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Sherrod Elementary School

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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.
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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.

About these ratings

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 76% in 2013.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
91%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 75% in 2013.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
89%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
53%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 76% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
89%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 2013.

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2013.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
84%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 Students83%
Female77%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander80%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American65%
White89%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities53%
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Special Education with Accomodation42%

Reading

All Students94%
Female89%
Male99%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American90%
White95%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities59%
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Special Education with Accomodation42%

Writing

All Students90%
Female88%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander80%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American80%
White92%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities76%
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Special Education with Accomodation75%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 Students91%
Female94%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American91%
White93%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities92%
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female90%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American87%
White91%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities53%
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students53%
Female53%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American30%
White62%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities55%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%
Special Education with Accomodation40%

Writing

All Students87%
Female92%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American78%
White91%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities80%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Special Education with Accomodation80%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 Students82%
Female84%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American67%
White85%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities32%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Special Education with Accomodation19%

Reading

All Students89%
Female92%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American77%
White91%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities53%
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Special Education with Accomodation47%

Writing

All Students84%
Female89%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American72%
White87%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities37%
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Special Education with Accomodation29%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 74% 51%
American Indian/Alaska Native 18% 23%
Black 4% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
Hispanic 2% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Two or more races 0% 8%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 35%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Palmer, AK 99645
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