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High School

School Information: Sweet Home High School is a comprehensive school serving approximately 750 students in grades 9 through 12. There are 42 teachers, two counselors, three administrators, a career center supervisor and a swimming pool supervisor working with the students, as well as classroom assistants, custodians, secretaries, and food service personnel.

Academics: 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. We currently offer the ACT (Accessing College Today) program, where students are enrolled at SHHS, but attend classes at LBCC.
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Activities: 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, Swimming and Water Polo. We also have many clubs: Josai, Equestrian Club, Amnesty International Club, FBLA, 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

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Junior High

Junior HighSchool Information: Sweet Home Junior High, built in 1962, is the only junior high school in the Sweet Home School District. Each year it serves approximately 400 seventh and eighth grade students from throughout the District. Our official colors are red and black and our mascot is a tiger.

Extra Curricular Activities: All students at Sweet Home Junior High may participate in the following sports: volleyball, football, girls basketball, boys 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.

After-School Clubs: Sweet Home Junior High offers students the opportunity to participate in a number of interesting after-school clubs. Each year, students can join clubs that focus on bicycles, guitars, drama, outdoor activities, reptiles and art.

Parent Involvement: Sweet Home Junior High is very proud of our parent involvement. Parent volunteers run our "Tiger Den". This student store is open at break and lunch and offers our students healthy snack options. The Parent Teacher Club meets the first Monday of each month at 3:30 p.m. in the library.

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Foster Elementary School

Foster Elementary SchoolNestled 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

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Click here to view Foster Elementary's School Improvement Plan.


Hawthorne Elementary School

HawthorneHawthorne 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.

Current Statistics: Hawthorne serves approximately 350 students from kindergarten through sixth grade. Additionally, there is an afternoon PALs class for kindergarten students, a PALs class offering a life skills program for intermediate students and the Opportunity Room for elementary SED students. Hawthorne also houses the English Language Learner program.

Parent Involvement: 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 scholarships for qualifying students. Parents also provide dedicated volunteer help in the classrooms.

Achievement: The staff at Hawthorne Elementary is dedicated to student success. For the last three school years the ratings from the State Report Cards have continued to improve. In 2004-05, Hawthorne earned a "Strong" overall rating, while in the two previous years the school's overall ratings were "Satisfactory".

School Mascot --- Hawthorne Hornets

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Holley Elementary School

Holley Elementary SchoolAcademics: Holley School prides itself on a strong academic focus. The school received an outstanding rating on its most recent state report card.

History: There has been a Holley School since the first building was constructed 150 years ago in 1855. The current school facility was built in 1948, following a fire that totally destroyed the old building. A recent bond project allowed updates to the heating and lighting systems.

Parent Involvement: 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.

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Click here to view Holley Elementary's School Improvement Plan.


Oak Heights Elementary School

Oak HeightsOak 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".

Current Statistics: Oak Heights serves approximately 320 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.

Parent Involvement: The PTC (Parent Teacher Club) provides funding for field trips, assemblies, playground equipment, reading program incentives and other items needed for the school. Various fundraisers are held including a School Carnival and Silent Auction. This event not only helps raise money, it also allows our students and families a chance to get together and have an enjoyable evening together.

Outdoor School: Oak Heights is partnered with the U.S. Forest Service and the South Santiam Watershed Council to provide 5th grade students an amazing outdoor experience at Camp Tadmor. It is a 3 day event that is an extention of the classroom using a hands-on approach to learning.

Mascot = Mustang

Click here to view Oak Heights Elementary's School Improvement Plan.