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Sherman Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 498 students

 

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Posted February 16, 2011

Great school for academics, my daughter has learning disabilities and she has been provided some of what I feel is the best one on one teaching. With that comes my only complaint, the school needs to put in place an anti bullying program, like I said, my daughter is in special needs, she is also epileptic and the kids there constantly make fun, and bullying her. She has talked to the counselors, principal, etc. with no help. She s 11 and came home crying Monday, again, and this time she started talking about suicide!!! She s only 11 !! We are seeking outside help, and we will be talking to the school board, but you know the school board will do nothing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

This school is great! My son was failing at his old school, then we moved here, he is making A'S and B's. He said the teacher's at this school don't get mad if you ask for help. His last school was awful, his old teacher's didn't want to teach them nothing. He don't want to miss school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2008

My P-K student has done remarkably better than I thought he might. His teachers have been great with teaching him the way HE needs taught.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2007

This is the best school in WV. The teachers are just great, and actually care about the students. They believe in teaching them. I have recently moved out of state, and after the new school my child is attending did I realize how great Sherman is. As for the complaints in the office area, I do agree that it isn't the best. But when it comes the the educational level, you couldn't ask for more. Thanks Sherman Elementary You are the BEST!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2007

Sherman Elementary is one of the best schools in the state. I know this because I have several hours of field experience in schools all over this, and neighboring counties. I would not send my children to any other school. The education they are receiving is 'top of the line' and the structure of the school is excellent. Safety of the students should be every school's top priority. Parents should realize this and thank them for having a tight dismissal procedure. I have been in schools that are very chaotic and the teacher's cannot be sure that every child goes where they need to go at the end of the day. I can be sure that my children and their teachers know where they go after each school day comes to an end.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2005

School is holding over 500 children, and cannot hold an assembly for the whole school at once, because the gym which is also the cafeteria is too small. It is true if you pick up your child you will be adding 15-20 minutes on there schedule, because the school will not release your child till the buses have pulled out. I also agree they need to work on making the parents feel welcomed. If you go into the office you will wait 10 minutes to get acknowledged. You cannot get through by phone, the line is always busy. Your child will learn, because starting in first grade they will send homework home 4 nights a week, which is overwhelming for a 6 year old.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2005

This is the best school in West Virginia . No exeptions! The principle is one of the best. My children are very well taught. The school is and always will be West Virginias top grade school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2004

Sherman Elementary is a nice country school. There are several areas that could be improved. More general information for parents, with an improvement in welcoming parents at anytime. There are several disadvantages for this school the gym is very small and cannot hold all the students at one time. Getting your children on the bus is another crucial time, and once again if the parents pick up there children you will wait an extra 15-20 mninutes a day waiting for the buses to get loaded. When dismissal is at 3:52 and there not getting out till 10 after 4 this is way to long! Small classrooms with teachers holding 23-25 students at a time, equals no individualized attention for your child.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 49% in 2012.

58 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
47%

2009

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

58 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
36%

2009

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 43% in 2012.

58 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
28%

2009

 
 
44%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 37% in 2012.

58 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
36%

2009

 
 
44%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 West Virginia used the West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST 2) to test students in grades 3 through 11 in reading, math and social studies, and grades 3 through 9 in science. The WESTEST 2 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of West Virginia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: West Virginia Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2012.

71 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
47%

2009

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2012.

71 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
48%

2009

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 36% in 2012.

71 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
32%

2009

 
 
47%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 35% in 2012.

70 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
25%

2009

 
 
55%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 West Virginia used the West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST 2) to test students in grades 3 through 11 in reading, math and social studies, and grades 3 through 9 in science. The WESTEST 2 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of West Virginia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: West Virginia Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 50% in 2012.

75 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
36%

2009

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

75 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
46%

2009

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
39%

2009

 
 
63%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 34% in 2012.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
27%

2009

 
 
70%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 West Virginia used the West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST 2) to test students in grades 3 through 11 in reading, math and social studies, and grades 3 through 9 in science. The WESTEST 2 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of West Virginia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: West Virginia Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 48% in 2012.

58 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
40%

2009

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

58 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
61%

2009

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

58 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
44%

2009

 
 
55%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 34% in 2012.

58 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
38%

2009

 
 
66%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 West Virginia used the West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST 2) to test students in grades 3 through 11 in reading, math and social studies, and grades 3 through 9 in science. The WESTEST 2 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of West Virginia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: West Virginia Department of Education

Math

All Students45%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Title I45%
Students with disabilities53%
Students without disabilities42%

Reading

All Students50%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Title I50%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities58%

Science

All Students41%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Title I41%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities44%

Social Studies

All Students36%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Title I36%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities35%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 West Virginia used the West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST 2) to test students in grades 3 through 11 in reading, math and social studies, and grades 3 through 9 in science. The WESTEST 2 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of West Virginia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the West Virginia Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: West Virginia Department of Education

Math

All Students27%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Title I27%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities27%

Reading

All Students45%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Title I45%
Students with disabilities35%
Students without disabilities49%

Science

All Students25%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged14%
Title I25%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities25%

Social Studies

All Students24%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Title I24%
Students with disabilities16%
Students without disabilities27%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 West Virginia used the West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST 2) to test students in grades 3 through 11 in reading, math and social studies, and grades 3 through 9 in science. The WESTEST 2 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of West Virginia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the West Virginia Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: West Virginia Department of Education

Math

All Students45%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Title I45%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities52%

Reading

All Students56%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Title I56%
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities67%

Science

All Students45%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Title I45%
Students with disabilities14%
Students without disabilities52%

Social Studies

All Students46%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Title I46%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities50%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 West Virginia used the West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST 2) to test students in grades 3 through 11 in reading, math and social studies, and grades 3 through 9 in science. The WESTEST 2 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of West Virginia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the West Virginia Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: West Virginia Department of Education

Math

All Students55%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Title I55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities53%

Reading

All Students55%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Title I55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities61%

Science

All Students34%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Title I34%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities39%

Social Studies

All Students29%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Title I29%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities33%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 West Virginia used the West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST 2) to test students in grades 3 through 11 in reading, math and social studies, and grades 3 through 9 in science. The WESTEST 2 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of West Virginia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the West Virginia Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: West Virginia Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 100% 92%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Black 0% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 53%N/A53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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7487 Coal River Rd
Comfort, WV 25049
Phone: (304) 837-8310

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