The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) released At-A-Glance Profiles today for K-12 schools across the state, evaluating their performances for the 2021-22 school year and graduation data from the 2020-21 school year. These profiles serve as report cards for school districts and individual schools. Sherwood schools performed well in most areas.
Following two consecutive years of limited data collection due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all data is included on this year’s District-level report card with the exception of the individual student progress indicator (which will return next year). All schools in the District achieved above the state average in mathematics and reading. This demonstrates the resilience and perseverance of our students and staff throughout the pandemic. Furthermore, during the 2021-22 school year our district prioritized supporting students in the return to in-person instruction, with staff working tirelessly to address learning loss.
At the school level, all four elementary schools performed significantly better than the state average in both language arts and math. However, attendance in grades K-2 — a key measure for future achievement — is an area for improvement since returning to in-person instruction. K-2 students who attended more than 90% of school days dropped from 92% to 78%; though this percentage is down from pre-pandemic attendance for our K-2 students, it has remained above the state average. Elementary school staff are working to address this attendance challenge with tiered interventions, collaborative attendance teams, and investment in working partnerships with our families.
Sherwood Middle School students also performed well on the state assessment after returning to in-person instruction. On the language arts exam, our district had significantly more students meeting the rigorous benchmarks compared to the state average. Though students did not perform as well on the math assessment as pre-pandemic, our middle school students outperformed the state average by 22%. Sherwood High School also boasts among the highest percentage of students on-track to graduation and a 97% on-time graduation rate for 2021 graduates, despite pandemic challenges.
Complete information on the ODE and school report cards can be found at http://www.ode.state.or.us/data/reportcard/reports.aspx by entering “Sherwood” and/or individual school names.