B-
Overall Niche Grade
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  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-
Sweetwater Union High School District is a public school district located in Chula Vista, CA. It has 41,050 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 27 to 1. According to state test scores, 31% of students are at least proficient in math and 53% in reading.
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
53%
Percent Proficient - Math
31%
Average Graduation Rate
83%
Average SAT
1100
2,491 responses
Average ACT
23
678 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
41,050
Free or Reduced Lunch
56.2%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
27:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$87,408
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.2%

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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I like that the staff and administration are respectful, kind, helpful, and accepting. My campus at Hilltop High School is very beautiful and clean. The students are accepting and nice as well. Fortunately, I can say I have not seen bullying at my school, we all get along well and it seems we are all a big family. Our classrooms are spacious and clean, we have all the materials we need for our labs, assignments, and projects. Sweetwater Union High School District equipped my school with a beautiful computer lab, a library, a drama room, a weight room, a gym, and even an after school game room, and so much more. I am so pleased to attend a school in the Sweetwater District.
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.