Students enrolled 215
School leader Dina Edwards
Transportation options Yes
District San Francisco Unified School District
After school Yes
Summer program Yes

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431 Capitol Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94112

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(415) 469-4743
(415) 469-4089
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4 stars
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March 08, 2014
Sheridan is one of those rare, hidden gems. The student population is among the most diverse in the city, and so is the faculty and staff. The teachers truly care about each student, and do a fantastic job at meeting the needs (and special needs) of all students. The family-style atmosphere also tends to the needs of parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles, and other guardians. Ask any of the students how they feel about their school, and I can almost guarantee that they will provide a loving and positive response.

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2013
Sheridan Elementary is a hidden gem! The teachers are so dedicated, creative, experienced, and full of energy. Students are so happy and come to school receiving a top notch education in a stable and small community. The principal has been part of the school for 18 years. She even grew up and lives in the neighborhood. Alumni always come back to visit because they love Sheridan so much . Sheridan definitely has a strong community feel and provides a holistic 21st-century academic education to all the the students! GO SHERIDAN STARS!!!

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2013
Sheridan Elementary is an exceptional school. Students receive a high-quality, innovative education in a supportive and loving environment . The staff is comprised of dedicated, highly qualified, and kind individuals who go above and beyond to reach every student entrusted to them. One such example of this is their ongoing commitment to professional development. Almost all the teachers attend workshops to extend their learning in innovative approaches to instruction. They commit themselves to researched based instructional methods like Readers and Writers Workshop and science programs through the Cal Academy of Sciences and much more! They also have a wonderful support staff in addition to their phenomenal teachers including; a school nurse, social worker, parent liaison, psychologist, PE, Art, Music teachers, literacy coach, reading intervention teacher, paraprofessionals, instructional support teachers, not to mention their kind and caring principal. I highly recommend Sheridan.

- submitted by a teacher
August 25, 2013
Sheridan school has very qualified, professional and respectful teachers and staff. The staff are multi-ethnic and bilingual who represent and serve their student population and community. The school promotes and teaches social emotional skills and community building activities as well as implementing a systematic Good Behavior Game (PAX) to ensure a harmonious learning and interactive environment. Rigorous curriculum and programs drive student achievement and success. High expectations are placed on students' behavior and academics. An active and supportive parental involvement (PTC) that politically and economically supports the school! Sheridan is a family! Sheridan is the STAR within the SFUSD district! Sheridan is a special SFUSD school because: Student of the Month assembly Student Council and Leadership Honor Roll Luncheon Computer Lab Sheridan Code of Conduct and Song Cultural and Academic Assemblies Sheridan Star dollars Sheridan Prize Cart star Technology (ELMO, computers, projector) in classrooms And Many More! Come by and visit us! Sheridan Stars!!!!!

- submitted by a teacher
August 22, 2013
My foster child has been attending this school since third grade. I feel that the teachers and principal are supportive and considerate of her. She is not treated any differently. I appreciate that the teachers are firm with their standards and remember to reward for good behavior. She is very happy at this school.

- submitted by a parent
July 09, 2013
This small school is a hidden gem in San Francisco! The principal is a San Francisco native and so are some of the teachers/ staff that work there. They show a special dedication in constistant professional development. Sheridan's readers workshop program is innovative and comparable to the same program offered at some private schools. They recently adopted a good behavior game that promotes positive reinforcement as well as calm quick signals to refocus students back on their academic task; even the classrooms have been technically updated with ELMO's. The community is very welcoming and families have been sending their children to Sheridan for many generations . Stop by and judge the place for yourself , you will be pleasantly surprised. I would recommend asking the teachers about their current test scores.

- submitted by a teacher
January 18, 2012
This is a relatively small, pre-K-5 school with a warm, caring atmosphere. The teachers are trained in a disciplinary program that is based on positive reinforcement, and I've seen it do wonders. Academically, the teachers are very solid and professional, and I know that they continue to seek further professional development in the latest innovations in teaching. The school is very diverse, and students/ families of all backgrounds seem to feel welcome and included here. Family involvement could be improved, though those who wish to be involved are encouraged and welcome.

