1580 32nd Street Sw
Hickory, NC 28602
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Southwest Primary serves 358 students in grades Prekindergarten-2.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30-34% (which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 47%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 20-24% (which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 46%) for the 2016-17 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the North Carolina state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 71% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 54% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-2
  • Students: 358 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 71%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 30-34%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 20-24%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NC Dept. of Education

School Overview

Southwest Primary's student population of 358 students has grown by 25% over five school years.
The teacher population of 26 teachers has grown by 36% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-2
Total Students
358 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
26 teachers
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School Rankings

The diversity score of Southwest Primary is 0.77, which is more 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (NC)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
30-34%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Southwest Primary and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
20-24%
46%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Southwest Primary and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of North Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Southwest Primary and percentage of American Indian public school students in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
Asian
10%
4%
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Hispanic
24%
19%
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Black
27%
25%
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White
29%
46%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
9%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NC.
Diversity Score
0.77
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
99%
49%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Southwest Primary and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
12%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Southwest Primary and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NC Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-2
  • Students: 358 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 71%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 30-34%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 20-24%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NC Dept. of Education

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