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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Sherwood High School is a highly rated, public school located in Sandy Spring, MD. It has 1,973 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 87% of students are at least proficient in math and 31% in reading.

Sherwood High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
31%
Percent Proficient - Math
87%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1230
563 responses
Average ACT
28
202 responses
AP Enrollment
51%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$106,287
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,742
National
$949
Median Home Value
$476,500
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
79%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.24 responses
Poll
58%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.24 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 50 responses
  • Rock and Roll Revival music review
    36%
  • Friday night football games
    18%
  • Pep rallys
    16%
  • Plays and musicals are awesome
    12%
  • Going Practice
    6%
  • Pep rallies
    4%
  • Spirit Week
    4%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,973
Free or Reduced Lunch
15%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.27 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.27 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.27 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$83,917
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.6%
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.32 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.32 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.32 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$18,250/ year
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.40 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.40 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.40 responses
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My experience at Sherwood High School has been, overall, very good. I have met some incredible people, I have had wonderful teachers, and I feel like I have learned a lot in all of my classes. Sherwood's educators have helped me maintain my 4.0 GPA and helped me score fives on AP exams. I think Sherwood's athletics program allows for a lot of great school spirit and camaraderie between students. Furthermore, I have had an incredible experience in the Academy of Health Professions program offered at Sherwood. I was able to acquire a CNA license before graduating high school! Many schools don't offer this program. I believe Sherwood has a very welcoming and friendly atmosphere that helps promote learning. If I were to say something negative, it is that Sherwood seems to have a predominantly white student population. I feel like my school experience could have been different if there was a greater amount of diversity in my environment.
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It wasn't my top choice for a school, and I didn't feel like I connected with most my classmates. But after taking some harder classes, I started to find others with similar ambitions as myself! The school has a lot of diversity in student population and opportunities to reach. Most teachers are pretty good and engaging.
I have really liked Sherwood High-School. I like the athletic programs, and Sherwood’s academics are always rigorous. I feel that this gives me a great jumpstart with college preparation. Unfortunately with Covid, I lost an entire season of varsity baseball and time with my friends. All classes have been virtual, which is often frustrating due to so many people working over the internet, leading to lagging on the Zoom network. I for the most part like the teachers, and don’t ever have a problem with the staff. The school is very diverse and we are a true melting pot of race, religions, and ethnicities which makes me proud. We have great athletics across the board l, and I am thankful to be a part of the family. In addition, we have a really great theatre arts department. Once a year all of the students have an opportunity to try out for something called Rock and Revival. Our school is well known for this event, and it provides a large stream of extra revenue.