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Sandy Spring, MD
Students enrolled: 2,071

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300 Olneysandy Spring Rd
Sandy Spring, MD 20860

(301) 924-3200
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March 27, 2015
The teachers are wonderful and the students are kind. This school is outstanding! Your child will feel at home at Sherwood hs

- submitted by a parent

August 25, 2014
My 3 children all went to Sherwood and were extremely well prepared for college. All 3 got scholarships as a result - in different areas: academic, athletic, and music. Could not have asked for a better school.

- submitted by a parent

May 06, 2014
If you aren't a jock or cheerleader don't bother coming here. Teachers are fairly nice but some teacher obviously don't want to be there. Sherwood cares more about image than anything else. Your just another number to them. My counselor is terrible and most adult there are very vain. Security sucks. My sister who graduated Sherwood from 2006 has managed to walk into school and print somthing out from the libary. She walked right past security and no one said anything, she's looks 15 still but either way that's not okay. I wish they would just fix their security system to make students feel safe.

- submitted by a community member

June 30, 2013
It's awesome! Great teachers, great programs and lots of rigor. Clean and up to date with technology.

- submitted by a parent

May 15, 2013
Sherwood is a somewhat great school. I attended from 2006-2010. I'm current at Towson U. They have some great teachers, while others need to find another job. First of all, Sherwood is "clique". ESOL kids stay together, jocks have a pact, and so on. Trust me...I was one of them. Most students there pour in from Rosa and Farquhar...which pour in from Olney, Belmont, Greenwood, Sherwood, and Brooke Grove. So most of us have been together for years. If you're lucky, you remain friends. Second of all, Sherwood prides itself on academics. They offer a variety of honor and AP courses. Also, they just started a new system where students can choose an area of interest in business, hospitality, engineering, technology, science, arts, or humanities. Apparently, they stay in this area and take courses relating to it for the remainder 4 years. But don't listen to me...I don't go there anymore. There are many academic clubs for students to choose from and the competition makes it even better. Thirdly, sports teams are ok...don't care too much for them. Fourth, diversity is great. Students there are from a variety of cultures. Fifth, our principal is awesome. Lastly, food sucks.

- submitted by a student

July 23, 2011
Sherwood is a great school academicly but other wise Sherwood is Boring socially. The Pep rallies are boring and to be honest the school is really segregated. The teachers are pretty cool. some of the staff are annoying. overall its an OKAY school.

- submitted by a community member

September 30, 2010
I'm a current student a Sherwood, and I love it! The school has an amazing music program and an amazing sports program. There are a lot of options for honors and AP classes. The teachers are always pushing students to do their best. The principal is a nice man who really cares about everyone in the building. The security is very good, and are only strict if you get into trouble a lot. The only problem I have is that the power goes out rather often, but not for more then half of a day a couple of days a year.

- submitted by a student
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October 11, 2009
great school they actually care if your children are failling they keep a nice safe environment one of the best school they address the problems and look for the best solution the teachers security and the principal are nice. i would very much recommend this school because they come together at the football games and as my kids say they bleed blue warrior blood.

- submitted by a parent

August 14, 2008
Sherwood is a great place to go to school. There are a ton of things to do, and even if you don't participate in most school stuff, like myself, (I only went to dances & several football games) you will still love it there. There are so many amazing teachers, the security guards are nice, it's really a great school :)

- submitted by a community member

March 09, 2008
I went to Sherwood and am currently up North going to college. Sherwood taught to the test way too much. I had one teacher sit down and actually go through the entire test to make sure we new each answer on review day. The school focused too much on image. I felt like a number, not a student. The school focused too much on the end result, not the process of getting there. Life is about what you learn on your path of life. If we all focused on the end result of life (dying) wouldn't that make everything seem kind of pointless? As a future teacher, I am more that happy to be out of Montgomery County. Things are headed way too fast in the wrong direction.

- submitted by a student

February 22, 2008
I have two kids who graduated from Sherwood. Both were well prepared for highly rated colleges, and graduated with honors. The teachers are great, the courses are challenging. The annual Rock & Roll show brings the students and the community together in a way I've never seen before. My youngest son is now attending the school and is taking several AP courses taught by competent, caring teachers. Sherwood is a well kept secret as far as I'm concerned.

- submitted by a parent

May 31, 2007
I think Sherwood is a very good school with many opportunities to try different types of activities. For the most part the teachers are good. The administration is overly concerned with looks and reports.

