About Sherlock

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 and Vision

At Sherlock, we believe passion burns hottest at the center of the flame — fuel it!




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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.

There are three versions of the Illinois Report Card for the state, schools, and districts. The first version is the Classic Report Card. This is a static, printable, PDF version of the official Report Card. The second version is the Illinois Interactive Report Card of IIRC. This version is web-based, intuitive, and allows for users to view performance comparisons between school and districts, review trend data, and break data into subcategories. The third version is the At-a-Glance report, which is a two-page downloadable document containing a more graphic representation of key Report Card data elements.

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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 2020, Sherlock Elementary School is well-organized for improvement. To view more detailed results from the survey please click HERE



    Joanna Lago 


Assistant Principal

Nicole Rotolo



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