SHERMAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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1651 UNION ST
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94123
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Phone: 415-749-3530
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 9
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium-low
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Kindergarten - 5th Grade
  • District: San Francisco Unified School District
  • Students/Teacher: 16:1
  • Students/Grade: 70
  • Number Students: 420
  • Number Teachers: 25
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 4889
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Ms Sara Shenkan-rich
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (80 ratings)
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    School Reviews (83 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-07-14
    "The School is really great! For one the Library is fantastic and under great management!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-05-27
    "This school is very disappointing. The principal as previously mentioned lacks training and doesn't address students issues. Kids are being bullied on the playground and there is no proper supervision. The curriculums and field trips haven't change in years..Not challenging environment at all. Oh! and the cherry on the pudding, the math book for example is full of errors but it will still be used and 1 month prior to testing kids will switch to another book. There are so many nonsense in this school, it's hard to keep track! And the principal, don't even get me started, the only voice she can hear is her own."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-05-23
    "Sending my son to Sherman is the biggest mistakes. By living in San Francisco you'd think it would be diverse.My son was picked on his first year. The principal is insensitive to the needs of the kids,she also lacks knowledge of dealing with different ethnic backgrounds. Black history month,Chinese new year etc. isn't celbrated and that's sad! African American Honor roll isn't recognized. My son went from a warm,loving kindergarten teacher to a militant first grade teacher. This teacher also yells at certain kids.The 1st grade teacher kept my son in for recess almost everyday because she thought he needed tutoring. My son is vey advanced,not because of Sherman. Nor was I properly notified of him being kept in by his teacher. No I.e.p was done by the district stating he needed tutoring. If he was lucky enough to go out he was benched the entire recess.By law he's only supposed to be benched 6 minutes. Money rules Sherman.If you dont write checks than you're child doesn't have a fair chance an is looked down upon. 90% of he teachers aren't friendly and lack proper training. Test scores count more than the kids feelings. #everything that glitter isn't gold #i am my sons keeper!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-05-09
    "Sherman is great! What a wonderful place for my children to learn and thrive. We have a strong parent community to help "fill in the gaps", a seasoned teaching staff, a strong after-school program and a dedicated Principal. Sherman is a school that is highly focused on academics (using the Columbia University, Reading & Writing Workshop program) with plenty of enrichment and a large outdoor garden used to help support the kids learning. Leadership is key to getting this mix correct, and the Principal works hard to meet the needs of all the students. Pros: beautiful school, love the differentiated reading program, wonderful enrichment staff, amazing garden and seasoned teaching staff; Cons: start time (7:50 ugh), keeping up the garden takes a lot of parent volunteer work, also parent fundraising is heavy but it is necessary to keep the school running. You won't go wrong picking Sherman!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-05-09
    "My child does not like Sherman because of the boring classroom experience and the frequent substitute-teacher situation. The after school program is good and my child likes it. However, the classroom teaching is weak. My child barely learns anything there. No penmanship requirement and no individual attention. The principal does not care about the quality of the school. The STAR test results put the school in further lower ranking. The office staff are nice. However, at least some of the teachers lack passion and motivation. The school has a weird "culture", which sets it apart from most other schools. You can feel something wrong here."
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