Principal’s Message

Message from the Principal:

Southwest High School Raider Parents, California has a new accountability system that is based on multiple measures. These measures are used to determine local educational agency (LEA) and school progress toward meeting the needs of their students. The measures are based on factors that contribute to a quality education, including high school graduation rates, college/career readiness, student test scores, English learner (EL) progress, suspension rates, and parent engagement.

Southwest High Schools Indicators for the 2013-14 to 2014-15 school years:

Suspension Rate Indicator

The Suspension Rate Indicator calculations are based on the unduplicated number of students suspended in an academic year. The formulas below are used to calculate the suspension rate for Status and Change:

  • Suspension rate has declined 1.4%

Graduation Rate Indicator

This indicator is based on the four-year cohort graduation rates. A graduation cohort is a group of high school students who could potentially graduate with a regular high school diploma within four years of entering grade nine. Students who earn a Special Education Certificate of Completion or a California High School Equivalency Certificate are not counted as receiving a regular high school diploma.

  • Graduation rate has improved 3% to 82%

English Learner Progress Indicator

The English Learner Progress Indicator measures the percent of EL students who are making progress toward language proficiency from one year to the next on the California English Language Development Test (CELDT) and the number of ELs who were reclassified from EL to fluent English proficient in the prior year.

  • English Learner Progress has improved 3% to 78%

Yearly Academic Performance Growth for English Lang Arts (ELA) and Math for the years 2014-15 to 2015-16

  • Academic Performance ELA improved 12% to 45%. 45% of students tested have met or exceeded state standards.
  • Academic Performance Math improved 4% to 15%. 15% of students tested have met or exceeded state standards.

I am proud as your Principal that we continue to focus on your students’ learning and their emotional well-being.  These indicators support that our efforts are producing results. If you have any questions or comments I am always available to meet with you. I is an honor to serve you as your Principal.


Mr. Lee Romero, Principal

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