Accountability rating

F

Sweetwater ISD: B

Total students

514

Avg. teacher experience

12 years

Sweetwater ISD: 12.5 years

Statewide: 11.1 years

Four-year graduation rate

N/A

Sweetwater ISD: 89.7%

Statewide: 90%

Sweetwater Middle School is a middle school or junior high school in Sweetwater, TX, in the Sweetwater ISD school district. As of the 2018-2019 school year, it had 514 students. The school received an accountability rating of F. 55.8% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 2.7% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $46,118, which is $8,004 less than the state average.

Contact information

Website

www.sweetwaterisd.net

Address

305 Lamar
Sweetwater, TX 79556-5208

Office phone number

(325) 236-6303

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Sweetwater Middle 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

514

African American

33 (6.4%)

Sweetwater ISD: 6.2%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

1 (0.2%)

Sweetwater ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

5 (1%)

Sweetwater ISD: 0.7%

Statewide: 4.5%

Hispanic

277 (53.9%)

Sweetwater ISD: 54.4%

Statewide: 52.6%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Sweetwater ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

183 (35.6%)

Sweetwater ISD: 35.9%

Statewide: 27.4%

Two or more races

15 (2.9%)

Sweetwater ISD: 2.6%

Statewide: 2.4%

African American

6.4%

American Indian

0.2%

Asian

1.0%

Hispanic

53.9%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

35.6%

Two or more races

2.9%

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

55.8 %

Sweetwater ISD: 49.4%

Statewide: 50.1%

Economically disadvantaged

72.2 %

Sweetwater ISD: 71.6%

Statewide: 60.6%

Limited English proficiency

2.9 %

Sweetwater ISD: 2.2%

Statewide: 19.5%

At-risk students

55.8%

Econ. disadvantaged

72.2%

Limited Eng. proficiency

2.9%

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

2.7 %

Sweetwater ISD: 2.1%

Statewide: 19.7%

Career and Technical

13.6 %

Sweetwater ISD: 26.2%

Statewide: 26.3%

Gifted and Talented

6.6 %

Sweetwater ISD: 5.5%

Statewide: 8.1%

Special Education

14.2 %

Sweetwater ISD: 14.6%

Statewide: 9.6%

Bilingual/ESL

2.7%

Career and technical

13.6%

Gifted and talented

6.6%

Special education

14.2%

Academics

Accountability ratings

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

Overall

F

Sweetwater ISD: B

Student achievement

D

Sweetwater ISD: B

School progress

D

Sweetwater ISD: B

Closing the gaps

F

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.

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

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

Total teacher FTEs

30.3

African American

1 (3.3%)

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

3.1 (10.1%)

Sweetwater ISD: 13.2%

Statewide: 27.7%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Sweetwater ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

26.3 (86.6%)

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

24.3 (80%)

Sweetwater ISD: 79.8%

Statewide: 73.6%

Master's

6.1 (20%)

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

16.9

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

12 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

$46,118

Sweetwater ISD: $46,230

Statewide: $54,122

Beginner

$42,579

Sweetwater ISD: $41,952

Statewide: $47,218

1 to 5 years

$38,063

Sweetwater ISD: $38,643

Statewide: $50,408

6 to 10 years

$44,481

Sweetwater ISD: $43,262

Statewide: $52,786

11 to 20 years

$54,644

Sweetwater ISD: $50,554

Statewide: $56,041

20+ years

$52,488

Sweetwater ISD: $54,336

Statewide: $62,039

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