Southwestern High School (Closed 2013)

  • Southwestern High School served 611 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math was ≤5% (which was lower than the Michigan state average of 37%) for the 2011-12 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts was 15-19% (which was lower than the Michigan state average of 64%) for the 2011-12 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 was lower than the Michigan state level of 18:1.

School Overview

Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students611 students
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Total Classroom Teachers39 teachers
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Students by Grade This chart display the students of Southwestern High School by grade.

School Comparison

Definition of Terms 2012-2013 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MI)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient) (11-12)≤5%
37%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Southwestern High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Michigan by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient) (11-12)15-19%
64%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Southwestern High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Michigan by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio16:118:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Southwestern High School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Michigan by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
American Indian (11-12)
1%
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Southwestern High School and percentage of American Indian public school students in Michigan by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
Asian (11-12)
n/a
3%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Southwestern High School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Michigan by year, with the latest 2010-11 school year data.
Hispanic (11-12)
38%
6%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Southwestern High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Michigan by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
Black (11-12)
45%
19%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Southwestern High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Michigan by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
White (11-12)
16%
69%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Southwestern High School and the percentage of White public school students in Michigan by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
Hawaiian (11-12)
n/a
n/a
Two or more races (11-12)
n/a
2%
Diversity Score0.620.52
This chart display the diversity score of Southwestern High School and the public school average diversity score of Michigan by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
Graduation Rate (11-12)45-49%
82%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
73%
45%
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 Michigan by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (09-10)
2%
6%
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 Michigan by year, with the latest 2009-10 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDetroit Public Schools Community School District
Source: 2012-2013 (latest school year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

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