Sherwood High School

Sherwood High School serves 2,027 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 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 58%.
Sherwood High School operates within the Montgomery County School District.
The school district's 89% graduation rate is higher than the MD state average of 85%.

Overview

The student population of 2027 students has declined by 5% over five years.
The teacher population of 121 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 2,027 students
Sherwood High School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 121 teachers
Sherwood High School Total Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade Sherwood High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.63 is more than the state average of 0.39. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MD) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1 14:1
Sherwood High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
Asian
11%
6%
Sherwood High School Asian Students (1989-2013)
Hispanic
12%
12%
Sherwood High School Black Students (1989-2013)
Black
17%
36%
Sherwood High School Black Students (1989-2013)
White
57%
42%
Sherwood High School White Students (1989-2013)
Two or more races
3%
3%
Sherwood High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2013)
All Ethnic Groups Sherwood High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown MD All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The 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 0.39
Sherwood High School Diversity Score (1989-2013)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families 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%
36%
Sherwood High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2013)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families 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%
6%
Sherwood High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 150,433 students has grown by 9% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 89% has decreased from 98% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $18,007 is higher than the state average of $14,580. The district revenue/student has grown by 21% over four years.
The district spending/student of $16,170 is higher than the state average of $14,228. The district spending/student has grown by 12% over four years.
School District Name Montgomery County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
207
29
Number of Students Managed 150,433 15,634
Montgomery County School District Students Managed (1988-2013)
Graduation Rate 89% 85%
Montgomery County School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $2,508 MM $244 MM
Montgomery County School District District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $2,252 MM $238 MM
Montgomery County School District District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $18,007 $14,580
Montgomery County School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $16,170 $14,228
Montgomery County School District District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (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 Location Miles Grades Students
  • Sandy SpringSherwood Elementary School
    1401 Olneysandy Spring Rd
    Sandy SpringMD 20860
    (301)924-3195
    1 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 489 students                      
  • OlneyBrooke Grove Elementary School
    2700 Spartan Rd
    OlneyMD 20832
    (301)924-3154
    2 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 386 students                      
  • Silver SpringJames Hubert Blake High School
    300 Norwood Rd
    Silver SpringMD 20905
    (301)879-1300
    2.3 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 1755 students                      
  • OlneyWilliam H. Farquhar Middle School
    16915 Batchellors Forest Rd
    OlneyMD 20832
    (301)924-3100
    2.5 mi | Gr. 6-8 | 638 students                      
  • OlneyOlney Elementary School
    3401 Queen Mary Dr
    OlneyMD 20832
    (301)924-3126
    2.8 mi | Gr. KG-5 | 612 students                      

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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