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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Sherman High School is an above average, public school located in Sherman, TX. It has 1,884 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 19% of students are at least proficient in math and 35% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
35%
Percent Proficient - Math
19%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1170
174 responses
Average ACT
25
97 responses
AP Enrollment
17%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$46,940
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$872
National
$949
Median Home Value
$114,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
68%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.19 responses
Poll
47%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.19 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 61 responses
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  • Homecoming
    18%
  • Prom
    18%
  • Dress Up week
    15%
  • Football games
    13%
  • Senior activites
    13%
  • Homecoming
    7%
  • School Musical
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,884
Free or Reduced Lunch
55%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.20 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.20 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.20 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$47,608
Teachers in First/Second Year
17.6%
39%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.23 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.23 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.23 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,199/ year
National
$12,239
78%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.27 responses
26%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.27 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.27 responses
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Sherman High School is a school that is built off of tradition. The facilities might not be the best however, students are encouraged to join multiple clubs, sports, but only if they can keep their grades up. Sherman takes pride of the students that graduate because they go on to do great things. Sherman students attend universities like Texas Tech, Texas State University, Baylor, and I have been granted the opportunity to attend Pennsylvania State University. Even more so, this school takes pride in their student athletes. Therefore, Sherman High School is a place where students can thrive and still achieve a unforgettable high school experience.
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There is a wonderful variety of Advanced Placement courses available for students. There are AP teachers who genuinely care of about the success of students who are willing to learn and put in the effort. However, there is what is known as the 'Sherman Mentality' where people maintain the weak attitude of "Oh well, it's Sherman" which justifies giving up on each other and ourselves because 'Sherman is Sherman'. At the top of administration, there is no vigor to change that mentality despite the fact that Mrs. Politi, our current Principal at SHS, along with a few other teachers and administrators, are trying the best they can to change the weak mentality and elevate the success of all students. Teachers like Sandra Truly, Steve Schutts, Anthony Shearer, Anthony Hartman, and Diane Clark are adequate examples of teachers doing what they can with what they have got.
Sherman high school is an incredible place, especially in football season when it seems as if the whole schools main concern is winning the " Battle of the Ax." Which is the longest running high school football rivalry in Texas, which when taken into context, makes sense as to why the students are so vivacious in this time. However, the school fails to visualize things through a students perspective, and typically has an administrative blowout throughout the year.