Southwest High School

  • Southwest High School serves 2,161 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 28% (which is lower than the California state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 60% (which is higher than the California state average of 48%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Southwest High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 77%.

School Overview

  • Southwest High School's student population of 2,161 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 90 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,161 students
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Total Classroom Teachers90 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Southwest High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 9,584 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has increased from 23:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Southwest High School is 0.15, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#3907 out of 9584 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
28%
38%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Southwest High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
60%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio24:123:1
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Asian
2%
12%
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Hispanic
92%
54%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Southwest High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
n/a
5%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Southwest High School and the percentage of Black public school students in California by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
White
5%
23%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Southwest High School and the percentage of White public school students in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Two or more races
1%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Southwest High School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score0.150.64
This chart display the diversity score of Southwest High School and the public school average diversity score of California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Graduation Rate
92%
83%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
63%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Southwest High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Southwest High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCentral Union High School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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