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Sherman Elementary School is a school in an older Nampa neighborhood. We opened in 1995 to replace the more than 80-year-old East Side Elementary School.
At one time our location would have been considered east Nampa, but as our city has grown our neighborhood has become part of central Nampa. Our school is tucked onto a large parcel bordered by Powerline, Amity, and Sherman roads and the railroad tracks.
Sherman is a welcoming, caring place where students in grades K-5 master the essential skills in preparation for a lifetime of learning. Our students also learn the building blocks of science, social studies, citizenship, and health complimented by art, music, and physical education in a comprehensive curriculum.
We serve a diverse community of students by focusing on the individual child’s needs. We work actively to involve parents in our school and more than 50 percent of parents volunteer time at our school.
Sherman serves kindergarten through fifth-grade students. Our students reflect the diversity of our district and our community. About 50% of our students are white and the remainding are Hispanic or another minority population. Ethnicity Profile 2006-07
We welcome children from different backgrounds and view this as strength as we help prepare students for the future.
Close to 90% of our children live in poverty according to the U.S. Census data and to information on those children who qualify for free and reduced priced meals.
Research tells us that children living in poverty face significant disadvantages when compared to their affluent counterparts. These disadvantages can influence learning and achievement.
We cannot change the circumstances families face, but we can provide support to children where we are able. To this end, we aggressively pursue state and federal grants to provide additional assistance – such as before and after school programs so students can get extra help or have time to complete school work. We offer breakfast, lunch, and snacks for children, so they can focus on learning and not empty stomachs. We partner with community services that can help families.
Most important, we believe that the best support to economically disadvantaged students is to hold them to the same challenging academic standards and expectations set for all students.
We take steps to ensure students are not left behind for any reason. We’ve adopted district wide pacing guides in reading and math so students who move frequently among our schools won’t fall behind because they’re in a new school.
|19.80%||English Language Learners||10.47%|
|9.41%||Special Education Participants||7.95%|