Sweetwater Community School

  • Sweetwater Community School serves 166 students in grades 6-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 23% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 44%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Sweetwater Community School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Arizona state level of 19:1.

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School Overview

  • Sweetwater Community School's student population of 166 students has declined by 12% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 13 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Total Students166 students
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Total Classroom Teachers13 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Sweetwater Community School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,111 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Sweetwater Community School is 0.66, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AZ)
Overall Testing Rank#1787 out of 2111 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
20%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
23%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:119:1
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American Indian
3%
6%
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
45%
45%
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Black
7%
5%
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White
41%
38%
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Hawaiian
2%
n/a
Two or more races
1%
3%
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Diversity Score0.660.65
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Graduation Rate45-49%
78%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
32%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameParadise Valley Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

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This school is a mess, says they offer programs giving students an opportunity to learn and earn technical classes like welding arts etc.Never saw them in 2 1/2 years my son went there. Probably a better school if the Principal didn't tell the students they will never make anything of themselves and should just drop out and quit wasting their time. This crushed 5 boys I know of, very sad as some actually believed that, not what I want a school to teach, how to get your parents to withdraw you from school, funny thought teachers needed students to teach. I did withdraw my student.
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