Southwest Edgecombe High School

  • Southwest Edgecombe High School serves 847 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the NC average of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 57% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 50%.
  • Southwest Edgecombe High School operates within the Edgecombe County School District.
  • Edgecombe County School District's 78% graduation rate is higher than the NC state average of 76%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 847 students has declined by 7% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 50 teachers has declined by 7% over five years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students847 students
Southwest Edgecombe High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender %Southwest Edgecombe High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers50 teachers
Southwest Edgecombe High School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by GradeSouthwest Edgecombe High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(NC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio17:116:1
Southwest Edgecombe High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2015)
Hispanic
6%
16%
Southwest Edgecombe High School Black Students (1999-2015)
Black
49%
26%
Southwest Edgecombe High School Black Students (1988-2015)
White
43%
50%
Southwest Edgecombe High School White Students (1988-2015)
Two or more races
2%
4%
Southwest Edgecombe High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic GroupsSouthwest Edgecombe High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownNC All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.580.66
Southwest Edgecombe High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
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.
99%
52%
Southwest Edgecombe High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2015)
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.
n/a
5%
Southwest Edgecombe High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

  • Edgecombe County School District's student population of 5,236 students has decreased by 23% over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 78% has decreased from 93% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $9,609 in this district is less than the state average of $10,864. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $9,529 is less than the state average of $10,591. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District NameEdgecombe County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
12
1
Number of Students Managed5,236912
Edgecombe County School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
Graduation Rate78%76%
Edgecombe County School District Graduation Rate (2001-2015)
District Total Revenue$66 MM$18 MM
Edgecombe County School District District Total Revenue (1996-2015)
District Spending$65 MM$18 MM
Edgecombe County School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$9,609$10,864
Edgecombe County School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$9,529$10,591
Edgecombe County School District District Spending / Student (1995-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

2  12/28/2015
There is much effort put into this school to make it better. However I feel the school hasn't reached its full potentail and will take a long time for it to do so. This will require dramatic changes throughout the years to get it together. The student body is huge. There's two buildings to fit 800 students in. Also the buildings are really old. The rooms are spacious and so is the hallways. However, in a couple of years this school will be struggling. First the students don't even seem trustworthy. Some students have discipline, majority doesn't. this students struggle because their parents aren't teaching them how valuable education is. How's going to tell them that? It's the teachers' job to do that now, that is what's lacking. There is no bonding with the students and teachers. No connection is made and that is a mistake because that's were true learning comes from. Learning is connection with people with teach you and want to see you become successful in life. This school completely ignores that idea. Education is not stressed enough in this school. IT IS NOT. Barely any student here knows what education can do for them. In fact majority found their way out in the streets. There is no high level of expectations. The students just come in and have two options, either pay attention or fall asleep. Fall sleep? Really, what school let people fall asleep in class in front of the teacher. That shows the teacher what you have to say is not important and I don't care about my education. These are big issues the school has and I'm sorry. It will become a failing school the next couple of years. The teachers' job isn't well respected, the students are not held to high expectations to help them succeed. You are more likely to dropout of this school.
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