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9-12
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Sacramento, CA

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8333 Kingsbridge Drive
Sacramento, CA 95829

(916) 681-7500
(916) 681-7505
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September 19, 2014
Two roads diverged in the woods, one leading to Pleasant Grove and one leading to Sheldon, and I took the road less travelled and that has made all of the difference. Sheldon is an amazing school that has something to offer every student and where every student, not just the conformists, are respected. My high achieving daughter is thriving and feels challenged by the curriculum. Her teachers are responsive to emails and questions and all of her academic teachers provide tutoring several times a week. The counseling staff is great. Because it is a large school, I prefer that my child be in an academy, and there were several excellent academies to choose from. She chose Performing Arts, and it gives her a sense of belonging, and a smaller school within a school. There is tremendous diversity at the school , and many of the students come from the largely working class neighborhoods surrounding the school. Yes, this means there is less parent involvement, but parents are working and there kids aren't entitled. As a parent I appreciate the academics and I don't have to spend my hard earned money on fancy clothes for my daughter to fit in. Take the road less travelled.

- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2013
I would choose this high school again and again if given the choice. My 4 years here were the "best years" I think I could've gotten out of high school. The security and lunch ladies really care about us, staff is fun and they care about you succeeding and the counselors/staff prepare you for college. The organizations and clubs on campus are countless and awesome. I was apart of students helping students, Precision dance/drill team, and yearbook. It is easy to get involved on campus. Very diverse campus - you should see our annual multicultural show! The student-community on campus IS a community. I think SHS strives for a safe campus and it is. Look up SHS basketball - they shine for the athletics department and football games are always so fun. School spirit is high - there is a lot of pride in being a husky... I loved Sheldon - I hope others choose this school as well.

- submitted by a student
June 05, 2013
This high school has to be one of the best high schools in all of Elk Grove. My daughter went to Sheldon High School and now goes to a UC college. They really help you prepare for college and the teacher and principal involvement is great! I love this high school.

- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2013
Excellent in communication, safety, and education. The teachers encourage parent inclusion and work well with students.

- submitted by a parent
September 14, 2012
Compared to other schools in the area, Sheldon is fairly well-rounded. As you get into the higher level classes, the teachers tend to gravitate towards two extremes: very conservative and very liberal. They are more keen on communicating their personal beliefs through the school curriculum, for better or worse. The campus security is extremely lax concerning electronics. Of the 6 or so security staff on campus, only 1 or 2 will take away your phone. Most teachers won't care either, especially in grades 11 and 12. Behavior issues are intolerable, however. Both teachers and students frown upon immaturity and there aren't any cliques of people that indulge in causing trouble. Everyone is pretty chill. And those that aren't so chill usually disappear before 11th grade. The biggest problem is that non-AP teachers don't take academics as seriously as they should. In some classes, they practically serve you an A on a silver platter. This is especially true in Art, CP English, and any CP Social Studies class. Overall, it's a good social campus with average academics. What you get out is determined by what you put in, not by your grade.

- submitted by a student
December 10, 2010
It's my first year here, and I think the school is great. The teachers really try to help prepare you for your future, and the amount of clubs and activities is amazing. The band is top-notch, and the school offers you classes no other school does.

- submitted by a student
January 19, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
The classes offered at Sheldon are absolutely great to the point, I wish I was in high school again. It is one of the safest campus'. Sheldon is one of the biggest melting pots of cultures I have seen in a high school, what is more amazing is the kids have no real issues with eachother, they do what they can to understand differences in each culture and appreciate the likeness' and the differences. Sheldon rocks

- submitted by a parent
July 18, 2009
I am now a soph. at sheldon, and I like the school alot, I like that there is more of a var. of students than there is at valley, also alot of guitarists, like me, also the kids are cool, I've only been there since jan and already I have lots of new friends, they remind of some my other friends at valley that I've known since elem. school. And I like the teachers too like my art teacher I had this last year, Mr. spaulding, the reason why I say this, is that in my first week he was imp. w/ my playing and since then we've traded our knowl. of music to each other, in all I like sheldon and I plan grad. from there.

- submitted by a student
no rating June 29, 2009
This may not be the greates school location-wise, but academically there is so much to offer. Programs tailored to certain career fields and special courses make the school a great learning environment.

- submitted by a student
December 22, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2008
I love my school. It may not be the best but the activities they offer make it so fun. For example, the animation class is great and not found any where else, there is a great new engineering teacher who is making things very cool, and a video game class that nutures those who love to play. Its great here, and even though it may not be the best in academics, the extracirriculars offer make it the fun enviroment high school should be.

- submitted by a student
September 10, 2008
It think this school is pretty great, because of diversity and test scores and the school really has a great design to it, and also it's clean.

- submitted by a student
August 29, 2008
The school has a lot of great teachers. THey have many classes that are not offered by any other school. All the teachers are very supportive and patient in helping you pass the class. My best experience in sheldon high school was my last year of high school. My teachers helped me pass all 3 of my AP tests.

- submitted by a student
August 07, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
July 08, 2008
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- submitted by a student
June 22, 2008
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- submitted by a student
March 01, 2008
If you have a student that is above average, he/she will be catered too at Sheldon. However, students that might need some extra help, are lost in the huge crowds at Sheldon. Not easy to get in touch with counselors. All of Elk Grove Unified School District needs to stop pushing college prep on everyone, there are many that will never go on to college, but what are they doing for them?

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 31, 2008
It's not a great environment for those who need individualized attention. With that being said, I liked the school because they offered academies and lots of different clubs. One thing that I saw a lot was cliques, lack of parental involvement, and counselors. There is a lot of AP courses to choose from but students just have to find a niche. I recommend students getting involved with Student Government, Mr. Grivel teaches a lot of life lesson I take with me today.

