Sheffield High School

  • Sheffield High School serves 797 students in grades 8-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is ≤5% (which is lower than the Tennessee state average of 36%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 10-14% (which is lower than the Tennessee state average of 35%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Tennessee state level of 16:1.

School Overview

  • Sheffield High School's student population of 797 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 39 teachers has declined by 11% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 8-12
Total Students797 students
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Total Classroom Teachers39 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Sheffield High School's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has increased from 18:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Sheffield High School is 0.40, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.00. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (TN)
Overall School Rank#535 out of 573 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)≤5%
36%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)10-14%
35%
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:116:1
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Hispanic
24%
10%
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Black
74%
22%
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Two or more races
2%
2%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Sheffield High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in TN.
Diversity Score0.40n/a
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Graduation Rate
69%
89%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameShelby County School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, TN Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

  • The nearest high school to Sheffield High School is Shrine School (0.3 miles away)
  • The nearest middle school is Shrine School (0.3 miles away)
  • The nearest elementary school is Shrine School (0.3 miles away)
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School Reviews

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As a parent I have visited Sheffield High School on many occasions and was not happy or satisfied with the students uniform, their appearance and behavior. I think the teachers are not very concerned about the students. I have asked on different occasions why are anyone enforcing the dress code guidelines and one of the staff members told me that it was a fad and faze that the students are going through and they will change. I was sadden because if we are teaching our children at home that they are going to be face with many rules and regulations in life that they are should be ready to follow those rules no matter what their personal perferences are; the choices that our students make will make or break them for the rest of their lives. Sheffield High School could be a high performing school if the staff were more concern about the product they are grooming to go out into the world to represent them. Your underdogs (students) are only as strong as the (topdog) make them. They will end up putting out as little as they have received.
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