Accountability rating (2018-2019)

C

Fort Worth ISD: C

Total students

1,369

Avg. teacher experience

13.6 years

Fort Worth ISD: 11.1 years

Statewide: 11.1 years

Four-year graduation rate

91.7 %

Fort Worth ISD: 87.6%

Statewide: 90%

Southwest High School is a high school in Fort Worth, TX, in the Fort Worth ISD school district. As of the 2019-2020 school year, it had 1,369 students. 64.6% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 16.3% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs. The school received an accountability rating of C for the previous school year.

In the Class of 2019, 91.7% of students received their high school diplomas on time or earlier. The dropout rate for students in grades 9-12 was 2.5% during the 2018-2019 school year.

The average SAT score at Southwest High School was 916 for 2018-2019 graduates. The average ACT score was 18.5.

As of the 2019-2020 school year, an average teacher's salary was $64,937, which is $7,846 more than the state average. On average, teachers had 13.6 years of experience.

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Contact information

Website

www.fortworthisd.org

Address

4100 Altamesa Blvd
Fort Worth, TX 76133-5499

Office phone number

(817) 814-8000

Principal

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Southwest High School are part of the Texas Education Agency’s Region 11. Students who started eighth grade in 2008 in this region had a college graduation rate of 24.1 percent. View a more comprehensive breakdown of the higher education outcomes in Region 11.

Demographics

Race and ethnicity

Total students

1,369

African American

519 (37.9%)

Fort Worth ISD: 21.7%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

3 (0.2%)

Fort Worth ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

41 (3%)

Fort Worth ISD: 1.7%

Statewide: 4.6%

Hispanic

611 (44.6%)

Fort Worth ISD: 63.4%

Statewide: 52.8%

Pacific Islander

1 (0.1%)

Fort Worth ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

164 (12%)

Fort Worth ISD: 11.3%

Statewide: 27%

Two or more races

30 (2.2%)

Fort Worth ISD: 1.7%

Statewide: 2.5%

African American

37.9%

American Indian

0.2%

Asian

3.0%

Hispanic

44.6%

Pacific Islander

0.1%

White

12.0%

Two or more races

2.2%

Risk factors

A student is identified as being at risk of dropping out of school based on state-defined criteria. A student is defined as "economically disadvantaged" if he or she is eligible for free or reduced-price lunch or other public assistance.

At-risk students

64.6 %

Fort Worth ISD: 65%

Statewide: 50.6%

Economically disadvantaged

81.7 %

Fort Worth ISD: 84.1%

Statewide: 60.3%

Limited English proficiency

17.5 %

Fort Worth ISD: 34.2%

Statewide: 20.3%

At-risk students

64.6%

Econ. disadvantaged

81.7%

Limited Eng. proficiency

17.5%

Enrollment by program

A look at the percentage of students enrolled in certain programs offered at schools for the 2019-2020 school year. A student can be enrolled in more than one program.

Bilingual/ESL

16.3 %

Fort Worth ISD: 33.7%

Statewide: 20.6%

Career and Technical

71.5 %

Fort Worth ISD: 29.1%

Statewide: 27.6%

Gifted and Talented

12.2 %

Fort Worth ISD: 12.7%

Statewide: 8.1%

Special Education

11.1 %

Fort Worth ISD: 9.7%

Statewide: 10.5%

Bilingual/ESL

16.3%

Career and technical

71.5%

Gifted and talented

12.2%

Special education

11.1%

Academics

Accountability ratings

Texas assigns ratings to districts and campuses that designate their performance in relation to the state's accountability system.

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the state waived accountability ratings for the 2019-2020 school year. All Texas public school districts and campuses received the label “Not Rated: Declared State of Disaster.” Our schools explorer shows the accountability ratings from the 2018-2019 school year.

Overall

C

Fort Worth ISD: C

Student achievement

C

Fort Worth ISD: C

School progress

B

Fort Worth ISD: B

Closing the gaps

C

Fort Worth ISD: C

The overall grades are based on three categories: student achievement (how well students perform academically), school progress (how well students perform over time and compared to students in similar schools) and closing the gaps (how well schools are boosting performance for subgroups such as students with special needs).

For a detailed explanation of this year’s accountability system, see the 2020 Accountability Manual.

Four-year graduation rates

The percentage of students who started ninth grade in 2015-2016 and received a high school diploma on time — by Aug. 31, 2020. Learn more about how four-year graduation rates are defined.

All students

91.7 %

Fort Worth ISD: 87.6%

Statewide: 90%

African American

91.9 %

Fort Worth ISD: 83.6%

Statewide: 86.2%

American Indian

N/A

Fort Worth ISD: 90.9%

Statewide: 87.3%

Asian

Masked

Fort Worth ISD: 97.1%

Statewide: 96.4%

Hispanic

90.6 %

Fort Worth ISD: 88.4%

Statewide: 88.2%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Fort Worth ISD: Masked

Statewide: 88%

White

94.9 %

Fort Worth ISD: 89.1%

Statewide: 93.7%

Two or more races

100 %

Fort Worth ISD: 82.6%

Statewide: 91.4%

African American

91.9%

American Indian

N/A

Asian

Masked

Hispanic

90.6%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

94.9%

Two or more races

100.0%

Dropout rates

The dropout rate for students in grades 9-12 during the 2018-2019 school year. It is calculated by dividing the number of dropouts by the number of students who were in attendance at any time during the school year.

