Southwest Elementary School

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2320 Cook Rd

Durham, NC 27713

(919) 560-3972

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Grades: PK - 5

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 600

Students Per Teacher: 8

Parent Reviews

15 Parent Reviews for Southwest Elementary School

My son recently started Kindergarten in the Spanish immersion class. The transition has been painless. He loves his teacher and enjoys going to school. He has been enjoying dancing with the Fra for Phys Ed, too. Warm welcoming environment with a dedicated PTA that has lots of teacher support. And he ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/24/13

My son started kindergarten in the fall of 2012 at Southwest. We were excited to attend as we could walk to school and had really liked the administration when we toured the prior spring. Our experience, though, was terrible and led us to withdraw our son in October and transfer him to another school ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/27/13

Love Southwest! It is a great community, one where I both teach and send my own children. Southwest is diverse and seeks to work with families of all backgrounds, races, and cultures. Our staff is dedicated to nurturing and challenging all children. My son has had a terrific experience so far and ...  Read more

Posted by a teacher on 08/12/12

Southwest has an excellent and devoted staff. All of my 5 children have been students there and I am truly pleased with their progress.

Posted by a parent on 11/16/09

Southwest have some outstanding teachers/staff. My grand kids are so highly motivated to go to school everyday. It is great to find so many dedicated professionals at Southwest Elementary School.

Posted by a parent on 09/17/09

I am very pleased with Southwest.You would be amazed at the teachers passion.It is very clean,and lots of color to make the atmosphere fun.

Posted by a parent on 06/05/09

I can't imagine a better elementary school than Southwest. From the principal, staff,teachers and PTA president you are keep inform and there are plenty of activities that you can be involved. The atmosphere is one of learning.

Posted by a parent on 05/18/09

Very friendly and professional staff. My kids love it.

Posted by a parent on 02/21/09

The Dual Language program at Southwest is great! My child is learning so much Spanish, while still learning all her regular materials in English. Also, the school has great activities such as International Night, the Fall Festival, the book fairs, etc. I love that the older girls are able to participate ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/05/08

We've been very pleased with this school. The teachers are dedicated, the hallways and classrooms are alive with activity and color, and, most importantly, students are learning. Southwest is one of Durham's hidden gems!

Posted by a parent on 02/11/08

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Test scores for Southwest Elementary School

EOG* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Southwest Elementary School
Durham Public Schools
North Carolina
* In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

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Durham schools — Southwest Elementary School is located at 2320 Cook Rd, Durham NC 27713. 2320 Cook Rd is in the 27713 ZIP code in Durham, NC The school district for Southwest Elementary School is the Durham Public Schools. Southwest Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels PK - 5.
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