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Emma E Sherman Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 452 students

 
 

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Posted September 14, 2009

My daughters' first day of kindergarten took her to Sherman School and she continues to be a student there, just now entering the 4th grade. The teachers are more than helpful and accessible and provide a safe and comfortable atmosphere that I am very happy with. Every day that she goes off to school I am at ease knowing that she is going to a place that has a great staff dedicated to all of the children. A new principal has also recently brought a new level of excitement, activities and pride to the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2006

Wonderful community. Dedicated staff and teachers who go above and beyond to make children successful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2005

I am a student of the Rush Henrietta senior high school. I formerly attended this school and I greatly enjoyed it. The teachers (at least as far as I know) were excellent and kept in touch with my parents too. I got help with everything I ever needed, and the teachers all had their own unique style of teaching. One particular teacher would do magic tricks for the students on special occasions. The school was great and I would reccomend it to any parents, please your children will have fun while learning the skills they will use for the rest of their lives.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 22, 2004

I had two children who attended this school. They both have learning disabilities in reading. The resources available are wonderful but I would suggest a different reading program be implemented for dyslexic children which is the problem my children have. The reading programs did not seem to help my children that much, although teachers were wonderful and tried very hard. The regular ed teachers are fantastic for the most part. The parent/teacher communication is good. This is a wonderful school and I would recommend it to anyone who is thinking of sending their child here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2004

I have 2 children currently in 3rd and 1st grades who have both needed extra academic assistance while attending Sherman. The teachers have been wonderful in helping my children to improve and succeed and have given them all possible resources to do so. I have also met with them on several occasions and they have given me excellent insight on how I can assist them at home. During a couple of personal issues with my family and I the staff was extrmeely supportive and assisted in every way possible. I have had nothing but positive experiences with the staff at this school - they really go the extra mile to assist the children and their families!
—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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 32% in 2014.

72 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
72%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 33% in 2014.

58 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

58 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 30% in 2014.

74 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

74 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
83%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

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 2 75% 48%
Black 1 10% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 6% 9%
Two or more races 1 5% 1%
Hispanic 1 3% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 23%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 131%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 8%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 0%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 0%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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Henrietta, NY 14467
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