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Sweetwater Independent School District


Sweetwater Independent School District

Sweetwater ISD leads in providing a relationship focused environment that empowers students to realize their potential. We embrace diversity, equip for the global environment, and encourage responsible citizenship.
— Sweetwater ISD Board of Trustees Vision Statement

Contact SISD Administration Offices:

207 Musgrove Street   Sweetwater, TX 79556   (325) 235-8601 phone   (325) 235-5561 fax

Dr. George McFarland, Superintendent

The mission of the Sweetwater Independent School District is to ensure that every student is successful in all aspects of their learning for life.

Melinda McCarty, Asst Superintendent                    Nathan Ehlert, Business Manager

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Sweetwater High School

Sweetwater High School

1205 Ragland Street
Sweetwater, Tx   79556
(325) 235-4371 phone
(325) 235-4861 fax


Kathy Smartt, Principal

Tecka Mobley, Asst. Principal

Ben McGehee, Athletic Director (325) 235-3455

RuthAnn Campbell, 11 -12th Grade Counselor

Amy Clark, 9 - 10th Grade Counselor

Angela McFarland, Truancy Prevention Coordinator

Shane Faucett, Director of Bands

Jenny Doggett, Choral Director

Bobby Sands, Theatre Arts Director

Pam Lawrence, District Librarian

Sharon Herrera, Registrar

Christi Little, Attendance Clerk

Nickie Reyes, Nurse

Susan Bewley, Secretary



SHS Counseling Center 

Sweetwater High School Scholarship Application (PDF)  

The above link is for local scholarships. Click for download


School Colors:  Red & White Mascot:  Mustangs

Sweetwater High School Alma Mater:

On Sweetwater’s northern border, Reared against the sky, Proudly stands our Alma Mater, As the years go by. Onward, upward, ever forward! Watchword-“Never fail”Hail to thee, our Alma Mater Sweetwater, all hail!

Sweetwater High School Fight Song:

Here's to the Red and the White, We're Mustangs - we've come to fight. Give a cheer - show your might, For the victory's in sight, And the battle cry will be Fight Fight Fight! Here's to the best in the land, And right to the end we'll stand, For the   M-U-S-T-A-N-G-S Fight Fight Fight!


Procedures for High School Visitors

Parents and all visitors that visit Sweetwater High School will need to first stop at the Main Office, present a valid Texas ID card (such as a driver license) and obtain a visitor’s pass. The pass must be worn at all times while you are visiting our school. If you wish to talk with your child’s teacher, please make an appointment at least 24 hours before you would like to meet. Teachers cannot interrupt instructional time to talk with parents. However, we would like to encourage parents to take the time to meet with their child's teacher.  Recent Sweetwater High School graduates may not visit the campus to each lunch and visit with currently enrolled students.

Sweetwater High School utilizes Visitor Security Software. This software helps track visitors, students, faculty, contractors and volunteers at our school, providing a safer more monitored environment. When you obtain a visitor's pass or come into the office to pick-up your child from school, your ID is scanned into this system. This system screens visitors and has the ability to provide alerts on people who may jeopardize the safety of our school. 

Thank you for your continued support as we work together to ensure that every child receives a safe, secure and orderly learning community!!!

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Sweetwater Middle School

Sweetwater Middle School

305 Lamar Street
Sweetwater, Tx   79556
(325) 236-6303 phone
(325) 236-6941 fax


Jeff Withrow, Principal

Danette Price, Asst. Principal

Anita Withrow, Counselor

Mickey Scott, Counselor

Mario Heredia, Athletic Coordinator

Angela McFarland, Truancy Prevention Coordinator

Donna Shelton, Attendance Clerk

Melanie Straley, Registrar

Tiffany Rotan, Nurse

Benita Crain, Secretary


Student Code of Conduct

SMS Student Handbook


School Colors:  Red & White       Mascot:  Colts

Sweetwater Middle School Alma Mater:

Loyal and true, Sweetwater Colts we're for you, This is our motto, We are one for all and all for Alma Mater, Here's to our school, Long on high may she rule, Forever more you will find us, Always Loyal and True.


