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Sherwood Forest Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 

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Posted August 28, 2013

Great school, most of the teachers care about what you think concerning you child and they help you to the best of there ability. I LOVE THIS SCHOOL
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2009

My two daughters, kindergarten and 2nd grade, go to Sherwood Forest and absolutely love it. We have had amazing teachers that have been fantastic with communication and parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2006

This is a great school with lots of parent involvement. The teachers & staff are great and very supportive. Extra help is offered for children needing additional assistance. Teachers are more than willing to work with parents & parent involvement is encouraged.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2005

I think Sherwood Forest is an excellent school. The teachers are highly educated and prepared to reach any and all students. The parents of the students are very involved. This is my childs third year and she is doing well and loves her teachers. The teachers are very involved with the parents regarding the students progress. They really try to make it very personable by learning all of the stuents names. I overall give this school a very high rating.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2005

This is a great school that illustrates academic excellence, great parent partnerships, and full community involvement. They have high expecations and follow washington's grade level requirements.
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
80%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
68%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
22%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students66%
Female60%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asian85%
Asian/Pacific Islander79%
Hispanic56%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Low income47%
Not low income81%
Special education27%
Not special education71%
Limited English27%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female78%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asian85%
Asian/Pacific Islander79%
Hispanic63%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Low income69%
Not low income81%
Special education27%
Not special education83%
Limited English27%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students52%
Female51%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asian50%
Asian/Pacific Islander48%
Hispanic56%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Low income47%
Not low income56%
Special educationn/a
Not special education55%
Limited English29%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female81%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asian68%
Asian/Pacific Islander65%
Hispanic83%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Low income79%
Not low income70%
Special educationn/a
Not special education77%
Limited English50%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students60%
Female70%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asian68%
Asian/Pacific Islander65%
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Low income51%
Not low income68%
Special educationn/a
Not special education64%
Limited English36%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students57%
Female63%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asian70%
Asian/Pacific Islander69%
Hispanic27%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Low income54%
Not low income60%
Special educationn/a
Not special education61%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female75%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander75%
Hispanic36%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Low income62%
Not low income83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students60%
Female68%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asian70%
Asian/Pacific Islander54%
Hispanic36%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income52%
Not low income68%
Special educationn/a
Not special education62%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

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 39% 60%
Hispanic 19% 20%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 17% 7%
Two or more races 13% 6%
Black 9% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 117%N/A8%
Special education 110%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 248%N/A44%
Source: 1 WA OSPI, 2009-2010
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student-teacher ratio

  This school District averageState average
Students per classroom teacher 17N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 12N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 72%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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  • Barbara Bergman

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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34600 12th Av SW
Federal Way, WA 98023
Phone: (253) 945-3800

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