Southwest High School

  • Southwest High School serves 664 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the NC average of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 50%.
  • Southwest High School operates within the Onslow County s School District.
  • Onslow County s School District's 85% graduation rate is higher than the NC state average of 76%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 664 students has declined by 10% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 42 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 664 students
Southwest High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Southwest High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 42 teachers
Southwest High School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by Grade Southwest High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.57 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 16:1
Southwest High School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2015)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Southwest High School American Indian Students (1988-2011)
Asian
n/a
3%
Southwest High School Asian Students (1990-2014)
Hispanic
10%
16%
Southwest High School Black Students (1991-2015)
Black
24%
26%
Southwest High School Black Students (1988-2015)
White
60%
50%
Southwest High School White Students (1988-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Southwest High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2014)
Two or more races
6%
4%
Southwest High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic Groups Southwest High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown NC 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.
0.57 0.45
Southwest 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.
33%
52%
Southwest High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2015)
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.
6%
5%
Southwest High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2015)

District Comparison

  • Onslow County s School District's student population of 25,824 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 85% has decreased from 96% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $8,508 in this district is less than the state average of $11,110. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $8,409 is less than the state average of $11,529. The district spending/student has declined by 12% over four years.
School District Name Onslow County s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
35
1
Number of Students Managed 25,824 912
Onslow County s School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 85% 76%
Onslow County s School District Graduation Rate (2001-2010)
District Total Revenue $214 MM $10 MM
Onslow County s School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $212 MM $11 MM
Onslow County s School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $8,508 $11,110
Onslow County s School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $8,409 $11,529
Onslow County s School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

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