Southwest Academy

  • Southwest Academy serves 888 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 11% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 30% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Southwest Academy placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Maryland for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Maryland state average of 63%.

School Overview

  • Southwest Academy's student population of 888 students has grown by 10% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 54 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students888 students
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Total Classroom Teachers54 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Southwest Academy is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,359 schools in Maryland (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Southwest Academy is 0.45, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MD)
Overall Testing Rank#1060 out of 1359 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient) (16-17)
11%
41%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient) (16-17)
30%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:1n/a
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
11%
7%
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Hispanic
10%
17%
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Black
73%
34%
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White
4%
37%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Southwest Academy. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MD.
Diversity Score0.450.72
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Eligible for Free Lunch
53%
41%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Southwest Academy and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Maryland by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
14%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBaltimore County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

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Best school ever!!! I have enjoyed all the awesome school programs here and the students are mostly black while I am Spanish so yeah. I really enjoyed reading this review of Southwest academy.
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