Accountability rating (2018-2019)

C

Sweetwater ISD: B

Total students

33

Avg. teacher experience

18 years

Sweetwater ISD: 12.5 years

Statewide: 11.1 years

Four-year graduation rate

42.3 %

Sweetwater ISD: 87.9%

Statewide: 90%

Jp Cowen Achievement Center is a high school in Sweetwater, TX, in the Sweetwater ISD school district. As of the 2019-2020 school year, it had 33 students. 100% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 0% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs. The school received an accountability rating of C for the previous school year.

In the Class of 2019, 42.3% of students received their high school diplomas on time or earlier. The dropout rate for students in grades 9-12 was 23.5% during the 2018-2019 school year.

As of the 2019-2020 school year, an average teacher's salary was $55,134, which is $1,957 less than the state average. On average, teachers had 18 years of experience.

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Contact information

Address

1205 Ragland
Sweetwater, TX 79556

Office phone number

(325) 235-4371

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Jp Cowen Achievement Center are part of the Texas Education Agency’s Region 14. Students who started eighth grade in 2008 in this region had a college graduation rate of 25.6 percent. View a more comprehensive breakdown of the higher education outcomes in Region 14.

Demographics

Race and ethnicity

Total students

33

African American

0 (0%)

Sweetwater ISD: 7.1%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Sweetwater ISD: 0.3%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

0 (0%)

Sweetwater ISD: 0.7%

Statewide: 4.6%

Hispanic

19 (57.6%)

Sweetwater ISD: 52.5%

Statewide: 52.8%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Sweetwater ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

13 (39.4%)

Sweetwater ISD: 36.9%

Statewide: 27%

Two or more races

1 (3%)

Sweetwater ISD: 2.6%

Statewide: 2.5%

African American

N/A

American Indian

N/A

Asian

N/A

Hispanic

57.6%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

39.4%

Two or more races

3.0%

Risk factors

A student is identified as being at risk of dropping out of school based on state-defined criteria. A student is defined as "economically disadvantaged" if he or she is eligible for free or reduced-price lunch or other public assistance.

At-risk students

100 %

Sweetwater ISD: 45.3%

Statewide: 50.6%

Economically disadvantaged

93.9 %

Sweetwater ISD: 72.4%

Statewide: 60.3%

Limited English proficiency

0 %

Sweetwater ISD: 2.8%

Statewide: 20.3%

At-risk students

100.0%

Econ. disadvantaged

93.9%

Limited Eng. proficiency

N/A

Enrollment by program

A look at the percentage of students enrolled in certain programs offered at schools for the 2019-2020 school year. A student can be enrolled in more than one program.

Bilingual/ESL

0 %

Sweetwater ISD: 2.7%

Statewide: 20.6%

Career and Technical

30.3 %

Sweetwater ISD: 30.5%

Statewide: 27.6%

Gifted and Talented

0 %

Sweetwater ISD: 5.2%

Statewide: 8.1%

Special Education

24.2 %

Sweetwater ISD: 15.8%

Statewide: 10.5%

Bilingual/ESL

N/A

Career and technical

30.3%

Gifted and talented

N/A

Special education

24.2%

Academics

Accountability ratings

Texas assigns ratings to districts and campuses that designate their performance in relation to the state's accountability system.

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the state waived accountability ratings for the 2019-2020 school year. All Texas public school districts and campuses received the label “Not Rated: Declared State of Disaster.” Our schools explorer shows the accountability ratings from the 2018-2019 school year.

Overall

C

Sweetwater ISD: B

Student achievement

C

Sweetwater ISD: B

School progress

Not rated

Sweetwater ISD: B

Closing the gaps

Not rated

Sweetwater ISD: C

The overall grades are based on three categories: student achievement (how well students perform academically), school progress (how well students perform over time and compared to students in similar schools) and closing the gaps (how well schools are boosting performance for subgroups such as students with special needs).

For a detailed explanation of this year’s accountability system, see the 2020 Accountability Manual.

Four-year graduation rates

The percentage of students who started ninth grade in 2015-2016 and received a high school diploma on time — by Aug. 31, 2020. Learn more about how four-year graduation rates are defined.

All students

42.3 %

Sweetwater ISD: 87.9%

Statewide: 90%

African American

Masked

Sweetwater ISD: 77.8%

Statewide: 86.2%

American Indian

N/A

Sweetwater ISD: N/A

Statewide: 87.3%

Asian

N/A

Sweetwater ISD: N/A

Statewide: 96.4%

Hispanic

42.9 %

Sweetwater ISD: 88.5%

Statewide: 88.2%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Sweetwater ISD: N/A

Statewide: 88%

White

44.4 %

Sweetwater ISD: 88.2%

Statewide: 93.7%

Two or more races

Masked

Sweetwater ISD: Masked

Statewide: 91.4%

African American

Masked

American Indian

N/A

Asian

N/A

Hispanic

42.9%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

44.4%

Two or more races

Masked

Dropout rates

The dropout rate for students in grades 9-12 during the 2018-2019 school year. It is calculated by dividing the number of dropouts by the number of students who were in attendance at any time during the school year.

