Sweetwater Elementary School

Public PK, KG-5

 5800 Victoria Gardens Blvd
       Port Orange, FL  32127-7977


(386) 322-7530

District: Volusia

SchoolDigger Rank:
106th of 2,219 Florida Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,589 Help

Students who attend Sweetwater Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Silver Sands Middle School
High:    Atlantic High School

Student/teacher ratio:  15.2
Number of students:  694

Racial breakdown:

White:
76.4%
Hispanic:
7.9%
Two or more races:
7.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  41.2%

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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Sweetwater Elementary School ranks better than 95.2% of elementary schools in Florida. It also ranks first among 48 ranked elementary schools in the Volusia School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 92.64. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (76.4%), Hispanic (7.9%), two or more races (7.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 41.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Sweetwater Elementary School is 15.2. 43 elementary schools in the Volusia School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Sweetwater Elementary School is $9,589. 34 elementary schools in the Volusia School District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

Sweetwater Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Sweetwater Elementary School 106th of 2219 Florida public elementary schools. (See Sweetwater Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Volusia:

SchoolDigger ranks Volusia 40th of 68 Florida school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Sweetwater Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 82.36 255th 1688 84.9%
2007 83.08 257th 1786 85.6%
2008 83.01 250th 1789 86.0%
2009 88.49 134th 1847 92.7%
2010 85.74 201st 1919 89.5%
2011 85.68 201st 1985 89.9%
2012 85.74 222nd 1984 88.8%
2013 85.40 235th 2029 88.4%
2014 87.39 208th 2064 89.9%
2016 88.63 177th 2087 91.5%
2017 93.28 70th 2112 96.7%
2018 92.27 94th 2118 95.6%
2019 91.27 121st 2182 94.5%
2021 92.12 118th 2247 94.7%
2022 92.64 106th 2219 95.2%

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

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by a parent
Sunday, June 11, 2017

Open Quote This is the best school in the area hands down.
I have 2 children going there and it does not disappoint. Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Open Quote This is by far the best elementary school in Volusia County. Mrs. Miller has been so outstanding as the principal of this school. She has put together a team of teachers and staff that really love the kids and their jobs. I couldn't be any happier having my children there. I moved to my house specifically to be zoned for this school. Close Quote


Facebook Profile Picture by a parent on FaceBook
Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Open Quote Having moved around a lot, my oldest son has been to many elementary schools. Sweetwater is the best one by far. The whole faculty cares about the success and safety of the students. I would recommend this elementary school to any parent that wants the best for their child. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Sweetwater Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1995 643 37 6 5 0 n/a n/a 0 691
1996 643 37 6 5 0 n/a n/a 0 691
1997 704 41 8 12 0 n/a n/a 0 765
1998 706 47 12 14 1 n/a n/a 0 780
1999 813 42 12 10 1 n/a n/a 0 878
2000 813 48 14 11 1 n/a n/a 0 887
2001 779 38 13 14 1 n/a n/a 0 845
2002 910 22 20 21 2 n/a n/a 0 975
2003 910 22 20 21 2 n/a n/a 0 975
2004 915 43 29 27 3 n/a n/a 0 1017
2005 847 42 41 30 4 n/a n/a 0 964
2006 840 49 38 41 3 n/a n/a 0 971
2007 833 48 40 25 3 n/a n/a 29 978
2008 474 30 18 15 2 n/a n/a 18 557
2009 471 25 15 11 3 n/a n/a 12 537
2010 560 23 24 24 3 n/a n/a 16 650
2011 577 30 25 29 2 0 14 0 677
2012 547 45 18 22 2 0 17 0 651
2013 505 38 23 17 3 0 19 0 605
2014 537 37 23 16 4 0 23 0 640
2015 525 36 13 22 3 0 20 0 619
2016 542 35 15 26 3 0 20 0 641
2017 523 26 16 31 2 1 23 0 622
2018 531 32 18 37 2 4 28 0 652
2019 553 34 15 46 1 1 34 0 684
2020 515 32 19 53 1 1 33 0 654
2021 462 33 13 46 0 1 33 0 588
2022 530 35 22 55 0 2 50 0 694

