Southwestern High School

  • Southwestern High School serves 1,220 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 49% (which is equal to the Kentucky state average of 49%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 60% (which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 56%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Southwestern High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Kentucky for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Kentucky state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 5% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 22%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Southwestern High School's student population of 1,220 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 70 teachers has grown by 9% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,220 students
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Total Classroom Teachers70 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Southwestern High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,251 schools in Kentucky (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 19:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Southwestern High School is 0.10, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.25. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (KY)
Overall School Rank
26%
22%
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
49%
49%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
60%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:116:1
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
3%
6%
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Black
2%
11%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Southwestern High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Kentucky by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
White
95%
78%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Southwestern High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in KY.
Diversity Score0.100.25
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Graduation Rate
98%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
53%
54%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Southwestern High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Kentucky by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Southwestern High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Kentucky by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePulaski County School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, KY Dept. of Education

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