The previous High School, often called "The Castle on the Hill," was built at its present location in 1912. It is situated on the northwest corner of Lexington Parkway and Marshall Avenue in St. Paul, just south of interstate 94. The building, as it physically appears today, was added in the early 1980's. Approximately 2200 students from a diverse cross-section of society are represented in grades 9-12 at Central. The Library Media Center is up on the fourth floor in the center of the school.
The collection of materials consists of 28,000 books in print, a fabulous reference section, 85 computers to access information (MAC's and PC's) and a multitude of databases. All textbooks are now barcoded and checked out. Our two new computer labs are air conditioned. A copy machine is also available for use. Student art is proudly displayed during the year in the Media Center.