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Fayetteville, NC
Students enrolled: 444
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2115 Hope Mills Road
Fayetteville, NC 28304

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(910) 424-4797
(910) 424-2087
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January 08, 2015
We moved here from Ohio and were unfortunately assigned to Sherwood Park. My daughter is in Kindergarten and was being taught things she had already learned in preschool at her previous school. My son went from being on the honor roll at the number 2 ranked school in the entire state of Ohio and being placed in gifted/advanced classes to not being able to finish tests or assignments because he did not understand with how things were being taught (or I should say, not being taught). When he would try to get clarification from his teacher she would basically blow him off and not help, which led to him coming home from school, almost daily, upset and frustrated. Too much emphasis is put into their extremely juvenile color coding behavior chart than in trying to raise a generation of intelligent and knowledgeable children. The homework being sent home is a joke, I don't even know why they bother. I have removed my children from this school and suggest to other parents to please do a major service to your child's future and do whatever necessary to not send your kid here, homeschooling would be a more effective education than this place offers.

- submitted by a parent

October 22, 2014
I have two girls, I sent the older one to Honeycutt Elementary but I did not like their PreK program there. Then the next year I sent them both to SWPE and it was great. Their PreK program was great my little one came out of her shell, b/c she was so shy. She learn so much there, and my older one learned how to read fast and she was considered for the discovery program. Then the next year both of my girls got into the discovery program which made their mom and dad proud. As parents we cannot just leave it to the teachers to teach them we have to be involve in our children education. Many people may complain about the school but many times is not the school it is also the parents who need to step up their game and spend time with their children.

- submitted by a parent

May 15, 2012
Sherwood Park is an exceptional school. I feel like my children are getting a fantastic education going here and the teachers and principal really care about them. They are extremely active in keeping in contact with parents and making sure that we know what is going on. There is always school activities to do for the kids with parents. I am so impressed by this school and their academic program and their care of my children.

- submitted by a parent

May 04, 2012
This is the most wonderful school ever! The staff is kind and helpful and the teachers really care for their students. There are always fun school events with parent involvement all the time. The principle is awesome!

- submitted by a parent

August 03, 2011
The administration is patrioizing and just plain rude at times. Teachers are NOT fairly evaluated based on their ability and are NEVER reprimanded for being rude and disrespectful to their students. The PTO does not activley get parents involved. I am SOOO thankful that my children with be attending a new elementary school this year. The one shining star at the school in 2nd grade teacher Ms. Kurnat!

- submitted by a parent

June 23, 2010
I have two current and one former student now in 71st classical. All three are honor roll students as we put education above TV, sports, and video games in my family. The principal is available and visible at all times. Teachers are people and some are better than others so the difference is parent involvement. If you expect the school system to teach your child values and magically make your child an AG student then you're dreaming. This school is in a lower socioeconomic neighborhood so parents must contribute to the learning process. By the 5th grade students are more unruly and children have to really pay attention to learn between class disruptions. If your child wants to do well, and you take and active part in your child's education, then this school is great. The more you put in, the more you'll get out. Ted Simon

- submitted by a parent

February 22, 2010
I think this is a good school! The teachers have always been so nice! I'm really upset that my son wont be able to attend this school next year due to rezoning!

- submitted by a parent

February 22, 2010
I think Sherwood park is a great school! Every time I have been in there the Principal had always stoped to chat! The teachers are always helpful and friendly and gladly answer any questions and return phone call asap. They have taken the time and always go that extra mile! I am really up set that my son will not be able to attend this school next year due to rezoning!!!!!

- submitted by a parent

May 02, 2009
Not enough emphasis is being done to help students with AD or ADHD or LD...except to give them more homeworks without proper guidance. My son has a hard time with his math but he tries too hard and gets frustrated. For example how can he learn multiplication if he has a hard time with addition and subtraction. His teacher however continues to give him homeworks to do on his own. Teacher does not communicate he was having any problems until his report card has been issued. In the meantime he gets further and further behind.

- submitted by a parent
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January 11, 2008
I have to say that Sherwood Park cares about their children. My son is very hyper. They work with him. The teachers and staff had answer all my question. I would regret it if I move out of the school district.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
January 08, 2008
This school has slowly declined over the past few years. Administration needs a change. Punishments for students are not consistent.

