#111 Elementary School in NC and #6 in Guilford County

Southwest Elementary School

4372 Southwest School Road, High Point, NC 27265

How Good is Southwest Elementary School?

Report Card

A Academic Results
A- Learning Enviroment
A School Safety
A Overall Grade

Southwest Elementary School is located in High Point, North Carolina. It has 846 students and 46 teachers and serves grades K-5.

This school performs above average when compared to other North Carolina schools. Southwest Elementary School received an overall grade of A from The School Review. When compared to other elementary schools, the school ranks 111 for North Carolina and 6 in Guilford County.

The School Review uses U.S. Department of Education school data for our grading. Grades for safety, academics and learning environment are calculated with these data. The school's overall grade is then computed through a weighted aggregation of those scores. If you would like to know more about how our grading system works, please visit our methodology page.


A number of factors, including North Carolina standardized test scores, are used to calculate a school’s academics score. Southwest Elementary School earned a grade of A for academics. For this measure, this school is above average when compared to other elementary schools in North Carolina.

Source: NC Standardized Tests
Academics Grade A
Test Performance Excellent

Learning Enviroment

A school’s learning environment is evaluated by comparing a number of factors including student–teacher ratio, teacher certifications and absenteeism rate. For learning environment, Southwest Elementary School performs above average when compared to other elementary schools in North Carolina and received the grade of A- for this measure.

Students : Teacher
NC Avg. 15
Uncertified Teachers
NC Avg. 2%
New Teachers
NC Avg. 8%
Learning Enviroment Grade A-
Student–Teacher Ratio Fair
Student Absenteeism Very Good
Teacher Absenteeism Fair
Teacher Certifications Excellent
Teacher Experience Excellent


A school’s safety score is determined by inspecting data such as a suspension rates and physical altercations. For safety, Southwest Elementary School performs above average when compared to other elementary schools in North Carolina and received the grade of A for this measure.

Safety Grade A
In-School Suspensions Very Good
Out-of-School Suspensions Very Good
Physical Altercations Excellent


Information about the student body at Southwest Elementary School is included below. Demographics are not used when scoring a school.

Students w/ Disablities
NC Avg. 12%
Free Lunch
NC Avg. 61%
Econ. Disadvantaged
NC Avg. 65%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 846
Minority Students 409
Diversity Index 52
Students with Disablities 74
Economically Disadvantaged 23%
Limited English Proficiency 6%
Gifted Students 10%


A School - Only 10% of schools are awarded the distinction of being an A School. Schools that receive this grade excel in academics and cultivate a safe and effectual environment for learning. They represent many of top schools in the nation and are eligible to display our award badge on their homepage. You can download your award here.

Compare Nearby Schools

You can find the closest elementary schools to Southwest Elementary School below. Use the table to compare The School Review’s grades for these nearby schools. All High Point schools can be viewed on the High Point, North Carolina schools listing page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 Phoenix Academy- Primary Elem. Ib Myp B+ B A- B+
2 Florence Elementary School B+ A- B B
3 Oak View Elementary School C C- C A
4 Shadybrook Elementary School B B- B- A
5 Jamestown Elementary School B- C+ B- A-

Southwest Elementary School - Quick FAQ

At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.

  • How many students are at Southwest Elementary School? 846 students.
  • Is Southwest Elementary School a good school? The school received an overall grade of A, which means it is above average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is Southwest Elementary School in? The school is located in Guilford County.
  • How can I contact Southwest Elementary School? The school's number is (336) 819-2992. You can visit their website at http://southwestes.gcsnc.com/pages/823321095646786338.
  • Where is Southwest Elementary School? 4372 Southwest School Road, High Point, North Carolina 27265

How we rate schools?

We rank elementary schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance to the distribution of elementary schools on the same test in the state. We then compute overall achievement by averaging a school’s standardized performance across subjects and years. We evaluate a school’s Learning Environment by combining various classroom indicators, such as the ratio of teachers to students and the percent of teachers who are novice, uncertified, or chronically absent. Finally, we measure the Safety of an elementary school from the percent of students receiving in-school and out-of-school suspensions and the reported incidents of physical altercations per 100 students. While we recognize any ranking metric is inherently subjective, we believe our grades can serve as a valuable resource to help students and parents compare neighborhood schools and find the best school to fit their desired educational needs.

Nearby Schools
Phoenix Academy- Primary Elem. Ib Myp
4191 Mendenhall Oaks Parkway G High Point, NC 27265
Florence Elementary School
7605 Florence School Road High Point, NC 27265
Oak View Elementary School
614 Oakview Road High Point, NC 27265
Shadybrook Elementary School
503 Shadybrook Rd High Point, NC 27265
Jamestown Elementary School
108 Potter Drive Jamestown, NC 27282