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4-12
Public charter
Sheridan, OR
Students enrolled: 88
Before care: No
After care: No

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430 SW Monroe St
Sheridan, OR 97378

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(503) 843-3400
(503) 843-7438
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January 23, 2014
Sheridan Japanese Scholl is the best!! I feel blessed to send my Child to his second family each and every day.... He has gained so much from his seven years at SJS. The academics are outstanding and his education includes respect, giving back, interaction with younger kids, and teaching by example... This school is one of a kind it is truly a gift to and honor to have my child be part of the wonder life as a SJS student. Thank you to all staff for all the longer hours and love you give to our children every day. You are the best, and we as parents are honored to have you in our children s life as their mentors, teachers and friends.

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2014
I am currently a senior at the Sheridan Japanese School and I couldn't tell you enough how wonderful this school is! The best part of SJS is the teacher and student interaction. While students at larger schools have issues with getting comprehensive, and in-depth recommendation letters, or help after school, that is not the case here. The teachers truly know students and are willing to push them to be the best people - and students - they can be, both in school, and outside in the community. I have attended the Sheridan Japanese School since middle school, and I am awed by the faculty, students, and staff every single day that I attend.

- submitted by a community member
January 08, 2014
This is my ninth and final year with the Sheridan Japanese School - I am what they call "A Survivor", the title could not be more true. This school has low funding, pushes each students to their academic breaking point, and the discipline is very strict. Needless to say, the last nine years have been terribly amazing. The teachers, the director, the students all work so hard and well together that this school really is exactly what is emphasized in it's vision: We are a family. Numerous students who have graduated in past years have explained to me that they truly miss this school and everything I have mentioned thus far, and I wish that through the last nine years I had appreciated my time here a little more.

- submitted by a community member
February 19, 2013
I am an educational researcher and have a profound respect for the teachers and administrator at SJS. I have reviewed their data, visited the school, and spoke with parents, teachers, and students. I would hardly say it is a "diamond in the rough", but rather a diamond mine, producing multi-faceted, extremely well educated, passionate, community-serving diamonds. The data from the fourth grade are not impressive, simply because (I suspect) the students are entering fourth grade from the traditional public school system. Over the years, with support from the SJS team, the scores increase into the 90th percentile. It came to my attention that SJS has one of the highest test scores in the state or OR. If quantitative measures like test scores don't impress you, the school is programs and structure are designed to build character, humility, and respect for others. The students are required to perform community service, instilling the importance of giving back to the community, a quality extremely rare in public schools. The only unfortunate thing I found was that only 88 students can attend, a number that should be increased because they have proved their worth.

- submitted by a community member
January 11, 2013
This school is a diamond in the rough, even through low funding the school thrives.

- submitted by a parent
March 04, 2011
I commented in 2010 when my daughter was in her 3rd year at SJS. I'm commenting now because I didn't see any 2011 comments. My daughter is now in her 4th year at SJS. She still LOVES the school. The school seems to be on track for continuous improvement. It just keeps getting better and better. BTW - 5 stars isn't enough for the 'Principal'/Executive Director. She deserves waaaayyy more than that.

- submitted by a parent
December 04, 2010
Really great place to send your child to school. I don't think there is a better school in the county.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2010
I am a student at the Sheridan Japanese School and I have enjoyed all my years here! The teachers help you not only succeed academically but succeed personally. The teachers are wonderful but there is a high turnover rate. This school is especially wonderful for elementary and middle grades

- submitted by a student
April 27, 2010
Very positive!!! My child loves school and is very proud of where he attends school.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2010
SJS provides the most committed and engaged school atmosphere I have ever had any contact with. Our son thrives in this environment and has exceeded our wildest dreams as far as school is concerned. The staff make the school what it is and I am grateful for each one of them.

