Central High School (Fort Worth, Texas)

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Central High School
9450 Ray White Road

Fort Worth

Coordinates32°54′36″N 97°16′13″W / 32.910062°N 97.270389°W / 32.910062; -97.270389Coordinates: 32°54′36″N 97°16′13″W / 32.910062°N 97.270389°W / 32.910062; -97.270389
TypePublic high school
School districtKeller ISD
PrincipalDavid Hinson
Enrollment2,578 (2016-17)[1]
Team nameChargers
NewspaperThe Zone
YearbookThe Bolt

Central High School is a public high school in north Fort Worth,[2] Texas, United States.


The school was created when citizens of Keller ISD approved a bond in the year 2000 that led to the construction of a new school. The school officially opened in August 2003. The school's name, mascot and colors were voted on by students who were to attend the school, and the new school earned the name Central High School, due to its central location between the two other KISD high schools. The mascot became the Chargers and is represented by a lightning bolt. The school is now over its capacity of 2,500 students(currently over 3200 students), with a freshman class of nearly 1,000 students. Central is also the home of the first JROTC unit for the Keller ISD school district, AFJROTC TX-20055 Thunderbolts, in honor of the A-10 Thunderbolt II, and in keeping with the lightning bolt theme of the school.


Central was re-classified to 5A (Texas' classification for the schools with the highest student enrollment) in the 2006-2007 school year. Central is now in the UIL's district 7-5A facing, among others, their fellow district opponents, Keller High School and Fossil Ridge High School.


Central High School has an AFJROTC program.


Newspaper: The Illuminater is a free monthly collaboration.

Yearbook: The Bolt is annually distributed at a cost.

Media: The Circuit is a weekly TV newscast.

Keller-Central High School Band[edit]

Formed in August 2003, the Central High School Charger Band began with 73 members. The following year the band moved to 4A Varsity competition. Central was reclassified from 4A to 5A in 2006 and the Band formed a new identity as the Central High School “Charger Brigade”. The Keller Central marching band placed 30th of 84 bands at the 2018 BOA San Antonio competition. The current directors as of the 2018–19 school year are Kevin McNulty, Kai Rudnick and Jonathan Woodrow.


  1. ^ "CENTRAL H S". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved January 25, 2019.
  2. ^ "North Central Texas Council of Governments".[permanent dead link]

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