education/data