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Sherwood Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 466 students

 

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Posted August 3, 2011

I love this school. The teachers are very patient, kind and caring. My kids have been going to this school since kindergarten and wouldnt have it any other way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2009

The teachers are professional and seem to really care about their studens. Very low teacher turnover at this school. The principal works well with his staff and parents. We have had a good experience so far.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2008

My husband (now 52 years of age) attended Sherwood; my children 27 & 24 attended Sherwood and now I have grandchildren at Sherwood. This is and always has been a fantastic school. I am proud of the staff and the students associated with this great school. On several occasions as a class chaperone or as a visitor for lunch, I have been made welcome and look forward to my next trip to your school. Mrs. Elleard's 1st grade class is a fantastic place to begin your education in our public school systems. She has such control of her students and they are able to view learning as the positive experience it is meant to be. At Christmas 2007, Mrs. Elleards 1st grade class made the cutest reindeer Christmas ornaments for our Christmas tree at the Southwest Branch of the public library. We will treasure them forever. Thank-You from our staff at the Southwest Library.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2007

So far, we love the school ! [Our son] loves it too. The teachers have been great since we recently moved from out of town and he has been accepted just as if he has been there since Kindergarten.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2007

My son went to Sherwood right after leaving the Dept. of Defense schools. We then moved overseas, and we returned..right back to Sherwood. It is a family environment, and the best place for a transitioning military child. I would recommend Sherwood to anybody.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2005

Two of my daughters went to Sherwood for their Kindergarten and 3rd grade years. We moved back home after only a year of living in Phenix City. The biggest thing I missed about Phenix City, was the school! We are enrolled in a great school now (the same one I went to as a child), but I find myself consistantly telling everyone how Sherwood does things and believe it or not, our school has adopted several ideas I brought back with me from Sherwood. The teaching staff was great,the school was great, and never have I ever seen such parent involvement as at Sherwood. Their PTO is very involved with the school and I think that is a very big and important attribute to Sherwood's success. All I can say is: if you are looking into schools before you move to this area, DON'T WORRY! You've found the best! S.Moore
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2003

Sherwood is a wonderful environment for a child to learn. The teachers care about the children and about their futures. The principal uplifts the children and makes sure each one feels appreciated for what they do. Our son's teacher, Miss Rhoades is wonderful. She is concerned about their education and their discipline. Sherwood is a bright light for your child's future.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
82%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 82% in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 93% in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
75%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Math

All Students70%
Female82%
Male57%
Black56%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White75%
Free lunch eligible75%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%
Poverty76%
Not poverty59%

Reading

All Students84%
Female100%
Male68%
Black69%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Free lunch eligible84%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
Poverty85%
Not poverty83%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Math

All Students66%
Female63%
Male69%
Black52%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White73%
Free lunch eligible65%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant66%
Poverty67%
Not poverty65%

Reading

All Students89%
Female94%
Male85%
Black84%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Free lunch eligible89%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Poverty91%
Not poverty86%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Math

All Students87%
Female92%
Male83%
Black71%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Free lunch eligible85%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Poverty85%
Not poverty90%

Reading

All Students83%
Female82%
Male84%
Black76%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Free lunch eligible74%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Poverty78%
Not poverty90%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
72%
Scale: % level 3 or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama Science Assessment (ASA) to test students in grades 5 and 7 in science. The ASA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 3.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Science

All Students71%
Female74%
Male70%
Black57%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White82%
Free lunch eligible62%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant71%
Poverty68%
Not poverty76%
Scale: % level 3 or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama Science Assessment (ASA) to test students in grades 5 and 7 in science. The ASA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 3.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 63% 58%
Black 26% 34%
Hispanic 6% 5%
Two or more races 4% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 66%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mr Curtis Daniel Barber
Fax number
  • (334) 298-9429

Resources

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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906 Idle Hour Dr
Phenix City, AL 36867
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