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Sherwood Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 436 students

 

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Posted November 3, 2010

I am disgusted with the way that Sherwood has changed from being one of the best schools in Columbus City, to now one of the lowest. The administration is difficult to get a hold of, and when you can they are always in a rush to get you out of the office. The principal that was there a few years ago ran that school like a "tight ship", but now it's just pathetic. I'm actually pulling my child from that school, and I'm not the only parent that has done that since the administration has no control over the students and allow for inappropriate behaviors, especially bullying to take place on a regular basis.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2010

I feel your pain with the bullying. My daughter puts up with verbal and physical abuse on a daily basis. She doesn't want to leave though because she loves her teachers. I just don't know how much more I as a parent can take!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

Sherwood middle is the best school to attend. i say this because the teacers make shure thaty each student get's the help they need so that they can acheive in life.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 15, 2010

The schools Hygiene is terrible. Every other day i encounter a roach, Or constant spiders. Dirt is everywhere, and there is always trouble at the school. Many teachers do not handle things correctly, and some teachers give out overly unreal amounts of work for short periods of time. I'm failing in many classes now because of this. One comment. One star school. Honestly in my opinion it got worse over time. I apoligize if this was reposted.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 7, 2010

I have been to this school for 3 years and it was an O.K. time being here. But, It has problems about fighting and bullying just about all the time.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 17, 2009

There is a lot of bullying and fighting and when I send messages to the staff and principle no one ever responds.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 1, 2009

i attended sherwood and the school overall is pretty good but some a couple of the teachers are not as great as they could be.the math was amasing i learned so much in geometry. the principal is now more controling than the last and he took no mess and the old principal was just a little more layed back ,but music was great thanks to oneal and extra activities could expand along with trips.parents need to be more involed i only noticed two great parents.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 10, 2009

This school is improving due to the dedicated , caring teachers and staff . I also feel the new principal (in his 1st year) will only help things get better . I have heard only positives about him . The fact that the students from Otterbein College assist and learn from the teachers at Sherwood is a great benefit for the staff and the students at Sherwood. Let's hope things keep moving forward at this middle school .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2008

sherwood middle school rate is a two.because the principal let to many fight go on,the school or i such say the principal have no control over the student,they fight,cuss smoke on school ground that i have seen,i hope i can get my daughter out of sherwood next year to me the kids run the school,and the teacher that why they test is low.
—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.

About these ratings

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 75% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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52%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
52%
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 73% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
53%
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 77% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
40%
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 Students52%
Female55%
Male50%
Black, non-Hispanic44%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabled17%
Non-disabled60%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students61%
Female62%
Male61%
Black, non-Hispanic57%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabled22%
Non-disabled71%
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 Students34%
Female38%
Male32%
Black, non-Hispanic30%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Disabled14%
Non-disabled40%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students42%
Female45%
Male39%
Black, non-Hispanic35%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Disabled25%
Non-disabled47%
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 Students48%
Female43%
Male54%
Black, non-Hispanic47%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Disabled9%
Non-disabled57%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students69%
Female75%
Male62%
Black, non-Hispanic67%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Disabled22%
Non-disabled80%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students35%
Female34%
Male36%
Black, non-Hispanic31%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Disabled13%
Non-disabled40%
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 "Below Expected Growth".

Math

Reading

Grade 6BelowBelow
Grade 7MetMet
Grade 8BelowMet

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

 
76 (2011)
 
74 (2010)
 
75 (2009)
 
72 (2008)

0
60
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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4-7 Average

8-10 Above Average

 

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.

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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

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
Black 81% 16%
White 8% 74%
Two or more races 6% 4%
Hispanic 4% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian N/A 2%
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 89%N/A47%
Female 46%N/A49%
Male 55%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 21%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

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Assistant principal(s)
Music teacher(s)
Tutor(s)
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Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Vocal lessons / coaching

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00
School end time
  • 2:30
School Leader's name
  • Mr. RAYMOND CARUTHERS
Fax number
  • (614) 365-8351

Programs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
Foreign languages taught
  • French

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Tutor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
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1400 Shady Ln Rd
Columbus, OH 43227
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