Southwestern High School

Public 9-12

 167 S Main Cross St
       Hanover, IN  47243


(812) 866-1240

District: Southwestern-Jefferson County Con

SchoolDigger Rank:
234th of 403 Indiana High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,714 Help


Feeder schools for Southwestern High School:

Elementary:    Southwestern Elementary School
Middle:    Southwestern Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  11.8 Help
Number of students:  361

Racial breakdown:

White:
90.9%
Hispanic:
6.1%
Two or more races:
1.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  52.1% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Southwestern High School ranks worse than 58.1% of high schools in Indiana. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 41.47. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Southwestern High School freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (90.9%), Hispanic (6.1%), two or more races (1.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 52.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Southwestern High School is 11.8. (See more...)
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Compare Southwestern High School employs 30.5 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Southwestern High School is $12,714.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Southwestern High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Southwestern High School 234th of 403 Indiana public high schools. (See Southwestern High School in the ranking list.)

High School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Southwestern-Jefferson County Con:

SchoolDigger ranks Southwestern-Jefferson County Con 242nd of 364 Indiana school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Southwestern High School

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Rank History for all students at Southwestern High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 48.96 212th 349 39.3%
2006 58.08 170th 349 51.3%
2007 48.37 227th 354 35.9%
2008 48.62 232nd 360 35.6%
2009 30.96 304th 364 16.5%
2010 21.79 312th 362 13.8%
2011 42.65 205th 364 43.7%
2012 29.75 289th 373 22.5%
2013 23.24 292nd 353 17.3%
2014 42.02 206th 379 45.6%
2015 41.34 249th 400 37.8%
2016 52.94 186th 394 52.8%
2017 33.62 279th 380 26.6%
2018 24.75 316th 385 17.9%
2019 32.61 280th 389 28.0%
2021 19.97 327th 388 15.7%
2022 51.63 206th 409 49.6%
2023 41.47 234th 398 41.2%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Southwestern High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 44.70 210th 379 44.6%
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Rank History for Female students at Southwestern High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 42.67 210th 388 45.9%
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Rank History for Male students at Southwestern High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 39.01 241st 383 37.1%
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Rank History for White students at Southwestern High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 42.05 226th 378 40.2%
2023 33.21 253rd 375 32.5%
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Data source: test scores: Indiana Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Southwestern High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 708 10 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 720
1989 668 9 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 677
1990 680 5 0 0 2 n/a n/a 0 687
1991 660 7 1 5 0 n/a n/a 0 673
1992 683 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 686
1993 707 3 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 711
1994 690 2 1 4 0 n/a n/a 0 697
1995 675 12 1 3 1 n/a n/a 0 692
1996 675 12 1 3 1 n/a n/a 0 692
1997 677 12 6 2 1 n/a n/a 0 698
1998 684 10 2 1 1 n/a n/a 0 698
1999 659 12 0 1 1 n/a n/a 0 673
2000 644 13 1 1 0 n/a n/a 0 659
2001 602 11 1 1 0 n/a n/a 0 615
2002 781 9 2 2 1 n/a n/a 0 795
2003 781 9 2 2 1 n/a n/a 0 795
2004 800 9 2 3 0 n/a n/a 0 814
2005 798 9 4 2 0 n/a n/a 0 813
2006 783 7 3 2 0 n/a n/a 0 795
2007 770 10 2 1 1 n/a n/a 6 790
2008 758 11 2 8 0 n/a n/a 4 783
2009 719 7 1 9 2 n/a n/a 5 743
2010 740 6 3 7 2 n/a n/a 3 761
2011 683 9 1 12 1 0 7 0 713
2012 675 7 1 12 1 0 6 0 702
2013 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 422 422
2014 380 2 4 5 1 0 2 0 394
2015 386 1 3 7 1 0 2 0 400
2016 356 1 3 6 0 1 6 0 373
2017 342 1 1 10 0 0 5 0 359
2018 353 4 2 10 0 0 11 0 380
2019 346 3 2 11 0 0 12 0 374
2020 339 1 1 13 0 2 11 0 367
2021 343 2 3 15 0 1 14 0 378
2022 345 1 2 20 0 1 8 0 377
2023 328 0 4 22 0 0 7 0 361

