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  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B+
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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
2,624 responses
Average ACT
23
696 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 my experience in Sweetwater school district for almost three years, and being in two different schools during high school, it is a good district. The teachers are very good, every one has a professional and distinguished way of teaching. The system is very well organized and the programs that contributed to the district are very helpful for students and parents who are involved in their children's path. The campuses may vary depending on the ubication and economical statuse of the families. My first year attending a high school of the Sweetwater district was located in an area were not everyone can have an economical sustainability. My vision changed when I changed schools but still in the Sweetwater district,k but the school is located in a way more relevated class of people, nobody can complain and I less. Overall I'm thankful with the district for having everything that is necessary.
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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.
Being a student in the Sweetwater Union High School District is a wonderful experience. The teachers are always looking out for you, and trying to help you improve as a student and a person. Their main goal is to have you succeed in a 4 year university and make sure you stay on your career path. However, being a part of Olympian High School marching band, it is apparent to me that the school and school district do not invest money, or advocate for visual and performing arts as well as they should. Visual and performing arts are often disregarded and I would like to see them more appreciated in the future.