Southwind High School

7900 E Shelby Dr
Memphis, TN 38125
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Southwind High School serves 1,532 students in grades 9-12.
Southwind High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Tennessee for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 5% (which is lower than the Tennessee state average of 35%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 15% (which is lower than the Tennessee state average of 35%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Tennessee state level of 15:1.

School Overview

Southwind High School's student population of 1,532 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 79 teachers has grown by 9% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,532 students
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Total Classroom Teachers79 teachers
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School Comparison

Southwind High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,684 schools in Tennessee (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Southwind High School is 0.29, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (TN)
Overall Testing Rank
#1584 out of 1684 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
5%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
15%
35%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
1%
2%
Hispanic
15%
10%
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Black
83%
22%
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White
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63%
Hawaiian
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n/a
Two or more races
1%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.290.55
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Graduation Rate
79%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
63%
48%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
7%
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameShelby County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, TN Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Southwind High School is Bluff City High School (2.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Nexus Stem Academy Middle School (0.7 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Memphis Nexus Stem Academy Elementary School Charter School
    Grades: K | 92 students
    0.7 miles
    8220 E Shelby Dr
    Memphis, TN 38125
    (901) 602-5530
    0.7 K 92
  • Memphis Nexus Stem Academy Middle School Charter School
    Math: 6-9% | Reading: 15-19%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-7 | 211 students
    0.7 miles
    8220 East Shelby Dr
    Memphis, TN 38125
    (901) 352-6226
    0.7 6-7 211
  • Memphis Southwind Elementary School Math: 43% | Reading: 34%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 822 students
    0.7 miles
    8155 Meadow Vale Dr
    Memphis, TN 38125
    (901) 416-2805
    0.7 PK-5 822
  • Memphis Lowrance Elementary Middle School Math: 20% | Reading: 21%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 910 students
    1.1 miles
    7740 Lowrance Rd
    Memphis, TN 38125
    (901) 759-3000
    1.1 PK-8 910
  • Memphis Highland Oaks Elementary School Math: 27% | Reading: 22%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 909 students
    1.4 miles
    5252 Annandale Rd
    Memphis, TN 38125
    (901) 756-2343
    1.4 PK-5 909

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