Central High School

KCPS-Neighborhood • 9-12
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Our Mission

Central Academy of Excellence is committed to a culture of continuous improvement in which everyone is working to improve teaching and learning throughout the organization. We are committed to studying research and best practices, in order to provide a strong instructional program.

Tuition: NO Tuition
Transportation provided
Before and After-Care Available

Points of Pride

JROTC - We have a dynamic JROTC team. JROTC is a first class citizenship program that is dedicated to develop responsible students who upon graduation from high school are better prepared to be successful I college and careers.
A program - Graduates who qualify may be eligible to receive financial assistance with tuition and fees to any public community college, vocational, or technical school in the state of Missouri, contingent upon continued funding by the Missouri Legislature.
20/20 Leadership Program - High School Seniors participate in an 18-month program to develop five crucial personal, professional and leadership traits in the focus areas of Education, Personal Development, Career Readiness and Community.

Central High School

3221 Indiana Ave
Kansas City, MO 64128
816-418-2000
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Website: http://www.kcpublicschools.org/central
Student Recruiter: Tonoa Foster
tfoster@kcpublicschools.org
Apply to Central Acad of Excellence
Apply: http://www.enrollkc.org
Central High School

School Details

Year Established: 1884
Total Enrollment: 500
School Type: KCPS-Neighborhood
School Hours: 7:20 am - 2:20 pm

Tuition

Tuition: NO Tuition

Demographics

Feeder Schools

23%
Receive Special Ed Services
3%
English Language Learners

Specialized Programs

  • Early College

Arts Programs

  • Band
  • Choir
  • Instrumental Music

Sports Programs

  • Basketball (Boys)
  • Basketball (Girls)
  • Cheerleading (Girls)
  • Cross Country (Boys)
  • Cross Country (Girls)
  • Football
  • Swimming (Boys)
  • Swimming (Girls)
  • Track and Field (Boys)
  • Track and Field (Girls)
  • Volleyball (Girls)
  • Wrestling (Boys)

Clubs & Activities

  • Debate
  • JROTC
  • National Honor Society
  • Robotics
  • Science Olympiad

Social Services

  • School Breakfast
  • School Counselor
  • School Lunch
  • School Nurse

Family Engagement

  • Parent Communication App
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences

Application Details

Although many schools have application deadlines, most continue to accept applications for available seats on an ongoing basis.

Enrollment Open: Ongoing. More information is available here.
Residence: Students must live within the KCPS boundaries.

How to Apply

Enroll online on the KCPS website

You can still apply after the deadline, seats will be offered at a later date.

Submit applications online or in person at the Board of Education building, 2901 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO 64109. Applications CANNOT be submitted at schools.

Apply to Central Acad of Excellence
Apply: http://www.enrollkc.org

Enrollment Requirements

  • Completed application
  • Birth Certificate
  • Current Immunization Record or Religious Exemption Statement
  • Most recent report card/transcript (not required for kindergarten applicants)

Public schools also require:

  • Proof of Address (also called “Proof of Residency”)
  • Parent or guardian photo ID

Standardized Test Results

English

* Indicates data has been suppressed due to a small student sample.

Math

* Indicates data has been suppressed due to a small student sample.

Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) tests are scored (or graded) according to four achievement levels: Below Basic, Basic, Proficient, and Advanced. The number shown here is the percentage of students who scored Proficient or Advanced. When comparing scores between years, please remember that the test Missouri gives has changed several times.

Please note that private schools are not required to participate in these exams.

In 2019, the average English score in Missouri was 48.7%; the average Math score was 41.9%, source

Attendance Rate 90/90

33%

Schools strive to have at least 90% of their students achieve a 90% attendance rate because kids learn best when they’re in school.

In 2019, 87.3% of Missouri students were in attendance at least 90% of the time, source.

Student Outcomes