Southwest High School
- EL CENTRO, CA
Southwest High School Reviews
Rating 3.69 out of 5 313 reviews
My experience at Southwest high school was good. They offer many programs for students to allow them to thrive in school and study areas that interest them. I love animals and drawing, so I joined the El Centro FFA program so I could continue raising dairy cattle, through FFA I volunteered to raise a Guide Puppy for the Blind which was a great experience, and I joined SAVAPA which is a fine arts program in our school for students who thrive in creative environments. Through these programs; I made many new friends, I expanded my social skills, and I learned new things about each program. At the start of my Junior year of high school, I had the opportunity to join our school's new International Baccalaureate Diploma Program which focused on helping students improve their education and prepare for the real world. I made many new friends in the IB Diploma Program and it helped me come out of my shell.
It is a high school with decent teachers but a poor educational program. There weren't many opportunities for extracurricular activities or programs to help you in your transfer to college.
The school has efficient and prepared teachers. The installations are in good condition, it counts with theater, and it imparts a lot of programs to help students of diverse backgrounds and needs. Also, the campus counts a variety of extracurricular activities and programs. The school counts with a lot of security inside and out of the campus. Also, the administration always tries that parents are involved in their children's academics.
It was a nice and calm environment. Not too many "trouble kids" which is a good thing. All my four years were great, joined their sports program, joined some clubs, took one of their pathways by the name of SACHS (medical pathway). Southwest isn't too diverse, majority of the students are Hispanic hence the fact that it's located in a "border town".
This school is amazing and I am not just saying that because that's where I went. It's a really great school with the different programs that are offered. They offer programs that are related to the medical field, dental, culinary, etc. They have so many extracurriculars that students can choose from as well. It is like an arts school because f the different things they provide. Sports are absolutely great. The teachers are people that you can always go to when you have a question, they are always there to help out students. The rest of the faculty is really nice and are always n good spirits. The counselors truly do want to help students as well when it comes to choosing classes and if they're ever struggling in a class they cn help the student come out with a plan.
My experience at Southwest High School was great. I first moved to the school in 2019, and I immediately felt welcomed it was very easy to make new friends there since everyone was really nice. The teachers there are very welcoming and easy to talk to which makes the class easier to learn in. Overall My experience at Southwest High School was great, but things I would like to see changed would have to be we needed more assemblies or other fun activities to interact with at the school.
What I liked of my experience in Southwest Highschool is that it has a very good relation between student and administration, this high school really wants students to do their best,and also they are really there to help, many of the teachers are very helpful there at Southwest Highschool, there are a lot of extracurricular activities at the campus, also they have a lot of programs.
What I like about Southwest High School is that it has a great school spirit. Students in the student council work so hard to make the school have a great spirit and make others feel comfortable. Besides looking at teachers work hard for their students not to fail and make them pass, many other students also work hard to help their own classmates pass their classes when it is not even their job to do that. Many student are really helpful and nice to each other. Although mostly everyone is shy with each other, once they feel comfortable, they all are able to work together to make each class time and year memorable, fun, and exciting. When receiving a new student in their classes, they help them get on track with what is going around and make sure they understand. Besides having our teachers care for us, it is great knowing that our own classmates care as well for us. It is easy to make friends in class and feel comfortable when everyone knows how to work together.
The teachers do a very good job of preparing their students for the future and try their best to help their students understand the subjects they are teaching. While the school's construction makes it hard for students to get to their class and maneuver their hallways easily the rest of the school is done well. The facilities that the school has, provided the proper materials for students to learn. Not only does southwest put their time and effort into the musical arts they also spend time upgrading their math and science division which in turn makes it easier to understand and more fun for any student. You can tell that the school really tries to push for academic excellence and rewards those who really try their best. Overall I really enjoyed my time in this school and can only see their academics going up.
My experience in Southwest High school was a very pleasant one, although I wouldn't say it was the best four years of my life because then I would be definitely lying. I truly enjoyed the friendships I built over the course of four years and the good communication I had with some of my teachers and counselors. I strongly believe that when individuals say that high school is the best four years of their life, I believe that is quite overrated. From my perspective and experience in high school, I wouldn't say my very best years were while attending Southwest. Although I take with me very beautiful and memorable moments of laughter and happiness. I would say though, that high school were the years of great tension I have faced. I strongly believe Southwest Highschool is one of the best schools in the Imperial Valley, but what I would like for them to improve is the staff. The majority of the time my mother had tension with the office secretaries, which was something unpleasant.
Throughout the past 4 years of attending this school, I've come to really enjoy it. The atmosphere is always welcoming and the teachers I have had as a student are always outgoing and willing to help. I cannot think of a time when I needed some kind help and an employee of the school said not now or no to me.
It is your average High school. It is one of the newer schools in the Imperial valley. All my teachers have been great except for about two. The food is not amazing but not bad.
Southwest High School is the only IB certified school for miles. It is the only school with an orchestra program in the valley. Staff and students both create an encouraging environment. I feel as though they should focus more on students' rights rather than protecting antiquated practices and protecting teachers.
I liked the inclusiveness from my school. These past two years we've had one of the best principals, Mr. Phillips that has worked really hard to always be extra present for the students so I always felt safe and heard.
One of my favorite things about Southwest High School is the incredible staff and academic prgrams they have. For example their SACCHS and CTE pathways are amazing. I personally was a student enrolled in these programs. They provide studets with the opportunity to graduate as dental assistants or certified first responders! These opportunities are truly helpful and are not provided at many schools. The school has a great amount of resources available to students, but just like any high school, it lacks some resources in some areas such as enough textbook copies for students to have a set at home for homework and studying. Nevertheless, I don't think I could have gotten a better education or learning opportuity at any other high school in the imperial valley. The school is fairly new and does lack some culture to it, but that will develope with time.
The school overall is great, but just like any experience you have to personally make the most of it and take the initiative rather than wait for things to fall into your lap. Resources are there, you just need to seek them out. Very supportive teachers and good overall vibe.
my daughter goes here. it is a pretty good school as far as high schools go. she has had some trouble, however, by teachers and administration. she feels attacked. otherwise, good. everything else to my knowledge is at a normal level. it's a good school!