Central High School (Phoenix, Arizona)

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Central High
4525 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85013
United States
Coordinates 33°30′09″N 112°04′23″W / 33.502553°N 112.072922°W / 33.502553; -112.072922Coordinates: 33°30′09″N 112°04′23″W / 33.502553°N 112.072922°W / 33.502553; -112.072922
Type Public secondary school
Established 1957
Principal John Biera
Faculty Approx. 231
Grades 9-12
Number of students 2,251 (2014-15)[1]
Color(s)          Red and Gray
Mascot Bobcat

Central High School is a high school in the Phoenix Union High School District, Phoenix, Arizona, United States. The campus is located at 4525 North Central Avenue, just north of downtown. It was established in 1957.


Central’s enrollment is 2,370 students. Over 60 percent of the population is Hispanic. Central also has the highest percentage of Caucasian students in the district, as well as the highest percentage of Native Americans.[2] Central also is noted for its substantial refugee population, one of the largest in the state.[citation needed]

The school predominantly serves students from partner elementary districts Alhambra, Creighton, Madison, Osborn, and Phoenix Elementary. However, students from across the district come to Central for its Phoenix Union Magnet Program in International Studies.[3]

The Arizona Department of Education has designated Central a "performing" school.[4] Central has had 96 students recognized as National Merit Scholars in the past 15 years.[5] The International Studies program includes foreign exchange programs[3]

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  1. ^ "Central High School". NCES. Retrieved November 8, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-05-05. Retrieved 2006-04-14.  Central High School
  3. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-08-07. Retrieved 2009-04-08. 
  4. ^ http://www10.ade.az.gov/ReportCard/SchoolSummary.aspx?id=5439&ReportLevel=1
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-09-28. Retrieved 2009-04-13. 

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