Southwest Dekalb High School

  • Southwest Dekalb High School serves 1,189 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 19% (which is lower than the Georgia state average of 42%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 42% (which is equal to the Georgia state average of 42%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Southwest Dekalb High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Georgia for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Georgia state level of 15:1.

School Overview

  • Southwest Dekalb High School's student population of 1,189 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 76 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,189 students
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Total Classroom Teachers76 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Southwest Dekalb High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,188 schools in Georgia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Southwest Dekalb High School is 0.05, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (GA)
Overall School Rank#1387 out of 2188 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
19%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
n/a
4%
Hispanic
2%
15%
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Black
98%
37%
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White
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40%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
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4%
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Diversity Score0.050.69
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Graduation Rate
86%
83%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
58%
56%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDekalb County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, GA Dept. of Education

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  1.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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How is it possible that the school graduates 86%, but has a 19% proficiency in Math and 42% proficiency in comparison to other schools in Ga? It seems to that the teachers are closing their eyes to the reality and pushing students out the door with minimal education!
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Swd high school could be an excellent school but they change principals and faculty frequently. The. School need more stability and reward the staff that prove themselves to be interesting in teaching and caring about the children.
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