School Details

Southwestern Elementary School

1001 W 24th Ave, Cordele, GA 31015
(229) 276-3420
6

(out of 10)

Public 507 students 12 students/teacher (GA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

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Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT)

In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Crisp County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT)

In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Crisp County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT)

In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
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Middle Grades Writing Assessment (MGWA)

In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Middle Grades Writing Assessment (MGWA) to students in grades 5 and 8. The MGWA is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Crisp County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Southwestern Elementary School is a public elementary school in Cordele. The principal of Southwestern Elementary School is Suzi Giannoni and can be contacted at sgiannoni@crisp.k12.ga.us. 507 children attend Southwestern Elementary School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 1% of the Southwestern Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 74% of the 507 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 75% have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Southwestern Elementary School is 12:1. A. S. Clark Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Drawing painting

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 54% 57%
White, non-Hispanic 40% 38%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Multiracial 2% %
Hispanic 2% 2%
Asian 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.05%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 75% 74%
Limited English proficiency 1% 1%
Economically disadvantaged 74% 72%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    I am a parent of a child that attends SWE. I find that MOST of the teachers are AWESOME...however the administration is HORRIBLE!!! The principal Suzie Giannoni is a very rude and uncaring person! I will be sooo happy when my child is gone from this school so I do not have to deal with her about ANYTHING! She needs to get off her high horse and learn how to be caring toward the kids parents & teachers! I hear nothing but complaints about her from HER OWN FACULTY!!! I find it very disturbing that her own faculty does not like her! Same goes for Goodin and Magahee!!! They are both stuck up Giannoni's tail and do not care about their staff or students!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a parent of a child with special needs and i feel like the teachers would perfer parents just shake there heads yes to everything and not try to help them understand their childs special needs.

  • (8 years ago)

    I have a child that attends Southwestern Elementary. I feel the school is a well ran school with a staff filled with teachers who believe in their students. Southwestern was recently recognized by the State of Georgia with a 'Silver Award' for Highest Gains on the CRCT. Keep up the good work Southwestern.

  • (8 years ago)

    Not only am I a parent of a child who attends Southwestern Elementary I am also a teacher within the school. To hear a parent complain about the students being 'uncontrollable' is appalling to me being that discipline should begin at home. Yes some teachers 'control' students better than others but parents must also learn to step up and do their job and teach their children how to behave appropriately now matter where they may be. The educational system would be much better in all parts of the world if ALL parents would take the time to help their child's school and teachers by working together as a team. However this is not the case. Unfortunately teachers and other school officials have become the ones that end of having to teach the majority of today's children about values morals and obedience. We can't do it all! We need parental support also!

  • (8 years ago)

    My son goes to Southwestern Elementary School. I think that it can do better with discipline in the school. The students are very unruly. The teachers doesn't seem to care that the students are also rude to the parents as well as the teachers. The receptionist in the front office does not do her job properly. When you go into the office she acts as though she doesn't want to help you. She takes her time when she does help you. I will be glad when my son is done with this school. If I had a choice my son would go to another school but we don't have many choices here.

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