More about this school

  • School Type

    Elementary School, K-5
  • Estimated Enrollment

    399
  • Principal

    • Helen Parker
  • Hours

    Mo - Fr: 7:50 am-1:50 pm
  • School Tour

    Fridays, 9 a.m., from September through January. Sign up online or call 415-749-3530 for more information.

  • This School Feeds Into

  • Neighborhood

    Marina
  • School Bus

    94130
  • School Meals

    Breakfast, Lunch
  • School Code

    823
Overview
  • About Sherman Elementary School

    Sherman has an extraordinary teaching staff of 20 classroom teachers, supported by Reading Recovery, Technology, Resource Specialist, Science, Instrumental Music, Librarian, PE, Sand Tray, Choral Music, Speech Teachers, Nutrition, Learning Consultant, Garden Coordinator and Paraprofessionals. We believe all children are brilliant—and challenge all students to achieve their highest potential. Our curriculum includes science, technology, reading, writing, and math. We provide all students with support and encouragement to attain their personal and academic goals. We empower students to be learners by creating the space for all students to have a voice in the classroom and analyze and think creativity and critically. The arts are an essential, rigorous and joyful part of the core curriculum, enabling students to access their multiple intelligences, educating the whole child and improving their voices, listening skills, body control, and problem-solving abilities. Sherman provides many enriching artistic experiences such as dance and movement, visual arts, choral music, hip hop dance, and keyboarding.

    Students in the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades participate in the Mind Research Institute's Gigi program. We are fortunate to have a model garden and garden coordinator. Students explore and test out their science hypotheses in the garden. Our student body's excitement for learning grows through their experiences in the garden. Many students are eager to come to school simply to track the growth of their plants. At Sherman, we focus on what's best for kids by building trusting and evolving relationships among the staff, families, and students. We prize the home/school collaboration and realize that with communication and support, students and their families will attain academic, social, and emotional goals. Sherman strives to include all of the members of our diverse student body and their families in the school community.

Programs
  • After School Programs

    Sherman afterschool program for all students from 2 to 6 p.m. daily.
  • Special Education Programs

    • Resource Specialist services
    • Separate class - Mild/moderate with autism focus
  • School Day Academic Enrichment

    • Computer lab
    • Education Outside
  • Arts Enrichment

    • Visual arts
    Visual art classes
School Data
  • 2018-2019 School Accountability Highlights

    Published annually by SFUSD to provide access to key data points and three-year trends related to student achievement and school culture-climate. The highlights are available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Filipino, and Vietnamese.
  • 2017-2018 School Accountability Report Card (SARC)

    School Accountability Report Cards (SARCs) are required by state law and are intended to provide families with important information about each public school.
  • 2018-2020 Balanced Scorecard (BSC)

    A two-year plan each school creates with families, students and community members that details the school's goals and priorities.
  • 2018-2019 Social-Emotional and Culture Climate Report

    SFUSD annually surveys families and school staff on a range of school climate indicators that have been found to predict positive student academic achievement. The social-emotional learning of students in grades 4-12 is also assessed.
Contact Info

Sherman Elementary School

Grades K-5

1651 Union Street, San Francisco, CA 94123

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7:50 a.m. - 1:50 p.m.