Like Sherman itself, the school district is an illustration of high-quality resources and staff complemented by a small-town, family-friendly atmosphere in every campus.
Not long after Sherman High School made the Washington Post and U.S. News lists as one of the best high schools in America, the entire Sherman school district is ranked among the top school districts in the state. The Texas Education Agency recently published a list of 24 school districts out of more than 1,200 statewide that achieved the prestigious Postsecondary Readiness distinction for academic excellence. Sherman ISD made the list of 24 districts, which ranks the district among the top 2 percent in the state of Texas.
Sherman ISD’s mission is to ensure that each student is equipped to excel in our changing environment, utilizing the 21st Century Learning framework to emphasize academic excellence, character, leadership, and service. SISD’s recognition as one of the best district’s in Texas is a testimony to the commitment of the staff, students, parents, and community as a whole.
In a recent press release, Commissioner of Education Michael Williams noted, “Earning any type of distinction under the state accountability system is commendable and should be a source of pride in that community. Achieving the postsecondary readiness distinction reflects extraordinary work taking place within a district or charter while affirming a strong commitment to all their students.”
College and career readiness is a priority of Sherman ISD. The staff strives to customize each student’s experience based on individual needs and interests. The district provides a comprehensive list of programs and resources that allows students to reach their potential.
At a glance, these state and national award-winning programs include: a Texas Pre-K Center of Excellence; 36 college-level courses at the high school campus, including 29 Advanced Placement courses; 12 Career and Technical Education clusters which include 69 courses and 29 certifications; state-of-the-art special education; bilingual education; gifted and talented programs; and fine arts, athletics, and leadership programs.
SISD teachers and students utilize state-of-the-art technology, which fosters a dynamic, hands-on approach to instruction. From digital tablets utilized in flipped classrooms to personal motion detectors in physics lessons – state-of-the-art technology keeps students of all ages engaged in the classroom.
Teachers strive to give our students real-world experiences and examples through the SISD Partners in Education program. The PIE program bridges the gap between local businesses and industries and the school system. Business and industry leaders partner with district staff to support the education and career interests of students.
At all ages and grades, Sherman schools nurture the talent and hard work of students by encouraging parents, community volunteers, businesses, and local agencies to getting involved in the district’s educational programs and activities. Sherman teachers and principals know that parents are our students’ “first and forever” teachers, and each of the schools work as a team with parents to build a solid foundation for student success.
Sherman Independent School District is a Class 5A district with an enrollment of approximately 7,200 students and encompasses 81 square miles. The district comprises a total of 14 campuses: one early childhood center, seven elementary schools, one intermediate school (5th-6th grades), one middle school (7th-8th grades), one comprehensive high school (9th-12th), one alternative school of choice (9th-12th), and two pre- and post-adjudicated facilities.