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Central High School (Phoenix, Arizona)

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Established  1957
Faculty  Approx. 231
Mascot  Bobcats
Colors  Grey, Red
Principal  John Biera
Grades  9-12
Phone  +1 602-764-7500
Number of students  2,370
Central High School (Phoenix, Arizona)
Type  Public secondary school
Address  4525 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85012, USA

Central High School is a high school in the Phoenix Union High School District, Phoenix, Arizona, United States. The campus is located at 4525 North Central Avenue, just north of downtown. Central’s enrollment is 2,370 students. Over 60 percent of the population is Hispanic. Central also has the highest percentage of Anglo students in the district, as well as the highest percentage of Native Americans. Central also is noted for its substantial refugee population, one of the largest in the state. The school predominantly serves students from partner elementary districts Alhambra, Creighton, Madison, Osborn, and Phoenix Elementary. However, students from across the district come to Central for its Phoenix Union Magnet Program in International Studies. Alhambra's feeder districts are Alhambra, Creighton, Madison, Osborn, and Phoenix Elementary School Districts. The Arizona Department of Education has designated Central a "performing" school. Central has had 96 students recognized as National Merit Scholars in the past 15 years. The International Studies program includes foreign exchange programs



  • Trung Canidate -Former NFL running back
  • Bryan Colangelo - NBA executive
  • Lois Drinkwater - sprinter and the first Arizona female to run in the Olympics (1968 as a junior)
  • Gary Rajsich - Former MLB player (New York Mets, St. Louis Cardinals, San Francisco Giants)
  • Jay Schlueter, Former MLB player (Houston Astros)
  • Marilyn Ramenofsky Wingfield - Three-time U.S. swimming champion broke world record in 400-meter freestyle three times in 1964.
  • Win Young - Olympic Bronze Medalist in Diving, 1968
  • Patrick Montgomery - Minor League Football Hall Of Fame Member 2014
  • Entertainment and music

  • Deongello Vanorsby - Radio Personality for KNRJ in Phoenix
  • Mark Asher - local sports radio host
  • Mark Coggins - author
  • Dom Flemons - Carolina Chocolate Drops band member and 2011 Grammy Award winner for Best American Folk Album
  • Larry Gonick - Nationally and internationally recognized cartoonist and lecturer on communication
  • Chuey Martinez - Radio Personality & MTV Tr3's VJ [1]
  • Samantha Ponder - ESPN personality
  • Richard Page (class of 1971) - lead singer and bassist of the pop rock band Mr. Mister
  • Auggie 5000 - Radio Personality for KTFM in San Antonio, TX
  • Tio Gio - Radio Personality for KKFR in Phoenix
  • Politics

  • Suzanne Barr - former Chief of Staff, U.S. Immigration & Custom Enforcement (ICE)
  • Phil Gordon - 51st mayor of Phoenix
  • Alex Hinds - County Planner of Lakeport CA, San Luis Obispo and Marin County
  • Rosanna Gabaldón - member of the Arizona House of Representatives
  • Other

  • Ian Bruce (class of 1963) - professor and vice-president of the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)
  • David D. Burns, Internationally recognized lecturer, teacher and expert in depression
  • Cindy McCain - wife of Senator John McCain
  • Volker Sonntag, Vice-Chairman, Barrows Neurological Institute, Phoenix, AZ
  • References

    Central High School (Phoenix, Arizona) Wikipedia

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