SHERIDAN COUNTY EDUCATION
Sheridan County School District #2 serves the Sheridan city area with six elementary schools (K-5), two junior high schools (grades 6-8), and two high schools (grades 9-12). 81% of graduates go on to achieve higher education. The district has been identified as one of the top 100 school districts in the nation, and ranks #1 in the state for highest average Math and English combined test scores (www.schooldigger.com). The district is also in the top 100 districts in the nation in music education.
Sheridan County is also home to two additional award-winning public school districts, three private and parochial schools, and two alternative schools.
Sheridan College offers associate degrees, certificates of completion, and short-term programs for both vocational and traditional courses of study. Students have the option of pursuing upper-level and graduate degrees through agreements with other colleges and universities including the University of Wyoming.
Hathaway Scholarship – Eligible students graduating from Wyoming high schools are rewarded with scholarship money of up to $1600 per semester to attend the University of Wyoming or a Wyoming community college.
Whitney Benefits Student Loans – Sheridan students who need additional assistance or who will be pursuing undergraduate degrees at out-of-state colleges can borrow up to $24,000 interest free through Whitney Benefits, one of over 40 foundations and philanthropic organizations located in Sheridan County. Over the lifetime of the fund, Whitney has loaned over $33.5 million to nearly 5,400 area students.