About our School

Champaign Central High School, a comprehensive high school, intends to serve the community as it exists and to respond to changes in the community and the world.

The faculty and staff at Central High School are committed to the following:

  • To educating all of our students while recognizing the individual differences that exist among them
  • To provide a productive and safe learning environment in which all students can reach their full potential in both the classroom and extra-curricular activities.
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Vision Statement

Our vision is for Central High School to be characterized by a persistent culture of thinking and learning. Here, all activities of the school are student centered. We work to be adept at meeting students where they are in order to provide them access to an appropriate level of curricular and extracurricular opportunities. From that point, our intent is for Central High School to engage students in rigorous, relevant, and responsive instruction, personal guidance, and reflective encouragement to help them grow. As graduates, all students should be able to have the choice of entering a post-high school education program, the military, or the workforce with the prerequisite knowledge, skills and habits of mind to bypass remediation and to excel among peers.

Our Mission

Central High School is characterized by a persistent culture of thinking and learning where all activities of the school are student centered. We are adept at meeting students where they are in order to provide them access to an appropriate level of curricular and extracurricular opportunities. From that point, Central High School is engaging students in rigorous, relevant, and responsive instruction, personal guidance, and reflective encouragement to help them grow. As graduates, all students are able to have the choice of entering a post-high school education program, or the military with the prerequisite knowledge, skills and habits of mind to bypass remediation and to excel among peers. Central High School is proud to be a flagship school of the District, the Region and the State.

Bell Schedule

8:05 a.m. to 3:20 p.m.

Late Start: 8:50 a.m. to 3:20 p.m.

All Wednesdays are Late Start.

Full Bell Schedule

Our Graduates

Our senior classes continue to amaze us with their efforts.

  • More than $8.5 million in scholarships were awarded to the Class of 2016.
  • More than 300 students have scored 30 or higher on the ACT® over the past four years.
  • Students accepted at top univiersities, community colleges, trade programs, and the armed forces. 

Our History

Central High School was established in 1867 and is the District's original comprehensive high school, located in the heart of downtown Champaign. The Central Maroons have a longstanding tradition of both academic and athletic excellence, with a vibrant student population and an alumni network deeply rooted in the community.

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