The administration's application of 2.0 and the ludicrous no homework policy has seen this schools reputation fall dramatically. We are delighted to see the back of this but are sorry for friends who don't have an option. The fact that the best teachers Mr. W. Has left speaks volumes to the environment
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Posted by a parent on 06/20/14
Our experience with the teachers at Sherwood has been very mixed which I think is typical of any educational institution. Our biggest difficulty was having a special needs student and being totally unsupported and at times feeling sabotaged by the Principal. I will admit that our child's disabilities
... Read more can be challenging for adults but the Principal became almost hostile to our child. We are thankful to her though because her actions pushed us to MCPS to find a wonderful non-public where he will thrive. I cannot say enough nice things about Ms Strong in the front office and Ms. Ficco the guidance counselor. Read less
Posted by a parent on 02/01/14
This school has an amazing administration and staff. The teachers have really met the challenge of the Curr. 2.0 rollout with huge success. The PTA and Parents have a very good relationship with the school staff which makes for a fantastic learning environment. Love SES!
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Posted by a parent on 11/30/13
This is school's sole focus is on test scores and academics. They do not take into account the learning needs of the individual child and are not willing to work with the parents or child when there is a clear need for assistance outside the norm. We had clear documentation from a Pediatrician, therapist,
... Read more Speech Therapist and Occupational Doctor with a full independent evaluation of our child indicating her needs for assistance and the school stated they would "evaluate" her. They told us " she was fine and did not meet their criteria for assistance. They put the kindergarten class with the latest lunch (12:50 pm) and would not allow them to eat their own healthy snacks - only offered pretzels. Very disappointed. This year grade 1 has the late lunch again (so Kindergartner class that had late lunch gets stuck again!). Poor planning. If you have a choice - don't send your child here! Teachers told us about her falling behind after the fact - very called or communicated with us until parent teacher nights. Never worked with us. Read less
Posted by a parent on 07/29/13
I'm a parent of two students of Sherwood es and I am a minority and I do agree that the school has some good teachers and my kids are challenged in math and science. Some teachers are not interested to teach and give no good feedback. There is no way to encourage ki
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Posted by a parent on 03/22/10
There are some great teachers at this school but there are some really poor teachers at this school. The administration does not listen to the parents when they have issues, instead backing up the teachers no matter what. The poor teachers have been there for years, in the same grades, teaching the
... Read more same things, until recently. There is little to no innovation by these teachers. There is a bias toward girls and high achieving students, boys and minorities are not treated well by the majority of the teaching staff and administration. There are low expectations for all students when the bar should be much higher for the neighborhood it is serving. It is a shame as this could be an advanced and high achieving school. Read less
Posted by a parent on 10/09/09
this school is awsome because of the teachers with their honesty and there great contact with children
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Posted by a parent on 08/07/07
We have had a very difficult 2nd grade experience. The teacher took no responsibility for her actions and my child was so hurt and upset because of this teacher picking on her and yelling constantly. The principal did not encourage the teacher to make amends, therefore she did not. 2nd grade curriculum
... Read more is horrible for the entire county. It really needs to be revisited and changed! Extracurricular activities are good, as well as music, art, p.e. Parents are very involved at this school and the PTA does a lot to provide money for extra programs. However, I'm definitely applying for private schools and hoping to be out of MCPS and Sherwood E.S. next year Read less
Posted by a parent on 02/25/07
The teachers here try, but I am sure it s hard because the class sizes are large. Also, many parents do not exhibit the behaviors that are expected from students. There are many parents that talk excessively during meetings! very distracting! please stay home & socialize!
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* In 2011-2012 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
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Speech/Language Pathologists, Early Childhood Special Needs, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists
English / Language Arts, ESL/Bilingual/ESOL
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Gifted and Talented
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general intellectual ability or talent - high intelligence test score (usually two standard deviations above the mean), and high levels of vocabulary, memory, abstract work knowledge and abstract reasoning;
specific academic aptitude or talent in one area such as mathematics or language arts;
creative and productive thinking, the ability to produce new ideas;
leadership ability, the ability to direct individuals or groups to a common decision or action;
visual and performing arts, special talents in visual art, music, dance, drama, or other related studies;
psychomotor ability, such as practical, spatial, mechanical, and physical skills.
Vocational and/or technical courses offered within a comprehensive school, usually a senior high school.
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A school or program within a school that provides services and training to students with moderate to severe mental and/or physical disabilities.
Adult Education Classes
Programs offering GED or equivalent courses for adults within regular schools, whether classes are held during evening or daytime schedules.
English as Second Language
English language classes for students whose first language is not English.
Sandy Spring schools — Sherwood Elementary School is located at 1401 Olney Sandy Spring Rd, Sandy Spring MD 20860. 1401 Olney Sandy Spring Rd is in the 20860 ZIP code in Sandy Spring, MD The school district for Sherwood Elementary School is the Montgomery County Public Schools. Sherwood Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 5.
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