About Us

Sherman Indian High School (SIHS) is an off-reservation boarding high school for Native Americans. Originally opened in 1892 as the Perris Indian School, in Perris, California, the school was relocated to Riverside, California in 1903, under the name The Sherman Institute. When the school was accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges in 1971, it became known as the Sherman Indian High School.

Operated by the Bureau of Indian Education/Bureau of Indian Affairs and the United States Government Department of the Interior, the school serves grades 9 through 12. The school mascot is the Brave and the school colors are purple and yellow.

Our students represent over 76 federally recognized tribes from across the United States. All students are enrolled members of federally recognized tribes. About 68 % of our students come from reservations throughout the United States. The remaining students come from urban or suburban settings.