Southwood Junior/Senior High School is a public school located in Wabash, IN. It has 440 students in grades 7-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 49% of students are at least proficient in math and 59% in reading.
Southwood Junior/Senior High School Rankings
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 17 responsesReport
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.13 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.13 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.13 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.14 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.14 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.14 responses
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Southwood Junior/Senior High School Reviews
The school's main crux is its incompetence in the use of its small budget. What little funds they have often get used on things like a lunchroom flat screen which never gets used and not on funding things like the now defunct theater department (of which I was a passionate member). Southwood's saving grace is that about 90% of the staff is competent and dedicated to their students' success. It also helps that bullying is hard to find in the SHS halls, with an effective guidance and office staff. Overall, the school is a collection of upstanding, hardworking people crammed into a building that's falling apart around them in more ways than one.
Small school, which is great for having better connection with teachers, but also limits opportunities. I feel like I did not have as many options at Southwood that I know students at bigger schools had when it came to electives and programs that were offered at the school. I know that a lot of the limited opportunities came from the school's financial struggles and that it was beyond their control, but it still limited what I could and could not do with my high school education.
I've been going to Southwood for nearly my whole life, and have found that it's a good place, but ultimately it's just a public school. Nothing amazing about it, but then again, nothing terrible either. The stereotype for rural mid-west country school stands firm for Southwood, meaning, there's a lack of understanding for the world outside of this small town. Everyone knows everyone and everyone's business--which I suppose can be positive for some people and negative for others. Ultimately, you decide how to view your experiences. Overall, it's been a good several years for myself.