We looked for a school and district that we thought we would want to be a part of for a while. 5 years ago, we found Sanborn Elementary and the rest is history. We actually picked this elementary school then picked our house around it and in the boundary. We have 5 kids now that have either gone or going to Sanborn
The teacher that my student had and I were in close contact. She shared with me when there were opportunities to reinforce behaviors or discussions that were had while at school. I was able to do the same so we supported the growth of my child.
I have 2 children who have attended Sanborn Elementary. My daughter is now in junior high but attended Sanborn K-6, and my son will be a 5th grader this upcoming school year. I have been so pleased with the care and concern the teachers and staff have given my children over the years. Their teachers have gone above and beyond to make sure that my kids get challenged and cared for as if they were their own children.
Sanborn is a school where the staff and students use the Tribes philosophy of discipline. Students are taught starting in kindergarten already to treat each other with mutual respect, show attentive listening and give appreciations instead of put-downs.
This is my daughter's second year at Sanborn, and it's been "meh". Her teacher Mrs. Maxwell is amazing, and that is about it. I reached out to the principal Ms. Cole last year and got no response. In fact I never even knew who she was until this year. That's how "present" she is. The front office is also not super friendly. Any time I've been in the office for anything, they have given the impression that they'd rather be somewhere else. I rarely get a smile out of them. Looking at putting her in a better school next year.
Great teachers. Great school. Horrible, rude front office. The front office will make you feel like they don't care about you, your child, or the school itself. It's a shame, because the office does not represent the school culture.