Accountability rating

B

Sweetwater ISD: B

Total students

517

Avg. teacher experience

11.4 years

Sweetwater ISD: 12.5 years

Statewide: 11.1 years

Four-year graduation rate

95.8 %

Sweetwater ISD: 89.7%

Statewide: 90%

Sweetwater High School is a high school in Sweetwater, TX, in the Sweetwater ISD school district. As of the 2018-2019 school year, it had 517 students. The school received an accountability rating of B. 62.5% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 1.7% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $46,705, which is $7,417 less than the state average. The average ACT score was 19.9. In the Class of 2018, 95.8% of students received their high school diplomas on time or earlier. The dropout rate was 0.2%.

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

517

African American

27 (5.2%)

Sweetwater ISD: 6.2%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

2 (0.4%)

Sweetwater ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

4 (0.8%)

Sweetwater ISD: 0.7%

Statewide: 4.5%

Hispanic

276 (53.4%)

Sweetwater ISD: 54.4%

Statewide: 52.6%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Sweetwater ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

200 (38.7%)

Sweetwater ISD: 35.9%

Statewide: 27.4%

Two or more races

8 (1.5%)

Sweetwater ISD: 2.6%

Statewide: 2.4%

African American

5.2%

American Indian

0.4%

Asian

0.8%

Hispanic

53.4%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

38.7%

Two or more races

1.5%

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

62.5 %

Sweetwater ISD: 49.4%

Statewide: 50.1%

Economically disadvantaged

57.8 %

Sweetwater ISD: 71.6%

Statewide: 60.6%

Limited English proficiency

1.7 %

Sweetwater ISD: 2.2%

Statewide: 19.5%

At-risk students

62.5%

Econ. disadvantaged

57.8%

Limited Eng. proficiency

1.7%

Enrollment by program

A look at the percentage of students enrolled in certain programs offered at schools for the 2018-2019 school year. A student can be enrolled in more than one program.

Bilingual/ESL

1.7 %

Sweetwater ISD: 2.1%

Statewide: 19.7%

Career and Technical

89.7 %

Sweetwater ISD: 26.2%

Statewide: 26.3%

Gifted and Talented

8.1 %

Sweetwater ISD: 5.5%

Statewide: 8.1%

Special Education

14.1 %

Sweetwater ISD: 14.6%

Statewide: 9.6%

Bilingual/ESL

1.7%

Career and technical

89.7%

Gifted and talented

8.1%

Special education

14.1%

Academics

Accountability ratings

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

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 2019 Accountability Manual.

Four-year graduation rates

The percentage of students who started ninth grade in 2014-2015 who received a high school diploma on time — by Aug. 31, 2018. (Learn more about how four-year graduation rates are defined.)

All students

95.8 %

Sweetwater ISD: 89.7%

Statewide: 90%

African American

80 %

Sweetwater ISD: 76.9%

Statewide: 86.5%

American Indian

N/A

Sweetwater ISD: N/A

Statewide: 85.1%

Asian

N/A

Sweetwater ISD: N/A

Statewide: 96.4%

Hispanic

98.2 %

Sweetwater ISD: 91.3%

Statewide: 88.2%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Sweetwater ISD: N/A

Statewide: 86.4%

White

96.4 %

Sweetwater ISD: 90.6%

Statewide: 93.6%

Two or more races

Masked

Sweetwater ISD: Masked

Statewide: 91.4%

African American

80.0%

American Indian

N/A

Asian

N/A

Hispanic

98.2%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

96.4%

Two or more races

Masked

Dropout rates

The dropout rate for students in grades 9-12 for the 2017-2018 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

0.2 %

Sweetwater ISD: 2%

Statewide: 1.9%

American Indian

Masked

Sweetwater ISD: Masked

Statewide: 2.9%

African American

0 %

Sweetwater ISD: 5.6%

Statewide: 2.8%

Asian

0 %

Sweetwater ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.5%

Hispanic

0.3 %

Sweetwater ISD: 1.9%

Statewide: 2.3%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Sweetwater ISD: N/A

Statewide: 2.7%

White

0 %

Sweetwater ISD: 1.8%

Statewide: 1%

Two or more races

0 %

Sweetwater ISD: 0%

Statewide: 1.6%

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 2017-2018 school year.

All students

0 %

Sweetwater ISD: 0%

Statewide: 25.8%

African American

0 %

Sweetwater ISD: 0%

Statewide: 17%

American Indian

N/A

Sweetwater ISD: N/A

Statewide: 21.9%

Asian

N/A

Sweetwater ISD: N/A

Statewide: 60.9%

Hispanic

0 %

Sweetwater ISD: 0%

Statewide: 23.5%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Sweetwater ISD: N/A

Statewide: 20.2%

White

0 %

Sweetwater ISD: 0%

Statewide: 27.8%

Two or more races

Masked

Sweetwater ISD: Masked

Statewide: 28.9%

AP/IB performance

The percentage of test-taking students who passed at least one AP or IB exam in the 2017-2018 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: 50.7%

African American

N/A

Sweetwater ISD: N/A

Statewide: 29.2%

American Indian

N/A

Sweetwater ISD: N/A

Statewide: 51%

Asian

N/A

Sweetwater ISD: N/A

Statewide: 74.6%

Hispanic

N/A

Sweetwater ISD: N/A

Statewide: 38.4%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Sweetwater ISD: N/A

Statewide: 52.5%

White

N/A

Sweetwater ISD: N/A

Statewide: 64.8%

Two or more races

N/A

Sweetwater ISD: N/A

Statewide: 62.8%

SAT

The average SAT score for the Class of 2018, 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

Masked

Sweetwater ISD: Masked

Statewide: 1036

ACT

The average ACT composite score for the Class of 2018. The maximum score is 36.

Avg. ACT score

19.9

Sweetwater ISD: 19.9

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 2018.

Reading

62.8 %

Sweetwater ISD: 56.6%

Statewide: 58.2%

Math

41.5 %

Sweetwater ISD: 36.8%

Statewide: 46%

Reading + Math

40.4 %

Sweetwater ISD: 35.8%

Statewide: 42.1%

Reading

62.8%

Math

41.5%

Reading + Math

40.4%

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

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

Total teacher FTEs

40.8

African American

0 (0%)

Sweetwater ISD: 1.4%

Statewide: 10.6%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Sweetwater ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

0 (0%)

Sweetwater ISD: 0%

Statewide: 1.7%

Hispanic

4.9 (12.1%)

Sweetwater ISD: 13.2%

Statewide: 27.7%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Sweetwater ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

35.9 (87.9%)

Sweetwater ISD: 85.5%

Statewide: 58.4%

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: 1.7%

Statewide: 1.4%

Bachelor's

29.9 (73.3%)

Sweetwater ISD: 79.8%

Statewide: 73.6%

Master's

10.9 (26.7%)

Sweetwater ISD: 18.4%

Statewide: 24.3%

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 2018-2019.

Students per teacher

12.7

Sweetwater ISD: 14.9

Statewide: 15.1

Teacher experience

This figure for the 2018-2019 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

11.4 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

$46,705

Sweetwater ISD: $46,230

Statewide: $54,122

Beginner

$42,860

Sweetwater ISD: $41,952

Statewide: $47,218

1 to 5 years

$41,024

Sweetwater ISD: $38,643

Statewide: $50,408

6 to 10 years

$42,874

Sweetwater ISD: $43,262

Statewide: $52,786

11 to 20 years

$49,630

Sweetwater ISD: $50,554

Statewide: $56,041

20+ years

$58,609

Sweetwater ISD: $54,336

Statewide: $62,039

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