About

Central High School is

made up of a dedicated group of teachers, administrators and staff working diligently to help students excel academically, while becoming confident and self-reliant young adults. We are committed to open, honest and ongoing communication with our internal staff as well as our parents, students, community and other stakeholders.

Central High School is located in Independence, OR and is a part of the Central School District 13j serving the Monmouth/Independence communities. Our mission is to prepare students for the future by understanding and developing their potential to the highest possible academic and ethical standards.

We believe schools are for everyone, that students perform their best when they feel accepted and valued and that students can achieve when given appropriate support. Our diverse population of students is a reflection of our community. We seek enhanced learning through active partnerships with students, parents and community members.


CHS provides

a curriculum that evokes passion and promotes personal and social development, ensures basic skills that prepare students for their future with a competitive advantage, engages students and the community in an environment where all people feel they belong, establishes and nurtures partnerships within our community, and continuously strives to improve.The success and achievement of our students is our top priority. We will engage every child in programs that are valuable, successful and relevant. We will help all children to feel they are a part the school and have ownership in it.


Strategic goals

Student Growth & Achievement

Every student is engaged, supported, challenged, and prepared, as a whole child, with the skills and character to achieve and be successful in school, career, college and community.

Family Involvement

Central School District 13J fosters a relationship where every family is actively involved in their child’s education and feels welcome, supported, safe and valued.

Community Partnership

Partners engage in collaboration with Central School District 13J to cultivate student success for a safe, healthy, prosperous, and inclusive community

Staff Leadership & Continuous Improvement

Staff engage in student-centered decision making, problem-solving, professional development, focused on continuous improvement and growth, where shared purpose, teamwork, respect and trust drive decisions.