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6200 Johnnycake Rd

Gwynn Oak, MD 21207

(410) 887-0825

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Grades: 6 - 8

School Type: Public, Magnet

Student Enrollment: 832

Students Per Teacher: 14

Parent Reviews

18 Parent Reviews for Southwest Academy

I was a student a southwest Academy last year and I loved it very much so of course the schools not perfect no school is but it's very much educational and fun theirs so many beneficial opportunities for the kids in the extra curriculum area such as chorus,dance and band. There are afterschool. Programs ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 10/06/13

I'm a student at SWA and I'm going into the 8th grade. So far , I very much love this school. The school is very fun which makes me want to go to schools. Though there are drama and bad kids here. I stay away from that and just enjoy middle school while I can. I recommend this school for anyone that ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 07/14/13

I am currently a student at southwest academy in the 7th and i have to say since the new principal has started working there things have gotten a little better.But if you are looking for a school to go to you may want to check a couple of other schools.My main reason is the oter students there some of ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 12/31/12

My son is in the science magnet program at SWA. I read all of the reviews, checked the school MSA scores, talked to other parents and made a conscious decision to send my son there for 6th grade for better or for worse. After one year I must say my SWA "scale" was not tipped to one end or the other (better ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/30/10

The school is ridiculously underfunded. Teachers are given ONE box of copy paper to last the entire year. Focus on learning is on hold for several months BEFORE MSA tests. All time is spent learning how to answer test questions. No learning takes place during this time. The school only cares about making ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/28/09

The Administration paints a vague picture of reality. It is possible their reputation is linked to specific numbers., What 'appears' to be the problem, How many problems there really are. The school looks better on paper if suspensions are low, as well as absences. There is a very big difference from ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 08/24/09

My child has completed 3 yrs at SWA. Although she was in all the G.T classes, I was really DISAPPOINTED to recieve the MSA results in the mail last week!!!! My child one of the few that scored ADVANCE in both reading and math, but to see that school is BASIC in Math was very appaling. Some of the teachers ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/22/09

The Administration must re-define their priorities and set an example for their teachers. I went in with an open-mind and left with a clear perspective of why the students are not preforming. I would never recommend any child to attend this school. The special education system needs much repair, and ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/21/09

I am a student at s.w.a currently in the 7th grade finishing off the last semester.(2008-09) Recently i've noticed these reviews. You must be able to look at the Pros And Cons. The only problem is not ONLY the students or teachers fault but it is also the parents fault for not inforcing any academic ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 06/01/09

I do not recommend this school. Parents, think long and hard about the school you send your child to. Southwest has been a great disappointment. The teachers nor administrative staff have not been supportive at all this school year (2008-09). The MSA test scores continue to decline. Most importantly, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/19/08

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Test scores for Southwest Academy

MSA* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Southwest Academy
Baltimore County Public Schools
* In 2011-2012 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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Gwynn Oak schools — Southwest Academy is located at 6200 Johnnycake Rd, Gwynn Oak MD 21207. 6200 Johnnycake Rd is in the 21207 ZIP code in Gwynn Oak, MD The school district for Southwest Academy is the Baltimore County Public Schools. Southwest Academy is a Public school that serves grade levels 6 - 8.
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