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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Sheldon High School is a highly rated, public school located in Sacramento, CA. It has 2,389 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 36% of students are at least proficient in math and 66% in reading.

Sheldon High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
66%
Percent Proficient - Math
36%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1140
325 responses
Average ACT
26
83 responses
AP Enrollment
25%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$83,313
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,596
National
$949
Median Home Value
$343,900
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
91%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.54 responses
Poll
89%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.54 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 168 responses
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  • Multicultural Assembly. (Diverse performances.)
    27%
  • Universal Rhythm Performances
    14%
  • Art related events
    13%
  • Basketball games
    12%
  • Football Games
    10%
  • #unfollowbullying Campaign
    6%
  • Powderpuff Game
    6%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,389
Free or Reduced Lunch
57%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.66 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.66 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.66 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$74,024
Teachers in First/Second Year
7%
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.79 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.79 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.79 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,515/ year
National
$12,239
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.86 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.86 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.86 responses
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Sheldon High School is very diverse and has students from all different backgrounds. The teachers are really supportive and work around your schedule if tutoring or makeup work is needed. Administration is straightforward and helpful. This school provides numerous opportunities to get students ready for college. Sports are always doing well and some of the best in the league. Plethora of different things for people all with different interests. There is a club for everyone and all students can fit in somewhere. Overall a great school! Something I would like to see changed is more schoolwide functions or rallies!
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Often times high school could be very difficult for many students, however my experience at Sheldon High School was different. Sheldon High School has extremely prepared me for college and gave me the r.i.t.e guidance to becoming the person I am right now. Our motto r-respect, i-integrity, t-tolerance, and e-empathy, has given all students a positive way to remember the decisions they make on campus at Sheldon High. Teachers and staff are passionate about their jobs and many work overtime and after school to help students like me who need extra help. Attending Sheldon, I learned a lot about helping others, Understanding others needs and differences, and especially about working hard to reach my goal. One suggestion Sheldon High School can improve on are providing longer library hours so students get a quiet place away from home to do their homework and study. My experience with Sheldon High school was amazing and right now I feel prepared for my future and college.
Sheldon High School offers a very unique experience. Being one of the most diverse schools in California, it allows people of different backgrounds and cultures to come together and accept each other for who they are. The students are what make Sheldon what it is and create an environment that is welcoming to others. Sheldon also has an incredible visual and performing arts program that gives students the opportunity to express themselves. Sheldon's academic courses can be rigorous depending on the class but they truly push students to reach their potential and improve their skills for future endeavors.