Central High is proud to have the absolute best student body in the city of Philadelphia.

End of the Year 23-24 Message

Dear Alumni, Faculty, and Friends,


As the school year has come to a close and we reflect on the accomplishments and challenges that Central has experienced, we are confident in the strides we make to continue to move Central High School forward and to new heights.

It should be no surprise to anyone that we have, and continue to have, the best administrative team and the best faculty, parent, and alumni communities.

Most importantly, Central High is proud to have the absolute best student body in the city of Philadelphia.

Not only does Central High School continue to excel in the area of athletics and extracurricular programs, but we also continue to thrive academically.

Let’s take a dive into our student body’s accomplishments:

Our athletic teams have shined in the Public League throughout the 23-24 school year.

We added 13 Public League Championship trophies to our awards cases. 

  • Girls Cross Country 
  • Boys Cross Country
  • Girls Tennis
  • Boys Tennis
  • Girls Soccer
  • Girls Volleyball
  • Girls Softball
  • Girls Badminton
  • Boys Lacrosse
  • Boys Swimming
  • Girls Swimming
  • Boys Baseball
  • Girls Track and Field


Central High School is proud to offer the most robust International Baccalaureate programming in Philadelphia. Lancers earned an average score of 5 out of 7 on their IB assessments. Over 90% of Central High School IB students earned an IB diploma, exceeding the international average of 80% achievement.

This year, we were proud to celebrate over 340 students received a score of 3 or better on their AP examinations. Over 240 students received a score of 4 or better, and over 200 students received the top score of 5/5 on their AP examinations. 

Earlier this year, we were proud to induct 95 students into the Barnwell Chapter of the National Honor Society.

The future of the 283rd class is very bright. The 552 members of 283 have accepted seats in the top universities across the country. A few examples include Howard, University of Pennsylvania, Cornell, USMA at West Point, Northeastern, Princeton, Drexel, and many more.

Three members of the 282nd class are Questbridge Scholarship Recipients: full tuition, room, and board throughout their undergraduate career.

This year, we also had three National Merit semi-finalists. Their selective score index was better than 95% of students nationwide who took the PSAT and NMSQT.

In the area of Science, we are proud to celebrate award winners in the PA Junior Science Fair, as well as Pennsylvania Science Olympiad medal winners. 

The RoboLancers, Central’s largest student club, won the FIRST World Championship in Houston, Texas. There was a billboard celebrating them visible from Vine Street Expressway and 76. This is a historic accomplishment and a first of many national accolades in the Robolancers future.

We are proud to celebrate over 30 All-City student musicians involved in Band, Choir, and Orchestra. Some of our esteemed student musicians are continuing their musical education, continuing on with the intention of becoming music educators.

Central clubs, Feeding Philly and YVC Central won the $20,000 Philly Service People’s Choice Award for their work on the “Revitalizing with Green” Project.

As we conclude this academic year, let us celebrate the achievements of our students and acknowledge the dedication of the Central High School Faculty.

Thank you to the alumni community who have contributed considerably during the 2023-2024 school year.

Here are a few highlights:

  • Dr. Barry Bloom (202) a member of the 202nd class, donated $50K to Central High School on Giving Tuesday. His generous contribution spearheads an initiative to support underclassman.
  • The 218th Class has established a speak series, bringing a variety of distinguished speakers to our student body.
  • The 225th Class continues to support and make meaningful contributions towards our Social Studies department.
  • The 231st class made numerous contributions, including accompanying President Davis and 45 young men on college visits.
  • The Capital Campaign Committee has played a vital role in identifying ways to make sustainable enhanced learning opportunities and optimal resources for Lancer students possible. 
  • The 1836 Society made annual gifts and provided mission-critical support resulting in positive and impactful experiences for our Lancers.
  • Our annual Career Day was a huge success. Over 100 members of our alumni community shared their career experiences with students both in-person and virtually.
  • The 2024 Annual Reception was a wonderful opportunity to celebrate students, faculty, alumni, and friends, including members from our Home and School Association.


All in all, the Associated Alumni of Central High School supports Central High School in a manner that helps to enhance our collective ability to uphold excellence at our dear High. 

This August, we look forward to welcoming members of the 287th graduating class.

Thank you for your presence, contributions, and support.

We are forever Central-Made!

Warm Regards,

Kate Davis, 264
CHS President

A Message from AACHS President Del, 235

AACHS President Robert Del Femine, 235
These are the types of gatherings that make you feel good about humanity.  Seeing and engaging with the FUTURE LEADERS that Central has, is, and will continue to produce!
We are ALL official life members of The Associated Alumni of Central High School of Philadelphia… the city we love.
Our association is comprised of a successful, prestigious, and diverse family of great humans across every walk of life around the world.
Collectively, we can help each other to network, support our school, and make a difference in our community.
Each graduating class has benefitted from the generosity of the alumni that graduated in the years before them.  The school has benefited from that spirit of giving as well! 
We ask that as you progress in your life and career… and are ABLE… that you please share your experience, expertise, time, and financial support… with the future generation of Central graduates and the school we love!
Our world is, at a minimum, “challenging”.  What the change-maker teachers and the incredible students exhibit every day are the talents, skills, and strengths that we aspire all humans to embody. 
We can make our world better, together… as an associated alumni of CENTRAL LANCERS!!
DEL, 235
AACHS President