About the City of Central

Central is the thirteenth-largest city in the state of Louisiana, and the second largest city in East Baton Rouge Parish. Growing at an incredibly rapid rate, Central became the state’s newest city in April of 2005. Long considered to be a suburb of Baton Rouge, the citizens of Central voted to incorporate as a city in 2005, despite opposition from parish leaders. In November of 2006, Louisiana voters passed a constitutional amendment authorizing the creation of the Central Community School District, which authorized the City of Central to govern its own public school system.

Central’s Public Schools

Residents are zoned to the Central Community School District, which includes the following public schools:

Bellingrath Hills Elementary

Tanglewood Elementary

Central Intermediate

Central Middle School

Central High School

These schools were acquired from the East Baton Rouge Parish Public School System in 2007.

Central’s Private Schools

Private Schools within Central’s School District boundaries include:

Central Christian Academy

Central Private School

St. Alphonsus Catholic School

MTI School of Ministry

Galilee Baptist Academy