Sylvan Hills High School

Sylvan Hills High School

10 May 2023 / by Crystal Brown

About Sylvan Hills High School

Sylvan Hills High School is an accredited public high school located in the city of Sherwood, Arkansas. It is part of the Pulaski County Special School District and serves grades 9-12. The school was established in 1958 and has a long history of academic excellence. The school offers a wide variety of courses, including Advanced Placement (AP) classes, college preparatory classes, and a variety of elective courses.
The school has an active student body, with a variety of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. Sylvan Hills High School also offers a variety of athletic programs, including football, basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, tennis, and track and field. The school has a strong focus on student achievement and offers students the opportunity to take part in a variety of extracurricular activities.
Sylvan Hills High School is committed to providing students with a safe and supportive learning environment. The school has a variety of resources to support students, including a guidance and counseling department, a library and media center, and a health services department. The school also has a strong focus on college and career readiness, with an emphasis on preparing students for post-secondary education and the workforce.

Address:

484 Bear Paw Rd
Sherwood, AR 72120

Phone:

(501) 833-1100

Site:

www.pcssd.org

Grades:

9 – 12

Enrollment:

1,473 students

Overview Sylvan Hills High School

Sylvan Hills High School serves 1,473 students in grades 9-12.
Sylvan Hills High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Arkansas for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 16% (which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 29% (which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year.
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 40% (majority Black).

Verdict on Sylvan Hills High School

Sylvan Hills High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 993 schools in Arkansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.The diversity score of Sylvan Hills High School is 0.60, 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.

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