District summary ratings

Many of the schools in this district are rated average in school quality.

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These are some of the top-rated public schools in South Western School District based on a variety of measures, including academic performance and equity. Find out more about GreatSchools ratings.
District student progress

Students at many of the schools in this district are making about the same academic progress as the state average.

Academic summary
Is this district offering opportunity for all its students, or leaving some kids behind? Successful districts are working to close the achievement gap.

Advanced courses
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Many successful high school students end up in remedial math courses in college. Is your student prepared for college-level math? Ask this district how they ensure students are well-prepared.

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Teachers & staff
Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.

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Reviews from schools in South Western School District
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Other (school staff, family member, recent alum, etc)
February 23, 2021
The school overall is not very good. I was a student there for 2 years in 6th and 7th grade, and I was trying my hardest to get good test grades. Some teachers were nice and helped me when I needed... More
Parent / Guardian
June 17, 2017
I have 2 boys in this school about to have #3 start in the fall! They lo e their teachers and I love that they go above and beyond to make sure all kids are where they need to be.
Other (school staff, family member, recent alum, etc)
March 30, 2016
Unfortunately, the principal is not readily available to meet when trying to enroll your child into the school. Because I sent email after email, and tried to reach the principal during the summer to... More