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.
The school district's 89% graduation rate is higher than the MD state average of 85%.

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
Sherwood High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 116 teachers
Sherwood High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Sherwood High School 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
Sherwood High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
10%
6%
Sherwood High School Asian (1989-2012)
Hispanic
12%
11%
Sherwood High School Hispanic (1989-2012)
Black
15%
37%
Sherwood High School Black (1989-2012)
White
57%
43%
Sherwood High School White (1989-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Sherwood High School Sch Ethnicity Sherwood High School Sta Ethnicity
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 0.68
Sherwood High School Diversity Score (1989-2012)
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%
35%
Sherwood High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2012)
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%
7%
Sherwood High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 148,171 students has grown by 6% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 89% has decreased from 98% over five years.
School District Name Montgomery County Public s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
203
29
Number of Students Managed 148,171 17,449
Montgomery County Public s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 89% 85%
Montgomery County Public s School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $2,508 MM $244 MM
Montgomery County Public s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $2,252 MM $238 MM
Montgomery County Public s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $18,007 $14,580
Montgomery County Public s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $16,170 $14,228
Montgomery County Public s School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (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 Students Grades
  • Sandy Spring Sherwood Elementary School
    1401 Olneysandy Spring Rd
    Sandy Spring , MD , 20860
    (301)924-3195
    1  mi  |  455  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Olney Brooke Grove Elementary School
    2700 Spartan Rd
    Olney , MD , 20832
    (301)924-3154
    2  mi  |  389  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Silver Spring James Hubert Blake High School
    300 Norwood Rd
    Silver Spring , MD , 20905
    (301)879-1300
    2.3  mi  |  1842  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Olney William H. Farquhar Middle School
    16915 Batchellors Forest Rd
    Olney , MD , 20832
    (301)924-3100
    2.5  mi  |  636  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Olney Olney Elementary School
    3401 Queen Mary Dr
    Olney , MD , 20832
    (301)924-3126
    2.8  mi  |  610  students  |  Gr.  KG-5

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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