Southwest Middle

Public 6-8

 1 Roadrunner Drive
       Gastonia, NC  28052-6299


 (704) 866-6290

 School Website

District: Gaston County Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
475th of 691 North Carolina Middle Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  15.9
Number of students:  799

Racial breakdown:
White:
41.7%
African American:
36.3%
Hispanic:
17.8%
Free/discounted lunch recipients:  97.2%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Wednesday, September 5, 2018.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, Southwest Middle ranked worse than 68.7% of middle schools in North Carolina. It also ranked 9th among 11 ranked middle schools in the Gaston County Schools District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 34.04. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Student population at Southwest Middle is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (41.7%), African American (36.3%), Hispanic (17.8%). (See more...)
Compare Details 97.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Southwest Middle is 15.9, which is the 5th best among 11 middle schools in the Gaston County Schools District. (See more...)
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Southwest Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Southwest Middle 475th of 691 North Carolina public middle schools. (See Southwest Middle in the ranking list.)

Gaston County Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Gaston County Schools 126th of 199 North Carolina school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Southwest Middle

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 33.45 455th 598 23.9%
2007 22.60 515th 606 15.0%
2008 17.03 536th 620 13.5%
2009 26.06 519th 630 17.6%
2010 26.72 528th 640 17.5%
2011 34.38 484th 648 25.3%
2012 33.90 494th 662 25.4%
2013 33.92 457th 673 32.1%
2014 15.40 545th 627 13.1%
2015 22.78 561st 705 20.4%
2016 22.61 547th 692 21.0%
2017 26.46 520th 694 25.1%
2018 34.04 475th 691 31.3%

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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Enrollment information for Southwest Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 741 181 1 1 1 n/a n/a 0 925
1989 645 149 2 4 0 n/a n/a 0 800
1990 567 149 1 2 0 n/a n/a 0 719
1991 576 187 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 763
1992 546 214 0 1 0 n/a n/a 3 764
1993 561 231 1 2 0 n/a n/a 0 795
1994 518 246 4 3 0 n/a n/a 0 771
1995 403 234 2 6 0 n/a n/a 0 645
1996 403 234 2 6 0 n/a n/a 0 645
1997 414 226 3 4 0 n/a n/a 0 647
1998 544 219 11 8 1 n/a n/a 0 783
1999 577 233 9 18 0 n/a n/a 0 837
2000 548 230 6 23 1 n/a n/a 0 808
2001 516 281 2 27 1 n/a n/a 0 827
2002 599 275 9 36 1 n/a n/a 0 920
2003 599 275 9 36 1 n/a n/a 0 920
2004 605 288 9 31 1 n/a n/a 0 934
2005 604 285 5 60 2 n/a n/a 0 956
2006 499 248 4 67 3 n/a n/a 0 821
2007 448 228 3 54 3 n/a n/a 16 752
2008 439 226 0 67 3 n/a n/a 17 752
2009 433 269 1 86 1 n/a n/a 0 790
2010 423 285 3 106 1 n/a n/a 0 818
2011 416 283 6 115 2 0 28 0 850
2012 397 251 7 115 4 0 34 0 808
2013 389 269 7 115 3 0 35 0 818
2014 403 256 3 129 4 0 24 0 819
2015 399 283 4 147 3 0 31 0 867
2016 333 290 2 142 2 0 30 0 799

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 Middle

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 925 53.0 17.4 16.2
1989 800 58.0 13.7 22.3
1990 719 58.0 12.3 20.4
1991 763 54.0 14.1 19.3
1992 764 53.0 14.4 15.4
1993 795 49.0 16.2 23.9
1994 771 49.0 15.7 26.3
1995 645 48.0 13.4 31.8
1996 645 48.0 13.4 31.8
1997 647 48.0 13.5 34.5
1998 783 57.0 13.7 27.1
1999 837 57.0 14.7 39.5
2000 808 57.0 14.2 42.7
2001 827 57.0 14.5 46.6
2002 920 57.0 16.1 49.5
2003 920 57.0 16.1 49.5
2004 934 53.0 17.6 54.9
2005 956 53.0 18.0 55.6
2006 821 53.0 15.5 58.6
2007 752 48.7 15.4 63.3
2008 752 47.7 15.8 9.0
2009 790 46.9 16.8 10.6
2010 818 43.4 18.8 72.2
2011 850 54.0 15.7 75.1
2012 808 50.2 16.0 77.0
2013 818 48.5 16.8 79.6
2014 819 47.8 17.1 78.1
2015 867 48.0 18.0 99.0
2016 799 50.0 15.9 97.2

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 Middle

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 925 53.0 17.4 16.2
1989 800 58.0 13.7 22.3
1990 719 58.0 12.3 20.4
1991 763 54.0 14.1 19.3
1992 764 53.0 14.4 15.4
1993 795 49.0 16.2 23.9
1994 771 49.0 15.7 26.3
1995 645 48.0 13.4 31.8
1996 645 48.0 13.4 31.8
1997 647 48.0 13.5 34.5
1998 783 57.0 13.7 27.1
1999 837 57.0 14.7 39.5
2000 808 57.0 14.2 42.7
2001 827 57.0 14.5 46.6
2002 920 57.0 16.1 49.5
2003 920 57.0 16.1 49.5
2004 934 53.0 17.6 54.9
2005 956 53.0 18.0 55.6
2006 821 53.0 15.5 58.6
2007 752 48.7 15.4 63.3
2008 752 47.7 15.8 9.0
2009 790 46.9 16.8 10.6
2010 818 43.4 18.8 72.2
2011 850 54.0 15.7 75.1
2012 808 50.2 16.0 77.0
2013 818 48.5 16.8 79.6
2014 819 47.8 17.1 78.1
2015 867 48.0 18.0 99.0
2016 799 50.0 15.9 97.2

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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