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C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Southwest Early College is a public, charter school located in Denver, CO. It has 209 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 35% of students are at least proficient in math and 35% in reading.
Address
3001 South Federal Boulevard
Denver, CO 80236
Telephone
(303) 935-5473
Website

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
35%
Percent Proficient - Math
35%
Average Graduation Rate
65%
Average SAT
1020
14 responses
Average ACT
19
20 responses
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    C-
  4. Good for Families
    B+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$56,258
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,035
National
$949
Median Home Value
$292,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.5 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.5 responses
Poll
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Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
209
Free or Reduced Lunch
74%
33%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.6 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.6 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$59,033
Teachers in First/Second Year
23.9%
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.7 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.7 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$15,061/ year
National
$12,239
0%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.5 responses
0%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.5 responses
20%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.5 responses
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Southwest Early College Reviews

31 reviews
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If you want to further your education, this is a good school to consider. Their principal is very passionate about seeing her students and school succeed. From year 9 to year 12, all students have the opportunity to take classes at the Community College of Denver, and earn their associate's degree by the time they graduate!
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My experience at Southwest Early college for the most part is positive. The main reason I choose to enroll at this school is because of the college opportunity. This school has allows students to take college courses. Over the years I have worked up to becoming a student with only college courses. In the future the credits that I earn will most likely transfer to the college of my choice. One of the things that I would change would be the high school classes. I would like for the school to have more challenging courses or find a way to make them engaging. In my time here I have lost of my motivation for school. I was placed in classes that covered material that I have already learned. For the future, I would like for the school to place students in more difficult classes if they feel ready.
This is the only high school I had ever been too that is far different from any high schools in Denver. Despite little programs like sports or after school activities, Southwest allow students who attended a college coarse can actually go to a college campus to attend, mostly at CCD. The school has a friendly environment that relies on the student's academic learning. Since it is an early college, the school did act like a college such as leaving the building if no classes, hang out anywhere, and no uniforms required. It is like a dream come true