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Southwestern High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 720 38.5 18.7 13.9
1989 677 39.0 17.3 13.9
1990 687 36.7 18.7 16
1991 673 38.9 17.3 15
1992 686 40.0 17.1 18.5
1993 711 40.8 17.4 21.8
1994 697 39.3 17.7 22.1
1995 692 39.8 17.4 21.4
1996 692 39.8 17.4 21.4
1997 698 40.7 17.1 20.8
1998 698 37.8 18.5 23.1
1999 673 37.9 17.8 30.3
2000 659 38.9 16.9 32.5
2001 615 37.7 16.3 33
2002 795 47.0 16.9 36.9
2003 795 47.0 16.9 36.9
2004 814 46.0 17.7 39.1
2005 813 46.4 17.5 40
2006 795 47.7 16.7 38.4
2007 790 n/a n/a 41.1
2008 783 48.5 16.1 46.9
2009 743 49.5 15.0 42
2010 761 51.0 14.9 47.5
2011 713 49.1 14.5 47.4
2012 702 48.0 14.6 48
2013 422 33.5 12.5 44.5
2014 394 34.0 11.5 43.1
2015 400 34.0 11.7 44.3
2016 373 34.0 10.9 44.5
2017 359 33.1 10.8 46
2018 380 33.2 11.4 45.5
2019 374 33.0 11.3 42.5
2020 367 30.0 12.2 46.3
2021 378 30.2 12.5 46.3
2022 377 29.0 13.0 50.4
2023 361 30.5 11.8 52.1

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Southwestern High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 720 38.5 18.7 13.9
1989 677 39.0 17.3 13.9
1990 687 36.7 18.7 16
1991 673 38.9 17.3 15
1992 686 40.0 17.1 18.5
1993 711 40.8 17.4 21.8
1994 697 39.3 17.7 22.1
1995 692 39.8 17.4 21.4
1996 692 39.8 17.4 21.4
1997 698 40.7 17.1 20.8
1998 698 37.8 18.5 23.1
1999 673 37.9 17.8 30.3
2000 659 38.9 16.9 32.5
2001 615 37.7 16.3 33
2002 795 47.0 16.9 36.9
2003 795 47.0 16.9 36.9
2004 814 46.0 17.7 39.1
2005 813 46.4 17.5 40
2006 795 47.7 16.7 38.4
2007 790 n/a n/a 41.1
2008 783 48.5 16.1 46.9
2009 743 49.5 15.0 42
2010 761 51.0 14.9 47.5
2011 713 49.1 14.5 47.4
2012 702 48.0 14.6 48
2013 422 33.5 12.5 44.5
2014 394 34.0 11.5 43.1
2015 400 34.0 11.7 44.3
2016 373 34.0 10.9 44.5
2017 359 33.1 10.8 46
2018 380 33.2 11.4 45.5
2019 374 33.0 11.3 42.5
2020 367 30.0 12.2 46.3
2021 378 30.2 12.5 46.3
2022 377 29.0 13.0 50.4
2023 361 30.5 11.8 52.1

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Southwestern High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $58 (0.5%) $11,358 (99.5%) $11,416
2020 $44 (0.4%) $10,687 (99.6%) $10,731
2021 $503 (4.4%) $10,928 (95.6%) $11,431
2022 $1,353 (10.6%) $11,361 (89.4%) $12,714

Data source: Indiana Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Southwestern High School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 280th of 389 High schoolsRanks 234th of 398 High schools
 13.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
End of Course Biology (Southwestern High School)21.423.8
 2.4%
   End of Course Biology (Southwestern-Jefferson County Con)21.423.8
 2.4%
   End of Course Biology (Indiana)38.629
 9.6%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students374361
 3.5%
African American30
 100%
American Indian00
Asian24
 100%
Hispanic1122
 100%
Pacific Islander00
White346328
 5.2%
Two or More Races127
 41.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients42.5%52.1%
 9.6%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Southwestern High School

Southwestern High School is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Southwestern Elementary School
Middle : Southwestern Middle School

In the 2022-23 school year, 361 students attended Southwestern High School.

Students at Southwestern High School are 91% White, 6% Hispanic, 2% Two or more races, 1% Asian.

Southwestern High School ranks 234th of 403 Indiana high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Indiana Department of Education.

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