Sherwood High School

300 Olneysandy Spring Rd,

Sandy Spring, MD, 20860

Tel: (301)924-3200
Grades: 9-12

2,071 students

Sherwood High School serves 2,071 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the MD average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 57%.
Sherwood High School operates within the Montgomery County Public s School District.

Overview

The student population of 2071 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 116 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 2,071 students
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 116 teachers
Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.63 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MD) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1
14:1
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
10%
6%
Hispanic
12%
11%
Black
15%
37%
White
57%
43%
Unknown
6%
3%
All Ethnic Groups
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.63
0.68
Eligible for Free LunchFamilies meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program. 11%
35%
Eligible for Reduced
LunchFamilies meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
2%
7%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 146,459 students has grown by 0% over five years.
School District Name Montgomery County Public s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
203
n/a
Number of Students Managed 146,459
n/a
Graduation Rate n/a
n/a
District Total Revenue n/a
n/a
District Spending n/a
n/a
District Revenue / Student n/a
n/a
District Spending / Student n/a
n/a
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2034 (latest year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is James Hubert Blake High School (2.3 miles away).
The nearest middle school is William H. Farquhar Middle School (2.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Sherwood Elementary School (1 miles away)
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School Reviews

  • Recommended June 21, 2010 - I attended Sherwood and I don't think it was a good preparation for college. I had straight A's in my Senior year, but I still had to take rimidiation classes.Some of my friends' parents would ask for better grades for their kids, and they always got that. If the teacher was not compliant, they went straight to the administration. In the end, I can say that a bunch of aggressive parents were running the school. - Posted by Student/Alumni
  • Recommended June 01, 2009 - This is an excellent school, not only academically, but the parents and students who attend Sherwood are from the Olney/Ashton area which is a very small but loyal group of people. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended September 26, 2007 - There are, as with many places, many teachers who are passionate about their subjects and the kids. I have had daughters in this school since 2000. The sports programs are also very good and coaches are committed. The parents and the community are very involved. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended March 09, 2007 - A. This school is very hard for some people but easy for others. B. They dont have any special programs it is a very boring school. C. VERY good in football but sucks in everything else. D. Old and rundown built in the 1900's E. alot becuase it is a white school, so of course there is going to be alot of parents. Overall, the school is boring for everyone except the white people (Dont take offense to this). I am a student at the school and all I want to do is get a transfer over to Blake. - Posted by Student/Alumni

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