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“Hire Well”: Sherwood Academic Middle School

Although Principal Crawford’s leadership is a finely tuned blend of knowledge, disposition, and skills, she credits her success to her ability to “get the right people on the bus.” She knows that Sherwood’s success depends on the staff’s collective capacity to get the job done – whatever it takes. Professionals are drawn to Sherwood for the opportunities to be part of a high-functioning learning community. Hiring is not done by administrators alone, but by teams of staff members who decide who is best suited to meet the school’s needs. Teachers and staff have a vested interested in the success of new staff members.  Read the transcript of “Hire Well”. Read the general introduction to Sherwood Academic Magnet Middle School.

Contact Information

Sherwood Middle Academic Magnet School
East Baton Rouge, LA 70815
(225) 272-3090 FAX (225) 273-9459

Student Demographics
2009-2010 Academic Year

Demographic Feature Data
Number of Students 6-8 737
Students eligible for subsidized meals 51%
Limited English proficient students  2%
Students receiving special education services  3%
African American students 58%
White students 30%
Asian students  9%
Hispanic students  3%
Native American students >1%
Average teacher turnover rate, last 5 years  8%
Student:Teacher ratio 17:1


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