Sweetwater High

Public 9-12

 2900 Highland Ave.
       National City, CA  91950-7415


(619) 474-9700

District: Sweetwater Union High

SchoolDigger Rank:
1425th of 2,123 California High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $6,020 Help

Feeder schools for Sweetwater High:

Elementary:    Central Elementary
    El Toyon Elementary
    Ira Harbison
    John A. Otis Elementary
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Middle:    Granger Junior High
    National City Middle

Student/teacher ratio:  24.4
Number of students:  2,809

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
80.0%
Asian:
11.9%
White:
4.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  76%

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Compare Details Sweetwater High ranks worse than 67.1% of high schools in California. It also ranks 13th among 14 ranked high schools in the Sweetwater Union High School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 30.33. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (80%), Asian (11.9%), White (4.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 76% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Sweetwater High is 24.4. 9 high schools in the Sweetwater Union High School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Sweetwater High is $6,020. 13 high schools in the Sweetwater Union High School District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

Sweetwater High:

SchoolDigger ranks Sweetwater High 1425th of 2123 California public high schools. (See Sweetwater High in the ranking list.)

Sweetwater Union High:

SchoolDigger ranks Sweetwater Union High 762nd of 1535 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Sweetwater High

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 34.68 817th 1653 50.6%
2005 43.54 725th 1901 61.9%
2006 38.45 879th 1968 55.3%
2007 48.60 687th 2063 66.7%
2008 50.49 669th 2117 68.4%
2009 53.68 634th 2238 71.7%
2010 51.73 710th 2281 68.9%
2011 68.04 329th 2367 86.1%
2012 58.40 581st 2354 75.3%
2013 53.78 684th 2426 71.8%
2015 54.35 890th 1994 55.4%
2016 54.81 900th 2039 55.9%
2017 49.41 1037th 2021 48.7%
2018 50.69 1001st 2017 50.4%
2019 43.09 1152nd 2133 46.0%
2021 37.77 797th 1290 38.2%
2022 30.33 1425th 2123 32.9%

Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Sweetwater High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 310 127 403 1274 12 n/a n/a 0 2126
1989 268 92 369 1289 11 n/a n/a 0 2029
1990 230 67 329 1229 16 n/a n/a 0 1871
1991 179 65 302 1220 13 n/a n/a 0 1779
1992 203 76 298 1509 14 n/a n/a 0 2100
1993 184 97 338 1534 12 n/a n/a 0 2165
1994 170 108 322 1584 12 n/a n/a 0 2196
1995 122 92 366 1674 14 n/a n/a 0 2268
1996 122 92 366 1674 14 n/a n/a 0 2268
1997 125 111 358 1688 13 n/a n/a 0 2295
1998 131 99 373 1653 15 n/a n/a 0 2271
1999 120 87 389 1695 12 n/a n/a 0 2303
2000 126 83 392 1821 14 n/a n/a 0 2436
2001 126 84 410 1909 6 n/a n/a 0 2535
2002 95 91 398 2080 17 n/a n/a 0 2681
2003 95 91 398 2080 17 n/a n/a 0 2681
2004 90 85 374 2114 19 n/a n/a 0 2682
2005 80 81 374 2125 13 n/a n/a 0 2673
2006 79 101 376 2205 13 n/a n/a 0 2774
2007 71 87 378 2241 12 n/a n/a 2 2791
2008 67 86 370 2283 10 n/a n/a 0 2816
2009 59 70 366 2340 9 26 18 0 2888
2010 51 49 299 1986 15 18 38 0 2456
2011 45 39 307 1982 11 16 40 0 2440
2012 36 40 336 1949 15 8 38 0 2422
2013 37 42 377 2295 19 11 52 0 2833
2014 31 43 370 2197 13 16 81 0 2751
2015 24 46 365 2241 13 9 63 0 2761
2016 31 39 361 2191 8 11 57 0 2698
2017 29 36 345 2204 3 11 47 0 2675
2018 32 34 353 2258 2 10 50 0 2739
2019 36 34 346 2157 3 13 47 0 2636
2020 62 28 363 2210 7 16 47 0 2733
2021 119 33 333 2246 16 12 50 0 2809

