Our goal is to promote the development of the student as a whole person, to challenge and encourage critical thinking skills and to equip each student with the academic and social tools necessary for success as college students and ultimately adults.
We acknowledge the uniqueness of each student; therefore, we strive to instill a desire for life-long learning and growth. Furthermore, our staff is committed to providing a positive and structured education that encourages students to have high expectations for themselves and their community.
● Program Description:
Sherwood High School is a four-year public high school with a student body of 1,500. The high school offers an extensive core curricula and a variety of elective courses that will challenge, engage and inspire our students. Sherwood High school boasts a rich academic program aimed at meeting the needs of the college bound student through a variety of Honors and AP/College courses. Additionally, our students have access to successful vocational programs such as Metals/Wood Shop and an outstanding CTE department (Career & Technology Education). Sherwood High school is accredited by the Northwest Association of Colleges and Schools.
The Sherwood School District serves a population of approximately 21,000 residents consisting of people engaged in business, professional work and light industry. The school district includes four elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school. The faculty at SHS includes a principal, two associate principals, athletic director, four counselors and approximately sixty-six teachers, along with a full support staff. More than 80 percent of our faculty has earned a Master's degree.
● School Improvement Goals:
Goal 1: By May 2013 all department CLT's will meet individual department goals pertaining to the implementation timeline of the Common Core State Standards and Proficiency- based Teaching-Learning model. This is the work that we started last year and will continue this year as we move towards a full adoption of the Common Core State Standards and the Implementation of a Standards-based grading to measure students’ various levels of proficiency.
Goal 2: Fifty percent of teachers will use student evaluations to identify areas of strength and areas for growth. The data will be used to strengthen and improve instructional strategies as measured in the Danielson's domains of teaching. Research indicates that teacher self-reflection on instruction and student input provide valuable information that can help improve teacher effectiveness and impact student learning. Furthermore, data gathered from students will allow teachers and administrators to revise professional goals towards improving instructional strategies in the classroom.
Goal 3: By May of 2013, 100% of our seniors will meet the Essential skill requirements for graduation. This is an ODE requirement that graduating seniors (Class of 2012 and beyond) meet the Essential Skill of Reading (for understanding) and writing. The essential skills are process skills that cross academic disciplines and are embedded in the content standards. The skills are not content specific and can be applied in a variety of courses, subjects, and settings.
Goal 4: As measured by the spring SET evaluation, our students and staff will increase their knowledge and fluency of PRIDE by 20% when compared to the results of the spring, 2012. This was identified as an area for growth in our previous SET and will positively impact the climate and culture of our school.
● College Attendance Rate:
Upon completion of their high school program, approximately 93% of Sherwood's 2011 graduates planned to enroll in a program of higher education with 64% planning to matriculate to a four-year college or university, 26% planning to enroll in a two-year college and 3% planning to attend a trade/vocational college. In addition, 4% of the graduating seniors planned to enter the military.
● National Merit Scholarship Program:
Class of 2012: Two commendations
Class of 2011: One semi-finalist
Class of 2010: One merit scholarship recipient
Class of 2009: One commendation
Class of 2008: Two commendations
Class of 2007: One finalist
Class of 2006: One finalist
Class of 2005: Three commendations
Class of 2003: One finalist and two commendations.