Students enrolled 802
School leader MS. RACHEL AMBURGEY

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11201 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33498

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4 stars
Based on 34 ratings

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September 04, 2014
We are a new family to this school and so far have had nothing but a bad experience. We moved here and heard that the schools here were so wonderful so we took them out of private school to give it a try. So far I have never witnessed such negativity and rude behavior from some of the faculty and especially from the parents as I have seen here. There are constant fights between parents in the parking lot, they will cut you off in the car line and then scream obscenities at you from the window - while their children are still in the car!! I witnessed a member of their "PTA" having a conversation with another parent using profanity and vulgar language around children and then saw her yell at another parent in the parking lot as well! What a lovely representation that she is giving of their PTA board! They strictly enforce the rule that you cannot walk your child to class but they should offer more assistance with the staff or safety patrols helping the students out. My daughter got lost several times since she is not familiar with the school and by the time that she found her class she was late and got in trouble. We are taking our children out next month and going back to private.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2014
Teachers , Staff were all caring & concerned about the kids . Sense if community was always present.

- submitted by a parent
March 30, 2014
Sandpiper is a fabulous school. Between the teachers, administration, and amazing PTA all 3 of my kids have excelled here. So many of the teachers go above and beyond. Until one sees what these teachers do on a daily basis one can't judge or complain. They truly are an awesome team. As for PTA, there is no other like Sandpipers...these parents do what they do everyday for all of our kids not just there own. The programs, fundraising, events, and all the other behind the scenes jobs they do truly does make for a fulltime job. These parents are superb...so let's not judge by their attire or the fact that some may have tattoos. We all try to teach our kids to never judge a book by its cover (well most of us anyhow) so lets not judge these selfless parents.

- submitted by a parent
December 05, 2013
Dress up of PTA active members in Sand piper shores is disgusting. 2012 PTA president was wearing shorts and tank top . Most of them come to school in shorts . One of them has tattoo on shoulder . In the beginning year meeting they talk about dress code , where they are in jeans or shorts.

- submitted by a parent
April 04, 2013
My daughter is in first grade and loves it. I have met her teachers, pta and the principal, who comes out in the morning to greet the parents. I have no complaints with the education she is receiving.Highly recommend.

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2013
EXCELLENT!!!! OUr daughter on 1st grade and started there on K. Teachers are the best!!! They really care about the kids. Just changed Principal this year and the old one and new are kind and very very involved with school. Hope our daughter can stay until 5th grade.

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2012
From all my heart the Sandpiper Shores Elementary School perhaps one of the best schools! Its an answer from God for our request to find a very good school for our Daughter! Its a gift from God we found this school and for 3 years are so happy! For our Daughter 7 hours away from home every day, this is the best place we can trust in so many ways:kindness,safety,education,fun and healthy environment! Thank you for most wonderful Teachers : Miss Tessler, Amanda Stromberg, Murray for warm heart and love to our Children! We love you for this! God bless this school!

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2012
We moved to West Boca so we could have a great school experience for our child. I really like the high level of parent involvement, but I did not like receiving any kind of "welcome' to the school to clue us in on how things work, what "STARS" means, etc... I also have had a lot of attitude from some of the staff at the school. I can't figure if it's the NY culture that "invades" this area, or...? Regardless, the front office "greeter"/receptionist is miserable. And I didn't just catch her on a bad day - she's like that all the time and to my husband and in-laws that have been there also. She has not a "hello", a smile, a "how can I help you?", or otherwise decent way to interact with other human beings. She acts troubled by having to do anything for you. How she ended up as the front office person is a mystery to me. I don't believe that's a great way to represent a school and first impressions.

- submitted by a parent
June 19, 2011
Sandpiper Shores has been a fantastic place for my children to grow and learn. The PTA and families that we have met in the last few years have been kind and caring. The benefit of Sandpiper Shore is that our children are empowered by each other and strive for excellence without the pressure to maintain a title. Academically, I have witness many bright, talented children. My child's growth and love for learning while achieving amazing goals at Sandpiper Shores has been a pleasure for me to witness. There is no doubt that with continued parental support and a loving community school that these children will continue to make great strides for years to come.

