My son has been going to Sherrod since kindergarten! He loves it! He is about to be in 4th grade. Sometimes there is a couple things that I don't agree with that some of the teachers do, but I email or call the teacher personally and voice my concerns. Most of the time they listen and understand. Although I have never taken it, every one of his teachers has offered to give their personal cell phone number if I ever needed anything. I have always thought that was very nice and going above and beyond their job! Mrs. Johnson was our principal and we all loved her. She was always very sincere and involved. She knew every child when they walked in the door. My son never had to go to the principal's office so we never had a lot of visits from me coming to get him or anything like that. Still, she knew who I was and knew who my son was. That always made me feel great. Unfortunately,Mrs. Johnson quit at the end of the 2011-2012 school year because she married and moved. We do not yet know who our new principal is, but I hope they are as caring and involved as she was.
We love Sherrod! The teachers are so dedicated to the students and all the staff love the kids there. The only downside is that so many parents transfer their kids to Butler or other nearby schools. Sherrod could really use the parent the support that these families take away when they opt out of this great school. They are missing out in a great experience and a true opportunity to make a difference in their community.
The standards of the school have decreased considerably since the new principle has arrived. She is there to greet you with a fake smile every day instead of focusing on the 'real issues' that will make an impact in the school.
Since the new principal has come to Sherrod, the school seems to be on its way back up. I feel welcome at the school. Sherrod demographics are changing, the school zone boundary line is bringing in more economically disadvanted students, which can make 'outstanding test scores' a challanging task, but I see the dedication and hope here, and I think great things are happening.
Imagine being greeted by a warm smile and welcoming arms as you arrive at school each morning. Imagine the utmost respect demonstrated by your teacher(s). Imagine a cohesive group of educators that believe a school is 'all about the kids!' - that's is Sherrod elementary and it's 'feel good' principal and wonderful teachers and staff! love it!
My child attended Sherrod Kind-6th grade. Overall, our experience was good. Through the years, we had several excellent teachers and while I sometimes felt the principal was a little too strict, we learned to be careful what we wish for because the new principal is much too nice...allowing wrong things to happen by students and even teachers. The most frustrating thing about Sherrod was the constant punishing of the entire class for what a few kids do, sometimes even having learning projects taken away. The best thing about Sherrod is the few teachers that have chosen to not run their classrooms that way but to instead, make each child accountable for his/her own actions. The PTA struggles at Sherrod due to lack of parent involovement. The few that do work on the PTA give 110% and try very hard to make a difference.
Sherrod's new principal has been here a year now, and positive changes are seen everywhere. The Dads' Club is actively involved, a science specialist has been hired for 2007-08, and thousands of dollars have been spent on leveled reading that emphasizes individual instruction. Sherrod has monitors in every classroom and produces a news program that children write and host. This is an outstanding program in Arlington. Sherrod's diversity makes it a great place for all children. The needs of each child are emphasized. Since the new principal's arrival walking into the office is a pleasant and helpful experience. I wish all parents would get involved and see all that Sherrod has to offer. This is truly a school that Arlington can point to with pride./
This school has a lot to be desired. The princple doesn't seem to care about improving the education or the learning environment. Teachers at this school will punish the entire class for a few students behavior.
In regards to art/music Sherrod is up to par. However, they do not offer any physical activities nor extracurricular activities (such as chess, math or science club. In regards to their parent involvement, I would give them a -10 out of 10. I am very disappointed with the events that continue to go on without my being informed.
The leadership is hit or miss. Depends on the day. Some of the teachers are very cranky and dont care.
This school is fine, but seems to lack leadership. I have heard new principal is coming, hopefully she/he will improve.
I enjoyed the school at first but once my child had trouble, it seemed as if they did not want to deal with the issue. My child might be A.D.D and some of the other parents asked if I have received assistance from the school but I got was rejection. I am a single parent and want the best for my children. It is a good school and there are some good teachers there. However, our children are small only once and want there surrounding to be helpful!
My son attended Roquemore for kindergarten and 1st grade. He really enjoyed his time there and had wonderful teachers. The school offered a wide variety of activities, such as, music, computers, art, participation in school plays, and reading programs. I regularly volunteered and found a good number of parents did the same. Being active in the school seemed to make more of a difference for our family.
Sherrod is a very good school. The teachers as well as the administration are wonderful with the children. It is in a nice, 'safe' location. My children love it there. We are looking for a new home and regret that we may have to move schools. We will miss Sherrod and the people who make it wonderful very much.
I am a parent of a child at Sherrod. I am not satisfied with this school. Kids don't seem to be watched during recess and lunch time. My daughter had her lunch box stolen and it took weeks for any one to do anything about it. I don't think the academic part of the school is very challanging such as the spelling words are very simular to the ones she had last year. I do think the teachers mean well, just the children overwhelm them.
The teachers and faculty are wonderful. They are always willing to help any child that is in need.There is a strong parent involvement at Sherrod.My children have really loved Sherrod and hated to leave their friends and teachers.
I have my third child attending Sherrod. The oldest is now attending Texas Tech. Sherrod has always had the best teachers that give individual attention to each student while challenging each child to do their best. The PTA is extremely strong and Sherrod is well represented at district in programs such as the Reflections contest. I would recommend Sherrod to any parent looking for a quality elementary school.
We moved into Sherrod district after reviewing the statistics on all Metroplex schools. Sherrod has the highest independent rating by the Texas Monthly Magazine three years straight. Sherrod is a 5 Star achool, because of the leadership of the Principal and her staff and the devotion of the teachers. Sherrod has a very active PTA and Dad's club. Sherrod is also willing to take a hard look at its operation and is always looking to improve the school. Again, we moved from Washington DC and after a great deal of research, we chose Sherrod. RB & Nancy Grisham
Sherrod is a great school! The leadership and teachers are the best! My older kids have gone on to excel at Lamar in Honors classes. Many great programs for kids to get involved in from Chess club, to Destination Imagination, to orchestra, band, choir, etc...Our test scores on all the major tests are awesome! You will be so glad your child goes to such a super school!
I went to Sherrod from the second to sixth grades, and loved every minute of it. Everyone there is always so willing to help, everyone from the Principal down are always involved in everything they do there. I wish I could go back to Sherrod, it is an excellent school!
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