Central High School

275 Lexington Pkwy N.
Saint Paul, 55105
Address: 275 Lexington Pkwy N.
Saint Paul, 55105
Grades: 9-12
Principal: Cherise Ayers
Enrollment: 1866
Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Phone: (651) 744-4900
Fax: (651) 632-6033
Email: cherise.ayers@spps.org
Website: spps.org/central
  • Our school offers rigorous and engaging learning opportunities where everyone can thrive. We are an International Baccalaureate (IB) school with the Middle Years Programme (MYP) for all 9th and 10th graders and the option of the Diploma Programme (DP) for 11th and 12th graders. Our course offerings also include Quest and robust Advanced Placement (AP) offerings.
  • Student can receive college credit while still in high school through College in the Schools and PSEO (Post-Secondary Education Opportunities).
  • Center offers six languages with continuing programs for French and German Immersion.
  • College readiness opportunities include Upward Bound, College Possible and AVID.
  • Career preparation opportunities include computer science, and industrial arts, the construction trades pathway, auto mechanics, broadcast journalism and audio production.
  • Our performing arts offerings include orchestra, band, choir and theater.
  • Students can explore their interests after school in robotics, debate and speech teams, a thriving drama board, and clubs for language and culture, anime, art, politics, biking and more.
  • Students use Metro Transit instead of school buses to get to and from school.

We offer:

  • Advanced Placement
  • PSEO
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • AVID
  • World Languages: French, German, Latin, Russian, Spanish, Chinese
  • Career Pathways: Business Medical, Engineering, Education & Community Justice
Community School for Area F1
Programs offered:
  • French Immersion Articulation from Ramsey Middle French Immersion
  • International Baccalaureate (Areas C-west, E, F1)

Quick Facts

Students who identify themselves as:
  African American
29 %
  American Indian
1 %
17 %
41 %
8 %
  Pacific Islander
0 %
  Two or more
5 %
Students in English Language Learning
10 %
Students in Special Education
10 %
Students eligible for Free and Reduced Lunch
44 %