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Southwest High School
2001 Ocotillo Drive
El Centro, California, United States
Type Public
School district Central Union High School District
Principal Danette Morrell
Grades 9-12
Color(s) Gold, Purple
Mascot Eagles
Yearbook The "Aerie"

Southwest High School, known as Southwest or SHS, is a 4 year public high school in El Centro, California that serves approximately 2,200 students. Southwest is one of the 3 high schools within the Central Union High School District. It has been a California Distinguished School. It is also the home to the Southwest High School Eagles.


SHS Clubs

SHS has a wide variety of clubs such as.


  • ASB
  • SAVAPA Dance
  • Mock Trial
  • Interact Club
  • Key Club
  • Best Friends Club
  • Mexican-American club
  • Yearbook Club
  • AVID club
  • Academic Decathlon
  • AP Club (Advanced Placement)
  • Native American Club
  • Political Action Club

Music Programs

  • Chorus
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Guitar
  • Southwest Chamber Orchestra
  • Southwest Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Southwest SAVAPA Orchestra

SHS Athletics

SHS competes in the Imperial Valley League in the California Interscholastic Federation San Diego Section. The school's teams are called the Eagles.

Year Round Sports-

  • Cheerleading (Frosh, JV, Varsity)

Fall Sports-

  • Cross Country (Grades 9-12) (Coed)
  • American Football (Frosh, JV, Varsity)
  • Girls Volleyball (Frosh, JV, Varsity)
  • Tennis

Winter Sports-

  • Soccer (Frosh, JV, Varsity)
  • Basketball (Frosh, JV, Varsity)
  • Wrestling (Frosh, JV, Varsity)
  • Girls Basketball (Frosh, JV, Varsity)

Spring Sports-

  • Baseball (Frosh, JV, Varsity)
  • Softball (Frosh, JV, Varsity)
  • Track (Grades 9-12)
  • Swim (Frosh, JV, Varsity)

Graduation Requirments

Southwest High School and the Central Union High School District follow the (A-G) requirements which are

  • 220 Credits
  • 2.0 Grade Point Average or above from grades 9 through 12 (Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior) Year.

Pass California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE)

  • English – 8 Semesters (4 Years) (40 credits)

-English 9 -English 10

-English 11 -English 12

  • Social Science – 6 Semesters (3 Years) (30 credits)

-World History 1 year (2 Semesters) (10th grade)

-US History 1 year (2 Semesters) (11th grade)

-American Government 1 semester (12th grade)

-Economics 1 semester (12th grade)

  • Mathematics – 4 Semesters (20 credits)

Two years with 1 year being Algebra -Algebra 1 -Geometry -Algebra 2 (optional), -Trigonometry (optional), -AP Stats (optional), -Pre-Calculas (optional), -AP Calculas (optional)

  • Science – 4 Semesters (2 Years) (20 credits)

-Physical Science 1 year (2 Semesters) -Biology 1 year (2 Semesters) -Chemistry (optional) -Physics (optional) -AP Chemistry (optional) -AP Biology (optional)

  • Physical Education – 4 Semesters (2 Years)(20 credits)

All 9th grade students must be enrolled in PE. -P.E 1 -P.E 2 -Weight Lifting (Training)

  • Fine Arts – 2 Semesters (1 Years)(10 credits)

-Satisfied by any combination of Art, Music, Drama and/or Foreign Language.

  • Practical Arts – 1 Semester (5 credits)

-Satisfied by a course in business education, industrial arts, life skills or ROP.

  • Academic Elective – 2 Semesters(2 Years) (10 credits)

-From the following areas: (Mathematics, Science, Social science, Foreign Language, and/or Language Arts.)

  • Health Education - 1 Semester
  • Computer Information Literacy - 1 Semester


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