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About Us

  • Sherman ISD is the largest school district in Grayson County, serving the city of Sherman, portions of Denison, and Knollwood. Because of our reputation for excellence in academics, fine arts, and athletics, as well as a strong and supportive community, families find it easy to choose Sherman ISD, making us one of the fastest growing districts in Grayson County.

    At the center of our success is our focus on #BuildingBearcats. The initiative is a simple concept with a widespread impact. It’s our commitment to equipping and preparing our students for success after high school.

    Sherman ISD is in the beginning stages of fulfilling a $176 million bond referendum passed by voters in November 2017. The district will build a new Sherman High School, upgrade technology infrastructure at every campus, convert the current Sherman High School to a second middle school campus, and reconfigure grade levels to K-5, 6-8, and 9-12. These improvements support our commitment to provide personalized, innovative learning environments and will help our children develop strong, meaningful relationships with other students, teachers, and staff.

    The #BuildingBearcats initiative, which includes parents, grandparents, volunteers, business leaders, government officials and more, is guided by our district values and beliefs:

    • We believe that each student can learn and will learn.
    • We believe in clearly defined goals that set high expectations for student learning.
    • We believe in the value of parents as the first and best teachers for their children.
    • We believe in the value of each employee and the importance of their personal and professional growth.
    • We believe in shared decision making and personal accountability at all levels.
    • We believe the community must actively participate in the development of our children.
    • We believe that all programs and departments should be effective and efficient operations.
    • We believe that all environments should be safe, orderly, and culturally responsive.

Our Goals

    • A nurturing environment will be established in Sherman ISD.
      • Sherman ISD will hire, train and retain high quality personnel in a supportive working environment.
      • Sherman ISD will demonstrate positive and proactive leadership that inspires teamwork and collaboration.
    • Research-based instructional practices will be used in all Sherman ISD classrooms to improve student learning and student opportunities.
      • Sherman ISD will provide a high quality curriculum, research-based instructional practices and resources to ensure progress in student achievement.
    • Technology will be integrated into the instruction of classrooms at all campuses.
      • Sherman ISD will continue to integrate instructional technology in classrooms at all campuses and grade levels.
    • Sherman ISD will provide a proactive approach to build and expand co-curricular and extra-curricular activities for students.
      • Sherman ISD will address the diverse needs of students to maximize their academic achievements.
    • Sherman ISD will provide students relevant and meaningful exposure to vocational work experiences.
      • Sherman ISD will empower, engage and equip students for success in a diverse and complex world.
      • Sherman ISD will develop a balanced annual budget and maximize resources that are needed to achieve district priorities.
    • School facilities will be evaluated and a plan for new construction, renovations and updates will be developed.
      • Sherman ISD will continue to monitor and plan for district facility needs.
    • Parents and community members representative of Sherman ISD demographics will be involved in district and campus initiatives and the educational experience of students.                                                                           
      • Sherman ISD will engage all community stakeholder groups to enhance educational experiences for students.