Southwest Elementary School

434 Central Avenue
Lexington, NC 27292
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Southwest Elementary School serves 434 students in grades 1-5.
Southwest Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in North Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 44% (which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 48%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 37% (which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the North Carolina state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 73% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 52% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Placements

Southwest Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in North Carolina for:

School Overview

Southwest Elementary School's student population of 434 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 25 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 1-5
Total Students434 students
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Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
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School Comparison

Southwest Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,561 schools in North Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Southwest Elementary School is 0.75, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NC)
Overall Testing Rank
#1441 out of 2561 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
48%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
37%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:116:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
3%
4%
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Hispanic
31%
18%
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Black
27%
25%
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White
27%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
12%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.750.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
99%
52%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (14-15)
5%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameLexington City Schools School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school and middle school to Southwest Elementary School is South Lexington Development Center (1.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Charles England Elementary School (1.7 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Lexington Charles England Elementary School Math: 37% | Reading: 29%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 1-5 | 429 students
    1.7 miles
    111 Cornelia Dr
    Lexington, NC 27292
    (336) 242-1552
    1.7 1-5 429
  • Lexington Pickett Elementary School Math: 45% | Reading: 37%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 1-5 | 399 students
    1.7 miles
    200 Biesecker Road
    Lexington, NC 27292
    (336) 242-1546
    1.7 1-5 399
  • Lexington South Lexington Development Center Special Education School
    Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-12 | 39 students
    1.8 miles
    1006 Cotton Grove Road
    Lexington, NC 27292
    (336) 242-1540
    1.8 K-12 39
  • Lexington South Lexington School
    Grades: PK-K | 336 students
    1.8 miles
    1000 Cotton Grove Road
    Lexington, NC 27292
    (336) 242-1544
    1.8 PK-K 336
  • Lexington Lexington Senior High School Math: ≤5% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 837 students
    2.0 miles
    26 Penry Street
    Lexington, NC 27292
    (336) 242-1574
    2 9-12 837

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