Sweetwater Intermediate School

Sweetwater Intermediate School

705 E. 3rd Street   Sweetwater, Tx   79556

(325) 235-3491 phone   (325) 235-8016 fax


Mandy Welch,  Principal

Dawn Cornutt,   Asst Principal

Melissa Howard, Counselor

Beth Maxwell, Registrar

Angela McFarland, Truancy Prevention Coordinator

Portia Linebaugh, Nurse

Marchelle Bowers, Home Liaison

Belinda Zarate, Secretary


Student Code of Conduct

Elementary Student Handbook


SIS Watch Dogs Program 

SIS Jump Rope Team


Texas Tech Outdoor School Pictures!

October 30 - 31st Group

November 1 - 2nd Group

November 6 - 7th Group

November 8 - 9th Group

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East Ridge Elementary

East Ridge Elementary

1700 E. 12th Street   Sweetwater, Tx    79556

(325) 235-5282 phone    (325) 235-3740 fax


Vicki Mayberry, Principal

Jimmy Bennett, Counselor

Angela McFarland, Truancy Prevention Coordinator

Shannon Powell, Nurse

LaRae Greer, Secretary

Christa Horn, Home Liaison


 East Ridge Elementary Facebook Link

East Ridge Elementary Facebook Link

East Ridge Guidance and Counseling Center

East Ridge Bridges Lab

East Ridge Parent Teacher Organization


Student Code of Conduct

Elementary Student Handbook



The mission of East Ridge Elementary is to provide opportunities for the student to achieve their personal best, become life-long learners, and to develop the courage to act on their own beliefs through the collaboration of the staff, the parents, and the community.



First Bell   8:05am

Tardy Bell   8:20am

End of School Bell   3:30pm


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Southeast Elementary

Southeast Elementary

1201 Mustang Drive   Sweetwater, Tx   79556

(325) 235-9222 phone    (325) 235-0260 fax

Peggy Elliott, Principal

Crystal Bibb,  Counselor

Angela McFarland, Truancy Prevention Coordinator

Courtney Warren, Nurse

Debbie Brittain, Secretary

Vicky Soto, Home Liaison

Tracy Young, Project Read

 Southeast Elementary Facebook Link

Southeast Elementary Facebook Link

Student Drop Off and Pick Up Information


Student Code of Conduct  

Elementary Student Handbook  


Bell Schedule:

First Bell  8:00 A.M.
Tardy Bell  8:10 A.M.
Dismissal Bell  3:20 P.M.

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Cowen Early Childhood Center

Cowen Early Childhood Center

 Cowen ECC Facebook Link

Cowen ECC Facebook Link

1202 Corral Street  Sweetwater, Tx   79556

(325) 235-3482 phone    (325) 235-2771 fax

Crystal Meneses, Principal 

Tabitha Roberson, Nurse

Lori Lopez, Secretary


Student Code of Conduct

Elementary Student Handbook



News:  JP Cowen has been nominated for a Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase Schools Award for the 2017-2018 school year by the Flippen Group. This nomination is the result of work started three years ago as school administrators began an initiative to transform the campus into an emotionally safe and relational connected place for students, staff, and parents to come together with a love for learning.



Drop off & Pick up Procedure:

The parent must sign their child in and out of the classroom each day. Only those people that are on the child’s contact list will be allowed to pick the child up from school. There are no exceptions.

  • Early Head Start—Enter in from the southwest doors.

  • Head Start—Enter in from the north doors.

  • Pre Kindergarten & PPCD—Enter the front doors

Tardy Procedure

If your child arrives to school after 8:10 am, you must get a tardy slip from the front office, wait with your child in the cafeteria while they eat breakfast, and then take them to their assigned classroom. The only exception is if you bring a doctor’s note.

Absent Procedure

If your child is going to be absent, please call the front office and report it. If the attendance clerk does not receive a phone call about your child's absence, she will call you. 

Lunch Procedure for Pre Kindergarten

The teacher will take the morning class to the cafeteria at 11:00 am for lunch. Morning Pre-K parents need to pick up their children from the cafeteria no later than 11:30 am. Afternoon Pre-K students may be dropped off at their classrooms at 11:30 am. If an afternoon Pre-K student is tardy (after 11:30 am), the parent must stay in the cafeteria with their child while they eat, then take them to their assigned classroom.

Bad Weather

When bad weather occurs, please listen to KXOX, 96.7 and watch the local television stations for information about school delays and closings. The doors of the school will open at the time that is mentioned on these stations. The tardy bell will be 15 minutes after the start time.