Living in Sherman

Sherman is not only a great place for business, it's a great place for families. A proactive city government, accredited school system and strong civic organizations help ensure an outstanding quality of life. Sherman has endless entertainment opportunities, both indoors and out, from a day on the lake or golf course, to an evening at the symphony and a stroll through a vibrant downtown.


Local Government:

• Form of Government: Council/Manager
• Mayor: 1                                                                                        
• City Council Members: 6
• There is a zoning body and master plan
• Current Moody's Bond Rating: A3
• Current Standard & Poors Bond Rating: A
• Total Budget for the City of Sherman for FY 2011-2012: $65.6 Million

City of Sherman


Contact Information:

• City Manager:  [p] 903-892-7200  Email
• City Engineer:  [p] 903-892-7210  Email
• Permits, Planning & Zoning:  [p] 903-892-7229  Email
• Sherman Chamber of Commerce:  [p] 903-893-1184  Email
• Grayson County:  [p] 903-813-4200  Email
• Grayson County Appraisal District:  [p] 903-893-7673  Email


Police/Fire Protection:

• Enhanced 911 System
• ISO Rate: 3 -- Sherman is rated in accordance with the national board class ratings published by the National Insurance Service Office (ISO). Ratings are based upon 1-10 rating systems (with 1 being the best rating). 


Schools & Education:

Sherman Independent School District

Elementary Schools
•    Crutchfield Elementary School
•    Fairview Elementary School
•    Fred Douglass School
•    Jefferson Elementary School
•    Neblett Elementary School
•    Sory Elementary School
•    Wakefield Elementary School
•    Washington Elementary School

Intermediate Schools
•    Dillingham Intermediate School – 5th and 6th grades
•    Piner Middle School – 7th and 8th grades

High Schools
•    Perrin Learning Center – SISD alternative school
•    Sherman High School – 9th through 12th grades

Private Schools
•    Beldon Street Montessori School
•    Grayson Christian Academy
•    Montessori Academy of North Texas
•    St. Mary’s Elementary School
•    Texoma Christian School

Higher Education
•    Austin College
•    Center for Workforce Learning
•    Grayson College


Educational Attainment:

Educational Attainment (Population 25 years and older, 2013)

Less than 9th grade                                        6.4%
9th-12th 8.9%
High School Diploma 30.8%
Some College 25.2%
Associates Degree 9.1%
Bachelor's Degree 12.2%
Graduate Degree 7.4%


Tax Information:

Corporate Tax Rates: Texas has a Business Franchise Tax of approximately 1%, please see:
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

Personal Tax: Texas does not impose a personal income tax.

Real Estate Taxes (per $100 value): 

City of Sherman                                                                      $0.3720   
Grayson County $0.4909
Sherman Independent School District $1.4400
Grayson College $0.1815
Total $2.4844

Sales and Use Tax Rates: 8.25%

Inventory Tax Rates: The Freeport Tax Exemption has been adopted by the City of Sherman, Grayson County, Grayson College and Sherman ISD (Quadruple Freeport) that eliminates property tax on inventory for qualifying goods shipped within and outside of the state within 175 days.

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