Central High School (Connecticut)

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Central High School
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Central High School in the early 20th century
Location
Bridgeport, Connecticut
United States
Coordinates 41°11′20″N 73°12′21″W / 41.1889°N 73.2059°W / 41.1889; -73.2059Coordinates: 41°11′20″N 73°12′21″W / 41.1889°N 73.2059°W / 41.1889; -73.2059
Information
Type public school
Motto REAL[5]
(By industry we thrive)[6]
Established 1876[1]
Principal Eric Graf[2]
Number of students 2,217 (2003)[3] There are approximately 450 students enrolled in the magnet program as of 2015.
Campus urban
Color(s) Black and Red         
Team Name Hilltoppers[4]
Website

Central High School is a high school in Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Connecticut in the United States. It was founded in 1876 as Bridgeport High School.[1]

About 1905

In 2003 the school held 2,217 students and 152 teachers.[3] Ethnically the students were 46% African-American, 32% Hispanic, 17% white and 4% Asian, with 1% marked as unknown.[3]

The current school building was constructed in 1963–4,[1] and was dedicated on October 25, 1964.[3] The school is under renovation scheduled to be complete in 2017. It costs roughly 70 million dollars.

Notable alumni[edit]

Famous alumni and attendees include[7]

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.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "The History of Bridgeport Central High School". Central High School Official Site. Retrieved 2007-03-12. 
  2. ^ "Administrative Departments". Central High School Official Site. Archived from the original on 2007-09-30. Retrieved 2007-03-12. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Central High School - Bridgeport, Connecticut/CT". Public School Review. Public School Review LLC. 2003. Retrieved 2007-03-12. 
  4. ^ "Hilltopper Sports". Central High School Official Site. Archived from the original on 2007-02-03. Retrieved 2007-03-12. 
  5. ^ "Central's Seal". Central High School Official Site. Retrieved 2007-03-12. 
  6. ^ Dodd, Philip (February 9, 2008). "Guppy to Guillotin: The Namesakes of Words". Retrieved 2009-11-08. 
  7. ^ "Distinguished Alumni". Central High School Official Site. Retrieved 2007-03-12. 
  8. ^ "Al Capp". Central High School Official Site. Retrieved 2007-03-12. 

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