Southwest Elementary

Public PK, KG-5

 2601 Burgaw Hwy
       Jacksonville, NC  28540


 (910) 347-0900

 School Website

District: Onslow County Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
643rd of 1,434 North Carolina Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  15.9
Number of students:  854

Racial breakdown:

White:
62.2%
Hispanic:
17.7%
African American:
11.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  52.0%

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Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, Southwest Elementary ranked better than 55.2% of elementary schools in North Carolina. It also ranked 7th among 19 ranked elementary schools in the Onslow County Schools District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 56.16. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (62.2%), Hispanic (17.7%), African American (11.6%). (See more...)
Compare Details 52% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Southwest Elementary is 15.9, which is the 8th best among 19 elementary schools in the Onslow County Schools District. (See more...)
Compare Southwest Elementary employs 53.5 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Southwest Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Southwest Elementary 643rd of 1434 North Carolina public elementary schools. (See Southwest Elementary in the ranking list.)

Onslow County Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Onslow County Schools 102nd of 199 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 51.73 692nd 1276 45.8%
2007 50.55 729th 1293 43.6%
2008 51.01 694th 1324 47.6%
2009 67.65 440th 1354 67.5%
2010 67.19 464th 1363 66.0%
2011 70.22 395th 1381 71.4%
2012 68.58 434th 1388 68.7%
2013 50.81 646th 1403 54.0%
2014 74.84 316th 1390 77.3%
2015 61.08 555th 1440 61.5%
2016 57.02 598th 1425 58.0%
2017 50.10 744th 1429 47.9%
2018 56.16 643rd 1434 55.2%

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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by a parent
Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Open Quote Three years ago when my daughter started school, I wasn't really impressed. My daughter will be evaluated for gifted next year. I was constantly having to make sure she was being challenged and that the teachers wasn't using her to help teach others. The teacher, her kindergarten year, was very open and responsive to her needs and my concerns. Her 1st grade teacher was the same way. The teacher listened to what I had to say and made sure my daughter was challenged. I talked to the principal about a nurturing program for the high learning students. That was eventually brought into the school. This year my daughter is in 2nd grade and the school has made great strides. There was an Odyssey of the MInd program this year which the children really enjoyed. They are being taught chess and they (the higher learning students) are being challenged more. I am very please with the direction that the school is moving and I have already heard about some of the programs they are trying to bring in: like gardening and extra recycling. The school gives the children the chance to serve as safety guards and they have program called Girls on the Run. The principal is leading this school in a good direction. The staff is friendly and supportive. We will miss this school when we move this summer. 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
1995 549 124 2 12 10 n/a n/a 0 697
1996 549 124 2 12 10 n/a n/a 0 697
1997 622 162 5 17 11 n/a n/a 0 817
1998 668 175 3 17 9 n/a n/a 14 886
1999 635 190 3 19 7 n/a n/a 0 854
2000 623 192 9 25 5 n/a n/a 0 854
2001 601 201 2 30 4 n/a n/a 0 838
2002 590 206 4 22 2 n/a n/a 0 824
2003 590 206 4 22 2 n/a n/a 0 824
2004 602 206 3 26 4 n/a n/a 0 841
2005 635 227 10 26 4 n/a n/a 0 902
2006 632 223 11 25 5 n/a n/a 0 896
2007 640 155 5 29 5 n/a n/a 85 919
2008 642 141 4 45 2 n/a n/a 88 922
2009 493 159 1 46 6 n/a n/a 0 705
2010 543 175 10 55 10 n/a n/a 0 793
2011 552 122 5 83 5 1 37 0 805
2012 641 123 4 117 5 2 44 0 936
2013 606 98 5 123 6 1 46 0 885
2014 533 92 4 107 5 2 45 0 788
2015 502 100 2 112 6 3 45 0 770
2016 514 73 2 134 5 2 52 0 782
2017 531 99 3 151 5 2 63 0 854

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
1995 697 37.0 18.8 48.2
1996 697 37.0 18.8 48.2
1997 817 44.0 18.6 36.4
1998 886 52.0 17.0 38.1
1999 854 52.0 16.4 56.0
2000 854 52.0 16.4 56.9
2001 838 52.0 16.1 58.8
2002 824 60.0 13.7 61.2
2003 824 60.0 13.7 61.2
2004 841 60.0 14.0 59.2
2005 902 60.0 15.0 57.5
2006 896 60.0 14.9 54.7
2007 919 n/a n/a 54.2
2008 922 59.5 15.5 57.2
2009 705 47.6 14.8 50.1
2010 793 41.9 18.9 52.0
2011 805 44.3 18.1 47.8
2012 936 44.4 21.0 43.3
2013 885 50.5 17.5 49.7
2014 788 53.5 14.7 53.9
2015 770 52.0 14.8 49.1
2016 782 54.0 14.4 54.9
2017 854 53.5 15.9 52.0

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
1995 697 37.0 18.8 48.2
1996 697 37.0 18.8 48.2
1997 817 44.0 18.6 36.4
1998 886 52.0 17.0 38.1
1999 854 52.0 16.4 56.0
2000 854 52.0 16.4 56.9
2001 838 52.0 16.1 58.8
2002 824 60.0 13.7 61.2
2003 824 60.0 13.7 61.2
2004 841 60.0 14.0 59.2
2005 902 60.0 15.0 57.5
2006 896 60.0 14.9 54.7
2007 919 n/a n/a 54.2
2008 922 59.5 15.5 57.2
2009 705 47.6 14.8 50.1
2010 793 41.9 18.9 52.0
2011 805 44.3 18.1 47.8
2012 936 44.4 21.0 43.3
2013 885 50.5 17.5 49.7
2014 788 53.5 14.7 53.9
2015 770 52.0 14.8 49.1
2016 782 54.0 14.4 54.9
2017 854 53.5 15.9 52.0

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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