- submitted by a student
November 17, 2007
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August 03, 2007
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- submitted by a student
March 29, 2007
I'm not really impressed with Sheldon High School. The acedemics are just average. Parent involvement is really low.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2006
The school is clean, nice looking and spacious. The teachers are good, but lack enough diversity and that negatively impacts diverse kids. The school is very organized with lots of activities. There events are well done and many. My child is learning very well. For kids who may struggle there are a lot of opportunities for help. Overall, I highly recommend this school!

- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2005
Sheldon is fine except it is too large. Too many students, traffic is a major issue. The teachers try but there are just too many students to keep track of.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2005
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- submitted by a teacher
September 01, 2005
Sheldon High School is a college prep school. For children with learning disabilities, a non college prep school is hard enough. Most teachers do not take time to work with the students who really need help. Want to get your child in a special eduation class? Good luck with that one. The counselors seem to be the only ones who offer some sort of support. There is a stellar perfoming arts program, music program, and some of the sports teams are wonderful. There are many talented art students that attend this school. Some times administration focuses on the small problems (tank tops and short shorts) rather than focus on the larger problems like drug use and gang violence. Its not the best school, but it is definately better than some public schools.

- submitted by a parent
July 25, 2005
Great school with great programs.

- submitted by a parent
July 25, 2005
Great arts program, with high quality instructors. Definitely a great choice for anyone interested in drama, music, photography, dance, animation, painting, or drawing. Clean campus as well, and in a nice location.

- submitted by a former student
March 15, 2005
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- submitted by a staff
January 24, 2005
The block schedule is difficult for many to keep up with. The school is very challenging. It is great for college prep however it is very difficult for many. It is difficult for many to succeed without outside intervention (tutoring). Extracurriciular activities are encouraged however they conflict with the opportunities for one on one help. Teachers seem slow to respond to individual needs.

- submitted by a parent
January 03, 2005
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- submitted by a student
November 09, 2004
Sheldon High school was a great experience for my 17 year old. The guidance couselors were great also. I highly reccommend this school if you are moving to the Elk Grove area.

- submitted by a parent
March 17, 2004
This school is especially amazing because of its diversity and tolerance. Although there is some de facto segregation in all schools, Sheldon definitely breaks boundaries every day with its diversity. Look around and all of the kids are from multiple communities like Elk Grove, South Sac, Wilton and even Rancho Murieta. It is totally different from Elk Grove High. This is what really separates Sheldon from the other Elk Grove Unified School District high schools.

- submitted by a student
March 15, 2004
Sheldon is a school of potential. However, the 2003 and 2004 years are revealing that the inner city attitude has reached this school. Ethnic conflicts are reminecent of the 60's. This was more apparent at Valley High and Florin High. Now it is becoming an issue with past injustices to people of color. Future generations will not learn to move past that if parents don't move forward with the sense of never returning to those ways. Few school officials deal with this issue well. However, Mr. P, is very fair and should be recognized as such. Having just moved to Sheldon in 2003 I have found glaring weaknesses that will become a problem if not dealt with soon.

- submitted by a parent
December 22, 2003
I graduated sheldon in 2000. The teachers were all very willing to help. They definatley prepared me for collage. I have a learning diablity and got all the help I needed. I was able to be invoved in lots of clubs such as s.r.o,Link crew,Drama,Track,Cross country. I also felt I had teachers who cared about me. I always felt safe and loved going to that school everyday

- submitted by a former student
November 26, 2003
I am a graduate of Sheldon in 2003,I have nothing but good things to say. The arts program offered at Sheldon is beyond any public institution in Northern California. The animation program is being looked to especially for new and innovative talent, 4 of Sheldon animation alumni attend the US' #1 school for animation. The theatre program at Sheldon is also well known. Representing the state of California twice at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival as a part of the AHSTF. I loved my days at Sheldon and highly reccomend it to any one especially interested in the arts as well as any other subject to consider it.

- submitted by a parent
November 11, 2003
I attended Sheldon for three years, and I enjoyed the choral music program. So if your child is interested in the performing arts program at Sheldon it is wonderful! The academic aspect is great as well, we were the number one school in the Elk Grove school District and are still striving to be number one!

- submitted by a community member
September 25, 2003
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- submitted by a community member
September 18, 2003
I go to Sheldon and I personally don't have any problems with the facilities or educational programs that Sheldon provides. Sheldon pushes everyone to succeed and they're doing a very good job at it.

- submitted by a community member
September 09, 2003
my three children attend Sheldon High. I drop off and pick up my children from the school everyday. When I drop my children off as Sheldon I ask myself 'what am I thinking?' There are at least three police cars in the guest parking lot. And when I pick my children up there are at least 4 police cars. I send my kids to school to learn and stay out of trouble, and the school invites the criminals into the school, by letting them attend Sheldon. I would like to drop my kids off and not have to worry about the criminals at school. And when I pick my children up I want to hear about what a good day they had, instead of the entertainment they received from the criminal children. Things need to change.

- submitted by a community member
August 25, 2003
Sheldon High was amazing. I was a freshman the first year it opened and went on to graduate in 2001 as a member of the first class to graduate having gone all four years at the school. The atmosphere is very positive, open to change, encouraging, and rewarding. I highly recommend Sheldon High to anyone researching area schools and encourage current/future students to take advantage of all the opportunities available both within the curriculum and in extracurricular activities like ASB.

- submitted by a former student
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Sheldon High School
8333 Kingsbridge Drive, Sacramento, CA  95829
(916) 681-7500
Last modified Sheldon High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Sheldon High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 42 reviews. Top