PROFICIENCY 22% 44% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
36%Sweetwater Union High
30%San Diego

Southwest Senior High is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "Sweetwater Union High" in San Diego, CA. There are a total of 1,717 students and 60 teachers at Southwest Senior High, for a student to teacher ratio of 29 to 1. There are a total of 1,041 free lunch students and 232 reduced lunch students.

Southwest Senior High has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 21.5%, which is 44% lower than the California average.


Student/Teacher ratio29:1
Free lunch1041
Reduced lunch232


Advanced Placement
AP enrollmentn/a
Taking some coursesn/a
Taking some courses (not tests)n/a
Passing some coursesn/a
Passing no coursesn/a

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Southwest Senior High, there are a total of n/a students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with n/a taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High School10%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School33%

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Southwest Senior High race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 1.6% 6.1% 24.1% 51.1%
African American 1.3% 2.8% 6.2% 15.9%
Asian 2.8% 9.5% 11.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 92.4% 76.2% 54.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.1% 0.3% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.2% 0.4% 0.8% 0.4%
Multiracial 1.6% 4.7% 3.1% 3.1%

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Oneonta Elementary30%1.7Imperial Beach, CA
Imperial Beach Charter38%2.3Imperial Beach, CA
Montgomery (john J.) Elementary35%2.3Chula Vista, CA
Bayside Elementary14%2.3Imperial Beach, CA
Mar Vista Senior High26%2.4Imperial Beach, CA
Otay Elementary36%2.5Chula Vista, CA
Maac Community Charter10%2.8Chula Vista, CA
Lauderbach (j. Calvin) Elementary36%2.9Chula Vista, CA
Harborside Elementary34%2.9Chula Vista, CA
Castle Park Middle School25%3.0Chula Vista, CA
Loma Verde Elementary34%3.1Chula Vista, CA

San Diego demographics profile

StatisticSan DiegoCaliforniaNational
Population density (sq mi)8,29123291
Median age32.536.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)49%52%55%
Speak English30%56%79%
Speak Spanish53%29%13%

Education level achieved in San Diego

IndexSan DiegoCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade70.6%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school69.6%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college45.6%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree21.6%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors14.2%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters2.7%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree0.7%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.3%1.6%1.3%
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Source: The Southwest Senior High data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.
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