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Sanchez Elementary School

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Posted April 3, 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


Posted February 6, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted February 16, 2013

The "learning" energy in this school is amazing! My son has been going here for 2 years and is doing great! He really seems to be thriving. Don't let the low test scores cloud your vision of this school. The staff is incredibly dedicated and they are making HUGE strides towards improving the scores. If you want your child to go to a school that truly cares about them, this is the school to go to!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2012

Great little elementary school with accomplished staff. Very dedicated principal working miracles in a school without the best resources. Four stars.


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted April 17, 2010

The students, community, and staff are all dedicated. We ALL work hard and have many, many rewards.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.


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About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
44%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
23%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
50%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
29%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
29%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
33%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
21%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
26%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students53%
Female53%
Male52%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible43%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities58%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English63%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant53%

Reading

All Students50%
Female53%
Male48%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible39%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities55%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English63%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant50%

Writing

All Students28%
Female35%
Male22%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic16%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible14%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities33%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English42%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant28%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students49%
Female60%
Male41%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Free lunch eligible44%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities58%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English65%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant50%

Reading

All Students49%
Female65%
Male37%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)50%
Free lunch eligible46%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities61%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English57%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant48%

Writing

All Students26%
Female35%
Male19%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)25%
Free lunch eligible22%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities32%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English30%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant26%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students47%
Femalen/a
Male44%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible36%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities52%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English64%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant49%

Reading

All Students54%
Femalen/a
Male48%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible50%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities56%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English76%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant56%

Science

All Students30%
Femalen/a
Male30%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible18%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities34%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English48%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant31%

Writing

All Students43%
Femalen/a
Male35%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible39%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities47%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English62%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant44%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

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8-10 Above Average

 

How schools in the state rate:

23%
of schools in the state are Below average
52%
of schools in the state are Average
24%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

Above average


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 TCAP results from the state of Colorado.

2 This rating is based on 2011-12 and 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in Math, English Language Arts, and Writing from the state of Colorado.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 67% 32%
White 26% 56%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Black 1% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 73%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Garden/Greenhouse

Arts & music

School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
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School basics

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Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Playground
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  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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Lafayette, CO 80026
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