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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 2,471 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 27% of students are at least proficient in math and 47% in reading.

Sheldon High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
47%
Percent Proficient - Math
27%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1150
340 responses
Average ACT
25
85 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
    C+
Median Household Income
$88,080
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,613
National
$949
Median Home Value
$367,000
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.55 responses
Poll
89%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.55 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 170 responses
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  • Multicultural Assembly. (Diverse performances.)
    28%
  • Universal Rhythm Performances
    14%
  • Art related events
    12%
  • Basketball games
    12%
  • Football Games
    9%
  • Powderpuff Game
    6%
  • #unfollowbullying Campaign
    6%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,471
Free or Reduced Lunch
59%
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.67 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.67 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.67 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$91,894
Teachers in First/Second Year
7%
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.80 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.80 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.80 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
$12,257/ year
National
$12,239
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.87 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.87 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.87 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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Sheldon High School has been an amazing school academically and athletically. It is a performing arts school that highlights on different elements of school beyond the books. It emphasizes on visual arts including theater, art, ceramics, animation, dance, and more. However, it is also one of the only schools that has academies including the Biotechnology academy, Equitas academy, and Artswork academy. Each of these highlight on different skills and career paths throughout an individuals life. My involvement in the Biotech academy has prepared me for life in the real world. It has taught me interview skills, lab skills, and resume building skills.
Sheldon High School provides a safe, effective learning environment for me and my peers, complete with the resources we need to complete our assignments and with teachers who care for and are supportive of their students. The school provides us with many opportunities that expose us to the real world such as mock interviews, field trips, and more. The only downside is the students themselves. For the most part, we are very nice and understanding since we all come from different backgrounds, however, our attitudes are not always very positive, but I have seen an increase of prevention (of fights and such) throughout the months that I have attended that school