Southwest Elementary School

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2650 Southwest Ave

Lakeland, FL 33803

(863) 499-2830

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Grades: PK - 5

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 429

Students Per Teacher: 12

Parent Reviews

9 Parent Reviews for Southwest Elementary School

My child was treated unfairly. My child's teacher's (my child was switched twice) was unfair. My child was not taught properly. I got in trouble for trying to get the information I needed for my child to succeed. The teacher yelled at me. I reported her and not much happened. A teacher should not act ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/20/14

This school is "hometown charm" at its best! My daughter attended here from kindergarten through fifth grade. The teachers take a personal interest in the success of their students. Extra music, art and computer programs add richness to their education. The principal is devoted to the school's success. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/22/13

This is the BEST school in the WHOLE-WIDE WORLD!!!!!!!! My two children have excelled there and have had WONDERFUL teachers. EVERYONE there...from the FABULOUS resource teachers to the COMPASSIONATE classroom teachers to the FRIENDLY OFFICE the AMAZING principal...WE LOVE SOUTHWEST!!!!!!!

Posted by a parent on 05/22/13

Everything about this school is FIVE star. The teachers, the office staff, the paras, the students, the custodians, and the cafeteria workers. The principal knows EVERY (400+) child's name and home situation. You won't find this Principal in her office much, she is always in a classroom, walking a ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 05/22/13

I went to this school for 6 years, I loved it there and unlike what the parent who submitted their review on October 21 2011 this school was by far the best school I have ever gone to. And also the teachers deserve the credit for the schools rating because the teachers have to teach the children so ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 10/26/12

Southwest Elementary is the worst school my children have ever attended. The teachers are only concerned with teaching what the kids need to know to pass FCAT. After all, that is where the funding comes from. They have no recess for children and limited social time to interact with other children. They ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/21/11

My Kids have been going to Southwest Elementary for four years. I think the A rating says it all. But if that isn't enough the principal is awesome and the teachers are great. The school provided extra in school help to ensure that my slow learner was able to pass. My other child received testing ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/20/09

My children have gone to SWE for 5 years. My husband and I loved this school when our children first started attending, but the atmosphere has changed over the last couple of years. We loved the principal, but her attitude has changed. This school has gone from a very warm family feeling to cold. They ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/08/09

I love this school. The teachers are one of a kind, and work very well with my child and others. They go further than any I've come to know over the years. The academics are wonderful, and the extracurricular are great also. I reccomend this school 100%!

Posted by a parent on 02/21/05

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Test scores for Southwest Elementary School

FCAT2* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Southwest Elementary School
Polk County Public Schools
* In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

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Lakeland schools — Southwest Elementary School is located at 2650 Southwest Ave, Lakeland FL 33803. 2650 Southwest Ave is in the 33803 ZIP code in Lakeland, FL The school district for Southwest Elementary School is the Polk County Public Schools. Southwest Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels PK - 5.
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