Sheldon High

Summary:

Sheldon High is a public high school located in Sacramento, California, serving grades 9-12 with a total enrollment of 2,492 students. The school is part of the Elk Grove Unified School District, which is ranked 574 out of 1,560 districts in California and has a 3-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Sheldon High consistently performs above the Elk Grove Unified School District and the state of California in academic assessments, with higher percentages of students proficient or better in Smarter Balanced Assessments for English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics. The school also outperforms the district and state in the California Science Test (CAST) for 11th grade students. Sheldon High has maintained high graduation rates, with a 95.0% four-year graduation rate in the 2022-2023 school year, significantly higher than the district and state averages. Conversely, the school's dropout rate of 2.2% in 2022-2023 is lower than the district and state. Sheldon High has a diverse student population, with a significant representation of Asian, Hispanic, and African American students, which is a key differentiating factor compared to some of the nearby schools, such as Rio Cazadero High (Continuation), Calvine High, and Nathaniel S. Colley Senior High.

Sheldon High's performance on various student group metrics is noteworthy, with a 5-star rating for English Language Learner students and a 4-star rating for Low Socioeconomic Status students in 2022-2023. While the school has maintained a consistent level of academic excellence over the years, with a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger for the majority of the past decade, there are areas for improvement, such as addressing racial equity and chronic absenteeism, which has increased from 6.7% in 2018-2019 to 15.9% in 2022-2023.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 8333 Kingsbridge Dr.
       Sacramento, CA  95829-6085


(916) 681-7500

District: Elk Grove Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
520th of 2,346 California High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $6,634 Help


Feeder schools for Sheldon High:

Elementary:    Arthur C. Butler Elementary
    Maeola E. Beitzel Elementary
    Mary Tsukamoto Elementary
    Robert J. Fite Elementary
Middle:    T. R. Smedberg Middle

Student/teacher ratio:  22.7 Help
Number of students:  2,492

Racial breakdown:

Asian:
40.8%
Hispanic:
26.0%
African American:
12.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  43.4% Help


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Compare Details Sheldon High ranks better than 77.8% of high schools in California. It also ranks 5th among 13 ranked high schools in the Elk Grove Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 67.29. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Sheldon High freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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The high school dropout rate measures the percentage of students who do not complete their high school education.
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Sheldon High is diverse. Racial makeup is: Asian (40.8%), Hispanic (26%), African American (12.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 43.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Sheldon High is 22.7. 11 high schools in the Elk Grove Unified School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Sheldon High is $6,634. 10 high schools in the Elk Grove Unified School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Sheldon High:

SchoolDigger ranks Sheldon High 520th of 2346 California public high schools. (See Sheldon High in the ranking list.)

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Elk Grove Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Elk Grove Unified 574th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Sheldon High

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Rank History for all students at Sheldon High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 59.95 341st 1653 79.4%
2005 60.17 411th 1901 78.4%
2006 57.49 519th 1968 73.6%
2007 57.95 499th 2063 75.8%
2008 54.86 570th 2117 73.1%
2009 60.91 448th 2238 80.0%
2010 61.74 472nd 2281 79.3%
2011 66.35 369th 2367 84.4%
2012 60.90 519th 2354 78.0%
2013 65.42 411th 2426 83.1%
2015 75.41 446th 1994 77.6%
2016 76.99 429th 2039 79.0%
2017 73.70 527th 2021 73.9%
2018 56.46 876th 2017 56.6%
2019 71.28 511th 2133 76.0%
2021 72.68 318th 1290 75.3%
2022 74.77 455th 2123 78.6%
2023 67.29 517th 2335 77.9%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Sheldon High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 17.69 311th 366 15.0%
2019 29.89 314th 422 25.6%
2022 49.46 271st 515 47.4%
2023 26.03 538th 780 31.0%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Sheldon High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 55.61 256th 938 72.7%
2019 84.25 53rd 941 94.4%
2021 96.44 11th 467 97.6%
2022 55.15 259th 1044 75.2%
2023 62.71 116th 1315 91.2%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Sheldon High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 34.91 822nd 1539 46.6%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Sheldon High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 55.79 812th 1862 56.4%
2019 73.09 414th 1937 78.6%
2021 72.99 253rd 1126 77.5%
2022 83.67 221st 1943 88.6%
2023 70.02 422nd 2237 81.1%
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Rank History for Female students at Sheldon High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 60.32 716th 1760 59.3%
2019 69.04 479th 1833 73.9%
2021 64.43 338th 1054 67.9%
2022 75.99 381st 1858 79.5%
2023 70.88 437th 2106 79.2%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Sheldon High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 26.20 782nd 1052 25.7%
2019 35.62 632nd 1117 43.4%
2021 40.10 288th 555 48.1%
2022 50.68 381st 1161 67.2%
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Rank History for Male students at Sheldon High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 47.46 967th 1834 47.3%
2019 67.08 537th 1880 71.4%
2021 74.11 268th 1122 76.1%
2022 69.56 505th 1916 73.6%
2023 61.03 588th 2195 73.2%
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Rank History for Asian students at Sheldon High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 14.40 505th 581 13.1%
2019 25.96 457th 582 21.5%
2022 34.96 410th 581 29.4%
2023 33.19 505th 727 30.5%
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Rank History for African American students at Sheldon High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 40.81 327th 582 43.8%
2019 65.56 149th 592 74.8%
2022 56.90 176th 522 66.3%
2023 41.68 376th 713 47.3%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Sheldon High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 40.03 1101st 1742 36.8%
2019 56.92 705th 1814 61.1%
2022 70.17 428th 1861 77.0%
2023 60.32 594th 2132 72.1%
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Rank History for Pacific Islander students at Sheldon High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 96.30 1st 14 92.9%
2023 90.79 2nd 35 94.3%
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Rank History for White students at Sheldon High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 40.67 745th 1173 36.5%
2019 65.11 412th 1222 66.3%
2022 64.40 397th 1204 67.0%
2023 54.69 523rd 1424 63.3%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: California Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Sheldon High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1998 579 129 201 160 17 n/a n/a 0 1086
1999 940 221 317 246 32 n/a n/a 0 1756
2000 1304 323 470 333 37 n/a n/a 0 2467
2001 1387 343 544 369 41 n/a n/a 0 2684
2002 1440 354 697 444 40 n/a n/a 0 2975
2003 1440 354 697 444 40 n/a n/a 0 2975
2004 1481 409 854 482 43 n/a n/a 0 3269
2005 1432 437 923 519 41 n/a n/a 17 3369
2006 1150 453 908 498 29 n/a n/a 0 3038
2007 971 405 829 445 26 n/a n/a 93 2769
2008 766 442 780 455 18 n/a n/a 0 2461
2009 667 442 744 445 18 40 108 0 2464
2010 642 455 749 442 15 36 70 0 2409
2011 605 438 754 464 12 38 68 0 2379
2012 562 395 748 490 18 45 82 0 2340
2013 565 373 757 497 18 47 99 0 2356
2014 494 356 762 541 12 37 140 0 2342
2015 442 326 764 556 12 34 151 0 2285
2016 409 331 788 578 10 35 171 0 2322
2017 389 327 854 599 11 31 178 0 2389
2018 395 322 907 612 9 30 196 0 2471
2019 394 354 941 611 8 29 186 0 2523
2020 401 351 976 633 12 32 183 0 2588
2021 367 326 1003 669 17 39 177 0 2598
2022 337 312 1006 667 19 46 178 0 2565
2023 287 301 1017 647 17 45 178 0 2492

