Central High School (CHS) is a suburban, comprehensive high school and career/technical center located in Phenix City, Alabama.
Phenix City has two counties within its limits, Lee and Russell. Central High School is the only high school servicing students in grades 10-12 within Phenix City Schools. Over ten percent of the student body consists of military dependents due to the proximity of Fort Benning, GA. This provides unique challenges in transient students who come from a variety of previous educational experiences from around the world. Those students also provide unique experiences to the rest of the student body due to their vast travels.
Current enrollment at CHS is approximately 1,290 students in grades 10 through 12. Central High School has a faculty of seventy-five full-time teachers with an average of nine years of experience. Ninety-nine percent of the teaching staff meet or exceed the state and federal definitions of highly qualified. About fifty percent of faculty members hold advanced degrees.
Because we believe that student engagement is enhanced by greater access to technology, Central High School has adopted a 1:1 initiative. Chromebooks are available for each student enrolled at CHS, upon a parent signing an Acceptable Use Policy and paying a $25.00 yearly usage fee.
CHS also offers a wide variety of extracurricular activities, with over 30 clubs and organizations as well as over 10 athletic programs.