Sherwood High School

  • Sherwood High School serves 1,894 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the MD average of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 60%.
  • Sherwood High School operates within the Montgomery County School District.
  • Montgomery County School District's 91% graduation rate is higher than the MD state average of 87%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 1894 students has declined by 8% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 110 teachers has declined by 5% over five years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,894 students
Sherwood High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender %Sherwood High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers110 teachers
Sherwood High School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by GradeSherwood High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(MD) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
Sherwood High School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2015)
Asian
12%
6%
Sherwood High School Asian Students (1991-2015)
Hispanic
14%
15%
Sherwood High School Black Students (1991-2015)
Black
18%
34%
Sherwood High School Black Students (1991-2015)
White
53%
40%
Sherwood High School White Students (1991-2015)
Hawaiian
n/an/a
Sherwood High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
3%
4%
Sherwood High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic GroupsSherwood High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownMD 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.
0.660.70
Sherwood High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
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.
12%
39%
Sherwood High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2015)
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.
4%
6%
Sherwood High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2015)

District Comparison

  • Montgomery County School District's student population of 153,776 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 91% has increased from 87% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $17,780 is higher than the state average of $14,280. The district revenue/student has declined by 6% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $17,049 is higher than the state average of $14,036. The district spending/student has declined by 6% over four years.
School District NameMontgomery County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
206
28
Number of Students Managed153,77617,887
Montgomery County School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
Graduation Rate91%87%
Montgomery County School District Graduation Rate (1995-2015)
District Total Revenue$2,690 MM$243 MM
Montgomery County School District District Total Revenue (1995-2015)
District Spending$2,579 MM$239 MM
Montgomery County School District District Spending (1995-2015)
District Revenue / Student$17,780$14,280
Montgomery County School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2015)
District Spending / Student$17,049$14,036
Montgomery County School District District Spending / Student (1992-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

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  • Sandy SpringSherwood Elementary School
    Grades: PK-6 | 496 students
    1 miles
    1401 Olney-sandy Spring Rd
    Sandy SpringMD 20860
    (301)924-3195
    1PK-6496
  • OlneyBrooke Grove Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 402 students
    2 miles
    2700 Spartan Rd
    OlneyMD 20832
    (301)924-3154
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  • Silver SpringJames Hubert Blake High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 1601 students
    2.3 miles
    300 Norwood Rd
    Silver SpringMD 20905
    (301)879-1300
    2.39-121601
  • OlneyWilliam H. Farquhar Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 582 students
    2.5 miles
    16915 Batchellors Forest Rd
    OlneyMD 20832
    (301)924-3100
    2.56-8582
  • OlneyOlney Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 633 students
    2.8 miles
    3401 Queen Mary Dr
    OlneyMD 20832
    (301)924-3126
    2.8PK-5633

School Reviews

  3.50 out of 5  (4 reviews)
2  6/21/2010
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.
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5  6/1/2009
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.
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5  9/26/2007
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.
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2  3/9/2007
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.
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