Southwest Dekalb High School



Southwest Dekalb High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Southwest Dekalb High School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 435
10 353
11 296
12 345

Southwest Dekalb High School is a public high school of the Dekalb County School District located in Decatur, GA. It has 1,429 students in grades 9th through 12th. Southwest Dekalb High School is the 132nd largest public high school in Georgia and the 3,509th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 16.1 to 1.

Total Students: 1,429
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 16.1:1
Full Time Teachers: 89

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Southwest Dekalb High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 724
(51%)
13,817
(49%)
 Male 705
(49%)
14,512
(51%)

Southwest Dekalb High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Black 1,381
(97%)
21,061
(74%)
 Two or More 17
(1%)
384
(1%)
 Hispanic 16
(1%)
2,538
(9%)
 White 8
(1%)
2,630
(9%)
 Asian 5
(0%)
1,639
(6%)
 Pacific Islander 1
(0%)
20
(0%)
 American Indian 1
(0%)
57
(0%)

Southwest Dekalb High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 808
(57%)
17,019
(60%)
 Not Eligible 539
(38%)
9,632
(34%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 82
(6%)
1,678
(6%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Southwest Dekalb High School is ranked 88th out of 0 ranked schools in Georgia, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Southwest Dekalb High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (62.3%) is slightly higher than the state average of 53.1%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Southwest Dekalb High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 1755
2006 1794
2007 1799
2008 1822
2009 1782
2010 1667
2011 1526
2012 1429

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 17.4
2006 17.9
2007 17.5
2008 16.9
2009 17
2010 17.1
2011 15.9
2012 16.1

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.4951566951567
2006 0.49944258639911
2007 0.5141745414119
2008 0.5450054884742
2009 0.59427609427609
2010 0.60707858428314
2011 0.62319790301442
2012 0.62281315605318

Compare Southwest Dekalb High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,522.8% 15.2:1
 
1,610.0% 16.1:1
 
1,617.4% 16.2:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 46.8%
 
State Average 53.1%
 
This School 62.3%
 

Top Nearby High Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Southwest Dekalb High School
Decatur, GA
Public 09 - 12 1,429 16.1:1  
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Public 09 - 12 971 16.2:1 5 miles
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