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2010
I am a former student and from my experience, this was a great school. The principal is awesome and the teachers and really cool. It's really no wonder why this is an A rated school

- submitted by a community member
June 18, 2010
As an educator (teacher and administrator) for over 30 years I can say this is the most poorly run school I have ever encountered.

- submitted by a community member
June 15, 2010
I have been a parent in Sanpiper Shores for many years and my children have had great experiences and caring treatment always. Great school!

- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2010
This school has provided an excellent academic environment for my three children. My children have grown immensely here both socially and academically. The teachers are warm, caring and make learning interesting. The principal provides great leadership to the whole school community. Awesome, involved PTA . Parents who truly dedicate endless hours to making the school an even better place. Sandpiper is the best kept secret in Boca.....

- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2010
As was stated by another reviewer this school is poorly run and has allowed the children to suffer as a consequence of an ineffective administration. Unfortunately as of today an email was sent to parents of the school asking from an adminstrator of the school to post on this site because they did not like a comment they saw on the site. So you have people posting not because they feel so strongly that their school is effective or should be glorified. Instead it is because they were told they should. The statements made on the school being poorly run are direct and spot on .

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 03, 2009
our son loves his teacher and friends.

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2009
I love this school, we took our kids out of private school and could not be happier!

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2009
The teacher is at list one to two days a week absent. She never answers voice mail or e-mail from me she acts like she is doing me a favor teaching my kid.Teachers(most)just care about going home.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2009
My son transferred to this school his 5th grade year..Excellent transition..It is like he has been there since Kindergarten

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January 10, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2008
My daughter completed an advanced class in the 3rd grade here and has grown tremendously this year. Mr. Scott has pushed his students to get the most out of them and I applaud him. I have had children in the gifted program at Del Prado but feel my youngest is getting more out of enriched programming here than the others got through gifted coursework. The PTA is a powerhouse and help the teachers tremendously. The principal does take the time to get to know all of the kids by name which makes them feel very special. Great school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 19, 2008
This school is fabulous, from the principle to kindergarten through fifth grade the teachers are amazing.

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2007
Wonderful school. My daughter has just started 3rd grade in an advanced class. The teacher involvement and concern is in par with a private school. Science and math programs are great. Pricipal is a great leader and runs that school like a top. Happy students,happy staff, great school

- submitted by a parent
December 01, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
July 11, 2006
Great school! specially the science program, the children are always challenged and feel very happy there. The principal is a great person always supportive and knows every student by name.The art program is not the best but not bad either. Miss Finger the best ESOL teacher ever. Very proud about about our FCAT scores. Way to go Sandpiper!

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2006
Excellent academic program. The children are encouraged to excel.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2005
There are some excellent teachers at the school. The Guidance Couselor is very helpful. The principal seems distant and out of touch with student needs. The school administration is overly focused on FCAT scores and I do not feel they are actually focused on overall student education.

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August 23, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
July 12, 2005
Overall, a very solid school with much parental involvement.

- submitted by a parent
June 23, 2005
Great location, friendly staff.

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June 07, 2005
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May 27, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2005
No parental involvement. The parent & teacher attitude was so bad we moved back to pa. Staff left kids in lightning storms under shed! they sent home tests to study to boost scores! they are horrible and will create idiots! teachers(most)just care about going home. Meanest teachers and parents (most)i ever met. Glad we left it was a horrible experience.

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2005
My son is in the kindergarten program at Sandpiper and he's so happy--we're really so thrilled with the school environment and his teacher this year.

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2005
My nephews go to this school and as an educator I must say I m very happy with the academic contents of the courses, the personalized attention that the school gives to the students, the great teachers they have and the desire to make the school and the kids better.

- submitted by a teacher
October 14, 2004
The students seem to be underworked. Any child that has attended a quality preschool will be bored with the very simple work. The school work seems to be geared to children that have never attended any form of school.

- submitted by a parent
July 03, 2004
There is a lack of professionalism and understanding regarding the school staff starting from the principal. There are few exceptions (Mr. Paradis and others) but generally speaking teachers are not prepared or do not have the support needed to perform minimum tasks. I had to move out so my child could attend Waters Edge Elementary.

- submitted by a parent
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Sandpiper Shores Elementary School
11201 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL  33498
(561) 883-4000
Last modified Sandpiper Shores Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Sandpiper Shores Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 36 reviews. Top