Students enrolled 1420
Hours no info
School leader Mr G. Alan Parker
Transportation options Yes
District Guilford County Schools

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4364 Barrow Road
High Point, NC 27265

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(336) 819-2970
(336) 454-5175
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4 stars
Based on 16 ratings

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March 21, 2013
Most of the teachers at this school care for their students. They really do want the students to succeed. About five years ago, the school was redistricted. A lot of students began attending the school from poorer neighborhoods. Test scores and school climate took a hit. But the school has rebounded. Now, those same struggling students have graduated and moved on to college. There is a renewed sense of school spirit. Students, from all walks of life, excel at Southwest. It is a Distinguished School, thanks to continually improving test scores.

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2011
Well Me Being A Student Can Definitely Reassure You That Southwest GUILFORD Highschool Does Not Play Rap Over The Intercom lol ...Maybe Another Southwest You Were Thinking Of? But Southwest Is An Incredible School, The Teachers Are Concerned And Willing To Have One on One Relationships With The Students. Their Main Focus Is To See Each Student Succeed And Graduate. I Know This For A Fact. The Councelors For Each Graduating Class Are Willing To Set Up Your Classes To Follow Your Career Path, To Boost Your GPA, Or To Simply Let You Have The Highschool Experience With Cool Teachers. I Love Southwest And It Prepostrous To Come Here And To See Such Reviews... The Only Thing I Can Personally Say Is Bad Is The Fact That They Dont Let Students Without Lunch Money Charge Their Meals And Pay The Next Day Anymore. I Hate To Kids Not Eating In Such A Well Paid School.

- submitted by a student
January 18, 2011
I would have to strongly dissagree. I have had a learning disability since I was 7 or so caused by a head injury so I guess you could consider me a "special kid" which I add is a very ignorant way to describe a child. Ian. A senior at southwest and I love it. I have passed classes that I never thought. I would pass the teachers have bent over backwards for me and advocated for me in ways other schools could never do. Southwest has given me my confidence as a student. Southwest is very concerned in seeing their students succeed.

- submitted by a student
November 14, 2010
They play rap over the intercom.The teachers are not concerned about education. We moved to this area because we thought it would give us a safe school. They ship kids from all over town and from the worst neighborhoods.

- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2010
i took my kids out of this school. they spent millions on this school ..but you couldn't tell it by walking in the lifeskill class. that's the class my daughter was in until i took her out.{ it's the class for special students.}

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
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- submitted by a student
July 22, 2009
As a former student, i am honest when i say that there area select few teachers worthy of being at universites rather then southwest. The enviorment is rather neutral although there tend to be fights, which bring the school down. The re-districting of guilford county tried to bring averages up more around the county, but doing that dropped very good averages. The ones who bring down the average are the ones who do not care about school, and cause havoc. All in all i say this school is not the best.

- submitted by a student
February 03, 2009
The teachers are in-tune and know whats going on. They actually care about you. But other than that i feel unsafe here.

- submitted by a student
August 10, 2008
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August 01, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2006
So far the school is Ok. the only problem we have with our kids is the communication. Know one seems to know anything when you ask a question and the feeling is that because the school is growing that the kids are just another number in the system. Better planning should have been enforced.

- submitted by a parent
March 14, 2006
A fantastic High School - real quality education given by 'Real Quality' teachers. Teachers care; Administrative staff care and parents care. A well balanced school with opportunities for all in all of the offered extracurricular activities. Parents are well informed regarding issues/events taking place in the school thru effective communications from staff and teachers. I am a truly proud parent of a senior in this school and would highly encourage enrollment of anyone's son or daughter to this school.

- submitted by a parent
November 22, 2004
Southwest is a nice school. Everyone is nice, have a good athletic program. Teachers actually do their job. Very safe enviroment.

- submitted by a former student
November 21, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
November 10, 2004
I think the students and their parents have really come together to make Southwest what it is today. There is no thanks to the superintendent or the school board for all our schools accomplishments.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2004
SWGH is a school that parents, (not the school board or superintendant)have come together for the children to make it great.

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Southwest Guilford High School
4364 Barrow Road, High Point, NC  27265
(336) 819-2970
Last modified Southwest Guilford High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Southwest Guilford High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 16 reviews.