Sweetwater Union High School District

1130 Fifth Ave.
Chula Vista, CA 91911-2812
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%

Top Rankings

Sweetwater Union High School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in California for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 29 public schools serving 36,020 students in Sweetwater Union High School District. This district's average testing ranking is 7/10, which is in the top 50% of public schools in California.
Public Schools in Sweetwater Union High School District have an average math proficiency score of 36% (versus the California public school average of 34%), and reading proficiency score of 52% (versus the 49% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 89% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public school average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (CA)
# Schools
29 Schools
10,375 Schools
# Students
36,020 Students
5,876,295 Students
# Teachers
1,547 Teachers
267,757 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
23:1
23:1

District Rank

Sweetwater Union High School District, which is ranked #459 of all 1,167 school districts in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 85% has increased from 83% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (CA)
Overall District Rank
#434 out of 1200 school districts
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Sweetwater Union High  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
36%
34%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Sweetwater Union High  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
52%
49%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Sweetwater Union High  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Graduation Rate
85%
84%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Sweetwater Union High  School District and public school graduation rate of CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.50
0.63
# American Indian Students
171 Students
27,207 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
1%
# Asian Students
3,953 Students
696,628 Students
% Asian Students
11%
12%
# Hispanic Students
24,985 Students
3,281,568 Students
% Hispanic Students
69%
56%
# Black Students
1,066 Students
296,694 Students
% Black Students
3%
5%
# White Students
4,134 Students
1,235,074 Students
% White Students
12%
21%
# Hawaiian Students
141 Students
24,653 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
1,568 Students
309,952 Students
% of Two or more races Students
4%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
-
# Students in K Grade:
-
469,461
# Students in 1st Grade:
-
408,174
# Students in 2nd Grade:
-
421,021
# Students in 3rd Grade:
-
426,338
# Students in 4th Grade:
-
432,663
# Students in 5th Grade:
-
440,560
# Students in 6th Grade:
-
440,507
# Students in 7th Grade:
4,613
434,863
# Students in 8th Grade:
4,764
455,685
# Students in 9th Grade:
6,305
484,040
# Students in 10th Grade:
6,822
494,745
# Students in 11th Grade:
6,648
478,449
# Students in 12th Grade:
6,868
489,789
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $17,933 is higher than the state median of $15,931. The school district revenue/student has grown by 15% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $14,658 is higher than the state median of $14,028. The school district spending/student has grown by 7% over four school years.
This School District
This State (CA)
Total Revenue
$646 MM
$8 MM
This chart display total revenue of Sweetwater Union High  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$528 MM
$7 MM
This chart display total spending of Sweetwater Union High  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$17,933
$15,931
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Sweetwater Union High  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$14,658
$14,028
This chart display average spending per public school student in Sweetwater Union High  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Sweetwater Union High School District Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Eastlake High School
Math: 61% | Reading: 87%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1120 E.lake Pkwy.
Chula Vista, CA 91915
(619) 397-3800
Grades: 9-12
| 2,847 students
Rank: #22.
Olympian High School
Math: 58% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1925 Magdalena Ave.
Chula Vista, CA 91913
(619) 656-2400
Grades: 9-12
| 2,310 students
Rank: #33.
Otay Ranch Senior High School
Math: 51% | Reading: 72%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1250 Olympic Pkwy.
Chula Vista, CA 91913
(619) 591-5000
Grades: 9-12
| 2,515 students
Rank: #44.
Rancho Del Rey Middle School
Math: 51% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1174 E. J St.
Chula Vista, CA 91910
(619) 397-2500
Grades: 7-8
| 1,619 students
Rank: #55.
Eastlake Middle School
Math: 52% | Reading: 58%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
900 Duncan Ranch Rd.
Chula Vista, CA 91914
(619) 591-4000
Grades: 7-8
| 1,530 students
Rank: #66.
Bonita Vista Senior High School
Math: 43% | Reading: 67%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
751 Otay Lakes Rd.
Chula Vista, CA 91913
(619) 397-2000
Grades: 9-12
| 2,235 students
Rank: #77.
Alta Vista Academy
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
730 Medical Center Ct.
Chula Vista, CA 91911
(619) 216-5160
Grades: 7-12
| 28 students
Rank: #88.
Bonita Vista Middle School
Math: 48% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
650 Otay Lakes Rd.
Chula Vista, CA 91910
(619) 397-2200
Grades: 7-8
| 830 students
Rank: #99.
