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Sherman Elementary School

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Posted November 24, 2013

I have sent all of my kids here since my 17 year old was in kindergarten. Aside from the woman who led the friendship club in (08 or 09 ) I have never had any problems with this school.. I think my 2nd grade son has a great teacher , whom he had last year as well (Mrs Knutson) my complaint is with the new rules on holiday party's etc.. I think all the kids look forward to the holiday fun and I strongly disagree with taking That away from them!! I am in the process of finding a new school to send my kids..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

Sherman is a 5 star school! Sherman is a very low income school and we do as much as we can to stomp out hunger in our kids. We have a red back pack program that feeds low income and homeless students at Sherman. They pick up their back packs on Fridays full of food for the weekend and then bring them back to be filled up the next week. Sherman is going to be putting together food boxes during the summer to keep these kids fed throughout the summer months. This $20,000 would give Sherman the ability to help even more kids in need at Sherman. Pleace help us end hunger in our students at Sherman. Thank you, a proud parent of a Sherman student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Everyone on staff is so friendly, helpful and they really care about the children
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2008

This is a great school. The staff is very friendly and super supportive. This school has a low income population and struggles to get much parent support and involvement. as a parent I see the struggles that face these caring teachers. They have some great programs and strive to do whats best for each child. I have noticed some larger class sizes, and would like to see that be smaller. But all in all a GOOD school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2007

This school is trying, but still failing to succeed with the students. I believe this is two-fold. The school itself (staff) needs help and an attitude adjustment. The student body reflects an economically and educationally disadvantaged population. The teachers teach at the rate of the slower students, leaving the others to grow bored (as the case with my son). I voiced my concerns several times without the teachers being willing to help solve the problem. The attitude was my son needed to slow down and fit in and they weren't worried that he is in 1st grade and bored stiff. The teacher was unresponsive and uncaring. We are moving this summer and the main reason is to get our kids out of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2005

My daughter has only been there a month and a half and i am fighting with the school district to move her. This school does not handle a bad situation and treat the child and parents that dare to complain like crap. Do not send your child to this school!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2005

this is the most unfriendly elementary school I have ever been in. I am trying to find an alternate school for my son.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2005

I didn't have very good response there and I sent two of my children there. Don't recommend this school.
—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.

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.
Language Usage

The state average for Language Usage was 73% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
72%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

The state average for Language Usage was 83% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 90% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
75%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

The state average for Language Usage was 80% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
60%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

All Students33%
Female27%
Male38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
American Indiann/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)6%
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students76%
Female73%
Male79%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
American Indiann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)65%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students70%
Female76%
Male66%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
American Indiann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)65%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Idaho Department of Education. If there are fewer than 11 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

All Students79%
Female87%
Male73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
American Indiann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students86%
Female94%
Male81%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
American Indiann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female90%
Male85%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indiann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Idaho Department of Education. If there are fewer than 11 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

All Students64%
Female67%
Male60%
African Americann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students73%
Female72%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female85%
Male86%
African Americann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students54%
Female56%
Male51%
African Americann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Idaho Department of Education. If there are fewer than 11 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 52% 78%
Hispanic 45% 16%
Black 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 87%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Computer specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
Music
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
School leaders can update this information here.

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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1521 East Sherman Ave
Nampa, ID 83686
Phone: (208) 468-4628

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