Sherman Elementary School

  • Sherman Elementary School serves 374 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 70-74% (which is higher than the California state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 70-74% (which is higher than the California state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Sherman Elementary School placed in the top 10% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is lower than the California state level of 23:1.

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School Overview

  • Sherman Elementary School's student population of 374 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 19 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students374 students
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Total Classroom Teachers19 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Sherman Elementary School is ranked within the top 10% of all 9,602 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has decreased from 22:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Sherman Elementary School is 0.76, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall School Rank#867 out of 9602 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)70-74%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)70-74%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:123:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
22%
11%
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Hispanic
18%
54%
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Black
9%
6%
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White
36%
24%
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Hawaiian
n/an/a
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Two or more races
14%
4%
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Diversity Score0.760.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
29%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSan Francisco Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

  4.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
Our new principal is caring, thorough, and gets things done. And the teachers are invaluable. I have been happy since my child started at Sherman in Kindergarten and will now enter third grade. Academics are solid and all the teachers go the extra mile. In fact, this past Spring, since we started online learning because of Covid, my child's teacher went to each of her student's home to write on the sidewalk, in front of our homes, Hi, I miss you! Also, great PTA!
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2  
New principal is more interested in increasing test scores instead of actually teaching the children skills. All teaching is geared for academic testing that happens during the year. High turnaround of teachers - this past school year saw a loss of about half their staff. Also special education in this school is overlooked. One of the classrooms was closed due to not being able to find an appropriate teacher. Not much in diversity in this school - either Caucasian or Asian.
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5  
The school has very stringent academics and good quality music and extracurriculars and principal. We were disappointed with the first grade teacher Jeremiah Jeffries because he was very lazy. Except for that, it is a very good school.
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