Southwest High School

Southwest High School serves 716 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the NC average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 40% 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 716 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 46 teachers has declined by 6% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 716 students
Gender % 46% Male / 54%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 46 teachers
Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.57 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 14:1
Hispanic
10%
14%
Black
25%
27%
White
60%
52%
Two or more races
5%
3%
All Ethnic Groups
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.
0.57 0.45
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%
47%
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.
9%
7%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 25,437 students has grown by 5% 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
1
Number of Students Managed 25,437 1,330
Graduation Rate 82% 74%
District Total Revenue $214 MM $19 MM
District Spending $231 MM $18 MM
District Revenue / Student $8,921 $11,105
District Spending / Student $9,599 $10,880
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (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
  • JacksonvilleBlue Creek Elementary School
    1260 Burgaw Hwy
    JacksonvilleNC 28540
    (910)347-1717
    0.4 mi | 466 students | Gr. KG-5                      
  • JacksonvilleSouthwest Middle School
    3000 Furia Dr
    JacksonvilleNC 28540
    (910)455-1105
    2.1 mi | 504 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • JacksonvilleSouthwest Elementary School
    2601 Burgaw Hwy
    JacksonvilleNC 28540
    (910)347-0900
    2.6 mi | 885 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • JacksonvilleMeadow View Elementary School
    1026 Fire Tower Rd
    JacksonvilleNC 28540
    (910)478-3522
    3.4 mi | 778 students | Gr. KG-5                      
  • JacksonvilleDelalio Elementary School
    1500 Curtis Rd
    JacksonvilleNC 28540
    (910)907-1405
    3.9 mi | n/a students | Gr. PK-5                      

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