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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Sheldon High School is an above average, public school located in Sheldon, IA. It has 345 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 87% of students are at least proficient in math and 87% in reading.

Sheldon High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
87%
Percent Proficient - Math
87%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
Average ACT
26
51 responses
AP Enrollment
1%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$48,563
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$569
National
$949
Median Home Value
$140,300
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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 13 responses
Report
  • Summer theatre
    23%
  • Homecoming week
    15%
  • Athletic Events
    8%
  • Band
    8%
  • Choir
    8%
  • Cross Country
    8%
  • Dances
    8%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
345
Free or Reduced Lunch
39%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.5 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.5 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.5 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$58,494
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.7%
29%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.7 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.7 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.7 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$11,356/ year
National
$12,239
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.7 responses
14%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.7 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.7 responses
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In my experience, Sheldon High School has been an awesome school to attend. SHS has a great atmosphere, friendly students, well-kept facilities, healthy and delicious lunches, lots of independence for students, and the class schedule. SHS does block-style scheduling for classes, so the longer class periods for more focus-based learning has helped me a lot. The teachers have been helpful to me, and I enjoy my independent learning.
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Heading into my last year of high school, I would say I have had a great time at Sheldon. Most of the teachers are great teachers and are willing to help students with anything if they were to ask. Throughout the years I have noticed that more clubs and activities have been created since I was a freshman. If I were to change anything, it would be to not have a hybrid schedule and to just stick with block scheduling.
Sheldon High School, SHS, has quite a bit to work on. First, I would recommend that they come down harder on students who are bullying their peers. I would also like to recommend that they work harder to help students who need it and ask for it instead of allowing them to feel like they are alone. The most important thing I think SHS needs to work on is mental health awareness and education. I know many students who graduated from Sheldon with mental health problems because they didn't receive the help they needed.