7487 Coal River Road
Comfort, WV 25049
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Sherman Elementary School serves 250 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Sherman Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in West Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 1%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 75-79% (which is higher than the West Virginia state average of 38%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 45-49% (which is approximately equal to the West Virginia state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the West Virginia state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 1% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is lower than the West Virginia state average of 11% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 250 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 1%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in WV
  • Math Proficiency
    : 75-79% (Top 1%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 45-49% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), WV Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Sherman Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in West Virginia for:

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School Overview

Sherman Elementary School's student population of 250 students has declined by 34% over five school years.
The teacher population of 21 teachers has declined by 30% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
250 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
21 teachers
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School Rankings

Sherman Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% of all 638 schools in West Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Sherman Elementary School is 0.02, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.20. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (WV)
Overall Testing Rank
#111 out of 638 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
75-79%
38%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(17-18)
45-49%
45%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Sherman Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of West Virginia by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
14:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
n/a
1%
Hispanic
n/a
2%
Black
n/a
4%
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White
99%
89%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
4%
All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.02
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
50%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Sherman Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in West Virginia by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (11-12)
13%
8%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Sherman Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in West Virginia by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), WV Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 250 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 1%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 75-79% (Top 1%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 45-49% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), WV Dept. of Education

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