New High School Construction

The bond will support replacing Sherwood High School with a new high school on a new site to accommodate future growth, significantly increase the size of athletic fields for schools and community use, and reduce the District's reliance on portable classroom buildings.

The new high school, targeted for completion in 2020, will address overcrowding at the existing high school, while keeping Sherwood a one-high school community for the foreseeable future. The existing high school site will become one middle school to serve the entire community. 

(Current Concept Site Plan; not final design for new high school 11/09/17)


New information regarding the design and construction of the
new high school is posted below.

  • Progress Video - New High School Site
    Progress continues at the site for the new Sherwood high school.  Please see the most recent aerial video taken on September 9, 2018.

    SHS Orbit 20180909.mp4

    Posted Sep 19, 2018, 11:12 AM by Summer Bowman
  • Moving Dirt!
    Excavation work officially started at the new Sherwood high school site on July 20, 2018.  A special thank you to the entire bond team for all the hard work to get to this point.  And of course THANK YOU to all the Sherwood voters for making this possible.  This is just the beginning of an amazing new high school.

    SHS Video.mp4

    Posted Sep 19, 2018, 11:12 AM by Summer Bowman

    In November 2016 the Sherwood School District passed a Capital Improvement Bond; the largest project being a new high school that will open in the fall of 2020. Another key component is the transformation of several schools, to new levels, in order to offer the District additional capacity at all levels. The existing high school will become a middle school; Laurel Ridge Middle School will become an elementary school; and Sherwood Middle School will house what is now Hopkins Elementary. We are very intentional about referring to those changes as transformations, because they are about so much more than altering the existing buildings. They are about rethinking what one middle school can “look” like -- how we can create a model where students are still known, and where there is still a smaller school “feel.” The transformations are about reimagining what can be with respect to elementary schools, and the students and staff within them, flourishing in new locations. To that end, we have been working with three Transformation Visioning Advisory Committees (TVACs), comprised of parents, certified staff, classified staff, Board members, and administrators – all serving in advisory roles to the District. The three advisory committees are the (1) Sherwood High School transformation to the new middle school, (2) Sherwood Middle School transformation to Hopkins Elementary, and (3) Laurel Ridge Middle School transformation to an elementary. Thank you to all who are serving, and to all who expressed an interest in being a part of this work.

    The very first TVAC meeting was held in early May, and focused on the work relative to transforming the current high school into a middle school. This particular TVAC wrapped-up their last meeting in early June. As we shift into the summer months, the second and third TVACs are both getting ready to kick-off their first meetings on June 14, and continue through the summer and fall months. The District is looking forward to beginning that important work! The District website has a section devoted solely to the 2016 Capital Improvement Bond, and will also include the transformation work. We hope you will visit that site frequently in order to stay current on all of the exciting work taking place.
    Posted Jun 21, 2018, 3:20 PM by Summer Bowman
  • Sherwood High School -- Groundbreaking Ceremony!

    The sun was shining bright on the morning of June 12th as the Sherwood School District (SSD) broke ground for the new high school. SSD students and staff, along with members from the community, local city officials, and partners from BRIC Architecture, Cornerstone MG, and Skanska Construction, united for this extraordinary day.

    The groundbreaking ceremony included remarks from Superintendent Heather Cordie, Mayor Keith Mays, School Board Chair Eric Campbell, Master of Ceremonies Jack Scypinski, 2018-19 SHS Associated Student Body President Shaurya Gaur, and 2017-18 SHS Freshman Class President Ainsley Holloway. The morning also featured amazing performances by the fantastic Sherwood High School Drumline, and the crowd-pleasing Mixolydians. As Scypinski pointed out in his speech, the City of Sherwood has not seen a groundbreaking for a high school since the 1960’s -- we stand here today to literally make history!

    The new high school, which will be funded by the District's 2016 bond measure, has a projected cost of about $186 million and is targeted to open to students in the fall of 2020. The performing arts center will have a capacity of 600 people, more than double the current center's capacity. The general capacity of the new school will be higher, as the existing high school has about 1,700 students. The new high school's common areas are being designed to accommodate 2,400 students; although to start, classrooms will fit just 2,000 students.

    The groundbreaking celebration symbolizes the community’s solid commitment to education for Sherwood students – a great place for all kids. For those who were unable to attend, or would like a second look, please view our Groundbreaking Ceremony – Sherwood High School Program and Featured Video.

    Posted Jun 21, 2018, 3:13 PM by Summer Bowman
  • Skanska Presentation
    Skanska hosted an Ice Cream Social on May 30, 2018 for the Sherwood Community and presented on the new high school project.  The Skanska team discussed construction schedule, anticipated construction activities, traffic notifications and over all construction expectations.  See here, to view Skanska's entire presentation. 

    Posted Jun 5, 2018, 10:32 AM by Summer Bowman
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Photos and Video

New photos/videos related to construction of the new high school
will be posted here as they are made available.