Sherman Oaks is a neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles, California, founded in 1927 with boundary changes afterward. With a population of more than 60,000 people, it was part of a 2012 ballot measure proposal to form a separate municipality for the entire San Fernando Valley that was defeated in a citywide election. The neighborhood includes a portion of the Santa Monica Mountains, which gives Sherman Oaks a lower population density than some other areas in Los Angeles.
Van Nuys Middle School
Sherman Oaks Elementary School
Notre Dame High SchoolForty-five percent of Sherman Oaks residents aged 25 and older had earned a four-year degree by 2000, a high percentage for both the city and the county. The percentage of those residents with a master's degree or higher was also high for the county.
LAUSD schools within the Sherman Oaks boundary include:
- Van Nuys Middle School. The school was in the Van Nuys community until 1991, when City Council member Marvin Braude directed that a 45-block area that included the school be renamed as part of Sherman Oaks. The school continued to use the name "Van Nuys Middle."
- Kester Avenue Elementary School
- Chandler Elementary School
- Robert A. Millikan Middle School
- Sherman Oaks Elementary
- Dixie Canyon Avenue Elementary
- Riverside Drive Elementary School
- Ivy Bound Academy for Math, Science, and Technology on Morrison Street
Scott Glover of the Los Angeles Times stated in 1993 "many Sherman Oaks residents do not have school-age children, and many others send their children to private schools".
Private schools include:
Notre Dame High School Notable peopleSome of the residents or past residents of Sherman Oaks have been:
- Paula Abdul, entertainer, singer, television personality
- Baba Ali, Islamic comedian
- Jennifer Aniston, actress, born in Sherman Oaks
- Noah Beery, Jr., actor
- LeVar Burton, actor
- Chip Esten, actor
- Joseph Gordon-Levitt, actor, director and producer
- Ben Gottschalk, football offensive linesman
- Brian Grazer, film and television producer
- Melissa Joan Hart, actress
- Demi Lovato, singer
- Bridget Marquardt, actress
- Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Elizabeth Olsen, actresses
- Bill Paparian, mayor of Pasadena, California
- Jean Rogers, actor
- Herbert Ryman, Disney artist and imagineer.
- Tom Selleck, actor
- Warren Stevens, actor
- Daniel Van Meter, historian and inventor
- Dick Van Patten, actor
- Shia LaBeouf, actor
- Charlie Sheen, actor
- Yasiel Puig, baseball player
Among those who attended high school in Sherman Oaks were actors and actresses Ed Begley, Jr., Rachel Bilson, Kirsten Dunst, Jerry Mathers and Katharine McPhee, baseball players Jack McDowell, Brendan Ryan and Giancarlo Stanton, football players Nick Folk and Kai Forbath and football coach Terry Donahue
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Updated: 20th February, 2019 3:24 AM.