Southwest High School

Southwest High School serves 740 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the NC average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 38% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 48%.
Southwest High School operates within the Onslow County s School District.
The school district's 82% graduation rate is higher than the NC state average of 74%.

Overview

The student population of 740 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 41 teachers has declined by 16% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 740 students
Southwest High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 46% Male / 54%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 41 teachers
Southwest High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Southwest High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.56 is less than the state average of 0.89. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1 15:1
Southwest High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
2%
Southwest High School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
7%
13%
Southwest High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
22%
27%
Southwest High School Black (1988-2012)
White
62%
52%
Southwest High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Southwest High School Sch Ethnicity Southwest High School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.56 0.89
Southwest High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
31%
45%
Southwest High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
8%
8%
Southwest High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 25,203 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 82% has decreased from 96% over five years.
School District Name Onslow County s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
35
4
Number of Students Managed 25,203 1,206
Onslow County s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 82% 74%
Onslow County s School District Graduation Rate (2001-2009)
District Total Revenue $214 MM n/a
Onslow County s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $231 MM n/a
Onslow County s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $8,921 $0
Onslow County s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,599 $0
Onslow County s School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Jacksonville High School (5.8 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Southwest Middle School (2.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Blue Creek Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Jacksonville Blue Creek Elementary School
    1260 Burgaw Hwy
    Jacksonville , NC , 28540
    (910)347-1717
    0.4  mi  |  443  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Jacksonville Southwest Middle School
    3000 Furia Dr
    Jacksonville , NC , 28540
    (910)455-1105
    2.1  mi  |  508  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Jacksonville Southwest Elementary School
    2601 Burgaw Hwy
    Jacksonville , NC , 28540
    (910)347-0900
    2.6  mi  |  936  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Jacksonville Meadow View Elementary School
    1026 Fire Tower Rd
    Jacksonville , NC , 28540
    (910)455-2211
    3.4  mi  |  793  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Jacksonville Delalio Elementary School
    1500 Curtis Rd
    Jacksonville , NC , 28540
    (910)450-0601
    3.9  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  PK-5

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