- submitted by a teacher

April 26, 2007
I'm a student from SHS and i think it is the best high school ever. Everyone can fit in easily no matter what your personality is. Sports and music (annual rock and roll revival) are the two major things that matter in my school. If you are not the sporty or the musical one, then there are still a lot of options (clubs) on other fields like arts and academics. Teachers are extremely friendly and a bit strict sometimes so they can challenge the students to their fullest. Overall, it is an excellent school.

- submitted by a student

September 18, 2006
Our daughter went to Sherwood High her Freshman year. A missed assignment is typically awarded a zero with no opportunity to make up. Students are graded more on reswponsible citizenship rather than scholarship. Social promotion is awarded (no child left behind?) My daughter transferred and is now a sophomore in a boarding school in Virginia at $26,000 per year. Worth every penny. Her best friend similarly transferred to Baylor.

- submitted by a parent

August 25, 2005
Sherwood High has a wonderful academic program with plenty of honors, and AP courses available. The faculty is truly interested in making sure the students are working at their appropriate level...where the student is challenged. The music program is amazing as is the sports program. There also seems to be an abundance of extracurricular activity..something for everyone. I am also impressed by the level of parent involvement. This community is truly devoted to the students.

- submitted by a parent

February 16, 2005
Sherwood is an OK school. It is pretty easy, and the teachers are nice. I played football and baseball so the treatment was fairly good. The new principal is a very nice guy. The worst part of sherwood is the diversity. Sherwood has a large ESOL program, and kids from all over the area feed into the school.

- submitted by a student

January 28, 2005
Amazing academic programs taught by dedicated and passionate teachers. Sherwood also has a growing number of advanced placement classes that especially beneficial in preparing students for college. Both instrumental and choral, the music programs are the best in the county. High level of parent involvement.

- submitted by a student

January 11, 2005
I attended Sherwood for 2 years and it was the worst 2 years of my life. If you are not one of the extremely smart or one of the athletic,you are nothing. Sherwood is all about vanity not education, its about the football team and cheerleaders not the classroom. My 2 years at Sherwood damaged my academic career. I just thank my lucky stars my parents had the money to send me to a private school. Sherwood did not care about my success, I was labled a lost cause, However in private school I had a 4.0 GPA my junior and senior years. Unless you want to be a football player or cheerleader, Sherwood is a lost cause.

- submitted by a student

December 14, 2004
I am an alumni of SHS and am extremely happy with the quality education I received. I feel that it provided a wonderful learning environment with a variety of personalities and teaching styles with a wonderful principal. The diversity of the student population continues to increase and change with each passing year. I feel extremely lucky to have had such a wonderful Guidance counselor, Mr. Loving (who has since retired) and a number of teachers that trully cared about the students best interst.

- submitted by a student

June 06, 2004
I am a 9th grader at Sherwood highschool and see no problem with it at all. Others have attended our school from other counties or states and have either been moved down to 8th grade or have to take special classes to catch them up with the curriculum(sp)because we go at a faster pace then other counties. With the diversity, I see no problem with how Sherwood is at all. I really dont care about diversity. All it seems to do in our school is create racism. All of the black kids in our school seem to think every white kid hates them. As I walk down the halls they call me a stupid white kid and insult me. This has happened to other white children in my school as well. I myself am not racist, but this attitude by the colored students has turned some other students into racists.

- submitted by a student

March 26, 2004
Im not a Parent I am I current Student, I strongly disagree with the lady that stated her opinion. The only Fault that Sherwood may have..is that it isnt Diverse. other that that its a good school. and I have recived Quality Education from it! -teri'04'

- submitted by a student

August 19, 2003
I have two sons who graduated and now in college and Sherwood was not an adequate preparation. I have a son who is currently a Jr/Sr and is Gifted (IQ127) and learning disabled (dyslexia & dysgraphia). The school is, as is Montgomery County,consistently more concerned with how the school looks and how its numbers compare than with the actual education of the children. Security is handled by roughshod ex policemen that have no experience or training in dealing with children--only criminals. Wish I could afford the $20 per year to put my son in private school.

- submitted by a parent

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Sherwood High School
300 Olneysandy Spring Rd, Sandy Spring, MD  20860
(301) 924-3200
Last modified Sherwood 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.
Sherwood High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 28 reviews. Top