Sweetwater High School

2900 Highland Ave.
National City, CA 91950
(School attendance zone shown in map)
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 2,804 students in grades 9-12, Sweetwater High School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 13% (which is lower than the California state average of 33%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 38% (which is lower than the California state average of 47%).
The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 94% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 2,804 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 25:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 94%
  • : 82% (Btm 50% in CA)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 13% (Btm 50%)
  • : 38% (Btm 50%)
  • : 12% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Sweetwater High School's student population of 2,804 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 113 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
2,804 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
113 teachers
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School Rankings

Sweetwater High School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 9,602 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Sweetwater High School is 0.38, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (CA)
#6725 out of 9602 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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13%
33%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Sweetwater High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
38%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Sweetwater High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
12%
29%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Sweetwater High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of public schools in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
25:1
21:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
12%
12%
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Hispanic
78%
56%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
6%
21%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
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Two or more races
2%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.38
This chart display the diversity score of Sweetwater High School and the public school average diversity score of California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
82%
87%
This chart display graduation rate of Sweetwater High School and public school graduation rate of California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
61%
51%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Sweetwater High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
7%
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 2021-22 school year data.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Sweetwater High School's ranking?
Sweetwater High School is ranked #6725 out of 9,602 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in California.
What schools are Sweetwater High School often compared to?
Sweetwater High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Eastlake High School, Otay Ranch Senior High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
13% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 33% CA state average), while 38% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% CA state average).
What is the graduation rate of Sweetwater High School?
The graduation rate of Sweetwater High School is 82%, which is lower than the California state average of 87%.
How many students attend Sweetwater High School?
2,804 students attend Sweetwater High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
78% of Sweetwater High School students are Hispanic, 12% of students are Asian, 6% of students are White, 2% of students are Two or more races, 1% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Sweetwater High School?
Sweetwater High School has a student ration of 25:1, which is higher than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does Sweetwater High School offer ?
Sweetwater High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is Sweetwater High School part of?
Sweetwater High School is part of Sweetwater Union High School District.

School Reviews

5   6/30/2018
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.)
- Posted by Teacher - Ben Cassel
5   10/25/2006
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.
- Posted by Parent - vanea

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 2,804 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 25:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 94%
  • : 82% (Btm 50%)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 13% (Btm 50%)
  • : 38% (Btm 50%)
  • : 12% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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