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Sheridan Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 459 students

 
 

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5 stars


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Posted April 20, 2008

Overall it is a wonderful place to have typically developing kids! Teachers are wonderful. I am however a little concerned with the special education program as I feel they lack structure, good teaching strategies and level appropriate lessons. As a parent of one of these students, I fear that sometimes my child's needs are overlooked and he is either thrown into a group with students at a different level, or pushed aside to deal with students who have other needs. I also feel that because of how wonderfully the typically developing students learn and behave, that many grade level teachers have little patience with those students who need a little extra assistance. I even wonder if all kids in special ed really have trouble or if they just aren't advanced like so many of the other kids. Administration seems under-educated on how to productively deal with kids with special needs!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2007

This is an excellent school. It has an excellent arts program. Parents are really involved at Sheridan.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2006

Sheridan is a wonderful smaller elementary in the middle of an middle-upper class neighborhood with older homes. Parent involvement is very high and the amount of fundraising and student activities is great because of this. ie- bike rodeo, fun night, etc. Academically it is a very good school with higher test scores than most schools in the area. Principal, Mrs. Kanter, is wonderful, involved, and knows the kids by name. Very few troublesome kids here. Mostly good kids from good homes. Would highly recommend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2003

This is a wonderful school! The principal, Mrs. Kanter, is very involved in the school and knows most parents and children by their first names. There are wonderful teachers in each grade. It is a smaller school and feels very safe and easy to find your way around. (Something I worried about when my young children started after we'd just moved into Lincoln.) We also really enjoy the foreign language classes offered before school. (for a small fee, but well worth it.)Before signing them up at Sheridan I called Lincoln Public Schools and asked for a list of all the test scores for elementary schools in the south area. Sheridan had the best! I would highly recommend Sheridan to anyone searching for a school here.
—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 72% in 2012.

94 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

94 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
96%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Nebraska used the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 4, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The NeSA assessments are standards-based tests, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nebraska. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Nebraska Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2012.

69 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

69 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
96%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Nebraska used the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 4, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The NeSA assessments are standards-based tests, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nebraska. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Nebraska Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2012.

77 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Nebraska used the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 4, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The NeSA assessments are standards-based tests, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nebraska. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Nebraska Department of Education

Math

All Students85%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Hispanicn/a
White, not Hispanic88%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunchn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Hispanicn/a
White, not Hispanicn/a
Students eligible for free and reduced lunchn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Nebraska used the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 4, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The NeSA assessments are standards-based tests, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nebraska. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups were identified by the Nebraska Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Nebraska Department of Education

Math

All Students84%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Hispanicn/a
White, not Hispanicn/a
Students eligible for free and reduced lunchn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female70%
Malen/a
Hispanicn/a
White, not Hispanicn/a
Students eligible for free and reduced lunchn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Nebraska used the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 4, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The NeSA assessments are standards-based tests, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nebraska. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups were identified by the Nebraska Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Nebraska Department of Education

Math

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Hispanicn/a
White, not Hispanicn/a
Students eligible for free and reduced lunchn/a
Special education studentsn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Hispanicn/a
White, not Hispanicn/a
Students eligible for free and reduced lunchn/a
Special education studentsn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students86%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
White, not Hispanic84%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunchn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Nebraska used the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 4, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The NeSA assessments are standards-based tests, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nebraska. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups were identified by the Nebraska Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Nebraska Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 90% 71%
Two or more races 5% 3%
Asian 2% 2%
Black 2% 7%
Hispanic 2% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
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 19%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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3100 Plymouth Ave
Lincoln, NE 68502
Phone: (402) 436-1167

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