Southwest Elementary

Public PK, KG-5

 2320 Cook Road
       Durham, NC  27713-2735


 (919) 560-3972

 School Website

District: Durham Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
913th of 1,461 North Carolina Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  15.8
Number of students:  650

Racial breakdown:

African American:
51.5%
Hispanic:
24.5%
White:
15.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  60.6%

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Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2019, Southwest Elementary ranked worse than 62.5% of elementary schools in North Carolina. It also ranked 13th among 30 ranked elementary schools in the Durham Public Schools District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 39.77. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Student population at Southwest Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: African American (51.5%), Hispanic (24.5%), White (15.8%). (See more...)
Compare Details 60.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Southwest Elementary is 15.8. 28 elementary schools in the Durham Public Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare Southwest Elementary employs 41.1 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Southwest Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Southwest Elementary 913th of 1461 North Carolina public elementary schools. (See Southwest Elementary in the ranking list.)

Durham Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Durham Public Schools 158th of 235 North Carolina school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Southwest Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 46.27 770th 1276 39.7%
2007 32.21 999th 1293 22.7%
2008 38.05 894th 1324 32.5%
2009 26.45 1076th 1354 20.5%
2010 23.57 1129th 1363 17.2%
2011 21.61 1184th 1381 14.3%
2012 31.36 1071st 1388 22.8%
2013 48.99 678th 1403 51.7%
2014 26.86 1057th 1390 24.0%
2015 24.54 1156th 1440 19.7%
2016 37.56 961st 1425 32.6%
2017 36.40 980th 1429 31.4%
2018 51.27 724th 1434 49.5%
2019 39.77 913th 1461 37.5%

Data source: test scores: North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction

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All ratings (Avg rating: 4.8)
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by a parent
Thursday, March 30, 2017

Open Quote This school has a very warm and inviting atmosphere with an entire faculty that treats students with respect and encourages positive behaviors. I have never seen students shouted at or talked down to and the students by and large are respectful of the teachers and of each other. Close Quote


by a teacher
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Open Quote This school has a great program in dual immersion Spanish and English learning! Nice clean safe school! Close Quote


by a teacher
Friday, August 1, 2014

Open Quote Wonderful atmosphere. Supportive and creative. An excellent PTA and excellent support staff. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Southwest Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1990 393 221 33 3 2 n/a n/a 0 652
1991 425 224 35 3 2 n/a n/a 0 689
1992 466 213 33 6 1 n/a n/a 0 719
1993 436 215 42 7 0 n/a n/a 0 700
1994 482 233 42 10 2 n/a n/a 0 769
1995 423 327 41 13 8 n/a n/a 0 812
1996 423 327 41 13 8 n/a n/a 0 812
1997 402 433 35 14 4 n/a n/a 0 888
1998 377 473 39 15 2 n/a n/a 0 906
1999 340 548 40 14 1 n/a n/a 0 943
2000 235 524 29 9 2 n/a n/a 0 799
2001 194 545 39 14 3 n/a n/a 0 795
2002 185 578 39 37 3 n/a n/a 0 842
2003 185 578 39 37 3 n/a n/a 0 842
2004 169 617 37 23 4 n/a n/a 0 850
2005 152 604 33 41 3 n/a n/a 0 833
2006 121 590 34 74 2 n/a n/a 0 821
2007 136 442 34 86 1 n/a n/a 43 742
2008 141 425 45 82 2 n/a n/a 41 736
2009 98 405 49 83 4 n/a n/a 0 639
2010 115 455 44 78 3 n/a n/a 0 695
2011 101 338 35 107 4 1 19 0 605
2012 114 342 35 109 3 1 24 0 628
2013 81 315 35 103 1 1 25 0 561
2014 74 366 33 126 2 0 24 0 625
2015 102 376 29 135 4 0 20 0 666
2016 96 348 23 140 2 0 24 0 633
2017 103 335 29 159 3 1 20 0 650

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 Southwest Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1990 652 39.0 16.7 n/a
1991 689 42.0 16.4 0.0
1992 719 47.0 15.2 6.7
1993 700 47.0 14.9 7.4
1994 769 46.0 16.7 9.8
1995 812 47.0 17.3 10.3
1996 812 47.0 17.3 10.3
1997 888 55.0 16.1 16.8
1998 906 62.0 14.6 22.6
1999 943 62.0 15.2 28.4
2000 799 62.0 12.9 39.2
2001 795 62.0 12.8 44.2
2002 842 64.0 13.2 0.0
2003 842 64.0 13.2 0.0
2004 850 64.0 13.3 45.6
2005 833 64.0 13.0 47.7
2006 821 64.0 12.8 42.8
2007 742 n/a n/a 36.5
2008 736 49.5 14.9 40.3
2009 639 48.2 13.3 49.8
2010 695 42.5 16.3 51.7
2011 605 40.0 15.1 58.7
2012 628 42.8 14.6 55.6
2013 561 41.1 13.6 62.2
2014 625 41.5 15.0 64.6
2015 666 44.0 15.1 59.2
2016 633 42.0 15.0 62.6
2017 650 41.1 15.8 60.6

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Southwest Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1990 652 39.0 16.7 n/a
1991 689 42.0 16.4 0.0
1992 719 47.0 15.2 6.7
1993 700 47.0 14.9 7.4
1994 769 46.0 16.7 9.8
1995 812 47.0 17.3 10.3
1996 812 47.0 17.3 10.3
1997 888 55.0 16.1 16.8
1998 906 62.0 14.6 22.6
1999 943 62.0 15.2 28.4
2000 799 62.0 12.9 39.2
2001 795 62.0 12.8 44.2
2002 842 64.0 13.2 0.0
2003 842 64.0 13.2 0.0
2004 850 64.0 13.3 45.6
2005 833 64.0 13.0 47.7
2006 821 64.0 12.8 42.8
2007 742 n/a n/a 36.5
2008 736 49.5 14.9 40.3
2009 639 48.2 13.3 49.8
2010 695 42.5 16.3 51.7
2011 605 40.0 15.1 58.7
2012 628 42.8 14.6 55.6
2013 561 41.1 13.6 62.2
2014 625 41.5 15.0 64.6
2015 666 44.0 15.1 59.2
2016 633 42.0 15.0 62.6
2017 650 41.1 15.8 60.6

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.




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction.

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