Southwestern Elementary School

150 Pioneer Rd
Suffolk, VA 23437
(School attendance zone shown in map)
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 548 students in grades Prekindergarten-5, Southwestern Elementary School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 44% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 54%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 63% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 69%).
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Virginia state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 38% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Virginia state average of 54% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 548 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 38%
  • : Bottom 50% in VA
  • : 44% (Btm 50%)
  • : 63% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Southwestern Elementary School's student population of 548 students has declined by 12% over five school years.
The teacher population of 36 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
548 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
36 teachers
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School Rankings

Southwestern Elementary School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 1,792 schools in Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Southwestern Elementary School is 0.55, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (VA)
#1202 out of 1792 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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44%
54%
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63%
69%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
14:1
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American Indian
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Asian
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7%
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Hispanic
6%
18%
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Black
26%
22%
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White
62%
46%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
6%
7%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.55
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Eligible for Free Lunch
46%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
5%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Southwestern Elementary School's ranking?
Southwestern Elementary School is ranked #1202 out of 1,792 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Virginia.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
44% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 54% VA state average), while 63% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 69% VA state average).
How many students attend Southwestern Elementary School?
548 students attend Southwestern Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
62% of Southwestern Elementary School students are White, 26% of students are Black, 6% of students are Hispanic, and 6% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Southwestern Elementary School?
Southwestern Elementary School has a student ration of 15:1, which is higher than the Virginia state average of 14:1.
What grades does Southwestern Elementary School offer ?
Southwestern Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Southwestern Elementary School part of?
Southwestern Elementary School is part of Suffolk City PBLC Schs School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 548 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 38%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 44% (Btm 50%)
  • : 63% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education

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