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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Southwestern High School is an above average, public school located in Somerset, KY. It has 1,287 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 48% of students are at least proficient in math and 56% in reading.

Southwestern High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
56%
Percent Proficient - Math
48%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1130
9 responses
Average ACT
25
222 responses
AP Enrollment
42%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$37,921
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$659
National
$949
Median Home Value
$110,500
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
74%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.19 responses
Poll
74%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.19 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 53 responses
  • Senior day
    28%
  • Football games
    23%
  • Basketball games
    19%
  • Toga Day
    15%
  • Baseball Games
    6%
  • Spirit Week
    6%
  • Homecoming
    2%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,287
Free or Reduced Lunch
65%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.25 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.25 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.25 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$53,310
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.1%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.31 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.31 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.31 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$10,167/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.32 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.32 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.32 responses
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As a current senior at Southwestern High School, I have seen many new faces, whether they be students or teachers. Overall, my time at Southwestern has been incredibly memorable and enjoyable. Most teachers show their care and passion for their jobs. Most administration show respect and care for all students. Facilities such as the cafeteria and bathrooms are kept very clean and tidy by janitors, but become gross once students use the areas. As a music student, I have found much pleasure in the music teachers and teaching styles, specifically the band directors. Diversity is lacking at Southwestern, but I can see we have become a more diverse school year after year, which is something every school should strive for. All in all, Southwestern is a growing community of many different people from differing walks of life. I can truly say my four years at Southwestern have been some of the most memorable of my life.
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My four years at Southwestern were possibly my favorite so far. Southwestern has amazing teachers, faculty, and an administration that gets things done. At Southwestern there is a very diverse scene, rather it be racially diverse, or politically diverse. Most everyone at Southwestern has respect for one another and they are very few big problems we have within the school.
Southwestern is a very good school. Not only is the building clean, but all of the teachers I've already had so far are so nice, helpful and very caring. I've only been here for 4 months, and I consider it the best school I've been to in my life. From a student' perspective, if we need help, we will ask a question, even if we can't ask. The teachers here help you if you are struggling, and gives you notes for the days you've missed.