Accountability rating (2018-2019)

B

Sweetwater ISD: B

Total students

535

Avg. teacher experience

10.4 years

Sweetwater ISD: 12.5 years

Statewide: 11.1 years

Four-year graduation rate

97.6 %

Sweetwater ISD: 87.9%

Statewide: 90%

Sweetwater High School is a high school in Sweetwater, TX, in the Sweetwater ISD school district. As of the 2019-2020 school year, it had 535 students. The school received an accountability rating of B. 38.9% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 2.2% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $52,640, which is $4,451 less than the state average. The average SAT score at Sweetwater High School was 1006. The average ACT score was 20.5. In the Class of 2019, 97.6% of students received their high school diplomas on time or earlier. The dropout rate was 0.5%.

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Contact information

Website

www.sweetwaterisd.net

Address

1205 Ragland
Sweetwater, TX 79556-2438

Office phone number

(325) 235-4371

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Sweetwater High School are part of the Texas Education Agency’s Region 14. Students who started eighth grade in 2008 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

535

African American

34 (6.4%)

Sweetwater ISD: 7.1%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

2 (0.4%)

Sweetwater ISD: 0.3%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

5 (0.9%)

Sweetwater ISD: 0.7%

Statewide: 4.6%

Hispanic

286 (53.5%)

Sweetwater ISD: 52.5%

Statewide: 52.8%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Sweetwater ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

198 (37%)

Sweetwater ISD: 36.9%

Statewide: 27%

Two or more races

10 (1.9%)

Sweetwater ISD: 2.6%

Statewide: 2.5%

African American

6.4%

American Indian

0.4%

Asian

0.9%

Hispanic

53.5%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

37.0%

Two or more races

1.9%

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

38.9 %

Sweetwater ISD: 45.3%

Statewide: 50.6%

Economically disadvantaged

62.2 %

Sweetwater ISD: 72.4%

Statewide: 60.3%

Limited English proficiency

2.4 %

Sweetwater ISD: 2.8%

Statewide: 20.3%

At-risk students

38.9%

Econ. disadvantaged

62.2%

Limited Eng. proficiency

2.4%

Enrollment by program

A look at the percentage of students enrolled in certain programs offered at schools for the 2019-2020 school year. A student can be enrolled in more than one program.

Bilingual/ESL

2.2 %

Sweetwater ISD: 2.7%

Statewide: 20.6%

Career and Technical

90.1 %

Sweetwater ISD: 30.5%

Statewide: 27.6%

Gifted and Talented

6.2 %

Sweetwater ISD: 5.2%

Statewide: 8.1%

Special Education

12 %

Sweetwater ISD: 15.8%

Statewide: 10.5%

Bilingual/ESL

2.2%

Career and technical

90.1%

Gifted and talented

6.2%

Special education

12.0%

Academics

Accountability ratings

Texas assigns ratings to districts and campuses that designate their performance in relation to the state's accountability system.

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the state waived accountability ratings for the 2019-2020 school year. All Texas public school districts and campuses received the label “Not Rated: Declared State of Disaster.” Our schools explorer shows the accountability ratings from the 2018-2019 school year.

Overall

B

Sweetwater ISD: B

Student achievement

B

Sweetwater ISD: B

School progress

B

Sweetwater ISD: B

Closing the gaps

C

Sweetwater ISD: C

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 2020 Accountability Manual.

Four-year graduation rates

The percentage of students who started ninth grade in 2015-2016 who received a high school diploma on time — by Aug. 31, 2020. (Learn more about how four-year graduation rates are defined.)

All students

97.6 %

Sweetwater ISD: 87.9%

Statewide: 90%

African American

100 %

Sweetwater ISD: 77.8%

Statewide: 86.2%

American Indian

N/A

Sweetwater ISD: N/A

Statewide: 87.3%

Asian

N/A

Sweetwater ISD: N/A

Statewide: 96.4%

Hispanic

97.3 %

Sweetwater ISD: 88.5%

Statewide: 88.2%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Sweetwater ISD: N/A

Statewide: 88%

White

97.6 %

Sweetwater ISD: 88.2%

Statewide: 93.7%

Two or more races

Masked

Sweetwater ISD: Masked

Statewide: 91.4%

African American

100.0%

American Indian

N/A

Asian

N/A

Hispanic

97.3%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

97.6%

Two or more races

Masked

Dropout rates

The dropout rate for students in grades 9-12 for the 2018-2019 school year. It is calculated by dividing the number of dropouts by the number of students who were in attendance at any time during the school year.

