Sweetwater High School

  • Sweetwater High School serves 2,675 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 19% (which is lower than the California state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 53% (which is higher than the California state average of 48%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 76%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Sweetwater High School's student population of 2,675 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 113 teachers has grown by 14% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,675 students
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Total Classroom Teachers113 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Sweetwater High School's student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has decreased from 28:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Sweetwater High School is 0.30, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall School Rank#4839 out of 9,595 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
19%
38%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
53%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio24:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
13%
11%
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Hispanic
83%
54%
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Black
1%
6%
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White
1%
24%
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Hawaiian
n/an/a
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Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Sweetwater High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score0.300.64
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Graduation Rate
90%
83%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
57%
49%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
15%
9%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Sweetwater High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSweetwater Union High School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
Erratum in your statistics: Sweetwater is most assuredly NOT a charter school. We are a REAL public school, a part of Sweetwater Union High School District (In fact, the first of the district's 25 comprehensive schools. There is only one charter school in SUHSD, The MAAC Charter School. The rest are real public schools, governed by a democratically elected school board (all elected after the scandal that removed the entire previous school board.)
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I recommend sweetwater high school to the parents because it has a great quality of academic programs,it is great in sports and other estracurricular activities, such as school clubs. They have great teachers that are always there for students that need extra help with homeworks or any other question. The teachers put all their effort towards the students because they want them to learn what they need to learn for a succesfull future.
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