Southwest High School

Southwest High School serves 673 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the NC average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 49%.
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 673 students has declined by 9% over five years.
The teacher population of 44 teachers has grown by 7% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 673 students
Southwest High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Southwest High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 44 teachers
Southwest High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Southwest High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.59 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 15:1 16:1
Southwest High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2014)
Hispanic
11%
15%
Southwest High School Black Students (1990-2014)
Black
23%
26%
Southwest High School Black Students (1990-2014)
White
59%
51%
Southwest High School White Students (1990-2014)
Two or more races
7%
4%
Southwest High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
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.
0.59 0.45
Southwest High School Diversity Score (1987-2014)
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.
36%
47%
Southwest High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2014)
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.
7%
7%
Southwest High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

Onslow County s School District's student population of 25,161 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 85% has decreased from 95% over five years.
The revenue/student of $8,503 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 $8,273 is less than the state average of $10,591. The district spending/student has declined by 13% over four years.
School District Name Onslow County s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
35
1
Number of Students Managed 25,161 1,120
Onslow County s School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 85% 76%
Onslow County s School District Graduation Rate (2001-2014)
District Total Revenue $205 MM $18 MM
Onslow County s School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $199 MM $18 MM
Onslow County s School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $8,503 $10,864
Onslow County s School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $8,273 $10,591
Onslow County s School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is Jacksonville High School (5.8 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Southwest Middle School (2.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Blue Creek Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
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  • JacksonvilleBlue Creek Elementary School
    Grades: KG-5 | 453 students
    0.4 miles
    1260 Burgaw Hwy
    JacksonvilleNC 28540
    (910)347-1717
    0.4KG-5453
  • JacksonvilleSouthwest Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 537 students
    2.1 miles
    3000 Furia Dr
    JacksonvilleNC 28540
    (910)455-1105
    2.16-8537
  • JacksonvilleSouthwest Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 788 students
    2.6 miles
    2601 Burgaw Hwy
    JacksonvilleNC 28540
    (910)347-0900
    2.6PK-5788
  • JacksonvilleMeadow View Elementary School
    Grades: KG-5 | 841 students
    3.4 miles
    1026 Fire Tower Rd
    JacksonvilleNC 28540
    (910)478-3522
    3.4KG-5841
  • JacksonvilleDelalio Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5
    3.9 miles
    1500 Curtis Rd
    JacksonvilleNC 28540
    (910)450-0601
    3.9PK-5n/a

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