Southwestern Senior High School

  • Southwestern Senior High School serves 420 students in grades 8-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is ≥95% (which is higher than the New York state average of 50%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is ≥95% (which is higher than the New York state average of 47%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Southwestern Senior High School placed in the top 5% of all schools in New York for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the New York state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the New York state average of 57%.

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School Overview

  • Southwestern Senior High School's student population of 420 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 34 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 8-12
Total Students420 students
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Total Classroom Teachers34 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Southwestern Senior High School is ranked within the top 5% of all 4,239 schools in New York (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Southwestern Senior High School is 0.17, 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 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NY)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#156 out of 4239 schools
(Top 5%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)≥95%
50%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)≥95%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:113:1
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Asian
3%
9%
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Hispanic
2%
27%
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Black
n/a
17%
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White
91%
43%
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Two or more races
4%
2%
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Diversity Score0.170.71
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Graduation Rate≥95%
82%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
30%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSouthwestern Central School District At Jamestown School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

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Very poor communication between staff and parents. A few amazing teachers and several terrible teachers. My child has received a much better education at other schools before moving to Southwestern High School.
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