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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Southwest Career & Technical Academy is a highly rated, public, magnet school located in Las Vegas, NV. It has 1,435 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 95% of students are at least proficient in math and 98% in reading.
Address
7050 W Shelbourne Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89113
Telephone
(702) 799-5766
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Southwest Career & Technical Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
98%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1110
227 responses
Average ACT
24
235 responses
AP Enrollment
32%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$74,139
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,361
National
$949
Median Home Value
$255,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.84 responses
Poll
74%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.84 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 291 responses
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  • P.A vs. D.A
    20%
  • Homecoming & Prom
    19%
  • Senior Goodbye Assembly
    18%
  • Battle of The Sexes
    13%
  • Coyotes U-Night
    8%
  • Winter Spirit Week
    8%
  • Talent Show (Fall & Spring)
    6%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,435
Free or Reduced Lunch
38%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.94 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.94 responses
26%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.94 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$60,663
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.6%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.118 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.118 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.118 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$8,964/ year
National
$12,239
75%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.125 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.125 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.125 responses
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Southwest has encouraged me to seek many opportunities and motivated me to do more research in college as well as providing me with general resources to allow me to better myself academically and personally. Overall, the teachers provide a very safe and educational environment and truly care for their students and subject they're teaching. Southwest also provides an array of clubs and activities to keep students engaged, as well as encouraging students to create their own clubs and opportunities. The campus is very clean and eco-friendly, and provides an outlet of diversity and importance on accepting differences and showing empathy. Classes are rigorous and allow students to get a first hand experience to a slice of college life, while simultaneously, allowing classes to serve a fun and informative environment. Additionally the school is very tech savvy allowing students to advance and excel with basic skills they will be able to use in the working world and environment.
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Southwest Career and Technical Academy is a clean and contemporized school with hardly any accounts of violence. The people are generally friendly and open to any new people. There rarely is any discrimination and the school is diverse. The school feels safe because there is a police station right next to the campus, and there has never been weapons being brought into the school. The students are usually allowed to express their personality through their clothing and beliefs. The dress code is somewhat relaxed, but it is way harsher on women than men. Although Southwest has some of the best teachers I've had in my years of schooling, they also have hired questionable ones. A former teacher of mine didn't have a teaching license, yet they were allowed to teach at our school and some other teachers don't teach in a way that gets kids to learn. Overall, Southwest is a fairly good school that includes a safe and clean campus, but with some inadequate current and former teachers.
SECTA is a wonderful school that really strives to prepare its students academically. It has many opportunities to earn college credit and has many AP or honor classes that challenges students to do better in their academics. The majority of teachers are great they work hard to prepare their students. However, I feel the school has a small scope on only focusing student's academics because their courses are challenging sending a lot of homework everyday in every class. By the time SAT or ACT testing comes many students don't have the opportunity to prepare for these important exams since many of them are focused in school, besides teachers don't mention anything about preparation for the SAT or ACT. Also, there isn't active activities or clubs that relieves the pressure from school.Overall, SECTA has a positive environment that really encourages students to do better filled with helpful staff.