Southwest High School

Southwest High School serves 1,316 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the TX average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 80% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 70%.
Southwest High School operates within the Fort Worth Independent School District.
The school district's 62% graduation rate is lower than the TX state average of 80%.

Overview

The student population of 1316 students has declined by 11% over five years.
The teacher population of 89 teachers has declined by 17% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,316 students
Southwest High School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 89 teachers
Southwest High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade Southwest High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.67 is more than the state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (TX) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 14:1
Southwest High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
Asian
2%
4%
Southwest High School Asian (1988-2013)
Hispanic
36%
51%
Southwest High School Hispanic (1988-2013)
Black
41%
13%
Southwest High School Black (1988-2013)
White
20%
30%
Southwest High School White (1988-2013)
Two or more races
1%
2%
Southwest High School Two or more races (2011-2013)
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.
0.67 0.41
Southwest High School Diversity Score (1988-2013)
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.
50%
53%
Southwest High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2013)
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.
7%
7%
Southwest High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 84,283 students has grown by 6% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 62% has decreased from 96% over five years.
School District Name Fort Worth Independent School District
Number of Schools
Managed
146
3
Number of Students Managed 84,283 822
Fort Worth Independent   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2013)
Graduation Rate 62% 80%
Fort Worth Independent   School District Graduation Rate (2000-2009)
District Total Revenue $770 MM $9 MM
Fort Worth Independent   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $833 MM $9 MM
District Revenue / Student $9,710 $11,947
Fort Worth Independent   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $10,504 $12,666
Fort Worth Independent   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is South Hills High School (1.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Wedgwood Middle School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Woodway Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Fort WorthWoodway Elementary School
    6701 Woodway Dr
    Fort WorthTX 76133
    (817)370-5890
    0.4 mi | 590 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • Fort WorthWedgwood Middle School
    3909 Wilkie Way
    Fort WorthTX 76133
    (817)814-8200
    0.6 mi | 859 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • Fort WorthJ T Stevens Elementary School
    6161 Wrigley Way
    Fort WorthTX 76133
    (817)814-8500
    0.8 mi | 330 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • Fort WorthBruce Shulkey Elementary School
    5533 Whitman Ave
    Fort WorthTX 76133
    (817)814-8400
    1 mi | 482 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • Fort WorthHarmony Science Academy (fort Worth)
    Charter School
    5651 West Creek Dr
    Fort WorthTX 76133
    (817)263-0700
    Charter School

    1.1 mi | 636 students | Gr. KG-5                      

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