- submitted by a teacher

June 02, 2007
The past two years this school has gone down miserabley,grades, safety and morale.

- submitted by a teacher

November 28, 2006
The best school my son ever attended. From Principal to music teacher every staff member is excellent.

- submitted by a parent

June 10, 2005
I am very happy with Sherwood park. We came from WA State and attended an awful school. My second grader could NOT read. He scored a 1 the lowest you can score on the EOG, by the end of the year he was up to a 3 so the teachers had to do something to help me encourage him. I found that the 9 week befor/after school program he attended helped. And his teacher kept me informed. This school was much better than the school he attended last year. It is sad that there is not more parents at this school that attended there students conferences or even care about how there student is doing in the class (there is a lot of that)no parent involvement in the learning process!

- submitted by a parent

April 29, 2005
At first, I was very impressed with Sherwood Park School. It didn't take long however, to discover the sad truth, at least about my son's case. His teacher gives too much homework for an elementary student and teaches on a higher level than his grade level. Since he is ADHD, forget it! I feel she had neither the patience nor the proper education to work with him. On her part, there was hardly no communication, except negative, I feel Sherwood Park could hire more capable teachers.

- submitted by a parent

April 16, 2005
I have been happy with my child's attendance at Sherwood Park. I do feel that certain teachers give too much homework. The principal ignores it. I do admit the principal does seem to try to make improvements within the school but does not always have the support of her parents and staff as I have witnessed at meetings where they do not attend.

- submitted by a parent

March 18, 2005
Sherwood Park used to be a good school, However over the years it has gone down hill. If you have a child with ADD or ADHD, hang it up. They don't have a chance in that school. The school has hurt my child and I will love the day my child is moved from there. I hope to get him out soon. I couldn't stand another year there, and there drop off area and pick up area is for the birds. Their enterence and exit area is the place for road rage and there has been some.

- submitted by a parent

February 11, 2005
Sherwood Park is a great school where the teachers go above and beyond to discuss your child's academic and developmental progress. Parents can become involved in the school improvement team, Chat and Chew sessions with parents and the Principal, PTO, and volunteer in the classroom and elsewhere. Parents can effect the direction of the school. There are many great oppotunities to socialize with PTO and school sponsored activities.

- submitted by a parent

September 23, 2004
This used to be an awesome school, but now it's not. The principal pays lip service to wanting parental involvement and being one big family, but last year when we had exactly that, she starting making changes to nip it in the bud. Teachers left for other districts due some of the changes. Whenever we have a question, her pat answer is 'I'll get back to you' and then rarely does. Now we hate to be there.

- submitted by a parent

September 15, 2004
The school is wonderful, if your child is perfect. If they effect testing scores negatively by having the nerve to have learning problems then your child is a 'problem'. No accommodations are attempted in a regular classroom. Children with LD are told they are lazy; they don't work hard enough. Parent phone calls are not returned, meetings are cancelled, notes left unanswered. A child who is not easy to teach is apt to be berated by teacher. Teachers have fits like toddlers in open rooms screaming about a parent who asked for help for their child and do lie to save face. Another staffer who doesn't belong in the classroom wanders in and out as they want, making negative comments to students about their work and the child's 'laziness'. (They do have a wonderful autism program there with gifted sped ed teachers.) Regular classrooms are questionable at the very least.

- submitted by a parent

November 20, 2003
The principal and teachers that I have dealt with have questionable ethics they will lie and cover up the truth just to save face. I have never seen such blatant disregard for the truth and to fabricate a story on a child for the purpose of not wanting to admit there is a problem. How do these type of people become principals and teachers it makes you wonder are our children in the best care and who put these people in charge. If there are any parents out there experiencing this you are not alone please go to your local board, your state board, someone just speak out!

- submitted by a parent

September 09, 2003
Sherwood Park teachers are the best that can be found. They not only teach the children, but care about them. There is a real family atmosphere generating from this school.

- submitted by a community member

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Sherwood Park Elementary
2115 Hope Mills Road, Fayetteville, NC  28304
(910) 424-4797
Last modified Sherwood Park Elementary is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Sherwood Park Elementary Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 25 reviews. Top