Accountability rating

Met standard

Sweetwater ISD: C

Total students

530

Avg. teacher experience

14.6 years

Sweetwater ISD: 14.4 years

Statewide: 10.9 years

Four-year graduation rate

96.6 %

Sweetwater ISD: 91.4%

Statewide: 89.7%

Sweetwater High School is a high school in Sweetwater, TX, in the Sweetwater ISD school district. As of the 2017-2018 school year, it had 530 students. The school received an accountability rating of Met standard. 52.8% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 1.3% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $47,240, which is $6,094 less than the state average. The average SAT score at Sweetwater High School was 1018. The average ACT score was 20.5. In the Class of 2017, 96.6% of students received their high school diplomas on time or earlier. The dropout rate was 0.5%.

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 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

530

African American

31 (5.8%)

Sweetwater ISD: 7.2%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

1 (0.2%)

Sweetwater ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

3 (0.6%)

Sweetwater ISD: 0.5%

Statewide: 4.4%

Hispanic

288 (54.3%)

Sweetwater ISD: 54.3%

Statewide: 52.4%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Sweetwater ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.1%

White

198 (37.4%)

Sweetwater ISD: 35.5%

Statewide: 27.8%

Two or more races

9 (1.7%)

Sweetwater ISD: 2.4%

Statewide: 2.3%

African American

5.8%

American Indian

0.2%

Asian

0.6%

Hispanic

54.3%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

37.4%

Two or more races

1.7%

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

52.8 %

Sweetwater ISD: 46.7%

Statewide: 50.8%

Economically disadvantaged

57 %

Sweetwater ISD: 69.4%

Statewide: 58.8%

Limited English proficiency

1.3 %

Sweetwater ISD: 2.1%

Statewide: 18.8%

At-risk students

52.8%

Econ. disadvantaged

57.0%

Limited Eng. proficiency

1.3%

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

1.3 %

Sweetwater ISD: 2.1%

Statewide: 18.9%

Career and Technical

95.8 %

Sweetwater ISD: 23.8%

Statewide: 25.8%

Gifted and Talented

7.7 %

Sweetwater ISD: 5.1%

Statewide: 7.9%

Special Education

14.3 %

Sweetwater ISD: 14.6%

Statewide: 9.1%

Bilingual/ESL

1.3%

Career and technical

95.8%

Gifted and talented

7.7%

Special education

14.3%

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.

Four-year graduation rates

The percentage of students who started ninth grade in 2013-2014 who received a high school diploma on time — by Aug. 31, 2017. (Learn more about how four-year graduation rates are defined.)

All students

96.6 %

Sweetwater ISD: 91.4%

Statewide: 89.7%

African American

100 %

Sweetwater ISD: 88.9%

Statewide: 86.1%

American Indian

N/A

Sweetwater ISD: N/A

Statewide: 86.3%

Asian

N/A

Sweetwater ISD: N/A

Statewide: 96%

Hispanic

96.3 %

Sweetwater ISD: 95.2%

Statewide: 87.7%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Sweetwater ISD: N/A

Statewide: 88.6%

White

96.6 %

Sweetwater ISD: 88.2%

Statewide: 93.6%

Two or more races

N/A

Sweetwater ISD: N/A

Statewide: 91.7%

African American

100.0%

American Indian

N/A

Asian

N/A

Hispanic

96.3%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

96.6%

Two or more races

N/A

Dropout rates

The dropout rate for students in grades 9-12 for the 2016-2017 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: 1.3%

Statewide: 1.9%

American Indian

Masked

Sweetwater ISD: Masked

Statewide: 2.6%

African American

0 %

Sweetwater ISD: 2.4%

Statewide: 2.8%

Asian

Masked

Sweetwater ISD: Masked

Statewide: 0.5%

Hispanic

0.7 %

Sweetwater ISD: 1.3%

Statewide: 2.3%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Sweetwater ISD: N/A

Statewide: 2.2%

White

0.5 %

Sweetwater ISD: 1.3%

Statewide: 1.1%

Two or more races

0 %

Sweetwater ISD: 0%

Statewide: 1.3%

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 2015-2016 school year.

All students

13 %

Sweetwater ISD: 11.7%

Statewide: 26.2%

African American

0 %

Sweetwater ISD: 0%

Statewide: 17.4%

American Indian

N/A

Sweetwater ISD: N/A

Statewide: 20.7%

Asian

Masked

Sweetwater ISD: Masked

Statewide: 61.2%

Hispanic

15 %

Sweetwater ISD: 13.9%

Statewide: 24%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Sweetwater ISD: N/A

Statewide: 24.4%

White

13.5 %

Sweetwater ISD: 11.7%

Statewide: 28.2%

Two or more races

Masked

Sweetwater ISD: Masked

Statewide: 29.5%

AP/IB performance

The percentage of test-taking students who passed at least one AP or IB exam in the 2016-2017 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

28.6 %

Sweetwater ISD: 28.6%

Statewide: 49.1%

African American

N/A

Sweetwater ISD: N/A

Statewide: 27.9%

American Indian

N/A

Sweetwater ISD: N/A

Statewide: 48.2%

Asian

N/A

Sweetwater ISD: N/A

Statewide: 73%

Hispanic

18.8 %

Sweetwater ISD: 18.8%

Statewide: 36.7%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Sweetwater ISD: N/A

Statewide: 46.8%

White

41.7 %

Sweetwater ISD: 41.7%

Statewide: 63.5%

Two or more races

N/A

Sweetwater ISD: N/A

Statewide: 61%

SAT

The average SAT score for the Class of 2017, 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

1018

Sweetwater ISD: 1018

Statewide: 1019

ACT

The average ACT composite score for the Class of 2017. The maximum score is 36.

Avg. ACT score

20.5

Sweetwater ISD: 20.5

Statewide: 20.3

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 2017.

Reading

56 %

Sweetwater ISD: 52%

Statewide: 53.2%

Math

41.4 %

Sweetwater ISD: 38.6%

Statewide: 42%

Reading + Math

37.1 %

Sweetwater ISD: 34.6%

Statewide: 37.8%

Reading

56.0%

Math

41.4%

Reading + Math

37.1%

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

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

Total teacher FTEs

43.6

African American

2 (4.6%)

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

4.9 (11.3%)

Sweetwater ISD: 13.7%

Statewide: 27.2%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Sweetwater ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.4%

White

36.6 (84.1%)

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

30.5 (70%)

Sweetwater ISD: 80.3%

Statewide: 74.1%

Master's

13.1 (30%)

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

12.2

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

14.6 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

$47,240

Sweetwater ISD: $44,585

Statewide: $53,334

Beginner

$36,235

Sweetwater ISD: $35,098

Statewide: $47,667

1 to 5 years

$38,956

Sweetwater ISD: $37,030

Statewide: $49,663

6 to 10 years

$43,319

Sweetwater ISD: $42,464

Statewide: $52,056

11 to 20 years

$50,956

Sweetwater ISD: $48,718

Statewide: $55,246

20+ years

$54,315

Sweetwater ISD: $50,834

Statewide: $61,428

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