B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Address
1130 Fifth Ave.
Chula Vista, CA 91911
Telephone
(619) 691-5550

Sweetwater Union High School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
48%
Percent Proficient - Math
30%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
1080
2,154 responses
Average ACT
23
618 responses
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Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
41,018
Free or Reduced Lunch
54.6%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
27:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$87,408
Teachers in First/Second Year

Finances

Total Expenses
$425,442,000
Expenses Per Student
$11,445/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    58%
  • Support Services
    39%
  • Other
    3%

Sweetwater Union High School District Reviews

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From what can be observed from just attending Eastlake High, the Sweetwater Union High School District puts incredible emphasis on academics and ensuring that each student -- no matter how "different" they may be -- feels safe and content in their learning environment. The only jarring thing about this district, however, is the student culture. Even if this is not necessarily the fault of the district, the student body seems to encourage disdain towards teachers (while perhaps parroting the school's respectful mottos while in their presence), and often excludes those who are not conventionally attractive or athletic from the spotlight.
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The Sweetwater Union High School District is a great district overall. The several schools offer beneficial programs regarding the field of S.T.E.M. They are very involved with the futures of the students helping them prepare for colleges by encouraging them to focus on academics and applying for scholarships. The district consists of people with different ethnicities everyone coming from different backgrounds. They present students starting from 7th grade the requirements to go to the nearest four year university SDSU. The teachers are very involved in preparing their students for colleges and giving them a perspective of what to expect and how to handle studying for tests and completing large workloads. Many clubs are presenting for people including varieties of interests such as Mock Trial, Robotics, Debate, and much more. Also there are varieties of sports and divisions including varsity, JV, and novice, giving many the opportunity to participate.
My experience with Sweetwater Union High School District has been positive throughout the years. There is diversity is great! You can see different walks of life from every race. One thing I would change is the starting school time. In my experience a lot of people are always late because either they have to walk to school or it is just hard to get to class on time, so I believe changing the school start time will benefit the students.