Sherman Elementary School

  • Sherman Elementary School serves 397 students in grades KG-5.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is lower than the CA average of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 62% of the student body (majority Asian), which is less than the state average of 76%.
  • Sherman Elementary School operates within the San Francisco Unified School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 397 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 18 teachers has declined by 18% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades KG-5
Total Students 397 students
Sherman Elementary School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Sherman Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 18 teachers
Sherman Elementary School Total Teachers (1987-2015)
Students by Grade Sherman Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has increased from 19:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.73 is more than the state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (CA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 22:1 24:1
Sherman Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2015)
American Indian
1%
1%
Sherman Elementary School American Indian Students (1990-2015)
Asian
31%
11%
Sherman Elementary School Asian Students (1988-2015)
Hispanic
13%
54%
Sherman Elementary School Black Students (1988-2015)
Black
7%
6%
Sherman Elementary School Black Students (1988-2015)
White
38%
24%
Sherman Elementary School White Students (1988-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Sherman Elementary School Hawaiian Students (2009-2013)
Two or more races
10%
3%
Sherman Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic Groups Sherman Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown CA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.73 0.41
Sherman Elementary School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
39%
50%
Sherman Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
5%
9%
Sherman Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2015)

District Comparison

  • San Francisco Unified School District's student population of 57,361 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $13,849 is higher than the state average of $12,988. The district revenue/student has grown by 5% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $13,970 is higher than the state average of $12,986. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name San Francisco Unified School District
Number of Schools
Managed
126
4
Number of Students Managed 57,361 1,597
San Francisco Unified School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $798 MM $21 MM
San Francisco Unified School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $805 MM $21 MM
San Francisco Unified School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $13,849 $12,988
San Francisco Unified School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $13,970 $12,986
San Francisco Unified School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

  3.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
2  11/12/2014
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  11/4/2007
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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