Southwest High School
Southwest High School serves 830 students in grades 9-12.
Southwest High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Georgia for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 5% (which is lower than the Georgia state average of 44%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 10-14% (which is lower than the Georgia state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Georgia state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Georgia state average of 60% (majority Black).
Southwest High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Georgia for:
Percent Eligible For Free Lunch
Southwest High School's student population of 830 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 52 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Southwest High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,196 schools in Georgia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Southwest High School is 0.10, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
State Level (GA)
Overall Testing Rank
#2165 out of 2196 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, GA Dept. of Education
I feel that Southwest is a good school. Too many people base their opinion of the school solely on the demographics. Southwest is a quality school and has a well rounded academic program. More support for the fine arts would only enhance the entire school climate. The new facilities opening next school year should make a world of a difference to the moral of the entire community. I would recommend this school.
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