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Sheldon High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1998 1086 53.0 20.5 19.5
1999 1756 76.6 22.9 21.5
2000 2467 108.7 22.7 15.1
2001 2684 119.1 22.5 17.5
2002 2975 126.0 23.6 21.7
2003 2975 126.0 23.6 21.7
2004 3269 132.8 24.6 22.9
2005 3369 137.4 24.5 27.4
2006 3038 123.5 24.6 30.3
2007 2769 117.0 23.7 40.8
2008 2461 126.4 19.5 45.7
2009 2464 103.7 20.6 48.2
2010 2409 104.0 23.1 53.5
2011 2379 n/a n/a 50.8
2012 2340 101.6 23.0 n/a
2013 2356 96.8 24.3 55.5
2014 2342 110.0 21.2 50.3
2015 2285 111.0 20.5 58.5
2016 2322 112.0 20.7 58.4
2017 2389 113.3 21.0 56.5
2018 2471 109.1 22.6 58.7
2019 2523 109.4 23.0 57
2020 2588 n/a n/a 55
2021 2598 108.5 23.9 46.8
2022 2565 102.4 25.0 41.1
2023 2492 109.6 22.7 43.4

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Sheldon High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1998 1086 53.0 20.5 19.5
1999 1756 76.6 22.9 21.5
2000 2467 108.7 22.7 15.1
2001 2684 119.1 22.5 17.5
2002 2975 126.0 23.6 21.7
2003 2975 126.0 23.6 21.7
2004 3269 132.8 24.6 22.9
2005 3369 137.4 24.5 27.4
2006 3038 123.5 24.6 30.3
2007 2769 117.0 23.7 40.8
2008 2461 126.4 19.5 45.7
2009 2464 103.7 20.6 48.2
2010 2409 104.0 23.1 53.5
2011 2379 n/a n/a 50.8
2012 2340 101.6 23.0 n/a
2013 2356 96.8 24.3 55.5
2014 2342 110.0 21.2 50.3
2015 2285 111.0 20.5 58.5
2016 2322 112.0 20.7 58.4
2017 2389 113.3 21.0 56.5
2018 2471 109.1 22.6 58.7
2019 2523 109.4 23.0 57
2020 2588 n/a n/a 55
2021 2598 108.5 23.9 46.8
2022 2565 102.4 25.0 41.1
2023 2492 109.6 22.7 43.4

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Sheldon High

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $6,634

Data source: California Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Sheldon High

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 511th of 2133 High schoolsRanks 517th of 2335 High schools
 1.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Sheldon High)67.157.1
 10%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Elk Grove Unified)62.956.6
 6.3%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)57.355.4
 1.9%
11th Grade Mathematics (Sheldon High)3528.5
 6.5%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Elk Grove Unified)40.234.1
 6.1%
   11th Grade Mathematics (California)32.227.4
 4.9%
12th Grade Science (Sheldon High)24.737.1
 12.4%
   12th Grade Science (Elk Grove Unified)27.533.5
 6%
   12th Grade Science (California)25.626.8
 1.2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students25232492
 1.2%
African American354301
 15%
American Indian817
 112.5%
Asian9411017
 8.1%
Hispanic611647
 5.9%
Pacific Islander2945
 55.2%
White394287
 27.2%
Two or More Races186178
 4.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients57%43.4%
 13.7%


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Students at Sheldon High are 41% Asian, 26% Hispanic, 12% African American, 12% White, 7% Two or more races, 2% Pacific Islander.

In the 2022-23 school year, 2,492 students attended Sheldon High.

Sheldon High ranks 520th of 2346 California high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.


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