Central High School (St. Joseph, Missouri)

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Central High School
Address
2602 Edmond Street
Saint Joseph, Missouri, Missouri, 64501
United States
Coordinates 39°45′54″N 94°49′44″W / 39.76505°N 94.82896°W / 39.76505; -94.82896Coordinates: 39°45′54″N 94°49′44″W / 39.76505°N 94.82896°W / 39.76505; -94.82896
Information
Founded 1895
School district Saint Joseph School District
Principal Deborah Stephens
Enrollment 1,651 (2014-2015)
Color(s)          Blue and white
Nickname Indians
Yearbook Wakitan
Website

Central High School is a public secondary school in St. Joseph, Missouri.The school is part of the Saint Joseph School District.[1]

History[edit]

The school was first established on May 8, 1895, when St. Joseph High School was built at 13th & Olive Street. The building opened on May 6, 1896. In 1932, a new Central High School was established at 26th & Edmond Street. With a rapidly growing student population, the school expanded in 1961 with a 24-room addition, now called the Sophomore Annex (or Sophomore hallway). In 1968, the 25-room addition now known as the Freshman Annex (or Freshman Building). A bond-renovation project was completed in 2002 that included relocation and centralization of the administrative and counseling offices, as well as the addition of a new media center and library, a gym renovation, and science lab upgrades.

Student body[edit]

The following is as of the 2014-15 school year.[2]

Information[edit]

  • Total Students: 1,651
  • Full Time Teachers: 89 (estimate)
  • Faculty : 174
  • Student/Teacher Ratio: 18:1

Demographics[edit]

  • Native American: 3%
  • Asian: 5%
  • Hispanic: 9%
  • Black: 39%
  • White/Other: 44%

Grade level[edit]

  • 9th Grade—446
  • 10th Grade—470
  • 11th Grade—406
  • 12th Grade—329

Athletics[edit]

Central High School offers a wide variety of sporting activities including:

  • Football
  • Cross Country (Girls & Boys)
  • Basketball (Girls & Boys)
  • Swimming (Girls & Boys)
  • Cheerleading
  • Wrestling
  • Softball
  • Golf (Girls & Boys)
  • Soccer (Girls & Boys)
  • Volleyball
  • Tennis (Girls & Boys)
  • Baseball
  • Track (Girls & Boys)

Activites[edit]

  • Dance Team
  • Speech and Debate

Yearbook[edit]

The Central High School yearbook is known as the Wakitan and is currently in its 122nd volume.

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Central High School". education.com. Retrieved September 29, 2012. 
  2. ^ "School Profile"
  3. ^ "Dwayne Blakley". databaseFootbal.com. Retrieved September 29, 2012. 

External links[edit]