- submitted by a parent
October 14, 2011
My son attended this school for a couple of years (2009-2011) and it was the best school experience thus far! We had to move out of SF, but my son wishes he could return to the school. The teachers were wonderful and the community was great! Some parents overlook this school because of the neighborhood, but the school has done a good job at keeping the children safe. I had another child attending a different K-5 school in SF, but the parent involvement and the diversity at Sheridan make this school a 10!

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2011
I love Sheridan. My son has behavior problems and his teachers and staff have been very supportive and helpful. I know that my boy is loved at this school.

- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2011
As a member of this school community I take exception to the previous comment. True the neighborhood may not be the best but it is NOT a factor in this school. The Principal and staff are the most loving and caring I have seen in a school environment in many years. They care for the children and focus on education and teaching the children respect and proper behavior. Many of these children may not have the best home life but they know that they are loved and respected here at school. This is the type of school that will help these children become well adjusted and productive adults, able to survive in today's world. I would recommend it to anyone interested in their child getting a good and well rounded education. The diversity in the school population, staff and experience is truly an asset to the children.

- submitted by a community member
December 04, 2010
Surrounded by crackheads and run by a staff and admin with low standards for student behavior,I feel nothing but sadness for the students here. This school should have been closed a long time ago. The behavior and actions of the adults and the lenient atmosphere makes it hard to find a role model for the kids.

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2010
My grandchild was troubled. He could not sit in his seat and was not learning at the other school where is was attending. When he came to Sheridan, the teachers and principal worked with him and now he is able to sit and learn. I will always be grateful for what Sheridan has done for me grandson

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2010
I was assigned this school! I went with my children to check it out. we quickly left when the faculty was taunting a child and yelling at another child as we were talking to the office staff about enrollment. The teachers were telling a child in the office that he is a "Bad kid and bad kids wear handcuffs and he is bad so he will have to wear handcuffs" as the TEACHER was holding the child by the wrists. Needless to say the child flipped out and started kicking his belongings around the office as the teachers encouraged it by stating" oh there he goes again." Are they serious???? I would never, return to this school, even if it was the last place on earth. I opt for homeschool over SHERIDAN! I am disgusted by these people who are supposed to TEACH our children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 14, 2010
They are great teacher and great people. They make sure that you are also where of what you child may need help with.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 14, 2010
The staff and curriculum are top notch.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
My daughter is a special ed teacher at Sheridan ES. She's doing great work with a wonderful and special group of kids!

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2010
Diverse population & wonderful staff (teachers and administration). Everyone works together and makes an effort.

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 13, 2010
Sheridan is an absolute jewel in a difficult state (California). The community involvement and the sheer quality of the teachers is astounding. Sheridan IS one of those few schools that levels the playing field for the lower SES population. Keep up the good work!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating May 12, 2010
Sheridan Elementary is a great school which has a very dedicated and hard working staff, supportive parents and community and a caring and committed principal. All students have equal opportunities to succeed in a close, warm and inviting environment.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 11, 2010
Sheridan has an amazing, dedicated staff. The students know they have to work hard, but also know that they are valued and cared for when they walk through the door each morning.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating May 11, 2010
the teachers nursing staff and everyone are amazing and the children

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 11, 2010
The teachers are compassionate, and committed to fostering high standards and quality learning experiences for the students. The parents are active participants in the learning process of their child's education.

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 11, 2010
Sheridan has high academic standards as well as excellent discipline. The teachers are the best!

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2010
I love Sheridan school because there is no other school with a team that supports students and families like Sheridan. Every student is not perfect, but every student at Sheridan knows that the are loved and that we expect them to achieve.

- submitted by a community member
May 10, 2010
This school is role model for all schools in SFUSD. The staff, students, and parents mutually respect each other. Everyday, staff members laboriously plan lessons to create a quality learning environments for students. Students are held to high expectations and teachers guide them there.

- submitted by a teacher
March 13, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
November 19, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
Sheridan Elementary has exemplary teacherswho maintain high expectations, an outstanding surrounding supportive community, engaged and active parents and curious, eager to learn, dynamic students! When you walk into this school you can feel the energy, excitement, and learning that is happening in every classroom. The Principal and staff truly care about each and every child and there is evidence of that caring in every classroom! This is truly a school where 21st century learning is taking place and preparing each student for contributing to our global society in our future! This is an example of one of the best urban schools in the country! Go Sheridan Stars!

