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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
They are great teacher and great people. They make sure that you are also where of what you child may need help with.
My daughter is a special ed teacher at Sheridan ES. She's doing great work with a wonderful and special group of kids!
Diverse population & wonderful staff (teachers and administration). Everyone works together and makes an effort.
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!
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.
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.
the teachers nursing staff and everyone are amazing and the children
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.
Sheridan has high academic standards as well as excellent discipline. The teachers are the best!
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.
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.
Great teachers, great administration, great staff. This nurturing school assures values and respect are part of everyday learning.
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