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Sherman High School

Public | 9-12 | 1721 students

 

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Posted October 10, 2013

I had a meeting at the school. And a member of the school staff that i had a meeting with told me that I did not need to dress up. I could had stayed in my over sized ratty t-shirt and my baggy sweats. I could come to work comfortable like that. I have never seen this woman day in my life before. I was so horrified. All i did was smile at her. It was her and I in that main office at that time. She walked,and began talking to another staff member. Saying "these people always come here all dressed in their Sunday or Club best for these meetings when they look like trash when they at home". I was so livid that I wanted to cry. But i kept my composure. If the parents get talked this away whose to say the children don't get talked to the say way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2011

This school is terrible. It seems as though the teachers have no knowledge of one another. As a result, so much homework is given to the student that they have only so much they can do, and when they don't turn it in on time, THEY are punished. If you can find a better school, go there instead. This district isn't even worth it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 29, 2011

This High school is too strict no flip flops and there are only two sets of stairs out of the whole school and they are only three steps... What an ridiculous rule.... And when they discipline they aren't disciplined in a equal manner...
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 24, 2009

every year our school comes up with something new! (: i love it, and i hope they keep up the good work. The staff here try their hardest to help the students move up to the next grade.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 16, 2008

this town and school is all about the school spirit and supporting the kids!! Really nice people and outgiong intelligent students!


Posted September 22, 2006

I am a Sophomore at Sherman High and I tell you now, two things, one don't worry about my mistakes in this review im just used to making these mistakes. anyway, we have some of the best teachers you can get, there are teachers that kids that skip every other class get to that particular teacher, in the time allotted, the community we have set up here is a great one, it is a little crowded, but its not an intensely big problem. the facts are, that sherman high has to be one of the ebest highschools in the country, by students opinion, those students that dont learn much, learn something from the teachers here, because they can relate to them, i say as a current student, the school here is amazing.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 21, 2005

Sherman High School is a great school, though it doesn't have the best reputation. Sherman has an amazing music program, with a band that continuously places at State competitions and a choir with students placing in the UIL State competitions. The sports aren't particularly strong, but students and parents are enthusiastic and supportive just the same. UIL Academics is heavily supported and particularly competitive among the individual students. Sherman's AP program is the best in its district, if not region. The passing rate is usually above 80% and those students are normally in the top ten percentage of their classes. Generally, Sherman's an amazingly great school for any student to attend.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 29, 2005

I am a senior at this school and I love it! The academics are awesome, and the teachers really care.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 18, 2004

My tenth grade son is having an excellent experience at Sherman High. As with any school one must find ways to become involved. The opportunities are wide and varied. Academically, his experience has been rich and he will be prepared for college with several A.P. credits under his belt.
—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.
English Language Arts

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

404 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

385 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
79%
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 91% in 2011.

363 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

353 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

349 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
77%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 93% in 2011.

356 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
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 95% in 2013.

339 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

340 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

342 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 98% in 2013.

342 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%

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 Students95%
Female97%
Male93%
Black or African American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students94%
Female97%
Male92%
Black or African American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students96%
Female96%
Male97%
Black or African American98%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/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

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".

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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 78% in 2013.

388 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
73%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 97% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 85% in 2013.

481 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
90%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

263 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
56%
English I Reading

The state average for English I Reading was 65% in 2013.

488 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
68%
English I Writing

The state average for English I Writing was 48% in 2013.

512 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
52%
English II Reading

The state average for English II Reading was 78% in 2013.

389 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

The state average for English II Writing was 52% in 2013.

391 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

The state average for English III Reading was 63% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Writing

The state average for English III Writing was 42% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

328 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
100%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
46%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
World Geography

The state average for World Geography was 75% in 2013.

463 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
80%
World History

The state average for World History was 70% in 2013.

365 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
n/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.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

All Students78%
Female81%
Male73%
Black or African American66%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracial95%
American Indian or Alaska Native78%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education80%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)28%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted77%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students99%
Female100%
Male97%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special educationn/a
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant99%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted98%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students91%
Female90%
Male92%
Black or African American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracial90%
American Indian or Alaska Native100%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education93%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)30%
Proficient in English92%
Migrant60%
Not migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted90%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students90%
Female93%
Male86%
Black or African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education50%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
Gifted/talented98%
Not Gifted88%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students70%
Female73%
Male66%
Black or African American60%
Asian57%
Hispanic59%
Multiracial73%
American Indian or Alaska Native55%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education48%
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)3%
Proficient in English75%
Migrant40%
Not migrant70%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted65%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students53%
Female62%
Male42%
Black or African American36%
Asian57%
Hispanic43%
Multiracial69%
American Indian or Alaska Native36%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special education32%
Not special education54%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English56%
Migrant20%
Not migrant53%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted46%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students81%
Female84%
Male78%
Black or African American72%
Asian67%
Hispanic70%
Multiracial80%
American Indian or Alaska Native100%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education63%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)10%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted78%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students60%
Female69%
Male52%
Black or African American41%
Asian67%
Hispanic53%
Multiracial30%
American Indian or Alaska Native50%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special education16%
Not special education62%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant60%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted54%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

English III Writing

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

Geometry

All Students88%
Female86%
Male90%
Black or African American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education75%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Gifted/talented98%
Not Gifted86%
Bilingualn/a

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

World Geography

All Students79%
Female77%
Male81%
Black or African American66%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracial86%
American Indian or Alaska Native100%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education62%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)18%
Proficient in English81%
Migrant40%
Not migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted76%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students72%
Female66%
Male77%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracial78%
American Indian or Alaska Native100%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education65%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant72%
Gifted/talented98%
Not Gifted67%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 46% 29%
Hispanic 34% 52%
Black 14% 13%
Two or more races 4% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander 2% 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) 6%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 2%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • PEGGY VAN MARTER
Fax number
  • (903) 891-6446

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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2201 East Lamar Street
Sherman, TX 75090
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Phone: (903) 891-6440

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