Green Bay Southwest High School
|Green Bay Southwest High School|
1331 Packerland Drive|
Green Bay, Brown County, Wisconsin 54304
|School type||Public High school|
|Motto||Through Strength and Courage Together We Will...|
|School district||Green Bay Area Public Schools|
|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||23.4|
|Feeder schools||Lombardi Middle School|
Green Bay Southwest High School is one of four public high schools located in Green Bay, Wisconsin, at 1331 Packerland Drive. 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. Overall, 31% of students participated in AP Exams in 2016. 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.
The football stadium and track and field area is named Dahlin Family Stadium. It was renovated in 2014 to add synthetic turf. Carl Sunby Gymnasium, named after a former athletic director, has a capacity of 2000 and is often used as a neutral site for WIAA basketball playoff sectionals. Additionally, Southwest has tennis courts, baseball diamonds, and an indoor swimming pool.
|Track||Troyettes Dance Team|
|Unified Hockey Gryphons||Co-op Hockey Bay Area Ice Bears|
- 1988-2017 - Girls' dance team (Troyettes) compiled 43 state championships
- 1993-2017 - Girls' dance team (Troyettes) earns 31 national titles
- 1997 - Girls' tennis state champion
- 2010 - Girls' tennis state runner-up
- 2013 - Boys' bowling state champion
- 2013 - The girls' tennis team participated in the WIAA Division 1 Team State Tournament for an unmatched 18th time.
- 2015 - Girls' soccer WIAA Division 2 state runner-up
- 2016 - Girls' Hockey WIAA Division 1 State runner-up
The Troyettes Dance Team at Southwest High School was started in 1985. The Troyettes perform at home soccer and football games in the fall, and basketball games in the winter/spring. The Troyettes also prepare competition pom, kick, and jazz routines that they perform at local, regional, state, and national competitions.
The Troyettes incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation in 2004, so that donors can support the Troyettes.
As of the 2015-16 school year, there were 1,150 students in attendance, including 293 seniors, 265 juniors, 317 sophomores, and 275 freshmen. The ethnic makeup of the school was 67% Caucasian, 8% American Indian, 5% Southeast Asian, 6% Black, 9% Hispanic, and 5% two or more races. 40% of students are considered economically disadvantaged and qualify for a free or reduced-price lunch program.
- Andre Jacque (1999), member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
- John Anderson (1983), 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.
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- "Gymnasium Seating Capacities" (PDF). WIAA. Retrieved 2018-06-18.
- "Search for Public Schools - School Detail for Southwest High". nces.ed.gov. Retrieved 2018-06-18.
- "Representative Andre Jacque". Wisconsin State Legislature. Retrieved November 16, 2013.
- Remarks by the President in Town Hall Meeting on Health Care Archived 2010-03-13 at the Wayback Machine., a June 11, 2009 White House press release
- P061109PS-0111, a photograph from the White House's official photostream at Flickr