Sweet Water High School

  • Sweet Water High School serves 590 students in grades Prekindergarten-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 61% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 44%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 52% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 39%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 38% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 45%.

School Overview

  • Sweet Water High School's student population of 590 students has declined by 15% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 38 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Total Students590 students
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Total Classroom Teachers38 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Sweet Water High School's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Sweet Water High School is 0.48, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AL)
Overall School Rank#234 out of 1,264 schools
(Top 20%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
61%
44%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Sweet Water High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Alabama by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
52%
39%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Sweet Water High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Alabama by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio16:118:1
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Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
n/a
7%
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Black
38%
33%
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White
62%
55%
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Two or more races
n/a
2%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Sweet Water High School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Alabama by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Sweet Water High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AL.
Diversity Score0.480.59
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Graduation Rate≥90%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
53%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Sweet Water High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Alabama by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Sweet Water High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Alabama by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMarengo County School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

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