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Southwestern Senior High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 450 students

 

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Posted August 27, 2008

Very excellent school. Teachers, and student as well are nice and accepting. Test scores are high and they are a very competetive school when it comes to athletics.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2006

Good school. Staff willing to go extra mile as long as you are willing to be involved with your child's education process. Does have some of the same issues as other schools as far as budgetting concerns. Very good athletic programs, coaches place academics before sports and hold student athletes to high standards. Band program is excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2006

Southwestern has a lot to offer and academmically they score above state and national levels. We are the first school in our county to initiate our own Foundation to assist with funding capital projects and other activities not normally covered in the budget instead of turning to the taxpayers. We offer many areas of sports and are currently in the beginning stages of remodeling our Athletic Facility. We have a diverse range of students and family income levels and very caring teachers and administrators. This is a strong and caring community to raise kids.
—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.
Algebra II/Trigonometry

The state average for Algebra II/Trigonometry was 66% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
82%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
87%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 72% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
83%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

14 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%
Global History and Geography

The state average for Global History and Geography was 71% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%
Integrated Algebra

The state average for Integrated Algebra was 73% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
93%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Living Environment

The state average for Living Environment was 77% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
98%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
89%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

54 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 80% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

Algebra II/Trigonometry

All Students82%
Female82%
Male83%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant82%

Chemistry

All Students66%
Female63%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
Not migrant66%

Earth Science

All Students86%
Female80%
Male90%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%

English

All Students95%
Female97%
Male94%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities80%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%

Geometry

All Students96%
Female96%
Male95%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%

Global History and Geography

All Students81%
Female73%
Male89%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities37%
General population90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%

Integrated Algebra

All Students88%
Female90%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities53%
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%

Living Environment

All Students89%
Female88%
Male90%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities36%
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%

Physics

All Students98%
Female100%
Male96%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Not migrant98%

U.S. History and Government

All Students98%
Female100%
Male96%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilities86%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant98%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 2 93% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 2% 9%
Black 1 2% 19%
Hispanic 1 2% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Two or more races 1 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 10%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 225%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 2%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 2%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 0%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Michael F. Cipolla

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Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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Jamestown, NY 14701
Phone: (716) 664-6273

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