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Sherwood Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 467 students

 
 

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3 stars

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2012:
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Posted February 1, 2014

Our experience with the teachers at Sherwood has been very mixed which I think is typical of any educational institution. Our biggest difficulty was having a special needs student and being totally unsupported and at times feeling sabotaged by the Principal. I will admit that our child's disabilities can be challenging for adults but the Principal became almost hostile to our child. We are thankful to her though because her actions pushed us to MCPS to find a wonderful non-public where he will thrive. I cannot say enough nice things about Ms Strong in the front office and Ms. Ficco the guidance counselor.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2013

This school has an amazing administration and staff. The teachers have really met the challenge of the Curr. 2.0 rollout with huge success. The PTA and Parents have a very good relationship with the school staff which makes for a fantastic learning environment. Love SES!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2013

This is school's sole focus is on test scores and academics. They do not take into account the learning needs of the individual child and are not willing to work with the parents or child when there is a clear need for assistance outside the norm. We had clear documentation from a Pediatrician, therapist, Speech Therapist and Occupational Doctor with a full independent evaluation of our child indicating her needs for assistance and the school stated they would "evaluate" her. They told us " she was fine and did not meet their criteria for assistance. They put the kindergarten class with the latest lunch (12:50 pm) and would not allow them to eat their own healthy snacks - only offered pretzels. Very disappointed. This year grade 1 has the late lunch again (so Kindergartner class that had late lunch gets stuck again!). Poor planning. If you have a choice - don't send your child here! Teachers told us about her falling behind after the fact - very called or communicated with us until parent teacher nights. Never worked with us.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2012

There is so much potential at Sherwood but there are a handful of teachers who are there for a pay check only. In contrast there are some fantastic teachers, being restricted by the dead weight
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2010

I'm a parent of two students of Sherwood es and I am a minority and I do agree that the school has some good teachers and my kids are challenged in math and science. Some teachers are not interested to teach and give no good feedback. There is no way to encourage ki
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2009

There are some great teachers at this school but there are some really poor teachers at this school. The administration does not listen to the parents when they have issues, instead backing up the teachers no matter what. The poor teachers have been there for years, in the same grades, teaching the same things, until recently. There is little to no innovation by these teachers. There is a bias toward girls and high achieving students, boys and minorities are not treated well by the majority of the teaching staff and administration. There are low expectations for all students when the bar should be much higher for the neighborhood it is serving. It is a shame as this could be an advanced and high achieving school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2007

this school is awsome because of the teachers with their honesty and there great contact with children
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2007

We have had a very difficult 2nd grade experience. The teacher took no responsibility for her actions and my child was so hurt and upset because of this teacher picking on her and yelling constantly. The principal did not encourage the teacher to make amends, therefore she did not. 2nd grade curriculum is horrible for the entire county. It really needs to be revisited and changed! Extracurricular activities are good, as well as music, art, p.e. Parents are very involved at this school and the PTA does a lot to provide money for extra programs. However, I'm definitely applying for private schools and hoping to be out of MCPS and Sherwood E.S. next year
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2005

The teachers here try, but I am sure it s hard because the class sizes are large. Also, many parents do not exhibit the behaviors that are expected from students. There are many parents that talk excessively during meetings! very distracting! please stay home & socialize!
—Submitted by a parent


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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 82% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
>=95%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
71%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 55% 43%
Black 15% 36%
Asian 13% 6%
Hispanic 13% 12%
Two or more races 5% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 12%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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