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Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday:8am - 4:30pm
Wednesdays 12:00pm - 4:30pm
Closed July 4th

Central High School

Address: 275 Lexington Pkwy N.
Saint Paul, 55105
Grades: 9-12
Principal: Mary Mackbee
Enrollment: 1760
Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Phone: (651) 744-4900
Fax: (651) 293-5433
Email: mary.mackbee@spps.org
Website: spps.org/central
Central Senior High has a 150-year-long tradition of excellence. Families prize the high value we place on academics and other learning activities such as orchestra, band, choir and our winning robotics team. Students can explore their interests with debate and speech teams, a thriving drama board and clubs for language and culture, anime, art, politics, biking and more. Central is an International Baccalaureate (IB) school and has offered the Diploma Programme since 1987 and the Middle Years Programme since 2010. These programs, along with Quest and Advanced Placement classes, engage students to develop critical thinking skills. Students can also receive college credit while still in high school through College in the Schools and Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO). Central offers six languages with continuing programs for French and German immersion. College readiness opportunities include Upward Bound, College Possible, AVID, and the African American Male Initiative. Career preparation opportunities include computer science and industrial arts, the construction trades pathway, auto mechanics, broadcast journalism, and audio production. 
 
Community School for Area F1
 
Programs offered:
  • French Immersion Articulation from Ramsey Middle French Immersion
  • International Baccalaureate (Areas C-west, E, F1)

Quick Facts

Enrollment
1760
Students who identify themselves as:
  American Indian
1%
  Asian American
22%
  African American
35%
  Hispanic American
5%
  Caucasian American
38%
Students in English Language Learning
15%
Students in Special Education
10%
Students eligible for Free and Reduced Lunch
51%
275 Lexington Pkwy N.
Saint Paul, 55105