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Sheridan Elementary School

School code number: 820
Grade level: PreK/TK-5
Hours: MTThF 7:50 a.m. - 2:05 p.m., Wednesday 7:50 a.m. - 12:50 p.m.

431 Capitol Avenue, San Francisco, CA, 94112
Neighborhood: Ocean View
Phone: 415-469-4743
Fax: 415-469-4089
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Principal: Dina L. Edwards

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Sheridan Elementary School is located in the Oceanview-Ingleside District. We serve students in preschool as well as Kindergarten through 5th grade. At Sheridan, we meet the needs of each individual child and aim to provide an inclusive and psychologically safe environment where all students excel, regardless of race or economic status. Sheridan school community believes in high expectations and an outcome of success for all students. Our extraordinary teachers and support staff believe that every child should be given an exceptional opportunity to be a part of a learning environment where students are joyful learners and they are challenged and supported across all areas of the curriculum. High achieving, joyful learning at Sheridan promises our students access to a standards-based curriculum that challenges them, excites them, and sparks a love of learning.

Sheridan teachers provide a variety of instructional strategies that make certain all children participate fully in the classroom. They take time to identify and nurture special gifts and unique learning styles of each student. Our computer lab offers opportunities for every student to enjoy expanded learning in math, language arts, social studies, reading, writing, and project-based learning. We are fortunate to have the YMCA conducting our afterschool learning program. The YMCA offers homework assistance, peer leadership, sports, art, dance, music, and technology. Parental involvement at Sheridan is much more than parent-teacher conferences. Parents are an essential part of our school, and we cannot succeed without them. We use many ongoing communications to ensure that parents are fully informed and involved—Wednesday folders, phone calls, parent feedback forms (available in English, Spanish, and Chinese), school events, and much more. Through science, art, health, and other nights, parents find out what their child has been learning and how to extend that learning at home.

This school feeds into:

James Denman Middle School

School Tours

Mondays at 9 a.m.


Maroon Sheridan Stars sweatshirt, navy blue pants, skirt, or jumper, white collared shirt

Afterschool Programs

  • On-site YMCA program: 2:00 to 5:30 p.m.
  • ExCEL program (no cost): 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Special Education Programs

  • Designated instructional services
  • Resource specialist program

Language Programs

English Plus Pathway

Arts and Enrichment

Chorus and weekly art instruction

School Day Academic Enrichment

Homework assistance, academic enrichment, art, science (WISE), multi-cultural services, environmental and community awareness clubs, basketball and soccer teams.


  • Highest rank on the California Reading First Achievement Index, indicating that out of over 800 Reading First schools in California, Sheridan ranks number one. Awarded by the California Department of Education.
  • Title 1 Academic Achievement Award School. This means that we have met or exceeded our API and AYP for two years in a row.

Additional Info

SFUSD-run Sheridan Preschool in attendance area.