Home of the Sharks



Sherlock was named for Cicero resident and attorney John J. Sherlock. When the school was first built, it provided a very different academic experience than it does today. In Sherlock's early days, students received manual training and domestic science classes.

Today, having undergone a complete reconstruction which was completed in the summer of 2019, Sherlock stands as a modern, 21st-century building, educating more than 600 students in pre-k through sixth grade and emphasizing the importance of academics in the fields of science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics.


Mission & Vision


We believe in the power of the Sherlock community: we will partner with students and families to create a safe environment where students are proud of their strengths, resilient in the face of challenges, and always ready to advocate for themselves and others.

We commit to:

Build relationships within the Sherlock community in order to maintain a positive culture throughout the school

Model the continuous improvement cycle through all of our PLCs/school-wide efforts

Teach students to embrace productive struggle & growth mindset to exhibit resilience

Engage in transparent and honest dialogue through restorative practices. 

Acknowledge, embrace, and respond to the world around us

Model, empower students by providing the supports and the language needed to advocate for themselves & others

Continuously celebrate the whole child: all academic, social emotional, and creative strengths and growth areas


Illinois Report Card

The Illinois Report Card is an annual report released by the Illinois State Board of Education that shows how the state, and each school and district, are progressing on a wide range of educational goals. The Report Card offers a complete picture of student and school performance in order to inform and empower families and communities as they support their local schools.


5Essentials Survey

The 5Essentials were developed by the University of Chicago Urban Education Institute, in partnership with Chicago Public Schools. Past research has shown that schools strong on at least three of the five essentials are 10 times more likely to improve student learning than schools weak on three or more of the five essentials.


For 2022, Sherlock Elementary School is ORGANIZED for improvement!


Principal: Joanna Lago

📧 jlago@cicd99.edu

Assistant PrincipalNicole Rotolo

📧 nrotolo@cicd99.edu