Award Year: 2017

Sheridan Junior High School

500 Lewis Street
Sheridan, WY, 82801-4310

(307) 672-9745

Mr. Mitch Craft, Principal at time of Nomination

Mrs. Rebecca Adsit, Current Principal

Title I School

Sheridan County School District #2

School Website


The fundamental purpose of Sheridan Junior High School is to ENSURE that ALL students LEARN.

Student Demographics
  • White: 91%
  • Hispanic: 4%
  • Native American: 2%
  • Two or more races: 3%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 39%
Sheridan Junior High School students examine evidence in Mrs. Ellis's Social Studies class.

Sheridan Junior High School students examine evidence in Mrs. Ellis's Social Studies class.

The Sheridan Junior High School student body is comprised of 830 students in grades 6-8. The Sheridan community is economically diverse, with over 35% of SJHS students qualifying for free or reduced lunch. SJHS overlooks Sheridan's historic downtown and students benefit greatly from its central location. Many community organizations assist the school in meeting the needs of our students within and beyond the school setting. Our community is blessed with support and financial resources offered by many non-profit organizations and private foundations. Sheridan has maintained its small town atmosphere; it is a community that looks out for its citizens and its kids.

SJHS is, above all, a collaborative community of educators with the singular purpose of ensuring that all students learn. The collective focus on student learning at SJHS is driven through systematic team collaboration. Content teams focus on the four critical questions of a professional learning community. Through this model, every team embeds opportunities for individualized instruction connected to essential outcomes. This framework has moved the school well beyond a one-size-fits-all approach to one that meets the needs of learners and challenges every student at the appropriate level.

SJHS is a 1:1 school. Every student utilizes a Chromebook and teachers proactively engage students through tech tools that enhance student learning. After school programming builds student capacity and challenges students. In addition to excellent athletics programs, including interscholastic competition, our school offers a wide variety of after school programs focused on STEM and the arts.