Southwest High School

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4100 Altamesa Blvd

Fort Worth, TX 76133

(817) 814-8000

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Grades: 9 - 12

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 1,322

Students Per Teacher: 15

Parent Reviews

14 Parent Reviews for Southwest High School

I am a junior in the 2012-2013 school year. I work to earn straight As and am currently ranked 3rd in my class. I have loved my experience at Southwest. I have great friends there. My entire group of friends from elementary and most of my middle school friends transferred to other FWISD schools, but ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 05/04/13

We get annoying robot calls from this school on a daily basis telling us that our child missed school for the day. only problem...We have no children! We have asked them to remove our number from the list but they refuse! If I had a kid I WOULD NEVER SEND THEM TO THIS SCHOOL!!!!! I am sick and tired ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 12/07/10

SW High was where both my sons graduated from. They both had excellent teachers, strong principal and challenging academic programs. I was totally satisfied with everything about SW High.

Posted by a parent on 08/21/10

Southwest has a great AP program with caring teachers and challenging classes. The coaches, counselors and staff are supportive and helpful too. The overall scores for this school are misleading: students who are willing to put in the work have top scores and top grades and have no trouble earning ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/22/10

I think southwest is just like any other typical high school but in a better way.. Southwest has alot a different ways in teaching us i feel that our school is a really great school of course there are going to be fighting but our Zero- tolerance rule will help out a lot including our new princinpl. ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 11/30/09

Southwest was once a great school. I have had 2 of my sons graduate from the school. Recently the school has all of a sudden taked a turn to the worst. I have a freshman in southwest this year and i am not very happy with the school. the administration cannot control the students and my son is always ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/12/08

Over the past 4-5 years SHS has really begun to degrade both in facilities and teachers. There are a few bright spot in the music program and media tech. The athletic program is mediocre at be but they did come in second in state in basketball

Posted by a parent on 05/15/08

Since I have been a student at southwest since 2005, I have noticed and experienced a strong rigor in AP and honors courses. However, there are several teachers who do not take pride in their job and simply give 'busy work' in order to get their paycheck. Extra curriculars are very strong and we have ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 03/04/08

The teacher and staff do not show genuine care for the students or their need.

Posted by a parent on 09/20/07

This school is very top heavy, the adminstration in the district takes up most of the money that should be going to the students. Although the one thing Southwest does have going for it, is that the principal is very good at getting good teachers and keeping them. Although their chemistry department ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/28/07

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Test scores for Southwest High School

TAKS* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2011
Southwest High School
Fort Worth Isd
* In 2010-2011, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in reading in grades 3 through 9; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in English language arts in grades 10 and 11; in mathematics in grades 3 through 11; in science in grades 5, 8, 10 and 11; and in social studies in grades 8, 10 and 11. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The grade 11 Exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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Fort Worth schools — Southwest High School is located at 4100 Altamesa Blvd, Fort Worth TX 76133. 4100 Altamesa Blvd is in the 76133 ZIP code in Fort Worth, TX The school district for Southwest High School is the Fort Worth Isd. Southwest High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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