Central High School (Connecticut)
|Central High School|
Central High School in the early 20th century
(By industry we thrive)
|Number of students||2,217 (2003) There are approximately 450 students enrolled in the magnet program as of 2015.|
|Color(s)||Black and Red|
The current school building was constructed in 1963–4, and was dedicated on October 25, 1964. The school is under renovation scheduled to be complete in 2017. It costs roughly 70 million dollars.
Famous alumni and attendees include
- Al Capp, cartoonist (failed to graduate)
- Michael Jai White, actor
- Fred De Luca, Subway restaurant's founder
- John Mayer's father was principal of Central High School
- Greg McCarthy, former MLB player (Seattle Mariners)
- Deborah Walley, actress
- Kiddo Davis, former MLB player (Philadelphia Phillies, New York Giants, St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds)
- Trevardo Williams, professional NFL player (Houston Texans)
- Kirk Taylor, actor, Full Metal Jacket
- Kevin Nealon, comedian, Saturday Night Live
- Vinnie Vincent, guitarist, KISS, Vinnie Vincent Invasion
- Keith Carlos, winner, cycle 21 of America's Next Top Model
- Alphonso A'Qen-Aten Jackson actor, model, poet
For the academic school year 2009–2010, the principal of Central High School was Mr. Alejandro Ortiz. From 2010–2011, the principal was Anne Engelson, from 2011–2012, the principal was Dr. Aresta Johnson, from 2012–2013 the principal was Stephan Anderson and as of now, the principal is Eric Graf.
- "The History of Bridgeport Central High School". Central High School Official Site. Retrieved 2007-03-12.
- "Administrative Departments". Central High School Official Site. Archived from the original on 2007-09-30. Retrieved 2007-03-12.
- "Central High School - Bridgeport, Connecticut/CT". Public School Review. Public School Review LLC. 2003. Retrieved 2007-03-12.
- "Hilltopper Sports". Central High School Official Site. Archived from the original on 2007-02-03. Retrieved 2007-03-12.
- "Central's Seal". Central High School Official Site. Retrieved 2007-03-12.
- Dodd, Philip (February 9, 2008). "Guppy to Guillotin: The Namesakes of Words". Retrieved 2009-11-08.
- "Distinguished Alumni". Central High School Official Site. Retrieved 2007-03-12.
- "Al Capp". Central High School Official Site. Retrieved 2007-03-12.
- Central High School Web site
- Central High School "Strategic School Profile 2005-2006", Connecticut Department of Education[permanent dead link]
- Central High School Web page at Great Schools Web site
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