Sherwood HS

Basic Info

Sherwood HS is located at 300 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Sandy Spring, MD 20860. The principal is Mr. William Gregory.

Rating

Please rate your experience at this school with respect to the following aspects on a scale from 0 to 10.
  • Inclusiveness: Does the school have a culture of inclusion and inclusive practices in place (e.g., co-teaching)? Are these practices effectively and systematically implemented?
  • Staffing and resources: Does the school have staff and resources to accommodate a wide range of special needs?
  • Cooperation: Does the school staff exhibit a cooperative approach by accepting/requesting the parents' input, listening to concerns, and attempting to resolve disagreements?
  • Communication: Does the school implement progress monitoring plans? Does the staff regularly communicate with parents with respect to their child's progress and challenges? Is the staff responsive when contacted?
  • Academic expectations: Does the staff systematically set high expectations for students with special needs? Does the staff systematically raise expectations when IEP goals are met ahead of time?

Sherwood HS

Sherwood HS
5.46

Inclusiveness

7/10

    Staffing and resources

    7/10

      Cooperation

      3/10

        Communication

        5/10

          Academic expectations

          6/10

            99 comments

            1. Inclusiveness

              7.4

              Staffing and resources

              6.7

              Cooperation

              2.7

              Communication

              4.5

              Academic expectations

              6

              My kids have graduated but the same folks are still at the school so I don’t think things have changed. My experience is that you must advocate for the services your student needs or their needs will go unmet. That even with an IEP you must follow up and make sure that the services and accommodations list are followed. Nothing is automatic and you must manage your child’s education. The teachers are not all willing to communicate with parents routinely. The English classes that are for the kids with IEPs (not the inclusion classes) are very watered down and the expectations are low. The students are spoon fed and not challenged or encouraged in these classes. Some of the math teachers are great and others are sub-par and unable to assist those with different learning styles and unwilling to work with the special education teacher in the room as a united front. It becomes a “those are her students not mine” mentality not a true co-teacher situation. Many of the classroom situations boils down to the special educator in the room, some are good and work with the general ed teacher well but others do not. There were times when teachers lost homework. The principal is wonderful but the resource teachers don’t listen to him.

              Parents input is not valued at the IEP meetings. The guidance counselors work to help facilitate communication but it all falls on the teachers to follow through and most do not. The most of teachers don’t post on ed-line. It’s a frustrating situation. IEP required study guides for exams where only obtained once the counselor got involved, parent and student requests were unmet even when emails were sent a week in advance to obtain the information. Every year it felt as if they were just pushing the kids to the next step without making sure they were ready for the next step or prepared. One of my kids did not have their specific learning disability identified until 10th grade because the teachers would not listen to my concerns and test my child or teach to them in a way they could understand. We spent a lot of after school time reteaching the material.

              My experience with the transition services is that the school goes through the motions. They don’t really have a good understanding of transition and they don’t really care what happens to your child once they leave the school.

              If your student is average or above and doesn’t require special education services the school is great. Many of my friends with neurotypical kids has great experiences at this school.

            2. Hi, i think that i saw you visited my site thus i came
              to “return the favor”.I am attempting to find things to improve my website!I suppose its ok to use some
              of your ideas!!

            3. Thanks for ones marvelous posting! I certainly enjoyed reading it, you may be a great author.
              I will make sure to bookmark your blog and may
              come back in the foreseeable future. I want to encourage you continue your great job, have a nice day!

            4. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I truly appreciate
              your efforts and I will be waiting for your further write ups thank you once again.

            5. You are so awesome! I don’t believe I have
              read through something like this before. So nice to find someone with original thoughts on this subject.

              Seriously.. thanks for starting this up. This site is something that is required on the internet, someone with
              some originality!

            6. Superb post however , I was wondering if you could write a litte
              more on this topic? I’d be very grateful if you could elaborate a little bit more.

              Many thanks!

            7. Howdy! This post couldn’t be written any better! Looking through this article reminds me of my previous roommate!
              He continually kept talking about this. I’ll forward this information to him.
              Pretty sure he’s going to have a good read. Thank you for sharing!

            8. Hello Dear, are you actually visiting this web site on a regular basis, if so then you will without doubt obtain pleasant
              knowledge.

            9. Hi there to all, the contents present at this site are in fact amazing for
              people knowledge, well, keep up the good work
              fellows.

            10. You really make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this matter to be actually
              something which I think I would never understand. It seems too complicated and extremely broad for me.
              I am looking forward for your next post,
              I will try to get the hang of it!

            11. What’s up, its nice piece of writing regarding media print, we all be aware of media is a
              impressive source of facts.

            12. Its like you read my mind! You seem to grasp so much about this, such as you wrote the e book in it or something.
              I think that you can do with some p.c. to force the message home a bit, but instead of that, that is excellent blog.

              A great read. I will definitely be back.

            13. Hurrah, that’s what I was looking for, what a material!
              existing here at this webpage, thanks admin of this website.

            14. Hello there, I found your blog by means of Google while searching for a related subject, your site came up,
              it appears great. I have bookmarked it in my google bookmarks.

              Hello there, simply changed into alert to your
              blog via Google, and found that it’s truly informative. I am going to watch out for brussels.
              I will be grateful in case you proceed this in future.
              A lot of people will probably be benefited out of your writing.
              Cheers!

            15. Valuable info. Lucky me I found your web site accidentally, and
              I’m surprised why this coincidence did not came about earlier!
              I bookmarked it.

            16. Heya i’m for the first time here. I found this board and I in finding It really helpful
              & it helped me out a lot. I hope to present something again and
              help others like you helped me.

            17. Just wish to say your article is as astounding. The clearness in your post is just excellent
              and that i can assume you’re knowledgeable on this
              subject. Fine together with your permission let me to grasp your
              RSS feed to keep up to date with approaching post. Thank you one million and please carry
              on the rewarding work.

            18. I am not sure where you’re getting your info, but good topic.
              I needs to spend some time learning more or understanding more.

              Thanks for magnificent info I was looking for this info for my mission.

            19. When I originally commented I clicked the “Notify me when new comments are added” checkbox and now each time a comment is added I get four emails with the same comment.
              Is there any way you can remove people from that service?

              Bless you!

            20. Good day very cool blog!! Man .. Beautiful .. Superb .. I’ll bookmark
              your website and take the feeds also? I’m glad to seek out numerous
              helpful information right here in the post, we want work out
              more strategies on this regard, thank you for sharing.
              . . . . .

            21. Nice post. I used to be checking constantly this blog and I’m
              inspired! Extremely helpful information specifically the closing section :
              ) I take care of such info a lot. I was seeking this
              particular info for a long time. Thank you and best of luck.

            22. Hello to every one, since I am really keen of reading this weblog’s post to be updated on a regular basis.
              It carries good information.

            23. I do not know if it’s just me or if everyone else encountering issues with your blog.
              It appears as though some of the written text in your posts are running off the screen. Can someone else please provide feedback and let me know if this is
              happening to them as well? This might be a issue with my web browser because I’ve
              had this happen before. Kudos

            24. What’s up to every one, since I am actually eager of reading this web site’s post to be updated on a regular basis.
              It consists of pleasant information.

            Comments are closed.