Green Bay Southwest High School

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Green Bay Southwest High School
Address
1331 Packerland Drive
United States
Coordinates 44°31′11″N 88°05′53″W / 44.51965°N 88.098174°W / 44.51965; -88.098174Coordinates: 44°31′11″N 88°05′53″W / 44.51965°N 88.098174°W / 44.51965; -88.098174
Information
School type Public High school
Motto Through Strength and Courage Together We Will...
School district Green Bay Area Public Schools
Principal Rod Bohm
Vice principal Joe Brooker, Will Burkholz
Faculty 98[1]
Grades 912
Age range 13-20
Enrollment 1304[1]
Number of students 1224
Classes French, Spanish, Mandarin, German
Student to teacher ratio 15:1
Language English
Hours in school day Eight (8)
School color(s) Royal blue and silver
Athletics conference Fox River Classic Conference
Mascot Trojan
Team name Fighting Trojans
Rival Green Bay Notre Dame
Average ACT scores (2009-10) 23.4[1]
Newspaper The Shield
Yearbook The Classic
Feeder schools Lombardi Middle School
Website
All statistics are as of 2009–10[1]

Green Bay Southwest High School is one of four public high schools located in Green Bay, Wisconsin, at 1331 Packerland Drive. The School has 98 faculty and 1224 students in grades 9 through 12.[1] Southwest High School's school colors are royal blue and silver, and their mascot is the Trojan.

Academics[edit]

Nearly half of Southwest's class of 2012 attended accredited four-year colleges (49%).[1] The school offered 14 Advanced Placement courses in 2007, with 220 AP tests taken in May 2007.[1] Southwest has partnered with NWTC to provide a number of Technical classes at the High School.[2] Southwest High School was ranked #13 in Wisconsin as the best overall school by Newsweek 2013. The school made the Top 20 four years running. A collaboration with NWTC in 2012 to provide credited courses in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) provides students hands on coursework in blueprint reading; welding; and robotics. Additionally, Southwest offers 60 co-curricular activities and a Music Department which has grown substantially this past decade. In 2013, the musical production of Hairspray had two sold out showings with a total attendance of more than 3,000 people. The department is a magnet for students from neighboring schools and school districts.

Sports[edit]

There are a wide array of sports housed at Green Bay Southwest High School. The newly built 2014 Track & Field is now astroturf, has a number of tennis courts and ball diamonds along with an indoor swimming pool.

Boys Girls
Baseball Basketball
Basketball Cross Country
Cross Country Golf
Football Soccer
Golf Softball
Lacrosse Swimming
Soccer Tennis
Swimming Track
Tennis Volleyball
Track Troyettes Dance Team
Unified Hockey Gryphons Co-op Hockey Bay Area Ice Bears
Volleyball

1997 Girls Tennis State Champions

2010 Girls Tennis State Runner-Up

2013 Boys Bowling State Champions

2013 The Southwest Girl's Tennis Team participated in the WIAA Division 1 Team State Tournament for an unmatched 18th time.

1988 - 2014 Girls Dance Team (Troyettes) 40 State Championships

1993 - 2013 Girls Dance Team (Troyettes) 29 National Titles

2013 Girls Dance Team (Troyettes) WACPC Wisconsin State DIV 1 POM & High Kick Champions

2014 Girls Dance Team (Troyettes) WACPC Wisconsin State DIV 1 POM Champions

The Troyettes Dance Team was started in 1985 at Southwest High School by Lola Boor and her daughter, Shawna Landes. Lola and Shawna composed the team's constitution, which is still reviewed and signed every year by ever active Troyette.

The Green Bay Southwest Troyettes perform at home at Southwest High School soccer and football games in the fall, and basketball games in the winter/spring. Besides their tireless support of Southwest High School athletics, the Troyettes prepare competition pom, kick, and jazz routines that they take to local, regional, state, and national competitions every year. Their discipline, dedication, and hard work have translated into a consistent record of successes at the State and National level.

Since the Green Bay Southwest Troyettes receive no financial support from the school and the coaching position has always been a voluntary position for Shawna, fundraisers have been utilized over the years to help the member to defray the cost associated with membership. Uniforms, bus rentals, competition entry fees, camp fees, and the Florida National Competition trip represent some of the significant, annual costs for each member.

The Troyettes incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation in 2004, so that past and present members, their parents, and their families can support the Troyette legacy.

Demographics[edit]

As of the 2010-11 school year, there were 1,304 students in attendance, including 359 seniors, 305 juniors, 314 sophomores, and 326 freshmen.[1] The ethnic makeup of the school was 73.77% Caucasian, 9.81% American Indian, 4.52% Southeast Asian, 6.9% Black, and 4.98% Hispanic.[1]

Notable alumni[edit]

Health care reform meetings[edit]

President Obama's signature in a classroom at the school

Southwest High School was the site of a visit by U.S. president Barack Obama on June 11, 2009, who led a town hall meeting about health care reform.[5] At the request of members of the physical education and health staff at the school, he signed a wall in a health classroom.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Profile of Southwest" (PDF). Green Bay Area Public School District. Retrieved 2009-09-04. 
  2. ^ West High closer to having International Baccalaureate program, an August 18, 2009 article from the Green Bay Press-Gazette
  3. ^ "Representative Andre Jacque". Wisconsin State Legislature. Retrieved November 16, 2013. 
  4. ^ http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/ic/blogs/preps/2008/07/espn-anchor-owns-green-bay-southwest.html
  5. ^ Remarks by the President in Town Hall Meeting on Health Care, a June 11, 2009 White House press release
  6. ^ P061109PS-0111, a photograph from the White House's official photostream at Flickr

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