Sylvan Hills High School

484 Bear Paw Rd
Sherwood, AR 72120
(School attendance zone shown in map)
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 1,003 students in grades 9-12, Sylvan Hills High School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Arkansas for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 16% (which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 36%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 29% (which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 37%).
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Arkansas state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 59% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 41% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,003 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 59%
  • : 83% (Btm 50% in AR)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 16% (Btm 50%)
  • : 29% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Sylvan Hills High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Arkansas for:

Category
Attribute

School Overview

Sylvan Hills High School's student population of 1,003 students has declined by 29% over five school years.
The teacher population of 68 teachers has declined by 30% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,003 students
This chart display total students of Sylvan Hills High School by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Gender %
This chart display gender of Sylvan Hills High School
Total Classroom Teachers
68 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of Sylvan Hills High School by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Students by Grade
This chart display the students of Sylvan Hills High School by grade.

School Rankings

Sylvan Hills High School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 993 schools in Arkansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Sylvan Hills High School is 0.61, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (AR)
#795 out of 993 schools
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall school rank of Sylvan Hills High School, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
16%
36%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Sylvan Hills High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Arkansas by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
29%
37%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Sylvan Hills High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Arkansas by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
13:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Sylvan Hills High School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Arkansas by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
2%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Sylvan Hills High School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Arkansas by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hispanic
7%
14%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Sylvan Hills High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Arkansas by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
47%
20%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Sylvan Hills High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Arkansas by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
White
41%
59%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Sylvan Hills High School and the percentage of White public school students in Arkansas by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
4%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Sylvan Hills High School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Arkansas by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Sylvan Hills High School.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AR.
0.61
This chart display the diversity score of Sylvan Hills High School and the public school average diversity score of Arkansas by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
83%
87%
This chart display graduation rate of Sylvan Hills High School and public school graduation rate of Arkansas by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
32%
58%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Sylvan Hills High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Arkansas by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Sylvan Hills High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Arkansas by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Sylvan Hills High School's ranking?
Sylvan Hills High School is ranked #795 out of 993 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Arkansas.
What schools are Sylvan Hills High School often compared to?
Sylvan Hills High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Jacksonville High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
16% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% AR state average), while 29% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 37% AR state average).
What is the graduation rate of Sylvan Hills High School?
The graduation rate of Sylvan Hills High School is 83%, which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 87%.
How many students attend Sylvan Hills High School?
1,003 students attend Sylvan Hills High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
47% of Sylvan Hills High School students are Black, 41% of students are White, 7% of students are Hispanic, 4% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Sylvan Hills High School?
Sylvan Hills High School has a student ration of 15:1, which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 13:1.
What grades does Sylvan Hills High School offer ?
Sylvan Hills High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Sylvan Hills High School part of?
Sylvan Hills High School is part of Pulaski County Special School District.

School Reviews

5   10/24/2015
This school is incredible. Everyone is so close, we are like family here.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - sydne
5   8/18/2015
I'm a Sylvan Hills High School graduate. Class of 1999!!! I'm proud that my oldest son will be attending Sylvan Hill this fall.
- Posted by Parent - goodm
2   11/9/2009
This school is very focused on "school spirit". If you want to put on your blue and white, and cheer, and say, "Go, team, go!", this is the school for you. If you want a good education and support from your teachers, you may want to reconsider.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - oxtar

Review Sylvan Hills High School. Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
Rate this school:

Recent Articles

Unlocking Academic Excellence: A Guide to Advanced Placement (AP) Courses
Unlocking Academic Excellence: A Guide to Advanced Placement (AP) Courses
Discover how AP courses empower students to pursue college-level studies, earn college credits, and stand out in the competitive admissions landscape.
Understanding ADHD in Children: Signs, Diagnosis, and Support Strategies
Understanding ADHD in Children: Signs, Diagnosis, and Support Strategies
This comprehensive article explores the complex nature of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, providing insights into its symptoms, diagnosis process, and effective support strategies. From recognizing early signs to navigating the diagnostic journey, parents will gain valuable knowledge to help their child thrive. Expert insights, real-life examples, and practical tips empower readers to create a supportive environment that meets the unique needs of children with ADHD.
Teaching in Contemporary Times
March 04, 2024
Teaching in Contemporary Times
We explore why individuals choose teaching, illuminating intrinsic motivations, the influence of role models, the pursuit of lifelong learning, and the aspiration to impact society.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,003 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 59%
  • : 83% (Btm 50%)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 16% (Btm 50%)
  • : 29% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

Related School Videos

Quick Links