7001 S 14th St
Lincoln, NE 68512
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Southwest High School serves 1,946 students in grades 9-12.
Southwest High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Nebraska for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 67% (which is higher than the Nebraska state average of 52%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 64% (which is higher than the Nebraska state average of 52%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Nebraska state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Nebraska state average of 34% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Southwest High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Nebraska for:

School Overview

Southwest High School's student population of 1,946 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 112 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,946 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
112 teachers
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School Rankings

Southwest High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 904 schools in Nebraska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Southwest High School is 0.32, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.52. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
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State Level (NE)
Overall Testing Rank
#174 out of 904 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
67%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
64%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
3%
3%
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Hispanic
8%
19%
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Black
2%
7%
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White
82%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.32
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Graduation Rate
91%
85%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
15%
37%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
9%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NE Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 1,946 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 18%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 91% (Top 20% in NE)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 67% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 64% (Top 30%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.32 (Top 50%)

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