Green Bay Southwest High School
|Green Bay Southwest High School|
|1331 Packerland Drive
|School type||Public High school|
|Motto||Through Strength and Courage Together We Will...|
|School district||Green Bay Area Public Schools|
|Vice principal||Joe Brooker, Will Burkholz|
|Number of students||1224|
|Classes||French, Spanish, Mandarin, German|
|Student to teacher ratio||15:1|
|Hours in school day||Eight (8)|
|School color(s)||Royal blue and silver|
|Athletics conference||Fox River Classic Conference|
|Team name||Fighting Trojans|
|Rival||Green Bay Notre Dame|
|Average ACT scores (2009-10)||23.4|
|Feeder schools||Lombardi Middle School|
|All statistics are as of 2009–10|
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. Southwest High School's school colors are royal blue and silver, and their mascot is the Trojan.
Nearly half of Southwest's class of 2012 attended accredited four-year colleges (49%). The school offered 14 Advanced Placement courses in 2007, with 220 AP tests taken in May 2007. Southwest has partnered with NWTC to provide a number of Technical classes at the High School. 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.
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.
|Track||Troyettes Dance Team|
|Unified Hockey Gryphons||Co-op Hockey Bay Area Ice Bears|
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.
As of the 2010-11 school year, there were 1,304 students in attendance, including 359 seniors, 305 juniors, 314 sophomores, and 326 freshmen. 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.
- Andre Jacque (1999), member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
- John Anderson (2010), ESPN reporter
Health care reform meetings
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. At the request of members of the physical education and health staff at the school, he signed a wall in a health classroom.
- "Profile of Southwest" (PDF). Green Bay Area Public School District. Retrieved 2009-09-04.
- West High closer to having International Baccalaureate program, an August 18, 2009 article from the Green Bay Press-Gazette
- "Representative Andre Jacque". Wisconsin State Legislature. Retrieved November 16, 2013.
- Remarks by the President in Town Hall Meeting on Health Care, a June 11, 2009 White House press release
- P061109PS-0111, a photograph from the White House's official photostream at Flickr