Sidney High School is a comprehensive college-prep oriented public high school. The school year is divided into two semesters with four 9 week grading periods. The school day runs from 7:30 AM to 2:30 PM; classes are 43 to 45 minutes in length, and the daily schedule includes a 40 minute Intevention/Enrichment period (I/E). Vocational students have the opportunity to attend the Upper Valley Career Center for vocational programs with several vocational programs also housed at SHS. Sidney High School is State accredited in Ohio by the Ohio Department of Education and is a member of the Greater Western Ohio Conference and Ohio High School Athletic Association in athletics. All boys and girls sports are Division 1 with the exception of football, which is Division 2.
Sidney High School has 55 professionally trained certified staff members. Approximately 66% of the teaching staff have masters degrees with over half of these having additional post-graduate work beyond the masters level.
Sidney High School average enrollment is 980, with approximately 200 students attending the Upper Valley Career Center. The average graduating class size is approximately 250 students.
Students at Sidney High School have access to more than 20 College Credit Plus (college-level) and Advanced Placement courses.
Sidney City Schools offers more than 70 extra curricular activities for students from 6th grade on. Sports include: football; boys & girls soccer; boys & girls basketball; boys baseball; girls fast pitch; boys & girls tennis; co-ed track; co-ed bowling; boys & girls swimming; co-ed cross country; girls volleyball; boys wrestling; weight lifting; cheer leading; marching band; and golf. Clubs include: Academia, Mock Trial, Breakfast Club, Key Club, Art Club, FCCLA; Drama Club; Foreign Language Club; Student Government; National Honor Society; DECCA; Chess Club.