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Overall Niche Grade
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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
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Sherando High School is a highly rated, public school located in Stephens City, VA. It has 1,509 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 78% of students are at least proficient in math and 91% in reading.
Address
185 South Warrior Drive
Stephens City, VA 22655
Telephone
(540) 869-0060
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Sherando High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
91%
Percent Proficient - Math
78%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1190
240 responses
Average ACT
27
42 responses
AP Enrollment
20%

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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    NG
  2. Good for Families
    NG
  3. Housing
    NG
Area Feel
Median Household Income
$49,330
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$973
National
$949
Median Home Value
$226,200
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
96%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.23 responses
Poll
91%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.23 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 54 responses
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  • Football games! I love the warrior too.
    35%
  • Homecoming and prom dances
    19%
  • Homecoming parade on main street Stephens City
    17%
  • Tailgating crew is a hoot
    9%
  • Dances
    7%
  • Talent show
    7%
  • Homecoming
    2%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,509
Free or Reduced Lunch
22%
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.27 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.27 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.27 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$52,181
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.2%
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.28 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.28 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.28 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$12,623/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.34 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.34 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.34 responses
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There are many courses, sports, and clubs for students to join at Sherando. They also work with the local Community College, LFCC, to provide students with Dual Enrollment opportunities to receive college credit for AP courses. Despite these benefits, Sherando could use many improvements to ensure a more suitable environment for students. In my opinion, the biggest problem at Sherando is the bathrooms. In both the Men's and Women's restrooms, there are only two or three functioning sinks. Most of the working sinks provide very little water. This makes it difficult for students to properly wash their hands. Also, many of the Men's bathrooms did not have stall doors until very recently. Privacy issues caused male students to use bathrooms on the opposite side of the school just because they had doors. Overall, I think Sherando is strong when it comes to academics, but in order to have a well-rounded school, student safety, privacy, and cleanliness should be just as important,
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I loved how involved the Sherando community was as a whole. The entire school comes together for things such as football games, pep rallies, and dances. Academically it is competitive, however, it is not as intense as it could be. The staff within our school is full of passion, and it is obvious they care very much for the students, and this is part of the reason as to why so many of the students are successful. All in all, the environment is diverse, and very culturally aware of others, which is not something most schools can say. In every class you walk into, there is always a diverse range of students of different ages, races, and sexualities. Of course there is room for improvement when it comes to preparing students for after high school, but as of what they have available for students to get involved in, and to use, other schools can not compare.
Sherando teachers have been extraordinary supportive in all aspects of student life, especially in preparing me for college. The CTE program offers a variety of options to explore careers and sets you up with a company if interested. Students can gain real life work experience. Guidance/counselors are also very supportive and knowledgeable to help for future plans and help you schedule accordingly. There's a variety of extracurricular activities and clubs available - something for everyone. Overall the school is a positive and safe place to be. There is lots of support available as needed for additional help. Provided food is not great - just pack your own food if possible.