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Henry W Sory Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 604 students

 

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Posted May 29, 2011

My family recently moved here from another state and we were told by our realtor that we should absolutely buy a home in the Sory Elementary school zone. I'm so blessed that we did! From the front office staff, the Principal, and the teachers, we couldn't be more pleased. We have 2 of our kiddos currently in school there and another that will begin next year. The kids can't wait to get to school each day. They are NOT looking forward to Summer Vacation because they will not be going to school. How do you beat that?? Congratulations Sherman ISD...you have a class act school in Sory Elementary!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2009

I'm a parent of a student and also a employee of the school district. I was real excited that my son started K and was looking forward to the education and guidance he would recieve at this school. Then when I found out that Mr Traw was going to be the principal we knew this was the school that my son was going to. As a school employee I could pick and elementary in the district. Mr Traw is a very nice and caring principal. He also is strict in certain things which is obviosly needed in his position. My son had the honors of recieving Mrs. Johnson as his K teacher, she is wonderful and is very concerned about each child's education that is in her classroom. We could not have asked for a better school and group of professional and kind individuals than that Sory Elementary has. Thank You
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Posted November 15, 2008

My granddaughter attends sory and we are very pleased with the schools teachers


Posted September 18, 2008

So far this school seems great, and my girls seem to love it. The only thing that I didnt like was the whole pick up situation, it takes forever, but i guess its something I can get use to. The principal, is very, very nice, as well as the teachers that i have met. I like how at the beginning of every month, they send a newsletter to all parents letting them know whats new that month and what we should expect.
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Posted September 10, 2008

Sory was built in 2008. Brand new facility. My son is a 2nd grader at Sory Elementary. The principal, Mr. Traw transfered to Sory from Wakefield Elementary (as did the Assistant Principal). Both are exceptional administrators. I know that several outstanding teachers from across the district transfered to Sory. For the most part an All-Star Team of educators. My son has Ms. Gudgel....she is absolutately wonderful. Even at this point in the year, she has initiated several things to make learning fun. She seems to truly care about each individual child's needs/learning styles/etc...and wants each of them to have a successful learning experience. So far....I love it, as does my son.
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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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

70 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

97 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
96%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

89 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
97%
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 Students90%
Female93%
Male89%
Black or African American89%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students93%
Female92%
Male93%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%
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 Students90%
Female89%
Male92%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education50%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students88%
Female86%
Male90%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education50%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)90%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students94%
Female100%
Male87%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%
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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
79%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
54%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
70%
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 Students86%
Female89%
Male83%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracial60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted84%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students68%
Female70%
Male66%
Black or African American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracial60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special educationn/a
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant68%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted63%
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 Students77%
Female82%
Male73%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted69%
Bilingual100%

Math

All Students81%
Female75%
Male87%
Black or African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted75%
Bilingual92%

Writing

All Students88%
Female89%
Male88%
Black or African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted84%
Bilingualn/a
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 "Recognized".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Exemplary".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Exemplary".

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
White 51% 29%
Hispanic 31% 52%
Black 8% 13%
Two or more races 6% 2%
Asian or Pacific Islander 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 22%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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  • STEVEN TRAW
Fax number
  • (903) 892-6307

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120 Binkley Park Drive
Sherman, TX 75092
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