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Sherwood Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 452 students

 

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Posted May 22, 2014

The school is declining. One of the main reasons my child attends Sherwood is for the Dual Language program. Unfortunately I don't believe the program is strong on this campus. I have noticed that the teacher turn around has increased every year specially this year, it seemed like half of the staff was new. Which worries me because I wonder how that will affect the instruction my child is receiving and how much experience/ training the teacher has in the program. The administration is not friendly. I do love that the school is small, the parent involvement is great and the PTA is wonderful! I really want to see this school turn around but not sure how much longer I can sacrifice the education of my child when he/she could be receiving a better one else where.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2014

My son and daughter have attended Sherwood for three years. I initially sought out this school because of the dual language program. This was important to me, knowing how beneficial being bilingual is in our global society. My entire family has had a great Sherwood experience! The school is a cheerful looking place and the staff appears to love what they do. Sherwood teachers really take their time to get to know their students and families. They have high expectations for the students and the academics are rigorous and engaging. Sherwood has some great traditions. A few highlights of the school year are Read-a-thon where students where their pj s to school and read for the entire day, Tour of Americas where each class presents a project on a selected destination, and Family Soccer Day where parents and teachers challenge the students at a game. The community is a small, diverse, and close-knit one where parents are involved. Sherwood really is a great place to be!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2014

I love the parent involvement and all the activities for families. It's a small school and all the students know and help each other.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2014

Sherwood is a gem. We have a SPARK park, a new playground coming soon, a field, and walking path. The faculty really care about kids. The administration is innovative and hard-working. The children are very sweet. We have a fantastic literacy library and our teachers are strong in guided reading group instruction. Students have the opportunity to work towards fluency in the dual language program. Several after school enrichment options are available. A lot of class sizes are small. Students study other cultures & countries throughout the year, making presentations and creating projects. Our PTA arranges for enriching programs to go along with the cultural studies. Overall, a lovely place to learn.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 29, 2011

Unfortunately, a disorganized school and poor administration leadership. Some classes need intervention and special needs assistance.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 20, 2005

Great school! Where teaching is actually the priority!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2003

I am proud to say that I am a former student of Sherwood Elementary. Sherwood I think is the best school I have gone to, the teachers were wonderful, and cared so much. And the Principle when I was going there Mrs. Bertie I think that is how spell it, was the best principle I have ever had. When I went there they had something called I think Fun Friday, where the kids would be able to go to different class rooms, and they would have activities, and games to play. I will charish thoughs memories forever. I would recomend your school to anyone, and as a former student of Sherwood, I will give it my highest recomendation. Thank You.
—Submitted by a former student


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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 89% in 2011.

35 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

51 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
70%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2011.

37 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

55 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
91%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

35 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
90%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 82% in 2011.

41 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

39 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

41 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
82%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students77%
Female77%
Male77%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students75%
Female79%
Male72%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special education40%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)77%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students68%
Female68%
Male67%
Black or African American89%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Special education50%
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students75%
Female79%
Male72%
Black or African American89%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Special education57%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students80%
Female86%
Male69%
Black or African American89%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special education40%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students76%
Female61%
Male87%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)44%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students82%
Female67%
Male95%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students71%
Female56%
Male83%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)38%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
50%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
30%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
49%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
50%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students78%
Female83%
Male73%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted75%
Bilingual100%

Math

All Students48%
Female50%
Male47%
Black or African American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
Not special education51%
Limited English proficient (LEP)47%
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant48%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted46%
Bilingual57%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students73%
Female69%
Male76%
Black or African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted72%
Bilingual85%

Math

All Students75%
Female67%
Male81%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted73%
Bilingual81%

Writing

All Students79%
Female81%
Male77%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted78%
Bilingual100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students76%
Female79%
Male74%
Black or African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted74%
Bilingual100%

Math

All Students67%
Female75%
Male60%
Black or African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted65%
Bilingual81%

Science

All Students84%
Female77%
Male89%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted83%
Bilingual100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Exemplary".
  • This school did not receive a rating in 2008-2009.

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 68% 52%
White 18% 29%
Black 9% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 0%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 48%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 10%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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  • STEFANIE SPENCER
Fax number
  • (713) 251-6903

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1700 Sherwood Forest Street
Houston, TX 77043
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Phone: (713) 251-6900

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