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Southwest High School

Public | 9-12 | 1224 students

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted March 17, 2014

Outstanding teacher involvement. Village of Allouez resident and we have stayed with Lombardi and Southwest High School. Neighboring school districts have shown their lack of diversity and their emphasis on sports. Look at their demographics being in a metropolitan area and one can clearly see the segregation they have created. Green Bay schools are diversified and have addressed many issues that effect all of us in the "real wolrd" and have done so very well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2013

This is by far the best high school in Green Bay, the sports and academics are great and the teachers actually care about the students!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2011

Southwest is wonderful. The math team usually beats the neighboring schools,(always beats Notre Dame) hands down. They also have a wonderful Academic Decathalon team (Ashw. HS doesn't have one). The Physics teacher at SW, has more kids pass the AP exam than anywhere else in the STATE !!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2009

I love this school for my three children. I have a son graduated and he believes that his teachers and classes offered at SWH were exceptional and was able to attend UW Madison. My daughter is a junior and finds the same to be true of her teachers and classes. She is finding that SWH prepares her for her registration into colleges. A younger son is looking forward to all the benefits of this school plus more. I find it to have friendly parents and a wonderful principal. I would not want my children in any other school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2009

If you as a parent are involved with your child's education, the teachers are always willing to help in any way they can. I've found it to be a great partnership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2009

We are very impressed with the academics at Southwest High School and the quality of the teachers. Because of the number of AP classes offered, our son was able to enter college with a number of credits already in place which meant one less year of college for him. We feel he was challenged and was held to a higher standard of performance.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2009

Outstanding faculty, community and programs. I am very impressed with the way they handle and challenge gifted and talented students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2009

My daughter attends Southwest and it has been a great experience. The entire school district does a superb job in transitioning feshmen into high school via their orientation, Link Crew program, on-site registration, etc. Safety is a priority as are the academic and co-curricular offerings (my daughter does well with both). Families are highly supportive of this school. In fact, Green Bay is an incredibly family-oriented city - lots of support and focus on our schools and our students. We are fortunate to have such great schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2009

You won't find a more active parent group! Great kids, great teachers, great new principal and great activities and extracurriculars available. Our child was in advanced classes and was well prepared for college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2009

Awesome learning environment and educational experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2009

Southwest isnt as good as Preble, thats for sure. I went to Preble for my first two years before we moved. I was totally mad, Preble had the best people, teachers, administrators, and extra activities I had ever experienced. The summer before freshman year I did some camps to get me ready for volleyball, and I wasnt very good. By the end of the summer I tried out for the team and made varsity. At southwest I wasnt able to try out because I was too late to, and then I realized that their team could never compare to Preble's. There werent all of the great opportunities at southwest like there were for Preble to get ready for collage. So if I could have picked what school I got to go to it would have been Preble
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 19, 2008

This is a great school with some of the finest teachers in the state! I just can't say enough good things about the high standards and quality of the core academic teachers. I actually moved my child from a neighboring school district to Southwest High because of the excellent teachers and high standards. As a result, my child is now a successful student at one of the nation's finest colleges.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2008

Southwest High School is an exceptional high school with highly qualified educators and an administration matched by none.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

Grade level

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 70% in 2014.

267 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

267 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2014.

267 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2014.

267 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
80%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 76% in 2014.

267 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
85%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.
GreatSchools' ratings currently reflect 2012-13 testing data.



Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the WSAS test. As a result of these changes, proficiency scores for Wisconsin schools are lower than they were in previous years.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Language Arts

All Students73%
Female79%
Male69%
Black, not of Hispanic origin37%
Asian80%
Hispanic44%
American Indian/Alaskan Native68%
White, not of Hispanic origin81%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities16%
Not disabled81%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant73%

Math

All Students52%
Female51%
Male52%
Black, not of Hispanic origin7%
Asian53%
Hispanic44%
American Indian/Alaskan Native40%
White, not of Hispanic origin61%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities0%
Not disabled58%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant52%

Reading

All Students48%
Female51%
Male46%
Black, not of Hispanic origin11%
Asian34%
Hispanic37%
American Indian/Alaskan Native36%
White, not of Hispanic origin58%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities10%
Not disabled53%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant48%

Science

All Students77%
Female74%
Male80%
Black, not of Hispanic origin34%
Asian80%
Hispanic69%
American Indian/Alaskan Native60%
White, not of Hispanic origin86%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities29%
Not disabled83%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant77%

Social Studies

All Students79%
Female79%
Male78%
Black, not of Hispanic origin48%
Asian87%
Hispanic82%
American Indian/Alaskan Native68%
White, not of Hispanic origin83%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities29%
Not disabled85%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant79%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.
GreatSchools' ratings currently reflect 2012-13 testing data.



Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the WSAS test. As a result of these changes, proficiency scores for Wisconsin schools are lower than they were in previous years.

The different student groups are identified by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group. Subgroup scores for each school are only reported for students who were enrolled as of the fall enrollment count. The All students score includes results for all students who took the test, regardless of when they first enrolled in the school.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White, not Hispanic 70% 73%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 8% 1%
Black, not Hispanic 7% 10%
Hispanic 7% 10%
Multiracial 5% 2%
Asian 4% 4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Disabled students 15%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 38%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 3%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 91%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 60%N/A55%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with valid license 100%N/A98%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

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Green Bay, WI 54304
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