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Sherrod Elementary School

Public | 3-5 | 460 students

 

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Posted January 29, 2012

My daughter has gone to this school for 3 years. She has always done well. The school does a lot to have after school family fun nights, movie night, arts and crafts night, and before and after school activities such as guitar lessons and knitting, a family knitathon, and after school bus shuttles kids to swim lessons once a week if you enroll. In addition to that, my daughter comes home with a homework packet every week. She has hard spelling words and math that she needs my help with. I love it because she is being challenged. Parents get a letter to initial every week for missing work. Kids have incentives for reading 4 books every quarter, neon bowling ore ice skating. This school is everything I expect and more. Also, there are minorities here but I have never witnessed any racial problems. Just thought I would throw that in there because it might be important for someone. The only problem is that they almost never have snow days. The wind can be downing power lines and the lights in the school flicker but they still have school. Occasionally they have weather optional days if you choose to keep your child home it's excused. They have indoor recess when extremely cold.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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 75% in 2011.

172 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
92%

2008

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2011.

173 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
89%

2008

 
 
85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2011.

173 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
88%

2008

 
 
83%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2011.

141 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
85%

2008

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2011.

142 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
88%

2008

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2011.

141 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
63%

2008

 
 
59%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 76% in 2011.

142 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
89%

2008

 
 
89%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

154 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
78%

2008

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2011.

155 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
89%

2008

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 75% in 2011.

155 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
86%

2008

 
 
81%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

All Students85%
Female88%
Male82%
Black>=60%
Asian/Pacific Islander>=60%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American72%
White86%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities59%
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female93%
Male87%
Black>=60%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American67%
White93%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities63%
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students86%
Female91%
Male80%
Black>=60%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American61%
White88%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities59%
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

All Students84%
Female79%
Male91%
Black>=60%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American>=80%
White84%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities52%
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female85%
Male81%
Black57%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American82%
White87%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities32%
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students57%
Female48%
Male67%
Black<=40%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American53%
White64%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities12%
Students without disabilities66%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students78%
Female79%
Male78%
Black>=60%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American>=80%
White78%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities32%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

All Students85%
Female84%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic>=75%
Multiracial>=75%
Native American62%
White88%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities59%
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students92%
Female92%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic>=75%
Multiracial>=75%
Native American77%
White93%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities74%
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students88%
Female92%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic>=75%
Multiracial>=75%
Native American77%
White88%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities66%
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 76% 52%
American Indian/Alaska Native 13% 23%
Black 3% 4%
Hispanic 3% 6%
Two or more races 3% 7%
Asian 1% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 33%N/A38%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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