All students

23.5 %

Sweetwater ISD: 2.5%

Statewide: 1.9%

American Indian

N/A

Sweetwater ISD: Masked

Statewide: 2.5%

African American

Masked

Sweetwater ISD: 5.4%

Statewide: 3%

Asian

N/A

Sweetwater ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.6%

Hispanic

17.2 %

Sweetwater ISD: 2.5%

Statewide: 2.3%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Sweetwater ISD: N/A

Statewide: 2.1%

White

31.3 %

Sweetwater ISD: 2.2%

Statewide: 1%

Two or more races

Masked

Sweetwater ISD: 0%

Statewide: 1.7%

College readiness

AP/IB participation

The percentage of students in grades 11 and 12 taking at least one Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) exam in any subject during the 2018-2019 school year.

All students

0 %

Sweetwater ISD: 0%

Statewide: 25.2%

African American

Masked

Sweetwater ISD: 0%

Statewide: 16.2%

American Indian

N/A

Sweetwater ISD: Masked

Statewide: 19.4%

Asian

N/A

Sweetwater ISD: Masked

Statewide: 60.5%

Hispanic

0 %

Sweetwater ISD: 0%

Statewide: 23%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Sweetwater ISD: N/A

Statewide: 21.2%

White

0 %

Sweetwater ISD: 0%

Statewide: 27%

Two or more races

Masked

Sweetwater ISD: 0%

Statewide: 28.4%

AP/IB performance

The percentage of test-taking students in grades 11 and 12 who passed at least one AP or IB exam in the 2018-2019 school year. A passing score on the AP exam is a 3, 4 or 5. On an IB exam, it is a 4, 5, 6 or 7.

All students

N/A

Sweetwater ISD: N/A

Statewide: 51%

African American

N/A

Sweetwater ISD: N/A

Statewide: 29.2%

American Indian

N/A

Sweetwater ISD: N/A

Statewide: 53.5%

Asian

N/A

Sweetwater ISD: N/A

Statewide: 75.1%

Hispanic

N/A

Sweetwater ISD: N/A

Statewide: 39.2%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Sweetwater ISD: N/A

Statewide: 48.6%

White

N/A

Sweetwater ISD: N/A

Statewide: 64.5%

Two or more races

N/A

Sweetwater ISD: N/A

Statewide: 64.3%

SAT

The average SAT score for students graduating in 2018-2019, with critical reading, writing and mathematics results combined. The maximum score is 2400. For the small percentage of students who took the redesigned SAT with a maximum score of 1600, their scores were converted to the equivalent scores on the previous SAT using College Board concordance tables.

Avg. SAT score

N/A

Sweetwater ISD: 1006

Statewide: 1027

ACT

The average ACT composite score for students graduating in 2018-2019. The maximum score is 36.

Avg. ACT score

N/A

Sweetwater ISD: 20.5

Statewide: 20.6

College-ready graduates

A graduate is considered college ready in Reading or Math if he or she has met or exceeded the college-ready criteria on the Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSIA) test, the SAT or the ACT test. These figures are for students graduating in 2018-2019.

Reading

25 %

Sweetwater ISD: 48%

Statewide: 60.7%

Math

0 %

Sweetwater ISD: 43.3%

Statewide: 48.6%

Reading + Math

0 %

Sweetwater ISD: 36.2%

Statewide: 44.2%

Reading

25.0%

Math

N/A

Reading + Math

N/A

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

These figures are expressed as a percentage of the total teacher full-time equivalent (FTE) as of the 2019-2020 school year.

Total teacher FTEs

4

African American

0 (0%)

Sweetwater ISD: 1.4%

Statewide: 10.8%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Sweetwater ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

0 (0%)

Sweetwater ISD: 0%

Statewide: 1.8%

Hispanic

1 (25%)

Sweetwater ISD: 16%

Statewide: 28.1%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Sweetwater ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

3 (75%)

Sweetwater ISD: 82.6%

Statewide: 57.7%

Two or more races

0 (0%)

Sweetwater ISD: 0%

Statewide: 1.1%

Highest degree held by teachers

These figures are expressed as a percentage of the total teacher full-time equivalent.

No degree

0 (0%)

Sweetwater ISD: 0%

Statewide: 1.3%

Bachelor's

3 (75%)

Sweetwater ISD: 79.7%

Statewide: 73.4%

Master's

1 (25%)

Sweetwater ISD: 19.6%

Statewide: 24.5%

Doctorate

0 (0%)

Sweetwater ISD: 0.7%

Statewide: 0.7%

Students per teacher

The total number of students divided by the total full-time equivalent count of teachers for 2019-2020.

Students per teacher

8.2

Sweetwater ISD: 14.8

Statewide: 15.1

Teacher experience

This figure for the 2019-2020 school year refers to tenure — the number of years a teacher has been employed in any district, whether or not there was an interruption in service.

Avg. teacher experience

18 years

Sweetwater ISD: 12.5 years

Statewide: 11.1 years

Teacher salaries

The average salaries listed here are for regular duties only and do not include supplemental pay. For teachers who also have nonteaching roles, only the portion of time and pay dedicated to classroom responsibilities is factored into the calculation.

Base average

$55,134

Sweetwater ISD: $50,349

Statewide: $57,091

Beginner

$51,972

Sweetwater ISD: $46,200

Statewide: $49,868

1 to 5 years

N/A

Sweetwater ISD: $42,852

Statewide: $52,823

6 to 10 years

N/A

Sweetwater ISD: $47,342

Statewide: $55,756

11 to 20 years

$55,989

Sweetwater ISD: $54,574

Statewide: $59,308

20+ years

$56,582

Sweetwater ISD: $57,937

Statewide: $65,449

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