Accountability rating

Met standard

Sweetwater ISD: C

Total students

97

Avg. teacher experience

10.6 years

Sweetwater ISD: 14.4 years

Statewide: 10.9 years

Four-year graduation rate

N/A

Sweetwater ISD: 91.4%

Statewide: 89.7%

Cowen Early Childhood Center is an elementary school in Sweetwater, TX, in the Sweetwater ISD school district. As of the 2017-2018 school year, it had 97 students. The school received an accountability rating of Met standard. 5.2% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 2.1% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $35,414, which is $17,920 less than the state average.

Contact information

Website

www.sweetwaterisd.net

Address

700 W 4th
Sweetwater, TX 79556-4205

Office phone number

(325) 235-3482

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Cowen Early Childhood Center are part of the Texas Education Agency’s Region 14. Students who started eighth grade in 2007 in this region had a college graduation rate of 25.6 percent. View a more comprehensive breakdown of the higher education outcomes in Region 14.

Demographics

Ethnicity

Total students

97

African American

11 (11.3%)

Sweetwater ISD: 7.2%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Sweetwater ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

0 (0%)

Sweetwater ISD: 0.5%

Statewide: 4.4%

Hispanic

50 (51.5%)

Sweetwater ISD: 54.3%

Statewide: 52.4%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Sweetwater ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.1%

White

34 (35.1%)

Sweetwater ISD: 35.5%

Statewide: 27.8%

Two or more races

2 (2.1%)

Sweetwater ISD: 2.4%

Statewide: 2.3%

African American

11.3%

American Indian

N/A

Asian

N/A

Hispanic

51.5%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

35.1%

Two or more races

2.1%

Risk factors

A student is identified as being at risk of dropping out of school based on state-defined criteria. A student is defined as "economically disadvantaged" if he or she is eligible for free or reduced-price lunch or other public assistance.

At-risk students

5.2 %

Sweetwater ISD: 46.7%

Statewide: 50.8%

Economically disadvantaged

100 %

Sweetwater ISD: 69.4%

Statewide: 58.8%

Limited English proficiency

2.1 %

Sweetwater ISD: 2.1%

Statewide: 18.8%

At-risk students

5.2%

Econ. disadvantaged

100.0%

Limited Eng. proficiency

2.1%

Enrollment by program

A look at the percentage of students enrolled in certain programs offered at schools for the 2017-2018 school year. A student can be enrolled in more than one program.

Bilingual/ESL

2.1 %

Sweetwater ISD: 2.1%

Statewide: 18.9%

Career and Technical

0 %

Sweetwater ISD: 23.8%

Statewide: 25.8%

Gifted and Talented

0 %

Sweetwater ISD: 5.1%

Statewide: 7.9%

Special Education

8.2 %

Sweetwater ISD: 14.6%

Statewide: 9.1%

Bilingual/ESL

2.1%

Career and technical

N/A

Gifted and talented

N/A

Special education

8.2%

Academics

Accountability ratings

Texas assigns ratings to districts and campuses that designate their performance in relation to the state's accountability system. In 2017-18, Texas gave school districts with more than one campus a letter grade from A to F. The state did not give grades to campuses and instead gave them ratings based on the previous system, such as "met standard" or "improvement required." Some districts did not receive ratings for a variety of reasons, including being impacted by Hurricane Harvey, being annexed by another district, or having compromised data.

Overall

Met standard

Sweetwater ISD: C

Student achievement

N/A

Sweetwater ISD: C

School progress

N/A

Sweetwater ISD: C

Closing the gaps

N/A

Sweetwater ISD: D

The overall grades are based on three categories: student achievement (how well students perform academically), school progress (how well students perform over time and compared to students in similar schools) and closing the gaps (how well schools are boosting performance for subgroups such as students with special needs).

For a detailed explanation of this year’s accountability system, see the 2018 Accountability Manual.

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

These figures are expressed as a percentage of the total teacher full-time equivalent (FTE).

Total teacher FTEs

5

African American

1 (20%)

Sweetwater ISD: 2.6%

Statewide: 10.4%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Sweetwater ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

0 (0%)

Sweetwater ISD: 0%

Statewide: 1.6%

Hispanic

1 (20%)

Sweetwater ISD: 13.7%

Statewide: 27.2%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Sweetwater ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.4%

White

3 (60%)

Sweetwater ISD: 83.7%

Statewide: 58.9%

Two or more races

0 (0%)

Sweetwater ISD: 0%

Statewide: 1.1%

Highest degree held by teachers

These figures are expressed as a percentage of the total teacher full-time equivalent.

No degree

0 (0%)

Sweetwater ISD: 0%

Statewide: 1.4%

Bachelor's

5 (100%)

Sweetwater ISD: 80.3%

Statewide: 74.1%

Master's

0 (0%)

Sweetwater ISD: 19.7%

Statewide: 23.8%

Doctorate

0 (0%)

Sweetwater ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.7%

Students per teacher

The total number of students divided by the total full-time equivalent count of teachers for 2017-2018.

Students per teacher

19.4

Sweetwater ISD: 14.1

Statewide: 15.1

Teacher experience

This figure for the 2017-2018 school year refers to tenure — the number of years a teacher has been employed in any district, whether or not there was an interruption in service.

Avg. teacher experience

10.6 years

Sweetwater ISD: 14.4 years

Statewide: 10.9 years

Teacher salaries

The average salaries listed here are for regular duties only and do not include supplemental pay. For teachers who also have nonteaching roles, only the portion of time and pay dedicated to classroom responsibilities is factored into the calculation.

Base average

$35,414

Sweetwater ISD: $44,585

Statewide: $53,334

Beginner

$34,103

Sweetwater ISD: $35,098

Statewide: $47,667

1 to 5 years

N/A

Sweetwater ISD: $37,030

Statewide: $49,663

6 to 10 years

N/A

Sweetwater ISD: $42,464

Statewide: $52,056

11 to 20 years

$46,040

Sweetwater ISD: $48,718

Statewide: $55,246

20+ years

$16,783

Sweetwater ISD: $50,834

Statewide: $61,428

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