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Southwestern High School (leave a review)
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+1 (606) 678-9000

1765 Wtlo Rd

Somerset, Kentucky


About Southwestern High School
9th Grade - 12th Grade

Southwestern High School is located in the Pulaski County district of the state of Kentucky. It is one of 14 schools in its district.

Southwestern High School is a regular school, specialising in 9th Grade to 12th Grade. Compared to other schools in Kentucky, this is a relatively large school since it has an enrolment of 1,220 students.

The number of teachers at Southwestern High School has remained static in recent years, and you can see from the pyramid chart on this page that the pupil population has lately remained static.

At Southwestern High School, the average teaching salary of $48,914 is lower than the Kentucky state average of $53,125.

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Students by Year Group
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Southwestern High School

Funding per pupil


Title I eligible school

Program not provided

Title I provides extra money to schools that have a large number of students from low income families. Roughly 50,000 schools receive money through Title I.

Free lunches


Reduced price lunches


The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides free and reduced price meals for students. In 2016, 30.4 million children received meals through the program.

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Nearby Schools Compared
SchoolNumber of pupilsFunding per pupilPupil teacher ratioAverage teacher salaryDiversity index
Oak Hill Elementary School531$7,91218.15$48,3440.2
Pulaski County Area Technology Center0
Southern Elementary School689$8,64515.93$49,7820.21
Memorial Education Center225$4,8550.19
Southern Middle School975$7,37718.22$48,4100.15

Oak Hill Elementary School

Number of pupils531
Funding per pupil$7,912
Pupil teacher ratio18.15
Average teacher salary$48,344
Diversity index0.2

Pulaski County Area Technology Center

Number of pupils0
Funding per pupil
Pupil teacher ratio
Average teacher salary
Diversity index

Southern Elementary School

Number of pupils689
Funding per pupil$8,645
Pupil teacher ratio15.93
Average teacher salary$49,782
Diversity index0.21

Memorial Education Center

Number of pupils225
Funding per pupil$4,855
Pupil teacher ratio
Average teacher salary
Diversity index0.19

Southern Middle School

Number of pupils975
Funding per pupil$7,377
Pupil teacher ratio18.22
Average teacher salary$48,410
Diversity index0.15
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Nearest Schools
School nameDistance
Oak Hill Elementary School0.5 miles
Pulaski County Area Technology Center1.49 miles
Southern Elementary School2.34 miles
Memorial Education Center2.45 miles
Southern Middle School2.51 miles
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Rankings within Kentucky
There are 1564 schools in Kentucky.
56thlargest school
58thhighest number of FTE teachers
1220thlowest pupil-teacher ratio
968thhighest average teaching salary
896thhighest proportion of free lunch eligible pupils
63rdhighest proportion of reduced-price lunch eligible pupils
1013rdhighest diversity index
1084thhighest funding per pupil
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Student Ethnicity
EthnicityNumber of students
Two or more races4
Asian or Asian Pacific Islander8
American Indian or Aslaskan Native0
Hawaiian Native or Pacific Islander2

Out of 1220 students, with a diversity index of 0.11

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Minimum Instructional Days and Hours

9th Grade - 12th Grade: 6 hours

Kindergarten: 170 days

1st Grade - 11th Grade: 170 days

12th Grade: 170 days

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*All data shown corresponds to the 2015-16 academic year unless otherwise stated.