- submitted by a parent
February 10, 2009
I am moving my children out of sheridan as fast as I can. The school as a whole is ok. There are some great teachers and some horrible teachers. I am forced to leave this school because of the latter. Children are taught to test and retain little information. The principle is of no help. When you ask for assistance she is rude and unhelpful. I also have issue with their frequent suspension and detention given to the children. Overall , I would recommend another school for families that do not have time to come home and teach their children because they are not learning at school. I should note that my children are on the honor roll and never have homework

- submitted by a parent
November 24, 2008
Our son attends a Pre-K in a Special Day class, and we couldn't be happier with the progress he has made through the amazing blended classes of Miss Meilani and Miss Ari. The principal, Miss Khalique, supports her teachers, and everyone is respected in this thriving environment. The kids are exceptionally polite and well-behaved here as well, and it is always a pleasure to visit this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 30, 2008
I have two children at Sheridan and I have nothing but nice things to say about this school! Both my daughters are thrilled to go to school every day - the teachers and principal have created a strong learning environment where children are recognized for their efforts and success. The curriculum is outstanding, the children are happy and well behaved, In addition to their strong emphasis on reading and math, art, dance, PE and field trips are all part of the curiculum. The afterschool program run by the Stonestown YMCA is absolutely wonderful. The teachers and director are young and enthusiactic. Their summer program was the most fun my children have ever had! The children at Sheridan are able to learn and excel in a safe, structured environment and their success shows in their high scores and happy faces.

- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2008
I was sceptical about Sheridan when my daughter was 'placed' there on an emergency basis...I needed to pull her out of Creative Arts Charter School on Turk Street. I took comfort in the numbers that Sheridan scored overall and I wasn't disappointed. Sheridan places a high emphasis on discipline and good behavior which in turn reflects on the academic achievemenst of the students. The reputation of the neighborhood precedes the school's name and character. But hopefully soon as the city continues toclean up and beautify the area (the park next door has been completely transformed) that will no longer be the case. My daughter loves her teachers; Ms. Pope and Ms. Scott!! They have an afterschool program that's run by the YMCA. The only thing I can say that is bad is that the parents need to get more involved without being bribed with food. Ana LW

- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2008
My son attended Sheridan for summer school and had quite possibly the worst experience imaginable. The teacher allowed my son to be teased and then called me to say my son had a behavior problem, which I'd have never heard before this school. The principal is not the friendliest, and that s putting it nicely. Dysfunctional is best word to describe this school. The new facilities are nice but the school location leaves a lot to be desired. I really don t see how their API is 816...

- submitted by a parent
December 31, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
January 27, 2007
Sheridan is a wonderful school and has a large focus on ethnic diversity. The teachers are most helpful and make it more comfortable for parent involvement with school and student activities. Sheridan also has a wonderful afterschool program that has been great to help our two daughters with improving their academics and actually willing to and enjoying it. I wouldn't choose any other school for them.

- submitted by a parent
January 13, 2007
Sheridan is a wonderful school. My daughter loves it. The building is beautiful, the teachers are excellent, and the student body is well behaved.

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2006
Sheridan Elementary is a fantastic school to send your child/children. The teachers are all very professional. They instill the 'joy of learning' in every student. Sheridan students love challenge of learning new things. The students at Sheridan excell. At Sheridan we are family!

- submitted by a parent
March 24, 2006
Sheridan has an awesome staff that is dedicated and genuinely caring about the students and their education. It is a school that is a home away from home for students and parents. My children love their school and wouldn't dream of going any where else!

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2004
As a parent of a Kindergartener, I would have to agree on the above review; however, respect and discipline comes from home and teaching our children to respect their elders will carry on no matter which environment they face.

- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2004
As the parent of two former students of this school I would have liked to see as much attention payed to other cultures as is payed to the African-American culture at this school. The teachers overall attention to students is great, considering how much disrespect is shown to the staff. I would have liked to see more respect shown to the teachers from parents as well as students. Overall my children two of the lucky ones to come out of the city schools with their manners still in tact.

- submitted by a parent
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Sheridan Elementary School
431 Capitol Avenue, San Francisco, CA  94112
(415) 469-4743
Last modified Sheridan Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Sheridan Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 40 reviews. Top