Sheridan County, WY Residents Have Top Education Options
PHOTO CREDIT: Brian McCord
You earn extra credit for knowing that Sheridan County’s three public school districts are among the highest achievers in Wyoming. The county is also home to excellent private schools and the well-respected Sheridan College.
Sheridan County School District 1
The district has more than 900 students and serves the communities of Big Horn, Dayton, Parkman and Ranchester. The Wyoming/Montana state line is the district's northern boundary, and District 1 operates on a four-day-a-week class schedule. Its Big Horn High School was recognized in September 2011 by the U.S. Secretary of Education as one of 300 Blue Ribbon Schools across the nation. BHHS is the first Wyoming school since 1992 to receive this distinction.
Sheridan County School District 2
Sheridan County School District 2 has more than 3,100 students enrolled in its nine schools, and serves the communities of Sheridan, Banner, Story, Wolf and Wyarno. Sheridan High School was named one of the nation’s top high schools by Newsweek in 2008, and District 2 is known for its top music programs. Students also score consistently high whenever the statewide PAWS (Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students) evaluation tests are administered.
Sheridan County School District 3
Based in Clearmont, Sheridan County School District 3 is the second smallest school district in the state, with an enrollment of approximately 100 students. It serves the eastern portion of the county, including the rural communities of Arvada, Clearmont and Leiter. Its schools are Arvada Elementary, Clearmont Elementary and Arvada-Clearmont Junior/Senior High. The district is popular with parents for its intimate atmosphere, where staff know the names of all students.
Sheridan County Private Schools
Holy Name Catholic School in Sheridan serves 120 students in grades pre-K through 8. and is known for its strong academic core classes in mathematics, reading and writing. Other private schools in Sheridan County include Martin Luther Grammar School, Three Peaks Christian School and Normative Services Inc. (NSI) Academy. NSI offers residential treatment and educational services to Wyoming’s adolescents with behavioral and emotional problems.
Sheridan College offers associate of arts, fine arts, science and applied science degrees along with certificate programs. The college consists of a main campus in Sheridan, a commuter campus in Gillette, and outreach centers in Buffalo, Kaycee and Wright. Sheridan College also provides classes via the Internet.