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1651 Union St

San Francisco, CA 94123

(415) 749-3530

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Grades: K - 5

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 420

Students Per Teacher: 17

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87 Parent Reviews for Sherman Elementary School

We feel so lucky to be at Sherman. The teachers are extremely good, the PTA involved and hard-working, and the Principal motivated and driven to make it a place where "all kids succeed". Academics (differentiation, literacy and math coaches), and Professional Development (Teachers College) are a priority ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/29/14

Surprised that more people aren't revolting against this principal. It's hard to see good teachers, year after year, being driven away by a bad administrator.

Posted by a parent on 09/05/14

I don't have any word to describe how wonderful is this school both my daughter and my son are in this school and I love this school and it is the best school in the city. Very strong PTA and all the parents are involved and the school and supporting the school, the teachers, and the students .... I ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/01/14

Sherman, My grandson attends first grade at sherman. We are very pleased and the homework is appropriate for the age a7 grade..... He's progressing nicely and likes school.

Posted by a parent on 04/17/14

Sherman is a wonderful school. Our daughter started kindergarten their this year (2013) with one of the new teachers. She is great! I don't know why previous reviews complain about the principal. She is young, energetic, and very visible in the school. Please don't let the bad reviews turn you off to ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/03/14

Sherman is AWESOME! My child is learning so much! I am not sure why anyone would bash our Principal. She is always at every morning assembly and there for parents and kids in the hall. She knows every child. The kids love her. She is not a paper pusher who hides in her office like so many other heads ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/23/14

We are super happy at Sherman. My child is thriving and has made many important friendships. The teachers are caring and work to make a meaningful connection with their students. The principal is really focused on what counts and her wisdom to bring in the Columbia University Reader & Writer Workshop ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/18/13

Part 2: If needed, I will talk to someone in the school district to have Ms. Sara Shenkan-Rich re-evaluated for her role of job. Being in the educational field, a principle has to be well educated, professional with his/her job, and also must has moral standards and humanity personality. I don t see ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/28/13

Part 1: I agree with some parents here. The teachers from this school seem to be fine. However, the principle, Ms. Sara Shenkan-Rich, is NOT professional in her job or line of responsibilities in educational field. Lucky, she is NOT a teacher. Otherwise, I am NOT going to let my child in her class. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/28/13

This school lacks leadership. The principal lacks the ability to work effectively with her teaching staff. As a result, nearly 50% of the teachers left the school this year. She does not collaborate with the teachers or the parents. Her leadership style is dictatorial, manipulative, deflective and ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/11/13

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Test Year: 2012
Sherman Elementary School
San Francisco Unified School District
* In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

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San Francisco schools — Sherman Elementary School is located at 1651 Union St, San Francisco CA 94123. 1651 Union St is in the 94123 ZIP code in San Francisco, CA The school district for Sherman Elementary School is the San Francisco Unified School District. Sherman Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 5.
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