We are Air Force and move a lot, but my daughter has always excelled in school. She was in gifted classes for 1st and 2nd grade in Tampa. We came here and she immediately started having problems. Her 3rd and 4th grade classes were so full of troubled students with behavioral problems that she has not received a good education or been challenged academically in two years. Teachers are too busy dealing with bad kids to spend time with the good ones. We are transferring next year and until they do some redistricting, I wouldn't recommend this school to anyone.
Due to recent redistricting, over half of this school's students are economically challenged residents of a poor neighborhood directly across the street. These kids tend to have more behavioral issues and so teachers spend most of the day reprimanding trouble makers instead of teaching lesson plans or life lessons like honesty or integrity. I often feel like my 4th grade daughter is just in a day care program with no real learning or social benefits. She has also picked up several bad habits from her classmates since attending this school.
Let me start out by saying that my Son has been going to Sherwood since kindergarten and has missed the very basics. He is now in forth grade and was retained in third due to a lack of compression. He has had a great third grade teacher the second time around but they are now trying to put him into fifth and he struggles with forth grade. His current teacher is lazy, doesn't test the children weekly like the other teachers and rarely checks his work. During the first night of parent teacher night she stated that " i don't want to grade 21 papers". I have had enough and I'm going to be putting him in a private school. Thoroughly disgusted!
Our neighborhood got rezoned from Longleaf to Sherwood. We protested at the school board meeting but to no avail. Reluctantly our daughter went to Sherwood for 3rd grade. Contrary to our fears she loves Sherwood. The teachers are very nice. The principal and vice principal are excellent. She is having a much better time here than in Longleaf. Thank you Sherwood.
I have recently moved out of the area and I truly miss the great teachers and the wonderful atmosphere for the students and the very young children. Thank you Sherwood Staff ! Keep up the good work 'A' School
Sherwood has wonderful Teachers who are always with smiles on their faces and wonderful attitudes. This in turn pass down to the students and the students feel completely cared for. However, several times my kids experienced uncooked chicken nuggets from the cafeteria.