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2010
My daughter is now in her third year at SJS. She comes home and says, 'I love my school.' SJS is a truly great school. The teachers are caring, professional and enthusiastic. The SJS Board is hard working and dedicated, the parents of students put in a lot of volunteer time and the Educational Director - I know that this web site has to average all reviews across the years because on a scale of 1 to 5 she would be 100. I've never seen someone so caring, dedicated and effective. If you are a parent who cares about your child's education and is willing to put in some time to contribute to it, come and join us at Sheridan Japanese School.

- submitted by a parent
November 29, 2009
i go to this school and it is amazing and friendly. its like a big happy family.

- submitted by a student
no rating October 16, 2009
I love how we're like a family.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 07, 2009
The Sheridan Japanese school is an outstanding school for many reasons. The students feel a family type atmosphere and are actually tought how to study, not just take tests. The multy grade style is also good for it helps teach the students to teach others by help younger children. All the student that attend the school leave it with a very well rounded education that is better suited for the real world.

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2009
I love that my daughter is learning Japanese and the academics are great

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2009
I love that my daughter is being challenged at school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
The Sheridan Japanese School offers our students academic excellence taught by highly motivated teachers. My student is thriving in the small school environment.

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2009
Its all about the students and family being a community of learning. Everyone is held accountable to bring out thier full potential. Its a great school!

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2009
The Sheridan Japanese school is a great school, the commitment level of the teachers to the students is phenominal! It is all about the kids and making them successful learners.

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2009
Sheridan Japanese School helps every student discover their strengths through the efforts of a very supportive staff, school council, and school board.

- submitted by a community member
September 25, 2009
High standards, caring environment, creative, involved and thoughtful staff.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 25, 2009
I love the diversity that this school offers. And Im kept up to date as to what my child is learning and were he needs help. They are truly there to challenge their students to be the best they can be.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 25, 2009
The Director and the staff are doing an incredible job in upholding our mission, supporting the success of each individual student while maintaining the highest level of academic and behavirol standards.

- submitted by a community member
September 25, 2009
High expectation, accountability and they truely care about the success of each student

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 25, 2009
The Sheridan Japanese School combines a commitment to academic excellence with high behavioral standards and a focus educating our children to be citizens of the world through education in a different culture and language--a distinct challenge in a rural school like ours. But what makes the school truly special, almost magical is the success of our multi-age environment, in which children of all ages study side-by-side and everyone is made to feel part of the SJS family.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 25, 2009
Since we started at this school last year, my child has become more motivated to study, she's been given more challenging work, and she's become a more confident student. We are really happy with this school.

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2009
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- submitted by a student
September 25, 2009
It is the best school for my children. They have not learned as much in any other school they have attended. They love it!

- submitted by a parent
February 03, 2009
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March 10, 2008
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May 29, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
February 25, 2007
This is a wonderful school with a great curriculum. More extra curricular activities would be great, but we would need an actual budget for that.

- submitted by a student
February 14, 2007
I have 3 children at this school in different grades and learning levels.I think this school meets each of my children's individual needs.The Japanese school is not for everyone but we are very glad for it.It takes a lot of volunteer hours to make a Charter School work.I appreciate everyones efforts to offer a better education in this town.

- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2006
I am a senior at the Sheridan Japanese School and the President of Student Council. I love this school because of the openness and the environment. This school provides an avenue of relaxed learning and less of pressured performance. As the grades range from 4-12 all of the students learn the essential skills of interacting with other students of different ages and grade levels. I am also fond of my teachers and I have found that because of the small numbers of students the teacher-student relationship will often transcend that of the traditional and enter the realm of friendship. Free thinking and creativity are highly prized at my school and I appreciate everything that this school has done for me an my friends.

- submitted by a student
August 28, 2005
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Sheridan Japanese School
430 SW Monroe St, Sheridan, OR  97378
(503) 843-3400
Last modified Sheridan Japanese School is a Charter school that serves grades 4-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Sheridan Japanese School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 35 reviews. Top