Sweetwater Springs Elementary School

10129 Austin Dr.
La Mesa, CA 91941
7/
10
Top 50%
Serving 451 students in grades Kindergarten-6, Sweetwater Springs Elementary School ranks in the top 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40% (which is equal to the California state average of 40%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 55% (which is higher than the California state average of 51%).
The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 83% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 451 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 25:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 83%
  • : 40% (Top 1% in CA)
  • : 55% (Top 1%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Sweetwater Springs Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

Category
Attribute

School Overview

Sweetwater Springs Elementary School's student population of 451 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 18 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-6
Total Students
451 students
This chart display total students of Sweetwater Springs Elementary School by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Gender %
This chart display gender of Sweetwater Springs Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers
18 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of Sweetwater Springs Elementary School by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Students by Grade
This chart display the students of Sweetwater Springs Elementary School by grade.

School Rankings

The diversity score of Sweetwater Springs Elementary School is 0.67, which is more 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)
(18-19)
40%
40%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Sweetwater Springs Elementary 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 2018-19 school year data.
(18-19)
55%
51%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Sweetwater Springs Elementary 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 2018-19 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
25:1
21:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Sweetwater Springs Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Sweetwater Springs Elementary School and percentage of American Indian public school students in California by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
Asian
5%
12%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Sweetwater Springs Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hispanic
53%
56%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Sweetwater Springs Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
13%
5%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Sweetwater Springs Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
White
17%
21%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Sweetwater Springs Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hawaiian
1%
n/a
This chart display the percentage of Hawaiian students in Sweetwater Springs Elementary School and the percentage of Hawaiian public school students in California by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
Two or more races
11%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Sweetwater Springs Elementary School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Sweetwater Springs Elementary School.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
0.67
This chart display the diversity score of Sweetwater Springs Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
49%
51%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Sweetwater Springs Elementary 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
16%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Sweetwater Springs Elementary 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 schools are Sweetwater Springs Elementary School often compared to?
Sweetwater Springs Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Del Sur Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
40% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 40% CA state average), while 55% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CA state average).
How many students attend Sweetwater Springs Elementary School?
451 students attend Sweetwater Springs Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
53% of Sweetwater Springs Elementary School students are Hispanic, 17% of students are White, 13% of students are Black, 11% of students are Two or more races, 5% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Sweetwater Springs Elementary School?
Sweetwater Springs Elementary School has a student ration of 25:1, which is higher than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does Sweetwater Springs Elementary School offer ?
Sweetwater Springs Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-6
What school district is Sweetwater Springs Elementary School part of?
Sweetwater Springs Elementary School is part of La Mesa-Spring Valley School District.

School Reviews

Review Sweetwater Springs Elementary School. Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
Rate this school:

Recent Articles

Banishing the Phone-based Childhood
Banishing the Phone-based Childhood
The article advocates for a dramatic cultural shift - delaying kids' smartphone ownership until high school and social media access until 16, promoting more free play, and fostering a healthier, screen-free childhood through collective action.
Spanking in Public Schools: The Ongoing Debate
April 25, 2024
Spanking in Public Schools: The Ongoing Debate
Indeed, there are still school districts today in America that allow teachers to spank students. Learn about the current spanking situation in schools and why the debate continues to heat up.
Understanding ADHD in Children: Signs, Diagnosis, and Support Strategies
April 12, 2024
Understanding ADHD in Children: Signs, Diagnosis, and Support Strategies
This comprehensive article explores the complex nature of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, providing insights into its symptoms, diagnosis process, and effective support strategies. From recognizing early signs to navigating the diagnostic journey, parents will gain valuable knowledge to help their child thrive. Expert insights, real-life examples, and practical tips empower readers to create a supportive environment that meets the unique needs of children with ADHD.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 451 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 25:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 83%
  • : 40% (Top 1%)
  • : 55% (Top 1%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Quick Links