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Sanborn Elementary School

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Posted August 27, 2013

My wife and I set out to find the best possible schooling and education for our child as parents do. We educated ourselves, visited schools and charter academies. Once we sat down with the Principal of Sanborn Elementary, Mr Wahler and personnel who preside over the front desk and various teachers, the choice was clear. The energy, focus and determination to give children the best possible education and the focus on the overall health and growth of the school just solidified our decision. The managerial, teacher and family participation is incredible. It's about the kids education and growth, right where it should be. Safety precaution are of utmost focus as well and this was an important factor in my family's decision to where we may send our children. Thank you Mr. Wahler and Sanborn Elementary Staff. We made the correct decision based on your passion. Best to you, Quinton Reiff
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2011

This is a great school! I love the teacher to student ratio, Also the small town feel in a town that out grew, "Small" years ago!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2011

I have a 4th and 1st grader attending Sanborn and I couldn t be more pleased. I also have a 6th grader that has moved on to middle school and I am so pleased at her base knowledge that she established at Sanborn. Her middle school days have been so smooth because of Sanborn preparing her not only academically but socially for middle school and beyond. The work ethic and skills the Sanborn teachers teach our students are invaluable for the future of our children. The teacher and staff at Sanborn care deeply for the students and their learning experience. Just two years ago the teachers themselves came up with a program called Dragon Discovery that enables all students to get specific help in their areas of learning need. My 1st grader needed help in reading and during his Dragon Discovery time he went to the computer lab and played reading games. He loved it and had so much fun that he did not realize that his reading improved greatly. Way to go Sanborn for incorporating such a great program that helps all students. Parent are so involved in Sanborn and are encourage to get involved with their students education. I would highly recommend Sanborn. Keep up the great work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2011

I love this school! My son is a student in Sanborn's preschool program. He has learned so much this year that there is no question in my mind that he is completely ready to attend kindergraten next year. His preschool teacher has given him a wonderful foundation for his education. Sanborn is not my son's home school, but I will continue to open enroll him there because of the caring teachers, staff, and students. There are so many programs available for students to improve and enrich their learning during and after the school day. Every decision that is made at Sanborn seems to be made based on what is best for students, which is how education should be. I look forward to see how he grows as a student and person over his next 6 years at Sanborn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2010

My daughter is in her 2nd year at Sanborn Elementary in their preschool program. We are so impressed with everything about this school. Her preschool teacher is amazing!...she's so energetic, creative and caring! We absolutely love her! They are careful to work with the kids at their own level and challenge them creativity and academically. My daughter absolutely loves going to school and that in itself is a sign that Sanborn is a great school. Their principal is so driven and dedicated!...his enthusiasm is contagious. It's quite apparent that he loves this school. When you walk into Sanborn, it's like coming home...everyone greets you with a smile. I also love the way the school is laid out...it's a circular design and the library is central. There are big skylights in all the hallways. We feel so lucky to have such a wonderful school in our neighborhood.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2010

I have a 5th grader who has been at sanborn since kindergarden and i have son who is in 1st grade. I am sad that next year my daughter has to move on because she has done so much growing at this school and the pricipal and teachers are so helpful and good. Both my children had delays and because of there awsome programs my children are doing so well and my daughter may not have to have any help next year my son has made so much progress that he may not need extra help as of 3rd grade. all i can say is all of the parents commitment and all the staff commitment has made this a awsome school and i am a proud parent that my children get the oppurtunity to go to this school and sad my daughter is leaving but my son has several more years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2009

The teachers go above and beyond expectations to meet the needs of a wide variety of students, from special needs to gifted and talented. They are creative, willing to try new approaches, and through all of this, they are absolutely focused on student achievement. I once saw a Kindergarten teacher shed tears of joy when one of her students finally learned to read independently. People all over the district try to open-enroll at our school, and many have to be turned away every year. It is a privilege to have my children at this wonderful school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2008

Sanborn is a very welcoming school. All kids feel they belong. The teachers are very qualified and concerned. The principal always tries to handle different situations so that everyone is satisfied with the outcome.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2008

my child is in full day kindergarten and the teachers and program has exceeded my expectations. I recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2005

Sanborn is an awsome school who's teachers have done what they can to provide an enviroment for all kids. Most of the teachers have been there from their student teaching days. My son has special needs and the teachers and principal have been so supportive and understanding of his needs. Parent's are very involved in our school and community. The level of enrollments are so low because our neighborhood is established. We have had a posotive experience since enrolling in this school. The academic programs are developed for the kids to succeed, the extracurricular activities are awsome and parent involvement is beyond anything i have ever experienced. Most kids are there from kindergarten through fifth grade and come back to visit because our community is so involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2004

Great School, love the teachers and the parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
38%
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
44%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
31%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
44%
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 Students67%
Female52%
Male79%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)70%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English68%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant67%

Reading

All Students83%
Female76%
Male90%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)90%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch93%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant83%

Writing

All Students50%
Female32%
Male66%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)58%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities53%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English52%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant50%
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 Students65%
Female62%
Male70%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Free lunch eligible45%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English74%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant65%

Reading

All Students67%
Female60%
Male74%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)72%
Free lunch eligible53%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English74%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant67%

Writing

All Students48%
Female44%
Male52%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)59%
Free lunch eligible37%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities61%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English55%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant48%
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 Students74%
Female69%
Male79%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Free lunch eligible67%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English78%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant74%

Reading

All Students84%
Female83%
Male85%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Free lunch eligible79%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant84%

Science

All Students63%
Female59%
Male67%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)72%
Free lunch eligible46%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English68%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant62%

Writing

All Students68%
Female76%
Male61%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Free lunch eligible58%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English74%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant67%
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

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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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

Above average

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
White 68% 56%
Hispanic 25% 32%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Black 1% 5%
Two or more races 1% 3%
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 40%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2235 Vivian St
Longmont, CO 80501
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