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Sherwood Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 545 students

 

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Posted November 20, 2013

We just transferred to this district from NKY. And WOW! I just can't say enough good things about this school. The teachers make learning fun & interesting. Plus, they are involved and concerned in my child's progress. Children are encouraged to ask questions and have an open dialouge for learning within their classroom. The school size is perfect. It's not too big and not to small. So, you get lots of opportunities for the kids, with a personal touch. So thrilled that Forest Hills still offers all the extracurriculars like band, choir, art, etc while other school districts in the area are cutting back.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2012

We've had 4 kids go through Sherwood and Love it! Our kids are all doing very well. Older kids are both straight A students built from the base they received from attending. The PTA is very active and the Principal is very active/effective.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2011

Our daughter is currently in first grade at Sherwood Elementary. Her kindergarten experience here last year was excellent--very friendly & capable teachers and staff, who made excellent use of the limited time of half-day kindergarten. First grade has been a positive, highly instructive experience as well. Very strong PTA at Sherwood, too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2010

My daughter was seriously injured with split upper lip, one tooth lose and bleeding gum. They called us and told us that she 'fell in the gym', in reality, she was bumped by two other kids head to head. When we questioned, they told us the nurse and v principal was misinformed. No incident report will be available to parents unless you request it and not required. It is very scary to leave your kids in the hands of staff as such.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

Sherwood has the most wonderful teachers who are really invested in helping the children learn and grow. I learned how wonderful they were taking my son there every day and watching the children run smiling to get to school-something I did not witness as a child in Cincinnati schools. My son loved it and my daughter starts kindergarten there in the fall. We can't wait!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Sherwood is a fabulous school that emphasizes on cummunity and equality. It truly is one big family. The school works as a team to help each child do their best. I would recommend it to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

I love Sherwood! All 4 of my Children have gone there. It is a great environment for kids and learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2009

My daughter will start 4th grade at Sherwood in the fall. I have nothing but good things to say about the school, the administration and the teachers. This school has a high level of parental involvement and I have been impressed with the staff's willingness to spend time at the school for extra curricular activities. My daughter's 3rd grade teacher has even come to some of her soccer games! Although the school is an 'open' school, meaning there are no floor to ceiling walls between classrooms, they do divide up the classrooms using bookcases and other type dividers. Although some people might be put off by an open school, I feel that it helps kids learn how to concentrate in an environment that is not always silent. They should be better prepared to deal with noisy offices and cubicles as working adults!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 24, 2008

My daughter started this scool in her 3rd grade year after attending Military Schools(her daddy was a soldier). We have had nothing but problems with this school. First of all, there are no walls, so any child who has a hard time paying attention is doomed! Secondly, the teachers form cliques. If your kid has 1 bad experience..you will have nothing but bad experiences to follow. My 8 year old was too emotional for their likings. She has a high level of anxiety, and when stressed about not doing well...will quietly tear up and cry. Since then, I have been told she is nt on level 'socialy', however, academicly she is OK. Its a great school if you have a cookie cutter kid with no issues of any sort...but God hlp you if this is not the case! RUN!! We are considering moving, just to get away from this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

Sherwood is an 'open' school, with tall bookcases marking off classrooms instead of traditional walls. It is part of the Forest Hills School District, rated excellent by the state. The only drawbacks we have experienced so far are the too-short lunch periods (children feel too rushed and end up throwing away more than they eat) and the lack of foreign languages being introduced in the early grades. I feel the curriculum is very competitive with area prep schools' programs and the gifted students' program, in particular, is outstanding.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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 78% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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99%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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84%

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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

All Students84%
Female84%
Male84%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Disabled46%
Non-disabled90%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female86%
Male84%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Disabled55%
Non-disabled90%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

All Students93%
Female>=95%
Male91%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students97%
Female>=95%
Male>=95%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

All Students93%
Female>=95%
Male89%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled93%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students96%
Female>=95%
Male93%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students85%
Female91%
Male75%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled84%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

All Students89%
Female91%
Male88%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled92%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students94%
Female>=95%
Male88%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: Ohio Department of Education

In 2010-2011, this school received an Overall Rating of "Above Expected Growth".

Math

Reading

Grade 4AboveAbove
Grade 5BelowAbove
Grade 6MetMet

About the tests


In 2010-2011, the Ohio Department of Education used the Value-Added Measure to show how much growth students made on the Ohio Achievement Test since the last school year. The state expects that student test scores will show an average year's worth of growth compared to test scores from the previous year. Ohio's Value-Added Measure is not the same as Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), a federal measure which uses different criteria.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

 
107 (2011)
 
104 (2010)
 
105 (2009)
 
106 (2008)

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120

About the tests


Ohio uses the Performance Index to provide an overall indication of how well students perform on its standardized tests each year. The Performance Index scores are based upon how well each student does on all tested subjects in grades 3 through 8 and 10. Schools and districts earn anywhere from 1.2 points for each student scoring at the advanced level to zero points for each untested student. The Performance Index ranges between 0 and 120, with 100 as the statewide goal for all students.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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How schools in the state rate:

22%
of schools in the state are Below average
54%
of schools in the state are Average
24%
of schools in the state are Above average

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The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the district and state.

Test score rating 20131What's this?

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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Above average


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 OAA/OGT results from the state of Ohio.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 value-added estimates from the state of Ohio.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 93% 74%
Two or more races 3% 4%
Black 2% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian N/A 2%
Hispanic N/A 4%
Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 16%N/A47%
Female 50%N/A49%
Male 50%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 6%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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7080 Grantham Way
Cincinnati, OH 45230
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