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Sherwood Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 616 students

 

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Posted March 23, 2011

I'm afraid I cannot say enough good things about Sherwood! The teachers are all phenomenal. They manage to teach the kids their lessons AND genuinely care about the students at the same time-which is almost unheard of from my experience with other schools. The principal is involved and an exceptional leader, and goes above and beyond. It is always very neat in appearance, and orderly when you walk in. I have always had a friendly greeting when arriving-from a teacher, the principal herself, office staff, or even another parent. Everyone loves this school, and it shows! The children and their education are their first priority, and they do an outstanding job of helping each and every child succeed. Anyone with a child at this school should feel extremely blessed! Sherwood ROCKS!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2010

Sherwood has always been a great school. The leadership there is excellent. One of the best after school programs in Gaston County also picks up at Sherwood , Carolina Galaxy. I'm sure you will be very impressed with Sherwood Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2009

Our oldest is now in 5th grade, and started in Sherwood's K. We love the impact that this school has had on him, as he has always had great teachers that seek to challenge their student to be better. The principal is very committed and has been a great leader, and the PTA is very involved. District cuts have forced the parents to provide more of the supplies, but otherwise a great environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2005

Sherwood is a great school with a lot of afterschool programs for the kids. The parents are very involved in the childrens education, and the teachers are first rate. All 3 of my children have been blessed to attend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2005

Sherwood is a wonderful school. The teachers are very supportive of the children and involve parents at every opportunity. My child is now a 5th grader at Sherwood and has loved every year. They have a very good AR program and they try to get all children to participate in it. Sherwood also has a lot of activities after school such as 'skate night' and 'Bellacino's night'. The PTA at Sherwood is very active.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2003

I have found that the school is very clean,the teachers are very good at what they do. They are very helpful and friendly. They keep me up to date on the progress of my child. When my little one got hurt on the playground, they called me right away. My childs teachers are very good, caring and loving people. This is his first year in school and thanks to the teachers he has had this year it has been a really good experience for both of us. He is a clinging child. He doesn't like to let me out of his sight. But he has had a good year and is less clingy now. Fantastic teachers and school.Sherwood Elementary School has been an all around good experience for the two of us. Thank you for allowing me to express my opinion about this really good school.


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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.
Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
59%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 48% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
63%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 48% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
50%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students32%
Female31%
Male33%
Black15%
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracial55%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities6%
Non-disabled students36%
Limited English proficiency31%
Proficient in English32%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant32%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students32%
Female35%
Male30%
Black13%
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracial64%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students37%
Limited English proficiency23%
Proficient in English33%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant32%
Academically giftedn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students32%
Female30%
Male33%
Black21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students37%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English34%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant32%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students32%
Female35%
Male29%
Black27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students37%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English34%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant32%
Academically giftedn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students36%
Female34%
Male38%
Black34%
Asiann/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities10%
Non-disabled students40%
Limited English proficiency20%
Proficient in English38%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant36%
Academically gifted82%

Reading

All Students32%
Female24%
Male38%
Black25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students36%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English36%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant32%
Academically gifted82%

Science

All Students22%
Female17%
Male26%
Black19%
Asiann/a
Hispanic11%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students25%
Limited English proficiency10%
Proficient in English24%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant22%
Academically gifted55%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 39% 52%
Black 36% 26%
Hispanic 18% 14%
Two or more races 6% 4%
Asian 1% 3%
American Indian 0% 1%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 77%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mrs Leigh Smith
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Fax number
  • (704) 866-6617

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1744 Dixon Road
Gastonia, NC 28054
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