Sherwood High School

  • Sherwood High School serves 1,967 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 87% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 31% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Sherwood High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Maryland for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Maryland state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 50% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is lower than the Maryland state average of 63% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Sherwood High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Maryland for:

School Overview

  • Sherwood High School's student population of 1,967 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 112 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,967 students
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Total Classroom Teachers112 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Sherwood High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,359 schools in Maryland (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Sherwood High School is 0.68, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MD)
Overall Testing Rank#462 out of 1359 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient) (16-17)
87%
41%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient) (16-17)
31%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:115:1
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
11%
7%
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Hispanic
19%
17%
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Black
16%
34%
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White
50%
37%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
5%
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Diversity Score0.680.72
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Graduation Rate
90%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
12%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Sherwood High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Maryland by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMontgomery County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

  3.50 out of 5  (4 reviews)
2  
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  
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  
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  
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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