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Sweetser Elementary is one of three elementary schools in the
Oak Hill United School Corporation. The elementary schools are
located in the three communities which comprise the Oak Hill
United School District - Converse, Swayzee, and Sweetser.
Sweetser Elementary has an enrollment of 277 students in grades
Kindergarten, third, and fourth, and a staff of 18 certified
faculty members and 20 support staff personnel. Class size
ranges from 19-25. It is a staff that is made-up of a unique
mixture of young as well as veteran teachers, all of whom share
a genuine concern and dedication for the education and
well-being of each and every one of our students.
The present building was built in 1965, with an addition added
in 1978. In addition to 13 classrooms, the building contains a
30 station computer lab, a separate cafeteria and gymnasium, a
library, and music and art classrooms as well. The building is
completely air-conditioned and carpeted except for the cafeteria
and Nurse's Office.
In addition to housing students in grades Kindergarten, third,
and fourth, Sweetser Elementary also contains a PCE (person
centered education) classroom of which contain students from the
Grant County Special Education Cooperative as well as students
from the Oak Hill United School Corporation.
All students attend special area classes once per week. These
classes include Physical Education, Music, Art, Computers, and
Library. Each class is 35 minutes.
Students at Sweetser Elementary are provided with several unique
opportunities for educational growth and development. Each
year, all students participate in a 10 day swimming program at
the high school. 4th grade students have the
opportunity to go to choir 2 days per week. At the end of the 4th
grade year, students are given the opportunity to begin taking
orchestra lessons. Fourth grade students also have the
opportunity to audition for the Circle the State Choir.
During the school year, several students receive remediation in
the resource room, which is staffed by a certified teacher and
several support staff members. We also use the Accelerated Math
and Reader program, STAR Math and Reading program, Read
Naturally and a variety of other remediation programs. Sweetser
also is considered a Title I targeted assisted school or TAS.