School Details

Southwest Middle School

2710 Iris Street, San Diego, CA 92154
(619) 628-4000
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-9 711 students 16 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

29%
67%
86%
34%
61%
60%
23%
51%
52%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Sweetwater Union High School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

28%
51%
50%
37%
58%
57%
13%
25%
31%
52%
65%
85%
34%
52%
52%
61%
70%
67%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Sweetwater Union High School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Southwest Middle School is a public middle school in San Diego. The principal of Southwest Middle School is William Wlash. 711 students attend Southwest Middle School and identify primarily as Hispanic; Filipino; and Black, non-Hispanic. 47% of the Southwest Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 84% of the 711 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Southwest Middle School is 16:1. George Nicoloff Elementary School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Drawing painting
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Martial arts self defense
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 94% 73%
Filipino 3% 9%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 4%
Multiracial 1% %
Asian 1% 2%
White, non-Hispanic 0.8% 10%
Pacific Islander 0.3% 0.8%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 38400%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.4%
Unspecified 0% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 84% 47%
Limited English proficiency 47% 26%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    Teachers collaborate to create a safe and effective learning environment. Go Bucs!

  • (5 years ago)

    The teaching staff takes the time to work together to create a fertile learning environment for the students.

  • (5 years ago)

    Southwest Middle School has dedicated teachers who work with and inspire children from financially struggling families and students who are just learning English. Students are happy there and most go on to lead happy and productive lives despite the economic status of their families. Many of these families have moved to the US in order to give their children a better future even though the move has in many cases been extremely difficult. Teachers at this school go beyond the requirements of their jobs to give the students of these families an improved chance of success both academically and economically.

  • (7 years ago)

    It is a great school built on opportunity and leadership. I would recommend any gifted student to enroll in this friendly school.

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Overall score

(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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