Sweet Home High School is a comprehensive school serving approximately 700 students in grades 9 through 12. There are 41 teachers, 3 counselors, 3 administrators, a student success center supervisor and a swimming pool supervisor working with the students, as well as classroom assistants, custodians, secretaries, and food service personnel.
Sweet Home High School prides itself on maintaining a wide variety of offerings for our students. These include auto, metal, and wood shops, art, both vocal and instrumental music, family and consumer studies, business and Spanish, as well as all the core subjects. SHHS offers advanced and college credit classes as well. Students may take AP classes in government, U.S. History, and English. We also offer many classes in connection with LBCC’s College Now program where students take classes here and get credit from LBCC as well.
Students at SHHS can also participate in a number of co-curricular activities while here. We have 13 different sports: Baseball, Softball, Football, Basketball, Volleyball, Cheer, Soccer, Golf, Track, Cross Country, Dance, and Swimming. We also have many clubs: Josai, Equestrian Club, Book Club, Art Club, Forestry Club, student government and Key Club. The faculty and staff at Sweet Home High School work hard to provide our students with activities and opportunities in which to be involved and have a good experience while in high school.
Mascot – Husky
Colors – Green and Gold
Sweet Home Junior High, built in 1962, is the only junior high school in the Sweet Home School District. Each year we serve nearly 400 seventh and eighth grade students throughout the District. Beginning in the Fall of 2018, the Junior High will undergo structural renovations to improve school security and technology improvements to develop 21st century skills.
Extra Curricular Activities:
All students at Sweet Home Junior High may participate in the following sports: volleyball, football, basketball, wrestling, dance team and track. Student athletes must maintain a 2.0 GPA and have no F’s in order to participate in contests.
Sweet Home Junior High offers students the opportunity to participate in a number of interesting after-school clubs. Each term different clubs are offered; in the past we’ve offered clubs about bicycles, guitars, drama, outdoor activities, reptiles and art.
Parents interested in volunteering at the Junior High can contact the office at 541-367-7187.
Mascot – Tiger
Colors – Red and White
Nestled among the lower Cascades, just east of Sweet Home, is Foster Elementary School. Our caring and professional staff take seriously the charge to prepare students to meet state benchmarks in learning and to be active participants in the twenty-first century.
Mascot – Fox
Hawthorne Elementary is one of the larger elementary schools in Sweet Home. It is located one block south of Highway 20, east of Sweet Home High School.
Hawthorne serves approximately 356 students from kindergarten through sixth grade. Additionally, there is an all day PALs (practical academic life skills) class offering a life skills program for primary and intermediate students.
Hawthorne Elementary has a very active and supportive PTC program. The PTC has provided funding in many areas directly supporting our students. This includes funding for class field trips, new playground equipment, and classroom needs. Parents also provide dedicated volunteer help in the classrooms.
The staff at Hawthorne Elementary is dedicated to student success. For the last three school years the ratings from the State Report Card have continued to improve. The Hawthorne Family strives to create an environment where there is success for every student.
Mascot – Hornets
Holley School prides itself on a strong academic focus, promoting growth mindset.
There has been a Holley School since the first building was constructed over 150 years ago in 1855. The current school facility was built in 1948, following a fire that totally destroyed the old building. Currently upgrades are in the works for safety and security.
The Parent-Teacher Club meets monthly and is very active in supporting the school. The Club has fundraisers that provide many enrichment opportunities for students such and allowed us to acquire additional technology, library books and other instructional supplies. Parents, grandparents and other community volunteers give their time in many ways, including helping in the classrooms, administering the fluoride rinse program, and helping in the school greenhouse.
Mascot – Hawk
Oak Heights Elementary
Oak Heights School was built in 1948 and is located at the top of 6th Avenue and Elm Street in a location that was previously called “Crystal Springs”.
Oak Heights Mission Statement:
Working together to provide a welcoming environment, allowing students to recognize and optimize their full potential.
Oak Heights Vision Statement:
We believe that the most promising strategy for achieving the mission of our school is to develop our capacity to function as a professional learning community. We envision a school in which staff:
- Work together—interdependently—in collaborative teams
- Seek and implement promising strategies for improving student learning on continuous basis
- Monitor each student’s progress on a frequent basis
- Demonstrate a personal commitment to the academic success and general well-being of each student
Oak Heights serves approximately 310 students from kindergarten through sixth grade. Additionally, there is a Title I Program to provide reading and math support, and the Opportunity Room which offers specialized behavior instruction for specific students.
The PTC (Parent Teacher Club) provides two things for Oak Heights: fun and fundraising. Fundraising goes towards field trips, assemblies, playground equipment, reading program incentives and other items needed for the school. Various fundraisers are held including a Jog-a-thon, Talent Show, and School Carnival. These events not only help raise money, they also allow our students and families a chance to get together and have an enjoyable evening together.
Oak Heights is partnered with the U.S. Forest Service and the South Santiam Watershed Council to provide 6th grade students an amazing outdoor experience at Camp Tadmor. It is a 3 day event that is an extension of the classroom using a hands-on approach to learning.
Mascot – Mustang