Sweetwater Elementary School

Public PK, KG-5

 2505 E County Line Rd
       Lithia Springs, GA  30122


(770) 651-4600

District: Douglas County

SchoolDigger Rank:
1003rd of 1,244 Georgia Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,038 Help

Students who attend Sweetwater Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Factory Shoals Middle School
High:    Lithia Springs Comprehensive High School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.4
Number of students:  472

Racial breakdown:

African American:
50.0%
Hispanic:
33.3%
White:
11.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  72.7%

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Compare Details Sweetwater Elementary School ranks worse than 80.6% of elementary schools in Georgia. It also ranks 19th among 21 ranked elementary schools in the Douglas County School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 19.44. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (50%), Hispanic (33.3%), White (11.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 72.7% 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 13.4, which is the 9th best among 21 elementary schools in the Douglas County School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Sweetwater Elementary School is $11,038, which is the 6th highest among 21 elementary schools in the Douglas County School District.
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

Sweetwater Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Sweetwater Elementary School 1003rd of 1244 Georgia public elementary schools. (See Sweetwater Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Douglas County:

SchoolDigger ranks Douglas County 104th of 198 Georgia 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 GA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 44.58 707th 1101 35.8%
2007 38.81 781st 1125 30.6%
2008 33.71 847th 1134 25.3%
2009 15.47 1021st 1133 9.9%
2010 17.41 1055th 1183 10.8%
2011 23.09 1024th 1212 15.5%
2012 26.75 980th 1201 18.4%
2013 26.41 998th 1225 18.5%
2014 36.98 912th 1231 25.9%
2015 27.30 910th 1240 26.6%
2016 23.40 943rd 1233 23.5%
2017 16.54 1025th 1205 14.9%
2018 22.15 950th 1209 21.4%
2019 30.28 855th 1234 30.7%
2021 20.20 959th 1214 21.0%
2022 19.44 1003rd 1244 19.4%

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

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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
1998 392 162 3 12 7 n/a n/a 0 576
1999 364 190 12 15 4 n/a n/a 0 585
2000 368 194 9 19 5 n/a n/a 0 595
2001 338 207 10 25 5 n/a n/a 0 585
2002 257 247 12 34 2 n/a n/a 0 552
2003 257 247 12 34 2 n/a n/a 0 552
2004 215 266 21 52 3 n/a n/a 0 557
2005 179 244 15 58 0 n/a n/a 32 528
2006 154 251 12 75 0 n/a n/a 26 518
2007 151 264 12 64 0 n/a n/a 32 523
2008 135 410 20 77 0 n/a n/a 39 681
2009 130 447 18 102 0 n/a n/a 37 734
2010 131 404 13 97 1 1 27 0 674
2011 103 364 14 133 0 2 26 0 642
2012 95 371 14 134 0 2 29 0 645
2013 89 347 13 138 0 1 29 0 617
2014 83 318 10 132 0 2 28 0 573
2015 96 309 8 135 0 1 30 0 579
2016 80 281 6 124 0 2 32 0 525
2017 79 281 5 132 0 1 29 0 527
2018 91 291 7 149 0 2 30 0 570
2019 66 246 7 139 0 0 32 0 490
2020 62 278 5 152 0 0 30 0 527
2021 56 236 3 157 0 0 20 0 472

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
1998 576 33.8 17.0 26.6
1999 585 39.6 14.8 29.6
2000 595 41.5 14.3 31.3
2001 585 35.6 16.4 42.4
2002 552 30.7 18.0 50.2
2003 552 30.7 18.0 50.2
2004 557 32.2 17.3 51.5
2005 528 35.5 14.9 59.9
2006 518 37.5 13.8 63.2
2007 523 38.5 13.6 69.7
2008 681 50.2 13.6 67.4
2009 734 50.5 14.5 70.4
2010 674 50.0 13.4 70.3
2011 642 47.8 13.4 76.8
2012 645 46.8 13.7 77.1
2013 617 44.0 14.0 78.9
2014 573 38.5 14.8 80.5
2015 579 40.0 14.4 82
2016 525 37.0 14.1 82.3
2017 527 33.9 15.5 81.4
2018 570 35.5 16.0 81.8
2019 490 36.4 13.4 82.4
2020 527 36.3 14.5 84.1
2021 472 35.0 13.4 72.7

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

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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
1998 576 33.8 17.0 26.6
1999 585 39.6 14.8 29.6
2000 595 41.5 14.3 31.3
2001 585 35.6 16.4 42.4
2002 552 30.7 18.0 50.2
2003 552 30.7 18.0 50.2
2004 557 32.2 17.3 51.5
2005 528 35.5 14.9 59.9
2006 518 37.5 13.8 63.2
2007 523 38.5 13.6 69.7
2008 681 50.2 13.6 67.4
2009 734 50.5 14.5 70.4
2010 674 50.0 13.4 70.3
2011 642 47.8 13.4 76.8
2012 645 46.8 13.7 77.1
2013 617 44.0 14.0 78.9
2014 573 38.5 14.8 80.5
2015 579 40.0 14.4 82
2016 525 37.0 14.1 82.3
2017 527 33.9 15.5 81.4
2018 570 35.5 16.0 81.8
2019 490 36.4 13.4 82.4
2020 527 36.3 14.5 84.1
2021 472 35.0 13.4 72.7

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)
2017 $923 (10.4%) $7,928 (89.6%) $8,851
2018 $942 (10.6%) $7,972 (89.4%) $8,914
2019 $1,292 (11.7%) $9,746 (88.3%) $11,038

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Sweetwater Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
Ranks 855th of 1234 Elementary schoolsRanks 1003rd of 1244 Elementary schools
 11.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Sweetwater Elementary School)4022.8
 17.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Douglas County)40.730.9
 9.8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4236.4
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Sweetwater Elementary School)4031.6
 8.4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Douglas County)48.635.7
 12.9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Georgia)5243
 9%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Sweetwater Elementary School)39.421.3
 18.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Douglas County)44.135.1
 9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4237.6
 4.4%
4th Grade Mathematics (Sweetwater Elementary School)17.610.7
 6.9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Douglas County)42.232.3
 9.9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4943.9
 5.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Sweetwater Elementary School)40.324.7
 15.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Douglas County)46.640.5
 6.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4541.5
 3.5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Sweetwater Elementary School)17.94.9
 13%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Douglas County)36.829.7
 7.1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4136.9
 4.1%
5th Grade Science (Sweetwater Elementary School)22.411.1
 11.3%
   5th Grade Science (Douglas County)39.636
 3.6%
   5th Grade Science (Georgia)4339.2
 3.8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students490472
 3.7%
African American246236
 4.1%
American Indian00
Asian73
 57.1%
Hispanic139157
 12.9%
Pacific Islander00
White6656
 15.2%
Two or More Races3220
 37.5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients82.4%72.7%
 9.8%




Frequently Asked Questions about Sweetwater Elementary School

Sweetwater Elementary School ranks in the bottom 19.4% of Georgia elementary schools.

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

Middle : Factory Shoals Middle School
High : Lithia Springs Comprehensive High School

Students at Sweetwater Elementary School are 50% African American, 33% Hispanic, 12% White, 4% Two or more races.

In the 2020-21 school year, 472 students attended Sweetwater Elementary School.


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