Southwest Senior High
Best High School in California#943
|Rating||2 out of 10|
|Grades||9 to 12th grade|
|School District||Sweetwater Union High|
|Location||1685 Hollister St.
San Diego, CA 92154
Southwest Senior High has an academic rating well below the average for California high schools based on its low test performance and high AP course participation. It is ranked 943rd in the best public high schools in California.
The Southwest Senior High student body is almost exclusively Hispanic with a small Asian Pacific population and has extremely low racial diversity.
|Native American Indian||0%||0|
|Hawaiian Pacific Inlander||0.1%||1|
|Two or more races||1.4%||24|
vs. other California high schoolsLower 35.7%
60.6% percent of the school's students are eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program compared to the California high school median of 48.5%. By this measure, Southwest Senior High students are largely lower-middle income and rank 820th in California for high school student family income.
Enrollment by Grade
State Standardized Test Performance
Rank in California1112nd
Rating1 out of 10
Students at Southwest Senior High scored an average 22% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the California Department of Education. Performance is significantly lower than the state high school median of 42% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the bottom 10% of California high schools.
Test Proficiency By Gender
|Gender||Math Proficient||Reading Proficient|
|Girls||6% to 9%*||35% to 39%*|
|Boys||10% to 14%*||30% to 34%*|
State Test Proficiency by Subgroup
|Subgroup||Math Proficient||Reading Proficient|
|Asian & Pacific Islander||less than 50%*||less than 50%*|
|Black||less than 50%*||less than 50%*|
|Multiracial||less than 50%*||less than 50%*|
|With Disabilites||20% or less*||20% or less*|
|Limited English||5% or less*||5% or less*|
*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.
College Admission Test Scoring
Average SAT Score978
The average SAT score for Southwest Senior High students in 2016 was 978.
College Admission Test Participation
Upperclassmen taking ACT or SAT22%
Rank in California704th
Rating2 out of 10
181 out of 839 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (22%). College admission testing participation is well below the California median rate of 29% and in the bottom 28% for participation.
AP Course and Test Performance
AP Class Enrollment Rate28%
AP Pass Rank in California264th
AP Pass Rate Rating7 out of 10
Southwest Senior High offers 32 AP courses. 28 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 75% percentile and somewhat above the median AP enrollment rate for all California schools of 21%. Southwest Senior High had 332 taking AP exams with a 230 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 71% percentile and somewhat above the California state median of 55 percent.
|AP Test Pass Rate||69%||55%|
|Students enrolled in an AP class||28%||21%|
|AP Math Enrollment Rate||6%|
|AP Science Enrollment Rate||4%|
|AP Other Enrollment Rate||22%|
|AP Courses Offered||32|
|Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate||13%||14%|
|Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate||15%|
|Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate||12%|
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Southwest Senior High
1685 Hollister St.
San Diego, CA
Sweetwater Union High
Chula Vista, CA