Great staff....dedicated PTA.....good enrichment programs .....great for overall growth and development of child
The staff and parents are working together to offer the children so many opportunities to experience what a fun, safe, caring environment along with giving the children the knowledge they can and will succeed.
I love Sherman's 1920's architecture- smack dab in the middle of San Francisco with a population as diverse as it was back in the 1920's. The kids are sweet, the teachers amazing. If I cannot be with my children all day, this is the next best place. I'm proud to say that my 3 boys will be raised by Sherman teachers!
I love the gardening programs Sheman has shared with students. These experiences help children make connection with the natural world around them. Environmental education is so important to our future generations!
Perfect mix of academic excellence, community spirit and a safe and fun environment of learning.
The school has a friendly, community spirit and a respect for learning and for each other that is shared by the children and the staff. The principal is instrumental in promoting this, including among the parents, some of whom are not English speakers.
Sherman has a great mix of structure and art. Love the way the teachers engage students in learning.
Wonderful teaches, wonderful parents, great programs. All my family members are happy with Sherman.
Nurturing, Scholarship, Sense of Place, Pride, Extraordinary Teachers and Parent Support, environment, vertical mentor ship programs, garden, recreational facilities, play equipment, music, drama and athletic programs. WOW
Sherman Elementary School has a vibrant community of dedicated parents, teachers, and students. We are fortunate to have a beautiful building with bright airy classrooms, a grand auditorium and an amazing garden that serves as an outdoor classroom for the whole school. The school's focus on literacy and reading is a core to the curriculum. My kids have thrived there!
Sherman is a great neighborhood school. The teachers and principal support the academic and social growth of all of the students, and foster a strong community spirit.
Sherman is a very dynamic and excellent school! The parent community, teachers and principal are very dedicated and with their diverse and strong backgrounds bring a tremendous amount of experience and expertise to the school. I love the beautiful, large and well-maintained organic garden and its related science and nutrition education.
Sherman has a terrific parent community, wonderful staff and even better children! The principal is very dedicated to providing a well-rounded curriculum with extremely high expectations! She also continuously fosters teacher development and is always open to new and creative ideas! We love our school!
Shermna was a wonderful school, howeve, ever since the new principal has come, the school is going downhill. She is clearly using this experience as a stepping stone in her career. Under her leadership, the scores have fallen and she has been unable to explain that. She is focusing on the wrong programs. The PTA is amazing and I wish they would have the courage to speak up instead of just going along with her. The kids can't stand her, and she is rude and disrespectful to parents and the staff. Worse still, she plays favorites!! It took years to build up this school, and she has come along and starting to undo all the work. She needs tp leave.....and if she goes, the school will on on the rise again!
My daughter went to Sherman and had an overall good experience. The teachers are outstanding, the secretary is an absolute angel, and the school is among the cleanest I have ever seen. The only downside and reason I didn't give 5 stars is they have a new principal who is absolutely awful. i have seen her treat staff rudely and disrespectfully, and she embarrassed my daughter by telling her that hers was ' a funny name for a boy.' If Shenkan leaves the school, I am sure the rating will go back up to 5 stars. Don't let this scare you away, the teachers are great.
This campus has become the center of citywide parent activism, addressing the projected HUGE cuts in state funding. Best news I have ever heard about Sherman. Better than having a great garden. My child attended this school from K-3. If you are stoked about this school, and want admittance, please start asking parents about their experiences with grade two instructors. A double breath of fresh air at this level would greatly improve the school experience for your child.
My daughter loves attending Sherman. The school shines with outstanding academic and parental leadership. The principal is a ROCK STAR!! She is sincere cares and is incredibly motivating and encourages parents to get involved at every opportunity. If you care about education and want to help public school's shine then this is the place to be.
The kids are being pulled out for various 'enrichment' activities leaving little time for teachers to provide 'quality' instruction. Assignments are rarely returned so it is hard to gauge how well my child is doing. The present administrator is a tyro with little classroom experience.
My daughter loves Sherman and we love the school and parent community.
Sherman's focus on academic excellance combined with the outstanding parent involvement which, by extension, funds an incredible range of enrichment classes, makes this an incredible choice of a k-5 school. Sherman was our first choice alongside a number of private options. It came down to the final days of summer when our son got in on the wait list. We ended up passing on the private backup and went with Sherman, thankfully. He loves his school. The gifted teachers, staff and parents seem completely devoted to making this public school work really well. The school is large (3 kinder classes) but it's a joy and a blessing to be there and the peformance reflects the effort. There are only a handful of other publics we would have considered for our son--we're thrilled to have waited for and got Sherman.
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