Sherman Elementary School

  • Sherman Elementary School serves 411 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 85-89% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 72%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 90-94% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Virginia state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Virginia state average of 50%.

School Overview

  • Sherman Elementary School's student population of 411 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 32 teachers has grown by 10% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students411 students
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Total Classroom Teachers32 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Sherman Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Sherman Elementary School is 0.59, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.43. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (VA)
Overall School Rank#258 out of 1,796 schools
(Top 20%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)85-89%
72%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Sherman Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Virginia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)90-94%
80%
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 Virginia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio13:115:1
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Asian
20%
7%
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Hispanic
10%
15%
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Black
4%
23%
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White
60%
50%
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Two or more races
6%
5%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Sherman Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in VA.
Diversity Score0.590.43
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Eligible for Free Lunch
1%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
6%
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 Virginia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameFAIRFAX CO PBLC SCHS School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

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5  
Great little school. Very highly recommend. Test scores are really high. The school has an active PTA and there is a lot of parent involvement, because McLean is a wealthy suburb with a lot of parents who have graduate degrees and professional jobs. The building just was renovated in 2009. The teachers are excellent, although there has been huge teacher turnover in the last few years. One downside is the school sometimes has to have split classes because it's such a small school. Usually they have 2 classes of each grade, but sometimes there will be a 4th and 5th grade combined class where 1 teacher teaches both grades in the same classroom, along with one 4th grade-only class and one 5th grade-only class. Some kids do fine with that but others do not, so some parents do not like split classes. Also, the Franklin Sherman students who qualify for GT (Gifted and Talented program) go to the Haycock Elementary school starting in 3rd grade. Franklin Sherman still has a GT enrichment teacher, but budget cuts have forced them to reduce her hours.
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