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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
South-Western City School District is a public school district located in Grove City, OH. It has 22,780 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 57% of students are at least proficient in math and 57% in reading.

South-Western City School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
57%
Percent Proficient - Math
57%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1130
128 responses
Average ACT
24
787 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
22,780
Free or Reduced Lunch
55.7%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,343
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.2%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$12,797/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    63%
  • Support Services
    33%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$69,479
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$984
National
$949
Median Home Value
$174,800
National
$184,700

South-Western City School District Reviews

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I have been going to South-Western Schools pretty much my whole life! The teachers are what sticks out to me the most while going to the school. The teacher are very passionate and dedicated to making sure that you not only understand what you are learning but want you to come out of it successfully. I also believe it was such a great experience because of how diverse it is ! The district has given me the push to want to be successful and the confidence to know that I will be ! My Senior year teachers stick out to me the most, due to the COVID-19 we All had to be patient and understanding of the changes that were happening. The support of my anatomy teacher Mrs.hayes and Cosmetology ya her Mrs. Weaver have made my not so normal year go as smoothly as it possibly could and for that I am forever grateful. The district in a whole is a wonderful place to go to school, so much is learned in a short amount of time and I have meant some of the most amazing people while during my years there.
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I attended Highland Park, Galloway Ridge, Pleasant View(2013-2015), and Westland(2015-2019). Elementary and Intermediate were amazing, teachers were kind and attentive to their students. Teachers and administration were cognizant of their students, trying to incorporate students in various activities, helping them socialize and learn. Pleasant View provided decent accelerated Math and English programs for students; I felt that students of all ethnic origin and identity were treated with respect and accelerated programs were largely reflective of the student body, though somewhat disproportionately White. At Westland, administration was poor, Dotson and Weese stand out as lacking character. Still, some teachers were amazing; I respect and admire Perge, Chawla, Messerly, Frase, Kissel, Weber, and Daniels, who taught AP students. Overall, SWCSD needs to improve their high schools (esp. admin.) and work to close the achievement gap between their affluent and impoverished high schools.
South Western is very good with academics. However, when it comes to mental health, it's like it doesn't exist. The only time when mental health was a big awareness was when a central crossing graduate commit suicide. Even then, awareness was only showed in central crossing. The food is good quality, many schools are very diverse. My high school prepared me for college and I feel very confident. Overall, my experience here was decent. I struggled with mental illness all 4 years and was never given any extra help when I asked for it. I know there are many other students like this, and they need help. They need more awareness. The teachers care about their students and help them all pass. They offer extra help towards academics, this was amazing.