San Ysidro High School
Math: 37% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
5353 Airway Rd.
San Diego, CA 92154
(619) 710-2300
Grades: 9-12
| 2,408 students
Rank: #1010.
Hilltop Senior High School
Math: 29% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
555 Claire Ave.
Chula Vista, CA 91910
(619) 476-4200
Grades: 9-12
| 1,906 students
Rank: #1111.
Castle Park Senior High School
Math: 30% | Reading: 56%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1395 Hilltop Dr.
Chula Vista, CA 91911
(619) 585-2000
Grades: 9-12
| 1,491 students
Rank: #1212.
Southwest Senior High School
Math: 28% | Reading: 56%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1685 Hollister St.
San Diego, CA 92154
(619) 628-3023
Grades: 9-12
| 1,625 students
Rank: #1313.
Montgomery Senior High School
Math: 28% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
3250 Palm Ave.
San Diego, CA 92154
(619) 628-3800
Grades: 9-12
| 1,739 students
Rank: #1414.
Chula Vista Senior High School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
820 Fourth Ave.
Chula Vista, CA 91911
(619) 476-5824
Grades: 9-12
| 2,227 students
Rank: #1515.
Sweetwater High School
Math: 26% | Reading: 49%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2900 Highland Ave.
National City, CA 91950
(619) 474-9700
Grades: 9-12
| 2,804 students
Rank: #1616.
Hilltop Middle School
Math: 27% | Reading: 40%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
44 E. J St.
Chula Vista, CA 91910
(619) 498-2700
Grades: 7-8
| 838 students
Rank: #1717.
Mar Vista Senior High School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
505 Elm Ave.
Imperial Beach, CA 91932
(619) 628-5700
Grades: 9-12
| 1,448 students
Rank: #1818.
Montgomery Middle School
Math: 23% | Reading: 38%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1051 Picador Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92154
(619) 662-4000
Grades: 7-8
| 705 students
Rank: #1919.
Chula Vista Middle School
Math: 24% | Reading: 35%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
415 Fifth Ave.
Chula Vista, CA 91910
(619) 498-6800
Grades: 7-8
| 656 students
Rank: #2020.
National City Middle School
Math: 20% | Reading: 38%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1701 D Ave.
National City, CA 91950
(619) 336-2600
Grades: 7-8
| 682 students
Rank: #2121.
Castle Park Middle School
Math: 26% | Reading: 27%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
160 Quintard St.
Chula Vista, CA 91911
(619) 691-5490
Grades: 7-8
| 744 students
Rank: #2222.
Granger Junior High School
Math: 23% | Reading: 29%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2101 Granger Ave.
National City, CA 91950
(619) 472-6000
Grades: 7-9
| 832 students
Rank: #2323.
Palomar High School
Alternative School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: 21-39%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
480 Palomar St.
Chula Vista, CA 91911
(619) 407-4800
Grades: 7-12
| 233 students
Rank: #2424.
Options Secondary
Alternative School
Math: 11-19% | Reading: 30-39%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
467 Moss St.
Chula Vista, CA 91911
(619) 796-7320
Grades: 7-12
| 75 students
Rank: #2525.
Mar Vista Academy
Math: 17% | Reading: 27%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1267 Thermal Ave.
San Diego, CA 92154
(619) 628-5100
Grades: 7-8
| 530 students
Rank: #2626.
Southwest Middle School
Math: 12% | Reading: 24%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2710 Iris St.
San Diego, CA 92154
(619) 628-4000
Grades: 7-8
| 462 students
Rank: n/an/a
East Hills Academy
Special Education School
1791 Rock Mountain Rd.
Chula Vista, CA 91913
(619) 656-2490
Grades: 7-12
| 61 students
Rank: n/an/a
Launch Virtual Academy
Alternative School
2710 Iris Ave.
San Diego, CA 92154
(619) 796-7624
Grades: 7-12
| 634 students
Rank: n/an/a
Sweetwater Community Day
Alternative School
1355 Second Ave.
Chula Vista, CA 91911
(619) 498-6000
Grades: 7-10
| 6 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Sweetwater Union High School District?
Sweetwater Union High School District manages 29 public schools serving 36,020 students.
What is the rank of Sweetwater Union High School District?
Sweetwater Union High School District is ranked #459 out of 1,167 school districts in California (top 50%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2020-2021 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of California school districts for: Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Sweetwater Union High School District?
69% of Sweetwater Union High School District students are Hispanic, 12% of students are White, 11% of students are Asian, 4% of students are Two or more races, 3% of students are Black, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Sweetwater Union High School District?
Sweetwater Union High School District has a student/teacher ratio of 23:1, which is higher than the California state average of 22:1.
What is Sweetwater Union High School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $14,658 is higher than the state median of $14,028. The school district spending/student has grown by 7% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 29 schools
  • Grades: KG-12
  • Enrollment: 36,020 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 23:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 89%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 85% (Btm 50% in CA)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 36% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 52% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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