Sherman Elementary School

1651 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94123 | (415) 749-3530
  • Grades: KG-5
  • Student Enrollment: 428
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4.5 out of 5 | 2 Reviews
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School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 1651 Union St., San Francisco, CA 94123
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.
School District Details

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 428
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 23.8
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 18.0
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 235 (54.9%)
  • Females: 193 (45.1%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 70 (16.4%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 133 (31.1%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 203 (47.4%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Sherman Elementary School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian10.2%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Sherman Elementary School
  Number Percent
1st Grade6415.0%
2nd Grade6515.2%
3rd Grade7016.4%
4th Grade7216.8%
5th Grade7216.8%
Teacher Education Background (2009)
Percent With Master's Degree
Percent With Bachelor's Degree
Teacher Credentials & Experience (2009)
Percent of Teachers With Credentials: 100.0%
Number of Certificated Staff: 26.0
Average Number of Years of Teacher Experience: 13.0
Average Age
Source: CA Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Overall Rating: 4.5

4.5 out of 5 | 2 Reviews
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2 reviews for Sherman Elementary School

  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on November 04, 2006
  • Rating: 4 (4 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Great parents and kids, dedicated teaching corps, good administrators. Biggest problem is the principal has openly opposed and even undermined some parental involvement. This has led to a lack of parental involvment. If you are a parent who believes in being involved in your childs education and academics, this is a good school for you. There's lots of encouragement and home work to keep you busy. If you are interested in volunteering at the school, undertaking projects that build community, and/or generally contributing your talents and energy toward improvements, this school will dissapoint.
  • Reviewed by on September 05, 2006
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • My son has been a student at Sherman Elementary School from 1st grade to 4th grade and counting... We moved here from Sweden the summer before he started school, so i do not have too much experience of schools in the US (except my daughters' year in middle and high school). I am very pleased with Sherman! It is a very nice school, the teachers we have met are very good. They are caring and compassionate and at the same time keep discipline in the classes. They are doing their very best to keep the students curious and interested in learning and are pretty succesful. They know what they are doing and seem to take pleasure and pride in their profession.
    The school offers bonus things.
    -They have educational and fun field trips, both to symphonies, theatres, museums and ice skating. the field trips are almost always composed so that the children will have a chance to do things by themselves, not just for ex watching paintings at the museum but also writing about them, learning how to see, discussing colors and paintings and paint themselves.
    -Students have the possibility to perform on stage, playing instruments or singing
    -Students from 4th grade and up can learn to play instruments during shool hours which is marvellous because every chance to broaden a child's experiences is so important
    -Sherman have the most amazing man leading a choir. i don't remember his name right now, but he is absolutely wonderful and taught our kids to sing so beautifully. They have been prforming in the City Hall several times, at some hotels and even singing the natioanl anthem at the baseball stadium! can you imagine their pride and happiness?!
    As parents, we are allowed to take part in school, vsiit lessons and volunteer. this was not happening in Swedish schools, but maybe it is common here? I am still grateful for the chance to be part of the kids' school days.

    I have two wishes, though: I wish there was PHYSICAL EDUCATION, PE. Kids really need to move, to exercise and there are many studies showing the importance of exercise for kids' health, to start routines and of its importance for the brain, making it easier to learn and remember when you are moving, jumping, running, playing and exercising. So please, start getting PE back into schools. I also wish all the schools inte the city would be able to serve better food. We don't need more obese kids or kids with diabetes. We need to help children learn to eat well, maybe use a nutrionist to tell them about food? Good eating habits combined with exercise habits works towards at least two goals - more healthy children that can learn easier and better. As far as I ahev been informed, Sherman has started a campaing to get parents to make sure that their children, who bring lunch, actually get healtier lunch packs, which - if it's correct - is a wonderful start!

    I have since I moved to your beautiful country kept wondering why on earth are so many American parents are sending their children to school with a peanutbutter and jelly sandwich on spongy white bread that almost lack all nutrition? Why not give them healthier things? A fruit? Better bread? Ham instead of jelly/PB? I know, as well as everyone else, how hard it is to get children to eat what you want them to eat - but at least try! Give them the chance to make healthy choices instead of always making bad ones for them! They will never learn to eat healthy unless they are exposed to those choices and can get their tastebuds used to the taste of it. We have to learn to be in charge of what our children are eating, no matter how hard it is.

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