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Lafayette, CO
Students enrolled: 332
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655 Sir Galahad Dr
Lafayette, CO 80026

(720) 561-7300
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January 07, 2015
Our daughter has attended Sanchez since Kindergarten and is now in the 5th grade. Our experience has never been anything but positive. We were welcomed as a family into the school and feel a part of that community. Our daughter has thrived at Sanchez. Our goal was for her to enjoy learning and that has definitely been nurtured by everyone at Sanchez. All my communications with members of the staff (teaching, office, custodial, support, etc) have been positive, informative and helpful. My daughter has been saying since the beginning of this year that she wishes she could stay at Sanchez and maybe they could add the next grades she will need. We know promote this school as often as we can - especially as a neighborhood school. We wish more neighbors would go to Sanchez instead of open enrolling...we also know that we have other great schools in Lafayette. We recommend Sanchez with full support of all they do.

- submitted by a parent
December 05, 2014
My son started this year in kindergarten. I couldn't be happier with the school. My son loves his teacher, and all the staff. He is disappointed on weekends and breaks when new can't go. As a parent, I have found all of the staff to be friendly and welcoming. Any time I have had a question or concern it is always immediately answered. There are an abundance of opportunities for parents to be involved. I really like that it is an international baccalaureate, or "IB" school. The curriculum is based on critical thinking and creativity. They want the children to have a comprehensive understanding of ideas instead of memorizing facts and dates. They work hard to build a sense of community and respect. The principal, Dr Candelarie has worked tirelessly to turn the school around. Because of her efforts to improve the school, she won the National Distinguished Principal Award this year. I feel confident that Sanchez Elementary is the right fit for my family and my son.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2014
This is a great little hidden gem in Lafayette! They are an IB School which teaches your children to be well-rounded global citizens. They have full time art, music and PE teachers! Teachers are amazing and the Principal is amazing! If your child needs help in any way, you can be assured that they will get it at this school. You are doing yourself and your child a disservice if you are only looking at the test scores from the school. I promise. Visit the school, you will be pleasantly surprised!

- submitted by a parent
March 21, 2014
This is an excellent school. The teachers and principal are highly knowledgeable and professional, and the overall culture is very positive.

- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2014
I enrolled my daughter into Sanchez last year for kindergarten I was very nervous as a new parent, she was never in daycare. I keep the communication open with her teacher, I was even given the opportunity to volunteer in her class room as often as I like. There was a background check that needed to be completed before I was able to volunteer, as it should be. Being able to volunteer in the class made me happy & gave me peace of mind! I have had the opportunity to build a relationship with her teacher & the kids in the class. I attend the monthly PTA meeting that the principal is at too; I can see how hard parents are working to provide their children the best education possible. There are regular IB assembly s open to parents to see the children interact in their school environment, & how the teachers & the principal encourage the children to learn & grow. I am able to communicate via email with her teacher regularly & get replies the same day! There is a homework folder that is sent home each week & I am able to sit down with my daughter each day to go through reading, math, & writing assignments. I have had a wonderful experience & would highly recommend this school!

- submitted by a parent
January 21, 2014
Very, very impressed by the efforts of the teachers and school staff. Everyone seems to be willing to go the extra mile for the kids. This school is working very hard to on improving test scores. My son has received a wonderful education over his 5 yrs at this school. Again, I'm elated to see how invested the staff is in this school.

- submitted by a parent
January 17, 2014
My daughter been to this school for two years now and the teachers and staffs work well with her. I like that there are weekly homework to help and encourage students to learn. The school teaches several subjects such as English, foreign language, writing, math, music, PE, technology, reading, science, and art. The school always encourage parents to be involve by creating PTA: events, conferences, and activities. The location is also convenience and easy access. Staff always out there before and after school hours to monitor and ensure the safety of students.

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2012
Great little elementary school with accomplished staff. Very dedicated principal working miracles in a school without the best resources. Four stars.

- submitted by a community member
August 20, 2012
My son went to Sanchez for two years in the SPED program with Ms. Lee. He made amazing progress, at his own pace. He was supported by the staff and administration. Staff was always responsive to my calls and emails, from the teachers to the bus drivers. He was treated with great respect and was encouraged to showcase his strengths, not his special needs. I respect the school's diversity and appreciation of other cultures and languages. I was sad to hear that they decreased the staffing of mental health by one, more support is better! Mental health leads to success academically and socially. He and I will never forget his teachers at Sanchez.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2012
We have had numerous problems with this school. The final was that they WITHDREW my student with no paperwork done and signed by myself or the school district. They then took over an hour to call me after I had dropped my student off at school to let me know that they was no longer attending there and that he was sitting with the school counselor... The vice principal and principal and insulting and rude if you call out a teacher for mistreating a student, the teachers are unwilling to work with a student who is new to the district and unfamiliar with their teaching style. Do not send you children to this school, you will be greatly disappointed.

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2011
The teachers at Sanchez are hit and miss. Some are fantastic, others are pathetic. The principle and office staff is the worst. I reported broken glass in the parking lot and it was still there 4 months later. 4 MONTHS! I tried calling the principle about something else, and was told I would be called back, but never was. They took my 1st grader to see a play that was rated pg 13.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 17, 2010
The students, community, and staff are all dedicated. We ALL work hard and have many, many rewards.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 16, 2010
This school has a lot of lower income kids who are very grateful for any little gift that is given to them. They have many wonderful teachers who do so much for them. This school would really benefit from winning this prize.

- submitted by a community member
August 20, 2007
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Sanchez Elementary School
655 Sir Galahad Dr, Lafayette, CO  80026
(720) 561-7300
Last modified Sanchez Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Sanchez Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 14 reviews. Top