Southwest School

340 Litchfield St.
Torrington, CT 06790
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Southwest School serves 323 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40-44% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 60-64% (which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 57%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Southwest School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Connecticut for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is equal to the Connecticut state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 38% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 46% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Southwest School's student population of 323 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 26 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students323 students
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Total Classroom Teachers26 teachers
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School Comparison

Southwest School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 951 schools in Connecticut (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Southwest School is 0.54, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CT)
Overall Testing Rank
#518 out of 951 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-44%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
60-64%
57%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:112:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
2%
5%
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Hispanic
28%
25%
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Black
4%
13%
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White
62%
54%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.540.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
53%
31%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameTorrington School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CT Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Southwest School is Oliver Wolcott Technical High School (1.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Torrington Middle School (3.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Vogel-wetmore School (0.6 miles away)
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Torrington Vogel-wetmore School
    Grades: PK-5 | 440 students
    0.6 miles
    68 Church St.
    Torrington, CT 06790
    (860) 489-2570
    0.6 PK-5 440
  • Torrington Forbes School
    Grades: K-5 | 343 students
    1.2 miles
    500 Migeon Ave.
    Torrington, CT 06790
    (860) 489-2500
    1.2 K-5 343
  • Torrington Oliver Wolcott Technical High School Vocational School
    Grades: 9-12 | 654 students
    1.3 miles
    75 Oliver St.
    Torrington, CT 06790
    (860) 496-5300
    1.3 9-12 654
  • Torrington Torrington High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 884 students
    1.6 miles
    50 Major Besse Dr.
    Torrington, CT 06790
    (860) 489-2294
    1.6 9-12 884
  • Torrington East School
    Grades: PK-5 | 363 students
    2.1 miles
    215 Hogan Dr.
    Torrington, CT 06790
    (860) 489-2303
    2.1 PK-5 363

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