All students

2.5 %

Fort Worth ISD: 3%

Statewide: 1.9%

American Indian

Masked

Fort Worth ISD: 6.8%

Statewide: 2.5%

African American

3.1 %

Fort Worth ISD: 4.4%

Statewide: 3%

Asian

5 %

Fort Worth ISD: 2%

Statewide: 0.6%

Hispanic

1.8 %

Fort Worth ISD: 2.6%

Statewide: 2.3%

Pacific Islander

Masked

Fort Worth ISD: 8.7%

Statewide: 2.1%

White

2.7 %

Fort Worth ISD: 2.5%

Statewide: 1%

Two or more races

2.8 %

Fort Worth ISD: 3.1%

Statewide: 1.7%

College readiness

AP/IB participation

The percentage of students in grades 11 and 12 taking at least one Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) exam in any subject during the 2018-2019 school year.

All students

36.3 %

Fort Worth ISD: 29.7%

Statewide: 25.2%

African American

24.9 %

Fort Worth ISD: 19.8%

Statewide: 16.2%

American Indian

Masked

Fort Worth ISD: 27.8%

Statewide: 19.4%

Asian

50 %

Fort Worth ISD: 48.1%

Statewide: 60.5%

Hispanic

41.9 %

Fort Worth ISD: 28.4%

Statewide: 23%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Fort Worth ISD: Masked

Statewide: 21.2%

White

48.1 %

Fort Worth ISD: 50.6%

Statewide: 27%

Two or more races

35.7 %

Fort Worth ISD: 45.4%

Statewide: 28.4%

AP/IB performance

The percentage of test-taking students in grades 11 and 12 who passed at least one AP or IB exam in the 2018-2019 school year. A passing score on the AP exam is a 3, 4 or 5. On an IB exam, it is a 4, 5, 6 or 7.

All students

15 %

Fort Worth ISD: 31.6%

Statewide: 51%

African American

3.6 %

Fort Worth ISD: 11%

Statewide: 29.2%

American Indian

Masked

Fort Worth ISD: 60%

Statewide: 53.5%

Asian

0 %

Fort Worth ISD: 44%

Statewide: 75.1%

Hispanic

13.9 %

Fort Worth ISD: 27.7%

Statewide: 39.2%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Fort Worth ISD: Masked

Statewide: 48.6%

White

39.5 %

Fort Worth ISD: 54.8%

Statewide: 64.5%

Two or more races

0 %

Fort Worth ISD: 48.1%

Statewide: 64.3%

SAT

The average SAT score for students graduating in 2018-2019, with critical reading, writing and mathematics results combined. The maximum score is 2400. For the small percentage of students who took the redesigned SAT with a maximum score of 1600, their scores were converted to the equivalent scores on the previous SAT using College Board concordance tables.

Avg. SAT score

916

Fort Worth ISD: 926

Statewide: 1027

ACT

The average ACT composite score for students graduating in 2018-2019. The maximum score is 36.

Avg. ACT score

18.5

Fort Worth ISD: 19.6

Statewide: 20.6

College-ready graduates

A graduate is considered college ready in Reading or Math if he or she has met or exceeded the college-ready criteria on the Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSIA) test, the SAT or the ACT test. These figures are for students graduating in 2018-2019.

Reading

53.1 %

Fort Worth ISD: 51.4%

Statewide: 60.7%

Math

66.3 %

Fort Worth ISD: 36.2%

Statewide: 48.6%

Reading + Math

38.4 %

Fort Worth ISD: 31.5%

Statewide: 44.2%

Reading

53.1%

Math

66.3%

Reading + Math

38.4%

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

These figures are expressed as a percentage of the total teacher full-time equivalent (FTE) as of the 2019-2020 school year.

Total teacher FTEs

90.5

African American

23.7 (26.2%)

Fort Worth ISD: 21.4%

Statewide: 10.8%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Fort Worth ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

0 (0%)

Fort Worth ISD: 1.7%

Statewide: 1.8%

Hispanic

14 (15.5%)

Fort Worth ISD: 23.6%

Statewide: 28.1%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Fort Worth ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

52.8 (58.3%)

Fort Worth ISD: 52.6%

Statewide: 57.7%

Two or more races

0 (0%)

Fort Worth ISD: 0.4%

Statewide: 1.1%

Highest degree held by teachers

These figures are expressed as a percentage of the total teacher full-time equivalent.

No degree

1 (1.1%)

Fort Worth ISD: 0.8%

Statewide: 1.3%

Bachelor's

64.1 (70.8%)

Fort Worth ISD: 68.8%

Statewide: 73.4%

Master's

24.7 (27.3%)

Fort Worth ISD: 29.1%

Statewide: 24.5%

Doctorate

0.7 (0.8%)

Fort Worth ISD: 1.3%

Statewide: 0.7%

Students per teacher

The total number of students divided by the total full-time equivalent count of teachers for 2019-2020.

Students per teacher

15.1

Fort Worth ISD: 14.9

Statewide: 15.1

Teacher experience

This figure for the 2019-2020 school year refers to tenure — the number of years a teacher has been employed in any district, whether or not there was an interruption in service.

Avg. teacher experience

13.6 years

Fort Worth ISD: 11.1 years

Statewide: 11.1 years

Teacher salaries

The average salaries listed here are for regular duties only and do not include supplemental pay. For teachers who also have nonteaching roles, only the portion of time and pay dedicated to classroom responsibilities is factored into the calculation.

Base average

$64,937

Fort Worth ISD: $61,997

Statewide: $57,091

Beginner

$54,844

Fort Worth ISD: $55,917

Statewide: $49,868

1 to 5 years

$60,165

Fort Worth ISD: $57,197

Statewide: $52,823

6 to 10 years

$62,035

Fort Worth ISD: $60,097

Statewide: $55,756

11 to 20 years

$63,924

Fort Worth ISD: $63,407

Statewide: $59,308

20+ years

$74,155

Fort Worth ISD: $73,328

Statewide: $65,449

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