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Welcome to Central High School 

Our Mission Statement

The mission of Central High School is to create an environment in which students are asked to take risks
and stretch their minds in ways that will allow them to become college prepared and career ready.


Principal: Chris Testone
Assistant Principal: Kim Lewis
Assistant Principal: Kerri McCastland
Athletic and Activities Director: Steve Diversey
Dean of Students: Michelle Vaughn
Central High School Information:
(GPS Address)
44W625 Plato Road
Hampshire, IL 60140
(Mailing Address)
P.O. Box 68
Burlington, IL 60109
Save Time, Call Directly!
Attendance  224-990-7101
Attendance Secretary:  Ms. Lynette Smith
Registrar  847-464-6034
Registrar:  Mrs. Mary Schmitt
Athletic Department  847-464-6038
Athletic Director's Secretary:  Ms. Jan Maas
Main Line  847-464-6030
Fax Line  847-464-6039
Secretary to the Principal:  Ms. Kris Hixon-Leach
Administrative Assistant:  Ms. Cathy Kruse
February 16:  Jazz Concert @ 7:00 p.m. Auditorium
February 20:  President's Day - No School
February 21:  Late Start Day
                    Board Meeting @ 6:00 p.m. Library
February 22:  Chorus Concert @ 7:00 p.m. Auditorium
February 23:  Band Concert @ 7:00 p.m. Auditorium

March 1:  NCAA Evening for Athletes/Parents

  • 5:00-6:00 p.m. Current Junior CHS football athletes interested in playing college football can join Coach Melvin to learn about how the recruiting process works.
  • 6:00-7:30 p.m. All CHS athletes interested in playing at the college level can learn how to register for the NCAA, recruiting tips, question/answer time, etc. 
March 2:  SIP Day - Students Released at 11:10 a.m.
March 3:  Institute Day - No Student Attendance
March 7:  Late Start Day
March 14:  Late Start Day
March 16-18:  Spring Play "Twelfth Night" at 7:00 p.m. in the Auditorium
March 19:  Spring Play "Twelfth Night" at 2:00 p.m. in the Auditorium  
March 20:  Board Meeting @ 6:00 p.m. Library
March 22:  Junior College Night at 6:30 p.m. in the Auditorium
March 27-31:  Spring Break - No School


ORDER A YEARBOOK:  Josten's Website‚Äč
NAVIANCE LINK:  Naviance Link
SAT INFORMATION  Link to Helpful SAT Information and Getting Prepared 
ATHLETIC WEBSITE:  8to18 Athletic Website
DRIVER'S EDUCATION WEBSITE:  Driver's Education Link 
PHYSICAL EDUCATION WEBSITE:  Physical Education Information
LATE START DAYS:  Late Start Days 2016-17 
ROCKET REVIEW LIVE!  Rocket Review Live!




Please call by 9:00 a.m.and leave the following information on the attendance line for Ms. Smith...

  • Student's first and last name (please spell the last name)
  • Reason for the absence in detail
  • Does the students have a fever/cough/sore throat?

DRIVER'S EDUCATION WEBSITE:  Sign up for behind the wheel hours here... Behind The Wheel Sign-Up

This webpage has great information regarding...

  • Driver's Education
  • Physical Education 
  • Health 


Click here to visit The Rocket Review Website where you can view episodes of our student created webcasts, The Rocket Review Live!, pdfs of our current and past years editions of our print version of The Rocket Review, meet our Journalism staff, and use the link to view exclusive content on our online edition.


April 5th:  PSAT for Freshmen and Sophomores and SAT for Juniors

April 25th:  Make-up Day for PSAT/SAT

Please click on the following link for testing help/information:  SAT/PSAT Information



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