• Hazelwood Central High School 

    15875 New Halls Ferry Road

    Florissant, MO 63031


    Colors - Black and Gold

    Mascot - Hawks

  • Hazelwood Central High School is located at 15875 New Halls Ferry Road in unincorporated St. Louis County, Missouri, adjacent to the current northeast boundary of Florissant.  The school is one of three high in the Hazelwood School District, the others being Hazelwood West High School and Hazelwood East High School.

    The first Hazelwood High school was completed in 1954, located at 1865 Dunn Road in unicorporated North St. Louis County; this area is also known locally as Spanish Lake.  The buidling is still in use as a school.  During the early 1960's, as farmland became subdivisions, more students enrolled in the district and a new high school was needed; the second Hazelwood High School was established in 1966 to deal with the rapid growth at that time.  The first year it held 2515 students who were 10th to 12th grades.  It was the only high school in the district and it quickly became overcrowded as the "baby boomer" reached high school age.  By the mid 1970's, the Central designator appeared in the school's name, followed by East and West, indicating from which portion of the district students lived.  The rapid growth of the district proved too much even for a building of Hazelwood's size, however, and in 1970, the school was forced to split the student body into two shifts, with one shift attending from 6:30 am to 12:30 pm, and one from 1:05 pm to 7:05 pm.  Later, overlapping shifts were used with a one-hour starting time change because they could ot get 100% if students in nor out of the building at one time.  In 1977, with the opening of two more high schools Hazelwood East and Hazelwood West, Hazelwood Central returned to a conventional day schedule.