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 Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1995 691 36.0 19.2 14.9
1996 691 36.0 19.2 14.9
1997 765 37.0 20.7 12.8
1998 780 42.0 18.6 15.1
1999 878 43.0 20.4 15.8
2000 887 47.0 18.9 14.2
2001 845 45.0 18.8 14.4
2002 975 50.0 19.5 15.9
2003 975 50.0 19.5 15.9
2004 1017 53.0 19.2 21.2
2005 964 59.0 16.3 17
2006 971 59.0 16.5 18.6
2007 978 66.0 14.8 17.2
2008 557 40.0 13.9 17.8
2009 537 41.0 14.5 18.1
2010 650 45.5 14.2 24.9
2011 677 46.6 14.5 28.8
2012 651 47.6 13.6 34.3
2013 605 41.0 14.7 33.9
2014 640 47.0 13.6 37
2015 619 45.0 13.7 42
2016 641 47.0 13.6 41.7
2017 622 48.0 12.9 46.6
2018 652 46.0 14.1 45.6
2019 684 46.1 14.8 45.3
2020 654 45.1 14.4 42.5
2021 588 42.8 13.7 40.6
2022 694 45.5 15.2 41.2

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Sweetwater Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1995 691 36.0 19.2 14.9
1996 691 36.0 19.2 14.9
1997 765 37.0 20.7 12.8
1998 780 42.0 18.6 15.1
1999 878 43.0 20.4 15.8
2000 887 47.0 18.9 14.2
2001 845 45.0 18.8 14.4
2002 975 50.0 19.5 15.9
2003 975 50.0 19.5 15.9
2004 1017 53.0 19.2 21.2
2005 964 59.0 16.3 17
2006 971 59.0 16.5 18.6
2007 978 66.0 14.8 17.2
2008 557 40.0 13.9 17.8
2009 537 41.0 14.5 18.1
2010 650 45.5 14.2 24.9
2011 677 46.6 14.5 28.8
2012 651 47.6 13.6 34.3
2013 605 41.0 14.7 33.9
2014 640 47.0 13.6 37
2015 619 45.0 13.7 42
2016 641 47.0 13.6 41.7
2017 622 48.0 12.9 46.6
2018 652 46.0 14.1 45.6
2019 684 46.1 14.8 45.3
2020 654 45.1 14.4 42.5
2021 588 42.8 13.7 40.6
2022 694 45.5 15.2 41.2

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Sweetwater Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2018 $325 (4.1%) $7,510 (95.9%) $7,835
2019 $362 (4.6%) $7,462 (95.4%) $7,824
2020 $362 (4.4%) $7,925 (95.6%) $8,286
2021 $696 (7.3%) $8,893 (92.7%) $9,589

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Sweetwater Elementary School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
Ranks 121st of 2182 Elementary schoolsRanks 106th of 2219 Elementary schools
 0.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Sweetwater Elementary School)7672
 4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Volusia)5851
 7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5853
 5%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Sweetwater Elementary School)8283
 1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Volusia)6054
 6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Florida)6258
 4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Sweetwater Elementary School)8377
 6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Volusia)5453
 1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5857
 1%
4th Grade Mathematics (Sweetwater Elementary School)8786
 1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Volusia)5958
 1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Florida)6461
 3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Sweetwater Elementary School)8284
 2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Volusia)5454
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5655
 1%
5th Grade Mathematics (Sweetwater Elementary School)8282
   5th Grade Mathematics (Volusia)5450
 4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Florida)6052
 8%
5th Grade Science (Sweetwater Elementary School)8386
 3%
   5th Grade Science (Volusia)5657
 1%
   5th Grade Science (Florida)5348
 5%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students684588
 14%
African American3433
 2.9%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian1513
 13.3%
Hispanic4646
Pacific Islander11
White553462
 16.5%
Two or More Races3433
 2.9%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients45.3%40.6%
 4.7%




Frequently Asked Questions about Sweetwater Elementary School

Students at Sweetwater Elementary School are 76% White, 8% Hispanic, 7% Two or more races, 5% African American, 3% Asian.

In the 2021-22 school year, 694 students attended Sweetwater Elementary School.

Students who attend Sweetwater Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Silver Sands Middle School
High : Atlantic High School

Yes! Sweetwater Elementary School is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 106th of 2219 Florida elementary schools.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Florida 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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