Sweetwater School

4602 West Sweetwater,

Glendale, AZ, 85304-1505

Tel: (602)347-2600
Grades: KG-8

519 students

Sweetwater School serves 519 students in grades KG-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the AZ average of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 48% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 58%.
Sweetwater School operates within the Washington Elementary School District.

Overview

The student population of 519 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 51 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades KG-8
Total Students 519 students
Sweetwater School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 51 teachers
Sweetwater School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Sweetwater School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.59 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AZ) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1 18:1
Sweetwater School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
1%
5%
Sweetwater School American Indian (1988-2012)
Asian
1%
3%
Sweetwater School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
38%
43%
Sweetwater School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
3%
5%
Sweetwater School Black (1988-2012)
White
52%
42%
Sweetwater School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.59 0.64
Sweetwater School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
49%
36%
Sweetwater School Eligible for Free Lunch (2003-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
6%
11%
Sweetwater School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2003-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 22,332 students has decreased by 5% over five years.
School District Name Washington Elementary School District
Number of Schools
Managed
32
1
Number of Students Managed 22,332 285
Washington Elementary   School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
District Total Revenue $222 MM $2 MM
Washington Elementary   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $224 MM $2 MM
Washington Elementary   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,359 $9,374
Washington Elementary   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,442 $8,323
Washington Elementary   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Intelli-school Glendale High School (0.8 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Desert Foothills Middle School (2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Sunburst School (0.8 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Glendale Sunburst School
    14218 North 47th Ave
    Glendale , AZ , 85306
    (602)347-2600
    0.8  mi  |  590  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • Glendale Intelli-school Glendale High School
    Charter School
    13806 North 51st Ave
    Glendale , AZ , 85306
    (602)564-7300
    Charter School
    0.8  mi  |  124  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Glendale Arroyo School
    4535 West Cholla
    Glendale , AZ , 85304
    (602)347-2600
    1  mi  |  390  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • Phoenix Tumbleweed Elementary School
    4001 West Laurel Ln
    Phoenix , AZ , 85029
    (602)347-2600
    1  mi  |  502  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Phoenix Chaparral Elementary School
    3808 West Joan D'arc
    Phoenix , AZ , 85029
    (602)347-2600
    1  mi  |  529  students  |  Gr.  PK-6

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