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  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    D+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Southwest High School is a public school located in Macon, GA. It has 874 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 6% of students are at least proficient in math and 12% in reading.

Southwest High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
12%
Percent Proficient - Math
6%
Average Graduation Rate
77%
Average SAT
920
86 responses
Average ACT
19
27 responses
AP Enrollment
11%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    NG
  3. Housing
    NG
Median Household Income
$25,773
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$681
National
$949
Median Home Value
$87,400
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
67%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 35 responses
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  • Pep rallies
    26%
  • Basketball Games
    20%
  • Marching Band
    20%
  • Football Games
    14%
  • Marching band danceline
    9%
  • Pep rallies
    6%
  • Homecoming
    3%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
874
Free or Reduced Lunch
99%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.13 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.13 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$49,193
Teachers in First/Second Year
16.4%
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.23 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.23 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.23 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$12,129/ year
National
$12,239
74%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.23 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.23 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.23 responses
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I'm Edgar McCallum, and I attended Southwest High School in Macon Ga. When I first started at Southwest I was a sophomore. Every administrator and teacher were very diligent and eager to help every student succeed. My experiences at Southwest was like no other. Soon after I became a junior at Southwest I joined the National Honor Society being that I had a 3.4 GPA. All students in the class of 2018 had mindset that I couldn't believe. Everybody's maturity level was very imposing. Each event that National Honor Society hosted, I was there front and center. We also held fundraisers for the school, community parties/meetings, dental check ups, fun days etc. In conclusion, I would love to just thank Southwest for paving the way for all students regardless of any issues that they may trample upon.
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I had a great experience at Southwest Highschool. I mostly liked how welcoming the environment felt and how the people (staff, students, administrators, etc.) One thing I would suggest them to change or rather improve is how they interact with and motivate their students. There should be more rewards & inspirational activities that will encourage the students to do better and/or their best.
One thing that I really enjoy is the band program and participating in many band events. I also like the fact that the teachers really want their students to succeed and they do everything they can to make sure that we pass. I feel like I always have the opportunity to come a speak with my teachers whenever I need to, and they'll be willing to help. The only thing that I think could change is how they look act students. I wish that they could treat students like responsible young adults. Rules can be a little strict here but it's only because our administration can't trust us to do simple things like going to the restroom and coming right back.