The staff at Sherwood Middle School is committed to providing the best educational experience for our students. To us, this means focusing on strong academic achievement in rigorous core subjects for all students and a safe and welcoming school environment where all students feel valued and supported. We offer targeted interventions for those who need additional support, as well as a rich variety of elective opportunities. We have an outstanding staff who continually strives to move our students forward academically and socially in these challenging years of transition. Our strong partnership with our dedicated parents and community volunteers is an invaluable asset to our learning community.
● School Highlights:
State test scores exceed the state average, as well as the average of our comparison schools (schools with similar levels of socio-economics), in every subject
Collaborative learning teams meet monthly to analyze student data in order to improve instruction and to maximize learning
Teachers are continually working to modify instruction, activities, and assessment based on best practices to meet students’ individual needs
Rich elective offerings including band, Spanish, technology, FACS (family and consumer science), leadership, publications, engineering and science exploration
On-site ELL, Speech, Special Education, and Counseling services
Support programs including lunch academy, homework club, and groups run by the counseling department to work on organization and social skills
Current and innovative technology is used in the classroom
Positive Behavior Support school (PBS), a research-based and data driven model, drives our efforts in improving school climate
The total number of our disciplinary infractions, on a per student basis, is minor and relatively few in number compared to other schools in Oregon and has been declining continuously over the past several years
A task force exists whose sole focus is to create a culture where bullying is not tolerated by students, staff, or parents and where those stakeholders are active participants in creating a positive school culture
● School Improvement Goals:
Goal 1: Each content area will be fully prepared to transition to proficiency by 2013-2014.
Goal 2: Students and staff will demonstrate proficiency on a minimum of one NETS-S and one NETS-T, respectively as observed through walkthroughs.
Goal 3: All teachers will consistently practice research-based strategies by the end of the 2012-2013 school year, as called for by the Common Core Standards and as observed through administrator walkthroughs.
Goal 4: Decrease classroom referrals to 212 or fewer, which represents 60% of the total referrals in 2011-12, while holding the total number of school-wide referrals at 354 or fewer.
● Other Information:
Sherwood Middle School was built in 1936 and housed the original union high school. It has seen extensive remodelling over the years including the addition of a new gymnasium, cafeteria and music room.
We are proud of our strong partnership with city and community organizations where our fabulous facilities are almost constantly utilized outside of school hours.