Sherman Elementary School

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  • School Type

    Elementary School (K, 1-5)
  • Estimated Enrollment

  • Principal

    • Helen Parker
  • Hours

    Mo - Tu: 7:50 am-2:05 pm
    We: 7:50 am-12:50 pm
    Th - Fr: 7:50 am-2:05 pm
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  • Sherman Elementary School, founded in 1892, is a K-5 CDE Distinguished Elementary School located in the Cow Hollow - Marina neighborhood of San Francisco.  Sherman has long been recognized for its balanced focus on academic excellence, social emotional growth, and equitable access for our diverse community of learners. In our efforts to provide the optimum conditions for learning and growth of every child in our care, Sherman also offers a range of additional programs that foster academic, environmental, artistic, and technological enrichment.

    Sherman has a strong sense of community and belonging thanks to our enduring partnerships with BACR’s Sharks Until Dark after-school program, and our dedicated and highly engaged Parent Teacher Association. 

    These partnerships enable us to provide a broad range of experiences and services to our students. Sherman’s large and thriving garden presents a living classroom in which students become scientists and environmentalists, and also serves as the setting for daily school-wide morning meetings. Our technology classes and newly-updated maker studio encourage engineering and invention. Our partnerships with VAPA and SF Arts programs foster artistic expression and build linkages to our standards based academics. Sherman’s PE and dance programs help students to build physical confidence and expression through movement.    

    Sherman was an early adopter of the Readers-Writers Workshop model. By the time our students reach middle school they have become self-aware readers and writers with a strong sense of their literacy identities. Our supplemental Literacy and Math coaches deliver state of the art on-site training and professional development for our staff and provide additional support for our students. And as experienced as they are, our teachers are dedicated to honing their craft by finding innovative ways to reach and teach every child. As a school, we have a strong equity focus and prioritize the ongoing work of implementing culturally responsive pedagogy and anti-racist practices.

    We look forward to welcoming new families to our community and encourage you to contact us with questions and querie

  • After School Programs

    Sharks Until Dark runs immediately following the end of the school day to 6:00pm, five days a week. We offer safe, quiet spaces for homework, extra academic support, mind-bending enrichment classes (such as science, art, dance, cooking, theater, and digital media), great snacks, and time to run around and play. Our program is a space for kids to be themselves, explore new ideas, get involved in their community, become leaders, and make new friends. For more information, visit: Cost: Sliding scale and Scholarship rates available
  • Special Education Programs

    • Resource Specialist Program Services
    • Separate class - Mild/moderate with autism focus
    Sherman Elementary values inclusion and equity in its Special Education programming. We offer two autism focused special day classes (SDC) for students in grades K-2 and 3-5 with an emphasis on mainstreaming when appropriate. Additionally, our resource specialist program (RSP) provides support for students who receive special education services within the general education setting.
  • School Day Academic Enrichment

    • Computer science pathway
    • English literacy interventionist
    • Individual learning plans
    • Library
    • Outdoor education program
    • Project-based learning
    • STEAM (science; technology; engineering; arts; mathematics)
    • Tandem Partners in Reading
    • Technology or computer lab
    • Technology teacher
    • Tutoring in school
  • Arts Enrichment

    • Art Class
    • Coding
    • Computers
    • Dance
    • Gardening
    • Instrumental music
    • Music program
    • SF Ballet program
    • STEAM
    • Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA)
    • Visual arts
    The arts are a highly valued component of the Sherman experience at every grade level since they serve as a means to reinforce academic content, encourage voice and creative expression, as well as offering students multiple ways to express their cultures and personalities.

    We partner with a variety of arts organizations to provide students access to the arts:
    - San Francisco Symphony AIMS program
    - San Francisco Ballet
    - SF ARTs Program
    - SFUSD's Visual and Performing Arts Program (for visual art and instrumental music)
    - Hip-Hop dance classes
    - Lunch time dance club
  • Student Support Programs

    • Mental health consultant
School Data

Application Data

General education entry grade seats per application: 18%
  • School Accountability Report Card (SARC)

    School Accountability Report Cards (SARCs) are required by state law and are intended to provide families with important information.

  • 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.

  • 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
  • Address

    1651 Union Street, San Francisco, CA, 94123
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Sherman Elementary School
K, 1-5
1651 Union Street, San Francisco, 94123
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Mo - Tu: 7:50 am-2:05 pm
We: 7:50 am-12:50 pm
Th - Fr: 7:50 am-2:05 pm