Southwest Senior High

Overview

Student Enrollment
1,717
Best High School in California
#943
 Rating 2 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District Sweetwater Union High
Type Public
 Phone (619)628-3023
 Location 1685 Hollister St.
San Diego, CA 92154
Charter School No

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.

Racial Demographics

The Southwest Senior High student body is almost exclusively Hispanic with a small Asian Pacific population and has extremely low racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
White1.2%21
Black1.1%19
Hispanic94%1,614
Asian Pacific2.2%38
Native American Indian0%0
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.1%1
Two or more races1.4%24

Family Income

vs. other California high schools
Lower 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

Grade Students
Freshman445
Sophomore433
Junior393
Senior446
Total1,717

Completions

State Standardized Test Performance

Proficient Students
22%
Rank in California
1112nd
Rating
1 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
Girls6% to 9%*35% to 39%*
Boys10% to 14%*30% to 34%*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indiansuppressed*suppressed*
Asian & Pacific Islanderless than 50%*less than 50%*
Blackless than 50%*less than 50%*
Hispanic9%33%
Multiracialless than 50%*less than 50%*
Whitesuppressed*suppressed*
With Disabilites20% or less*20% or less*
Limited English5% or less*5% or less*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score
978

The average SAT score for Southwest Senior High students in 2016 was 978.

College Admission Test Participation

Upperclassmen taking ACT or SAT
22%
Rank in California
704th
Rating
2 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 Rate
28%
AP Pass Rank in California
264th
AP Pass Rate Rating
7 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.

School State
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

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate13%14%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate15%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate12%

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0.1%2
Boys0.2%2
Girls0%0
California Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
California Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
California Median0.3%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students4.7%82
Boys6.4%60
Girls2.4%22

Location

Southwest Senior High
1685 Hollister St.
San Diego, CA
92154
(619)628-3023

3 out of 10 1

District

Sweetwater Union High
Chula Vista, CA