Student Placement Center
Mon, Tues, Wed,Fri   7:30am - 4:30pm
Thurs 12:00pm - 4:30pm

2102 University Avenue West, Saint Paul 55114

Central High School

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
  • Our school is an International Baccalaureate (IB) school and offers the Diploma Programme and the Middle Years Programme.

  • These programs, along with Quest and Advanced Placement classes, help students to develop critical thinking skills.

  • Students can receive college credit while still in high school through College in the Schools and PSEO (Post-Secondary Education Opportunities).

  • 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.

  • We value 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.

We offer:

  • World Languages: French, German, Latin, Russian, Spanish, Chinese

  • AVID

  • Advanced Placement

  • PSEO

  • University of Minnesota courses

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 %
275 Lexington Pkwy N.
Saint Paul, 55105