Sheridan: Learning

K-12 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 ( 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.

Post-Secondary Education

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.

Educational Funding

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.



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