Accountability rating (2018-2019)

F

Sweetwater ISD: B

Total students

484

Avg. teacher experience

11.5 years

Sweetwater ISD: 12.5 years

Statewide: 11.1 years

Four-year graduation rate

N/A

Sweetwater ISD: 87.9%

Statewide: 90%

Sweetwater Middle School is a middle school or junior high school in Sweetwater, TX, in the Sweetwater ISD school district. As of the 2019-2020 school year, it had 484 students. 57.2% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 3.9% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs. The school received an accountability rating of F for the previous school year.

As of the 2019-2020 school year, an average teacher's salary was $50,830, which is $6,261 less than the state average. On average, teachers had 11.5 years of experience.

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Contact information

Website

www.sweetwaterisd.net

Address

305 Lamar
Sweetwater, TX 79556-5208

Office phone number

(325) 236-6303

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Sweetwater Middle School 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

484

African American

33 (6.8%)

Sweetwater ISD: 7.1%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

1 (0.2%)

Sweetwater ISD: 0.3%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

6 (1.2%)

Sweetwater ISD: 0.7%

Statewide: 4.6%

Hispanic

258 (53.3%)

Sweetwater ISD: 52.5%

Statewide: 52.8%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Sweetwater ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

176 (36.4%)

Sweetwater ISD: 36.9%

Statewide: 27%

Two or more races

10 (2.1%)

Sweetwater ISD: 2.6%

Statewide: 2.5%

African American

6.8%

American Indian

0.2%

Asian

1.2%

Hispanic

53.3%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

36.4%

Two or more races

2.1%

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

57.2 %

Sweetwater ISD: 45.3%

Statewide: 50.6%

Economically disadvantaged

71.3 %

Sweetwater ISD: 72.4%

Statewide: 60.3%

Limited English proficiency

3.9 %

Sweetwater ISD: 2.8%

Statewide: 20.3%

At-risk students

57.2%

Econ. disadvantaged

71.3%

Limited Eng. proficiency

3.9%

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

3.9 %

Sweetwater ISD: 2.7%

Statewide: 20.6%

Career and Technical

33.1 %

Sweetwater ISD: 30.5%

Statewide: 27.6%

Gifted and Talented

5.6 %

Sweetwater ISD: 5.2%

Statewide: 8.1%

Special Education

16.3 %

Sweetwater ISD: 15.8%

Statewide: 10.5%

Bilingual/ESL

3.9%

Career and technical

33.1%

Gifted and talented

5.6%

Special education

16.3%

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

F

Sweetwater ISD: B

Student achievement

D

Sweetwater ISD: B

School progress

D

Sweetwater ISD: B

Closing the gaps

F

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.

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

31.3

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

4 (12.8%)

Sweetwater ISD: 16%

Statewide: 28.1%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Sweetwater ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

27.3 (87.2%)

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

24.2 (77.3%)

Sweetwater ISD: 79.7%

Statewide: 73.4%

Master's

7.1 (22.7%)

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

15.5

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

11.5 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

$50,830

Sweetwater ISD: $50,349

Statewide: $57,091

Beginner

$48,664

Sweetwater ISD: $46,200

Statewide: $49,868

1 to 5 years

$42,957

Sweetwater ISD: $42,852

Statewide: $52,823

6 to 10 years

$49,095

Sweetwater ISD: $47,342

Statewide: $55,756

11 to 20 years

$57,057

Sweetwater ISD: $54,574

Statewide: $59,308

20+ years

$57,985

Sweetwater ISD: $57,937

Statewide: $65,449

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