Southwest High School

6400 Southwest Fwy, Houston, TX 77074 | (713) 954-9528
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Student Enrollment: 224
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3 out of 5 | 1 Review
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
  • Enrolls 224 high school students from grades 9-12
  • 2010 Overall School AYP Met Status: Yes
Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 6400 Southwest Fwy Ste S, Houston, TX 77074
  • Principal or Admin: Ken Goeddeke
  • Fax: (713) 953-0119
School Operational Details
  • Alternative School
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.
  • Charter School
School District Details
  • Southwest School District
  • Per-Pupil Spending: $5,572
  • Graduation Rate: 95.2%
  • Dropout Rate: 14.0%
  • Students Per Teacher: 31.7
  • Enrolled Students: 3,598

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 224
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 15.1
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 14.8
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 110 (49.1%)
  • Females: 114 (50.9%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 11 (4.9%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 191 (85.3%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 202 (90.2%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Southwest High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian--
Black146.3%
Asian41.8%
Hispanic20089.3%
White62.7%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Southwest High School
  Number Percent
9th Grade6629.5%
10th Grade5825.9%
11th Grade5323.7%
12th Grade4721.0%
Breakdown of College Ready Graduates (2009)
Percent Ready For College in Reading
School:
39.0%
District:
48.0%
State:
62.0%
Percent Ready For College in Math
School:
34.0%
District:
40.0%
State:
60.0%
Graduation & Dropout Rates (2009)
Graduation Rate
School:
58.1%
District:
43.2%
State:
80.6%
Dropout Rate
School:
22.6%
District:
38.1%
State:
9.4%
Faculty Breakdown (2010)
Average Teacher Experience
School:
4.8
District:
2.6
State:
11.3
Percent of Teachers With 1-5 Years Experience
School:
37.8%
District:
21.4%
State:
31.0%
Percent of Teachers With 6-10 Years Experience
School:
13.2%
District:
15.7%
State:
20.3%
Percent of Teachers With 11-20 Years Experience
School:
13.2%
District:
3.5%
State:
24.4%
Percent of Teachers With Greater Than 20 Years Experience
School:
6.6%
District:
1.8%
State:
18.3%
Faculty Salary (2010)
School Administration Average Base Salary
School:
$61,229
District:
$60,777
State:
$70,209
Teacher Average Base Salary
School:
$43,309
District:
$36,580
State:
$48,263
Beginning Teacher Average Base Salary
School:
$38,378
District:
$34,098
State:
$41,165
Teacher With 1-5 Years Experience Average Base Salary
School:
$41,514
State:
$43,527
Teacher With 6-10 Years Experience Average Base Salary
School:
$43,347
State:
$46,149
Teacher With 11-20 Years Experience Average Base Salary
School:
$51,474
State:
$50,153
Teacher With Greater Than 20 Years Experience Average Base Salary
School:
$58,944
State:
$58,427
Source: TX Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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1 review for Southwest High School

  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on August 07, 2009
  • Rating: 3 (3 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • This is not a really bad school. It needs a really good principal who can hire really good teachers. The district needs to pay teachers at a public salary so more qualified teachers will apply here, and it needs to rebuild the school into a decent looking "school setting" so everyone will be proud that they attend and work at a REAL school. Students want to learn and they enjoy the safety of this small school setting. Students should also be selected carefully for a genuine purpose to pursue an education, and they shouldn't be "kept" for enrollment purposes. Everyone is aware of this.

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