All students

0.5 %

Sweetwater ISD: 2.5%

Statewide: 1.9%

American Indian

Masked

Sweetwater ISD: Masked

Statewide: 2.5%

African American

0 %

Sweetwater ISD: 5.4%

Statewide: 3%

Asian

0 %

Sweetwater ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.6%

Hispanic

1 %

Sweetwater ISD: 2.5%

Statewide: 2.3%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Sweetwater ISD: N/A

Statewide: 2.1%

White

0 %

Sweetwater ISD: 2.2%

Statewide: 1%

Two or more races

0 %

Sweetwater ISD: 0%

Statewide: 1.7%

College readiness

AP/IB participation

The percentage of students in grades 11 and 12 taking at least one Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) exam in any subject during the 2018-2019 school year.

All students

0 %

Sweetwater ISD: 0%

Statewide: 25.2%

African American

0 %

Sweetwater ISD: 0%

Statewide: 16.2%

American Indian

Masked

Sweetwater ISD: Masked

Statewide: 19.4%

Asian

Masked

Sweetwater ISD: Masked

Statewide: 60.5%

Hispanic

0 %

Sweetwater ISD: 0%

Statewide: 23%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Sweetwater ISD: N/A

Statewide: 21.2%

White

0 %

Sweetwater ISD: 0%

Statewide: 27%

Two or more races

Masked

Sweetwater ISD: 0%

Statewide: 28.4%

AP/IB performance

The percentage of test-taking students who passed at least one AP or IB exam in the 2018-2019 school year. A passing score on the AP exam is a 3, 4 or 5. On an IB exam, it is a 4, 5, 6 or 7.

All students

N/A

Sweetwater ISD: N/A

Statewide: 51%

African American

N/A

Sweetwater ISD: N/A

Statewide: 29.2%

American Indian

N/A

Sweetwater ISD: N/A

Statewide: 53.5%

Asian

N/A

Sweetwater ISD: N/A

Statewide: 75.1%

Hispanic

N/A

Sweetwater ISD: N/A

Statewide: 39.2%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Sweetwater ISD: N/A

Statewide: 48.6%

White

N/A

Sweetwater ISD: N/A

Statewide: 64.5%

Two or more races

N/A

Sweetwater ISD: N/A

Statewide: 64.3%

SAT

The average SAT score for the Class of 2019, with critical reading, writing and mathematics results combined. The maximum score is 2400. For the small percentage of students who took the redesigned SAT with a maximum score of 1600, their scores were converted to the equivalent scores on the previous SAT using College Board concordance tables.

Avg. SAT score

1006

Sweetwater ISD: 1006

Statewide: 1027

ACT

The average ACT composite score for the Class of 2019. The maximum score is 36.

Avg. ACT score

20.5

Sweetwater ISD: 20.5

Statewide: 20.6

College-ready graduates

A graduate is considered college ready in Reading or Math if he or she has met or exceeded the college-ready criteria on the Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSIA) test, the SAT or the ACT test. These figures are for the Class of 2019.

Reading

49.6 %

Sweetwater ISD: 48%

Statewide: 60.7%

Math

46.2 %

Sweetwater ISD: 43.3%

Statewide: 48.6%

Reading + Math

38.7 %

Sweetwater ISD: 36.2%

Statewide: 44.2%

Reading

49.6%

Math

46.2%

Reading + Math

38.7%

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

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

Total teacher FTEs

39.6

African American

0 (0%)

Sweetwater ISD: 1.4%

Statewide: 10.8%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Sweetwater ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

0 (0%)

Sweetwater ISD: 0%

Statewide: 1.8%

Hispanic

6 (15.2%)

Sweetwater ISD: 16%

Statewide: 28.1%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Sweetwater ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

33.6 (84.8%)

Sweetwater ISD: 82.6%

Statewide: 57.7%

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: 1.3%

Bachelor's

27.5 (69.6%)

Sweetwater ISD: 79.7%

Statewide: 73.4%

Master's

12 (30.4%)

Sweetwater ISD: 19.6%

Statewide: 24.5%

Doctorate

0 (0%)

Sweetwater ISD: 0.7%

Statewide: 0.7%

Students per teacher

The total number of students divided by the total full-time equivalent count of teachers for 2019-2020.

Students per teacher

13.5

Sweetwater ISD: 14.8

Statewide: 15.1

Teacher experience

This figure for the 2019-2020 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

10.4 years

Sweetwater ISD: 12.5 years

Statewide: 11.1 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

$52,640

Sweetwater ISD: $50,349

Statewide: $57,091

Beginner

$49,991

Sweetwater ISD: $46,200

Statewide: $49,868

1 to 5 years

$47,774

Sweetwater ISD: $42,852

Statewide: $52,823

6 to 10 years

$50,692

Sweetwater ISD: $47,342

Statewide: $55,756

11 to 20 years

$56,543

Sweetwater ISD: $54,574

Statewide: $59,308

20+ years

$57,757

Sweetwater ISD: $57,937

Statewide: $65,449

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