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Southwood Jr-Sr High School

Public | 7-12 | 534 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted October 15, 2013

southwood is awesome because of our ability to do good to our community and read to the homeless cats.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 29, 2008

One of the best schools in Wabash county!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2006

This school in particular and several others need to down size on classrooms, take more time with the students,show more concern, and honestly take more note to the ones who are stuggeling or perhaps offer more options to those children who have special needs. Instead of 'just being sick and tired of a certain kid.'
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2006

Southwood is a country school with the same types of problems as city schools. Under the new principal some of those problems have been scaled down considerably. Most teachers are decent and caring. Overall most who attend Southwood have enjoyed their learning experience.
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 74% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
77%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 69% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
57%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 76% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
68%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 70% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
67%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the End-of-Course (ECA) assessment to test students in middle and high school in Algebra I, Biology I, and English 10. The ECA is a criterion-referenced assessment developed specifically for students completing their instruction in Algebra I, Biology I, or English 10. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 48% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
41%
English

The state average for English was 76% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
63%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the End-of-Course (ECA) assessment to test students in middle and high school in Algebra I, Biology I, and English 10. The ECA is a criterion-referenced assessment developed specifically for students completing their instruction in Algebra I, Biology I, or English 10. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

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How schools in the state rate:

20%
of schools in the state are Below average
55%
of schools in the state are Average
25%
of schools in the state are Above average

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The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the district and state.

Test score rating 20131What's this?

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Student growth rating 20132What's this?

Student growth rating measures whether students at this school are making academic progress over time. Specifically, the rating looks at how much progress individual students have made on reading and math assessments during the past year or more.

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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Below Average


College readiness rating 20133What's this?

College readiness rating combines this high school's graduation rates with data about college entrance exams, both of which are indicators of how well schools are preparing students for success in college and beyond.

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SAT participation

63%

Average SAT score

497

Graduation rate

95.8%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 ISTEP and End of Course Assessment results.

2 This rating is based on 2011-12 and 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in Math and English Language Arts

3 This rating is based on composite SAT scores, SAT participation (% of graduates taking the SAT), and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2011-12.

Starting College

How many graduates from this school ...


Enroll in college immediately after high school graduation1

This school

 
 
68%

State Average

 
 
64%

Need remediation, or help strengthening basic skills2*

This school

 
 
47%

State Average

 
 
31%

First year

How well prepared for college are these graduates?*


Average first year GPA (out of 4.0)2
2.4
This school
2.6
State Average

Average number of units completed in first year2
20
This school
30
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Sticking with it

How many college-going students...*


Enroll in college for a second year3

This school

 
 
72%

State Average

 
 
75%
1Source: Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Indiana Dept. of Education, National Student Clearinghouse, 2011-2012
2Source: Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Indiana Dept. of Education, 2011-2012
3Source: Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Indiana Dept. of Education, 2010-2011
* Of those that went to Indiana public postsecondary institutions

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 96% 72%
Multiracial 2% 4%
Hispanic 1% 10%
American Indian 0% 0%
Asian 0% 2%
Black 0% 12%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 30%N/A46%
Special education 11%N/A14%
English learners 0%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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564 Indiana 124
Wabash, IN 46992
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Phone: (260) 563-8050

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