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Sherrard High School

Public | 9-12

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted August 21, 2014

My children attended Sherrard schools last year. I relocated there on the word of a friend. Well we last one year and relocated back to quad cities. The administration, teachers are the worst I have ever come across. If you are not born and raised there you will never be in the good ole boy group and will be run down the road. I would not recommend this district for anyone. If you do relocate here remember these words. You will be sorry! FYI I had to give one star to post this they deserve zero stars in all areas. The state of Illinois needs to take this district over there test scores are the worst. which says a lot about the quality of administration and teachers. Small town living at it's best just watch the news and they will let you know by all the negative publicity their union brings on the district. Let's not work together and make the district the best it can be. The school motto should be get them before they make us do are job. Go Sherrard staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2013

At this time Sherrard has gone down hill. I am a senior and the guidance offices have not prepared me for college at all. Also all the classes that I need to prepare me for my college degree I can not take bc either if doesn't fit or it's "full". And next most the teachers don't teacher you anything usefull or do not teach it well and everyone is confused and when someone asks for help they assume that they were not paying attention. Sherrard is full of snotty kids who always get their way no matter from the teachers/ administrators/ coaches. I would never send my child there because of the way they would be treated and the opportunities they would miss out on.


Posted June 7, 2013

At this present time, if I were a parent selecting a school it would probably not be this one. There are many political games that gone on within this school system that affect the children in a very negative manner. To begin, if you have a child that is college bound you should look for a school with AP courses available. This school does not and will cost you as a parent a lot of out of pocket expense later when your child does begin their college years. (2) The high school counseling department is extremely poor in preparing the junior and seniors for their college years. The students have been told that they may not take classes that are needed for their transcripts for college because "it does not fit into their schedule," "they just do not need it" "they are not granted permission 'just because'" and "there is no need for you to take that class." They have also been given wrong information pertaining to college readiness. (3) reduction or no availability of classes that a nonathletic student would be interested in taking. No administration interest in any of the fine arts departments Lack of attendance by the administrators n teaching staff shows no support
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2012

I have 2 children who attended Sherrard all 12 years. I loved the teachers and staff at Sherrard grade when my children were there. Felt they truly cared about the kids. I wasn't thrilled with Matherville Intermediate school but I can't exactly put my finger on why, the teachers and staff seemed to care for the most part and I did go to conferences and communicate with them. I do not agree with the post that says "Stay away from this school at all costs", and my children and I are not part of the "two "W's" (wealthy and whiney)" he/she speaks of by any means. I do think there are a few teachers who do not care at all and should not be teaching anywhere. The high school counselor should definitely help seniors more in their search/direction for college. But no school is perfect. I believe the Principal and Assistant principle along with most at this school do a good job and I would recommend this school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2012

There is an overwhelming feeling of community at this school, however the community is not open to everyone. If you would like to be included in the community you need to have two "W's" (wealthy and whiney). The principal (GE) does very little to help students who struggle. He is spineless and only does the bare minimum to keep both parents and teachers happy. Although there are positive reviews on this site, I would venture to say that these positive reviews were written by people who possessed the two W's needed for success at the school. As a former student who succeeded at the school, I am always ashamed to say that I graduated from there. There is no way I would recommend that any parent enroll their child at this school. To do that would mean subjecting them to four of the most miserable years of their life. They have consistently failed standardized tests and yet there is no effort to increase scores. The only goal is to ruffles as few feathers as possible and skate by with the bare minimum of work required. STAY AWAY FROM THIS SCHOOL AT ALL COSTS. If there was a way to give this school a rating of zero stars, I would.


Posted October 3, 2009

I love the windmill behind the school that produces all the energy the school district needs. I can see it tall and moving, an amazing sight across the cornfields and woods from my house.


Posted September 16, 2009

I am very impressed with the entire Sherrard School District and it's true interest in the children attending.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2006

Granted it's been quite awhile since I went there. I feel that I got a great education. Many of my classmates went on to become professionals with anywhere from 4 to 8 years of college. The staff did a great job preparing it's students for college.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 20, 2005

Sherrard is the worst school I have had any of my children in. They do very little to help you if your chid has a hard time in school. Other schools have extra classes after school if you fail a class or you can take classes in the summer to make up credits. If your child fails a class at sherrard and they dont offer the class in the summer, even if you take that class at another school, Sherrard won't give you a credit for that class. Also for drivers Ed if they dont have enough students to take it in the summer and you have to go to another school to take it, not only will they not accept it as a credit, you have to take it over at there school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2004

Great school with a dedicated staff. Most teachers work very hard and give a great effort. Most parents are very cooperative and show an interest in their students progress.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 25, 2004

Best school in the world, I only wish I could go back, I had to move out of district was there for 4 years, best 4 years of school ever. The Best Staff members there were, Ms. Donna Lamb, Mrs. Amanda Hauger, Mrs. Sandy McCombs.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 23, 2004

Teachers don't care if the students flunk their class. My son has had a few F's and I was not informed by the teacher, after I asked them to email me if his grades were falling. When I would ask why I wasn't emailed, they said they forgot. You would think that the students grades were a reflection of the teacher. If that were the case, teachers grades would be an F too.
—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.

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Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

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53%

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47%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE) to test students in grade 11 in reading, math and science. The PSAE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students54%
Female50%
Male59%
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White55%
Low income45%
Non-low income59%
Students with disabilities (IEP)10%
Students without disabilities59%
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Reading

All Students55%
Female57%
Male54%
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Asiann/a
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Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Low income47%
Non-low income59%
Students with disabilities (IEP)20%
Students without disabilities59%
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Migrantn/a

Science

All Students57%
Female53%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White59%
Low income42%
Non-low income64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)20%
Students without disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE) to test students in grade 11 in reading, math and science. The PSAE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

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How schools in the state rate:

26%
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46%
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28%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Average ACT score

20

Graduation rate

92.4%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 ISAT results from the state of Illinois.

2 This rating is based on composite ACT scores and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2012-13.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 96% 51%
Hispanic 2% 24%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Black 1% 18%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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176th Avenue
Sherrard, IL 61281
Phone: (309) 593-2175

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