9000 Walker Road
Shreveport, LA 71118
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
Southwood High School serves 1,662 students in grades 9-12.
Southwood High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Louisiana for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 68% (which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 64%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 73% (which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 70%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the Louisiana state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 79% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 55% (majority Black).

School Overview

Southwood High School's student population of 1,662 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 76 teachers has declined by 17% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,662 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
76 teachers
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School Rankings

Southwood High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,267 schools in Louisiana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Southwood High School is 0.43, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.61. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (LA)
Overall Testing Rank
#557 out of 1267 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
68%
64%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
73%
70%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
22:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
3%
7%
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Black
73%
43%
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White
21%
45%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
2%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.43
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Graduation Rate
85%
81%
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
48%
52%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
2%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 1,662 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 79%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 85% (Top 50% in LA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 68% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 73% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.43 (Btm 50%)

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