Southwest Elementary School

1111 W Dobbins Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85041
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Bottom 50%
Serving 518 students in grades Prekindergarten-8, Southwest Elementary School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 9% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 32%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 16% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 39%).
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the Arizona state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Arizona state average of 65% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 518 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 8:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 95%
  • : Bottom 50% in AZ
  • : 9% (Btm 50%)
  • : 16% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Southwest Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Arizona for:

School Overview

Southwest Elementary School's student population of 518 students has declined by 10% over five school years.
The teacher population of 61 teachers has grown by 144% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students
518 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
61 teachers
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School Rankings

Southwest Elementary School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 1,854 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Southwest Elementary School is 0.27, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (AZ)
#1623 out of 1854 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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9%
32%
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16%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
17:1
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American Indian
2%
5%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
85%
47%
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Black
5%
6%
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White
5%
35%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.27
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Eligible for Free Lunch
78%
29%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
2%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Southwest Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Arizona by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Southwest Elementary School's ranking?
Southwest Elementary School is ranked #1623 out of 1,854 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Arizona.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
9% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 32% AZ state average), while 16% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 39% AZ state average).
How many students attend Southwest Elementary School?
518 students attend Southwest Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
85% of Southwest Elementary School students are Hispanic, 5% of students are Black, 5% of students are White, 2% of students are American Indian, 2% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Southwest Elementary School?
Southwest Elementary School has a student ration of 8:1, which is lower than the Arizona state average of 17:1.
What grades does Southwest Elementary School offer ?
Southwest Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-8
What school district is Southwest Elementary School part of?
Southwest Elementary School is part of Roosevelt Elementary District (4279) School District.

School Calendar

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Event
Date
Last Day of School - Early Dismissal
May 24, 2024 (Friday)
Early Dismissal 12:30 PM - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
May 24, 2024 (Friday)
First Day of School
August 05, 2024 (Monday)
Fall Break
October 07, 2024 (Monday)
Spring Break
March 10, 2025 (Monday)

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 518 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 8:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 95%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 9% (Btm 50%)
  • : 16% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

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