Accountability rating (2018-2019)

Not rated

Southwest School: C

Total students

176

Avg. teacher experience

7.8 years

Southwest School: 9.2 years

Statewide: 11.1 years

Four-year graduation rate

66.7 %

Southwest School: 77.3%

Statewide: 90%

Phoenix School At Southwest School is an charter elementary/secondary school in Houston, TX, in the Southwest School school district. As of the 2019-2020 school year, it had 176 students. 92.6% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 2.3% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs. The school received an accountability rating of Not rated for the previous school year.

In the Class of 2019, 66.7% of students received their high school diplomas on time or earlier. The dropout rate for students in grades 9-12 was 13.3% during the 2018-2019 school year.

The average SAT score at Phoenix School At Southwest School was 1058 for 2018-2019 graduates.

As of the 2019-2020 school year, an average teacher's salary was $60,172, which is $3,081 more than the state average. On average, teachers had 7.8 years of experience.

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Contact information

Website

www.swschools.org

Address

3333 Bering Dr Ste 200
Houston, TX 77057

Office phone number

(713) 784-6345

Principal

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Phoenix School At Southwest School are part of the Texas Education Agency’s Region 04. Students who started eighth grade in 2008 in this region had a college graduation rate of 23.2 percent. View a more comprehensive breakdown of the higher education outcomes in Region 04.

Demographics

Race and ethnicity

Total students

176

African American

14 (8%)

Southwest School: 6.7%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

1 (0.6%)

Southwest School: 0.1%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

1 (0.6%)

Southwest School: 0.6%

Statewide: 4.6%

Hispanic

42 (23.9%)

Southwest School: 85.7%

Statewide: 52.8%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Southwest School: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

113 (64.2%)

Southwest School: 6.3%

Statewide: 27%

Two or more races

5 (2.8%)

Southwest School: 0.6%

Statewide: 2.5%

African American

8.0%

American Indian

0.6%

Asian

0.6%

Hispanic

23.9%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

64.2%

Two or more races

2.8%

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

92.6 %

Southwest School: 81.9%

Statewide: 50.6%

Economically disadvantaged

64.8 %

Southwest School: 88.7%

Statewide: 60.3%

Limited English proficiency

2.3 %

Southwest School: 65%

Statewide: 20.3%

At-risk students

92.6%

Econ. disadvantaged

64.8%

Limited Eng. proficiency

2.3%

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

2.3 %

Southwest School: 62.6%

Statewide: 20.6%

Career and Technical

60.8 %

Southwest School: 22.3%

Statewide: 27.6%

Gifted and Talented

0 %

Southwest School: 0%

Statewide: 8.1%

Special Education

18.8 %

Southwest School: 8.7%

Statewide: 10.5%

Bilingual/ESL

2.3%

Career and technical

60.8%

Gifted and talented

N/A

Special education

18.8%

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

Not rated

Southwest School: C

Student achievement

Not rated

Southwest School: D

School progress

Not rated

Southwest School: C

Closing the gaps

Not rated

Southwest School: 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

66.7 %

Southwest School: 77.3%

Statewide: 90%

African American

Masked

Southwest School: Masked

Statewide: 86.2%

American Indian

N/A

Southwest School: N/A

Statewide: 87.3%

Asian

Masked

Southwest School: Masked

Statewide: 96.4%

Hispanic

Masked

Southwest School: 79.5%

Statewide: 88.2%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Southwest School: N/A

Statewide: 88%

White

70.8 %

Southwest School: 69.2%

Statewide: 93.7%

Two or more races

Masked

Southwest School: Masked

Statewide: 91.4%

African American

Masked

American Indian

N/A

Asian

Masked

Hispanic

Masked

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

70.8%

Two or more races

Masked

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

13.3 %

Southwest School: 6.2%

Statewide: 1.9%

American Indian

N/A

Southwest School: N/A

Statewide: 2.5%

African American

33.3 %

Southwest School: 13%

Statewide: 3%

Asian

Masked

Southwest School: Masked

Statewide: 0.6%

Hispanic

9.5 %

Southwest School: 4.7%

Statewide: 2.3%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Southwest School: N/A

Statewide: 2.1%

White

13.8 %

Southwest School: 13.6%

Statewide: 1%

Two or more races

Masked

Southwest School: 0%

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

2.3 %

Southwest School: 0.5%

Statewide: 25.2%

African American

Masked

Southwest School: 0%

Statewide: 16.2%

American Indian

N/A

Southwest School: N/A

Statewide: 19.4%

Asian

Masked

Southwest School: Masked

Statewide: 60.5%

Hispanic

0 %

Southwest School: 0%

Statewide: 23%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Southwest School: N/A

Statewide: 21.2%

White

0 %

Southwest School: 0%

Statewide: 27%

Two or more races

Masked

Southwest School: Masked

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

Masked

Southwest School: Masked

Statewide: 51%

African American

N/A

Southwest School: N/A

Statewide: 29.2%

American Indian

N/A

Southwest School: N/A

Statewide: 53.5%

Asian

Masked

Southwest School: Masked

Statewide: 75.1%

Hispanic

N/A

Southwest School: N/A

Statewide: 39.2%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Southwest School: N/A

Statewide: 48.6%

White

N/A

Southwest School: N/A

Statewide: 64.5%

Two or more races

N/A

Southwest School: N/A

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

1058

Southwest School: 926

Statewide: 1027

ACT

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

Avg. ACT score

N/A

Southwest School: Masked

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

68 %

Southwest School: 49.5%

Statewide: 60.7%

Math

52 %

Southwest School: 30.8%

Statewide: 48.6%

Reading + Math

52 %

Southwest School: 29.7%

Statewide: 44.2%

Reading

68.0%

Math

52.0%

Reading + Math

52.0%

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

22.7

African American

13.8 (60.6%)

Southwest School: 37.7%

Statewide: 10.8%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Southwest School: 0%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

2 (8.7%)

Southwest School: 10%

Statewide: 1.8%

Hispanic

2 (8.7%)

Southwest School: 30.8%

Statewide: 28.1%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Southwest School: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

5 (21.9%)

Southwest School: 21.5%

Statewide: 57.7%

Two or more races

0 (0%)

Southwest School: 0%

Statewide: 1.1%

Highest degree held by teachers

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

No degree

0 (0%)

Southwest School: 0%

Statewide: 1.3%

Bachelor's

10.8 (47.6%)

Southwest School: 63%

Statewide: 73.4%

Master's

10 (44.1%)

Southwest School: 33%

Statewide: 24.5%

Doctorate

1.9 (8.4%)

Southwest School: 4%

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

7.7

Southwest School: 21.3

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

7.8 years

Southwest School: 9.2 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

$60,172

Southwest School: $60,406

Statewide: $57,091

Beginner

$62,943

Southwest School: $53,128

Statewide: $49,868

1 to 5 years

$56,090

Southwest School: $57,010

Statewide: $52,823

6 to 10 years

$58,665

Southwest School: $55,959

Statewide: $55,756

11 to 20 years

$68,531

Southwest School: $66,061

Statewide: $59,308

20+ years

$76,687

Southwest School: $75,598

Statewide: $65,449

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