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Sweetwater High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 2126 71.4 29.7 n/a
1989 2029 75.0 27.0 n/a
1990 1871 72.8 25.7 n/a
1991 1779 68.5 25.9 n/a
1992 2100 69.6 30.1 30.2
1993 2165 87.3 24.8 29.7
1994 2196 89.7 24.5 42.9
1995 2268 88.9 25.5 54.3
1996 2268 88.9 25.5 54.3
1997 2295 92.6 24.8 53.7
1998 2271 93.3 24.3 73
1999 2303 93.4 24.7 54.9
2000 2436 97.7 24.9 40.7
2001 2535 105.8 24.0 65.5
2002 2681 114.9 23.3 60.2
2003 2681 114.9 23.3 60.2
2004 2682 115.6 23.2 88.4
2005 2673 109.5 24.4 60.7
2006 2774 111.9 24.8 60.7
2007 2791 115.1 24.2 55.5
2008 2816 130.0 21.7 48
2009 2888 111.8 22.6 70.8
2010 2456 111.8 21.9 84.1
2011 2440 n/a n/a 96.4
2012 2422 99.7 24.2 n/a
2013 2833 95.0 29.8 72.4
2014 2751 99.1 27.7 87.1
2015 2761 96.0 28.7 81.5
2016 2698 102.0 26.4 79.8
2017 2675 113.2 23.6 73.5
2018 2739 112.0 24.4 82
2019 2636 109.9 23.9 82.6
2020 2733 n/a n/a 81.9
2021 2809 114.7 24.4 76

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Sweetwater High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 2126 71.4 29.7 n/a
1989 2029 75.0 27.0 n/a
1990 1871 72.8 25.7 n/a
1991 1779 68.5 25.9 n/a
1992 2100 69.6 30.1 30.2
1993 2165 87.3 24.8 29.7
1994 2196 89.7 24.5 42.9
1995 2268 88.9 25.5 54.3
1996 2268 88.9 25.5 54.3
1997 2295 92.6 24.8 53.7
1998 2271 93.3 24.3 73
1999 2303 93.4 24.7 54.9
2000 2436 97.7 24.9 40.7
2001 2535 105.8 24.0 65.5
2002 2681 114.9 23.3 60.2
2003 2681 114.9 23.3 60.2
2004 2682 115.6 23.2 88.4
2005 2673 109.5 24.4 60.7
2006 2774 111.9 24.8 60.7
2007 2791 115.1 24.2 55.5
2008 2816 130.0 21.7 48
2009 2888 111.8 22.6 70.8
2010 2456 111.8 21.9 84.1
2011 2440 n/a n/a 96.4
2012 2422 99.7 24.2 n/a
2013 2833 95.0 29.8 72.4
2014 2751 99.1 27.7 87.1
2015 2761 96.0 28.7 81.5
2016 2698 102.0 26.4 79.8
2017 2675 113.2 23.6 73.5
2018 2739 112.0 24.4 82
2019 2636 109.9 23.9 82.6
2020 2733 n/a n/a 81.9
2021 2809 114.7 24.4 76

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Sweetwater High

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $6,020

Data source: California Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Sweetwater High

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
Ranks 1152nd of 2133 High schoolsRanks 1425th of 2123 High schools
 13.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Sweetwater High)56.138
 18.1%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Sweetwater Union High)58.556.2
 2.3%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)57.354.8
 2.5%
11th Grade Mathematics (Sweetwater High)24.412.7
 11.7%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Sweetwater Union High)28.523.1
 5.4%
   11th Grade Mathematics (California)32.227
 5.3%
12th Grade Science (Sweetwater High)10.912.3
 1.5%
   12th Grade Science (Sweetwater Union High)20.423.2
 2.8%
   12th Grade Science (California)25.626.8
 1.2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students26362809
 6.6%
African American3433
 2.9%
American Indian316
 433.3%
Asian346333
 3.8%
Hispanic21572246
 4.1%
Pacific Islander1312
 7.7%
White36119
 230.6%
Two or More Races4750
 6.4%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients82.6%76%
 6.6%




Frequently Asked Questions about Sweetwater High

Sweetwater High is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Central Elementary
Elementary : El Toyon Elementary
Elementary : Ira Harbison
Elementary : John A. Otis Elementary
Elementary : Kimball
Elementary : Las Palmas
Elementary : Lincoln Acres
Elementary : Olivewood
Elementary : Palmer Way
Elementary : Rancho de la Nacion
Middle : Granger Junior High
Middle : National City Middle

Sweetwater High ranks 1425th of 2123 California high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

In the 2020-21 school year, 2,809 students attended Sweetwater High.

Students at Sweetwater High are 80% Hispanic, 12% Asian, 4% White, 2% Two or more races, 1% African American.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the California Department of Education. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that school and district boundary data are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.





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