High schools: What parents should know
April 29, 2014
FORT BENNING, Ga., (April 30, 2014) -- Parents of high schoolers at Fort Benning have many options in the Chattahoochee Valley when it comes to enrolling their children in school. To help make the process easier, the Bayonet and Saber will feature information about each of the public high schools in the area over the next 12 weeks. One high school will be presented each week.
Central High School
2400 Dobbs Drive, Phenix City, Ala.
• Has approximately 1,350 students in grades 7-10.
• Mascot is the red devil.
• The school has 74 teachers with an
average of 12.5 years of experience. Ninth-graders attend the Central High Freshman Academy.
• Mission statement: To improve student achievement through high standards, rigorous and diversified instruction, and the overall development of a well-rounded student. As a result, there will be an increase in graduation rate, a decrease in the dropout rate and more students prepared for the workforce and post-secondary educational opportunities.
•In 2004, Phenix City Public Schools served approximately 350 military children. In 2013, they served approximately 1,300 military children.
•Special programs offered at CHS include: Dual enrollment with Chattahoochee Valley Community College, career/technical education, Fast Track, gifted education, Naval Jr. ROTC
•Athletics include: Baseball, basketball, cheerleading, dance team, cross country, golf, football, soccer, wrestling, softball, tennis, track and field and volleyball.
•Graduation rates have increased 11 percent since the 2010-2011 school year. Accountability goals based on the Alabama High School Graduation Exam for 2010-2011 were met, as well as in 2011-2012, but were not met in 2012-2013.
•All students must complete 55 hours of community service to graduate.