School Details

Southwest Guilford High School

Test Scores by grade

6%
38%
36%
54%
48%
46%
58%
52%
51%

End of Class Tests (EOC)

In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English I, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Guilford County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Southwest Guilford High School is a public high school in High Point. The principal of Southwest Guilford High School is Mr G. Alan Parker and can be contacted at parkera@gcsnc.com. 1,420 children attend Southwest Guilford High School and identify primarily as Asian, Hispanic, and Asian/Pacific Islander. 40% of the 1,420 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Southwest Guilford High School is 16:1. Paramount Christian Academy is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 9% 6%
Hispanic 8% 12%
Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 5%
White, non-Hispanic 43% 37%
Black, non-Hispanic 37% 41%
Multiracial 3% 4%
Pacific Islander 1.0% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% %
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.3% 0.6%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.07% 0.5%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 40% 59%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Most of the teachers at this school care for their students. They really do want the students to succeed. About five years ago the school was redistricted. A lot of students began attending the school from poorer neighborhoods. Test scores and school climate took a hit. But the school has rebounded. Now those same struggling students have graduated and moved on to college. There is a renewed sense of school spirit. Students from all walks of life excel at Southwest. It is a Distinguished School thanks to continually improving test scores.

  • (3 years ago)

    Well Me Being A Student Can Definitely Reassure You That Southwest GUILFORD Highschool Does Not Play Rap Over The Intercom lol ...Maybe Another Southwest You Were Thinking Of? But Southwest Is An Incredible School The Teachers Are Concerned And Willing To Have One on One Relationships With The Students. Their Main Focus Is To See Each Student Succeed And Graduate. I Know This For A Fact. The Councelors For Each Graduating Class Are Willing To Set Up Your Classes To Follow Your Career Path To Boost Your GPA Or To Simply Let You Have The Highschool Experience With Cool Teachers. I Love Southwest And It Prepostrous To Come Here And To See Such Reviews... The Only Thing I Can Personally Say Is Bad Is The Fact That They Dont Let Students Without Lunch Money Charge Their Meals And Pay The Next Day Anymore. I Hate To Kids Not Eating In Such A Well Paid School.

  • (3 years ago)

    I would have to strongly dissagree. I have had a learning disability since I was 7 or so caused by a head injury so I guess you could consider me a "special kid" which I add is a very ignorant way to describe a child. Ian. A senior at southwest and I love it. I have passed classes that I never thought. I would pass the teachers have bent over backwards for me and advocated for me in ways other schools could never do. Southwest has given me my confidence as a student. Southwest is very concerned in seeing their students succeed.

  • (4 years ago)

    They play rap over the intercom.The teachers are not concerned about education. We moved to this area because we thought it would give us a safe school. They ship kids from all over town and from the worst neighborhoods.

  • (4 years ago)

    i took my kids out of this school. they spent millions on this school ..but you couldn't tell it by walking in the lifeskill class. that's the class my daughter was in until i took her out.{ it's the class for special students.}

  • (5 years ago)

    As a former student i am honest when i say that there area select few teachers worthy of being at universites rather then southwest. The enviorment is rather neutral although there tend to be fights which bring the school down. The re-districting of guilford county tried to bring averages up more around the county but doing that dropped very good averages. The ones who bring down the average are the ones who do not care about school and cause havoc. All in all i say this school is not the best.

  • (5 years ago)

    The teachers are in-tune and know whats going on. They actually care about you. But other than that i feel unsafe here.

  • (8 years ago)

    So far the school is Ok. the only problem we have with our kids is the communication. Know one seems to know anything when you ask a question and the feeling is that because the school is growing that the kids are just another number in the system. Better planning should have been enforced.

  • (8 years ago)

    A fantastic High School - real quality education given by 'Real Quality' teachers. Teachers care; Administrative staff care and parents care. A well balanced school with opportunities for all in all of the offered extracurricular activities. Parents are well informed regarding issues/events taking place in the school thru effective communications from staff and teachers. I am a truly proud parent of a senior in this school and would highly encourage enrollment of anyone's son or daughter to this school.

  • (10 years ago)

    Southwest is a nice school. Everyone is nice have a good athletic program. Teachers actually do their job. Very safe enviroment.

  • (10 years ago)

    I think the students and their parents have really come together to make Southwest what it is today. There is no thanks to the superintendent or the school board for all our schools accomplishments.

  • (10 years ago)

    SWGH is a school that parents (not the school board or superintendant)have come together for the children to make it great.

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Overall score

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  • Principal leadership
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