Southwest High School

Southwest High School serves 1,430 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the TX average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 79% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 69%.
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 1430 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 103 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,430 students
Southwest High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 103 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 14:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.69 is more than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (TX) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 14:1
Southwest High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
3%
Southwest High School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
34%
50%
Southwest High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
39%
13%
Southwest High School Black (1988-2012)
White
21%
31%
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.
0.69 0.64
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.
41%
44%
Southwest High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2012)
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.
5%
7%
Southwest High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 83,674 students has grown by 5% 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
144
3
Number of Students Managed 83,674 799
Fort Worth Independent   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2011)
Graduation Rate 62% 80%
Fort Worth Independent   School District Graduation Rate (2000-2009)
District Total Revenue $770 MM $9 MM
District Spending $833 MM $9 MM
Fort Worth Independent   School District Spending (1990-2009)
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: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Harmony Science Academy (fort Worth) (1.1 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Wedgwood Middle School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Woodway Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Fort Worth Woodway Elementary School
    6701 Woodway Dr
    Fort Worth , TX , 76133
    (817)370-5890
    0.5  mi  |  655  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Fort Worth Wedgwood Middle School
    3909 Wilkie Way
    Fort Worth , TX , 76133
    (817)814-8200
    0.6  mi  |  862  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Fort Worth J T Stevens Elementary School
    6161 Wrigley Way
    Fort Worth , TX , 76133
    (817)814-8500
    0.8  mi  |  347  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Fort Worth Bruce Shulkey Elementary School
    5533 Whitman Ave
    Fort Worth , TX , 76133
    (817)814-8400
    1  mi  |  412  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Fort Worth Harmony Science Academy (fort Worth)
    Charter School
    5651 West Creek Dr
    Fort Worth , TX , 76133
    (817)263-0700
    Charter School
    1.1  mi  |  589  students  |  Gr.  KG-12

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Fort Worth, TX public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.66, which is higher than the Texas average of 0.39. The most diverse school in Fort Worth is Dallas Park Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Texas or national school diversity statistics.