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PK-5
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Sunrise, FL
Students enrolled: 886
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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12655 Northwest 8th Street
Sunrise, FL 33325

(754) 322-8500
(754) 322-8540
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May 24, 2014
Sawgrass is the best. It is a friendly family environment. My kids skip to school. They love it. I love the administrators. They are always available to answer questions and greet the kids in the morning. They greet the kids by their first names- wow! They certainly know their kids. The teachers are awesome. Education is second to none. I can't tell you how happy we (the parents) are with this school. I have a 4th and 2nd grader. I know my oldest son will be sad to leave Sawgrass- since he has been there since K. It is our home away from home. Thank you for making my kids enjoy and love school. You are all simply amazing!

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February 12, 2014
Best school in Broward County- hands down to them. My kids have blossomed academically and I feel they are safe and well taken care of. I love the administrators, teachers, and all staff members. I think this is the prettiest school in the entire county. It is clean and has beautiful gardens throughout the school. My kids love the IPads and applications. It is such a pleasant environment. Our experience at the school has been extremely positive and I would highly recommend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2014
The school is horrible I had been there for 3 years and I've been bullied and I never got recess and the were on their phone non stop and never teach also there were bad words everywhere and the principal did nothing than looking cool.

- submitted by a community member
December 02, 2013
TERRIBLE SCHOOL !! My daughter went to sawgrass elementary for 6 years ( kindergarten to 5th grade) And it was the worst. * Even if she didn't buy lunch she still would see her friends eat pizza that was burnt TERRIBLE SCHOOL LUNCH * The bathrooms are a MESS some bathrooms don't even have a lock!! *The school is way too proud of themselves *Fundraisers are a gimmick and they are trying to empty out the child's pockets *Some teachers just go on theyre IPhone while kids do work and don't even learn MOST TERRIBLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL EVER!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
July 24, 2013
I would not recommend this school to others in my community. The administration is underhanded and definitely not open to all parental involvement. There are lists of parents allowed in for events. While for the most part the teachers my children have had are competent, there are various areas in which the school is lacking. Recess is not given every day, even though the administration tells you otherwise; but if you ask the kids they tell you that there is little to no recess. There is a huge void in communication with parents, and when things do come home they are often late( the event has passed or with one day notice) misspelled and mention the principal's name repeatedly. Spanish is offered as a special once a week for a half hour which is pointless;children cannot learn a foreign language in that amount of time.The money could be better spent elsewhere such as a second PE teacher or second art teacher or technology for all the students not just those in gifted/high achieving classes. The are very few working computers in the classrooms and no technology lab.There is a lack of follow through in many areas. If you can reassign, afford private or go to a charter,do it.

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2013
Sawgrass Elementary is a wonderful school because of its wonderful administrators and teachers...I definitely feel like both my sons are known on a first name basis by all involved in their education. As a parent, I always feel welcomed and informed. We feel very blessed as a family to be part of this wonderful school.

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September 23, 2009
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- submitted by a student
June 24, 2009
Love the school. My kids love it- enjoy it- and did well on the FCAT.

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2009
Sawgrass Elem. is great. Wonderful school with great people- administrators, teachers, all workers and students. No complaints- It has been a superb experience for these years. Love it. Love it. Love it. I give it a 10 plus (A+).

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2009
The school is awesome. The teachers are very good. Good crowd. The specials are awesome. The school is clean and i will give it 10 points. Very fortunate that my kid is in this good school. No regrets.

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June 25, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
May 19, 2008
I am a parent of an autistic child at Sawgrass Elementary. I am extremely fortunate that the teachers, administrators, and staff members are caring and dedicated to ALL the children of Sawgrass Elementary. The support received from all of them at the last Autism Walk was impressive. Not only were both administrators present, but many teachers and staff members. I am very satisfied with the support and education that I have received for my child. Everyone is treated with RESPECT, KINDNESS, and most importantly with DIGNITY. It is a pleasure to send my child to this phenomenal school. Kudos to the administrators, teachers, and staff members for their dedication and genuine concern of our children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 02, 2008
This school may be adequate for the mainstream child but when it comes to providing support for children with special needs, especially autism, they are bottom of the barrel. I had my son re-assigned here as I thought the staff was very attentive since I substituted at Sawgrass before. Once my son became enrolled the teacher told me in the first month my son would 'mostly likely be retained.' They do not try hard enough at this school. Parents of autistic children...do your child a favor and do not enroll them at Sawgrass Elementary.

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March 26, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
March 23, 2008
I have 2 children that are currently attending Sawgrass elemtary and have to unfortantely move in order to get my child who has high functioning autism support. I am not quite sure how the Principal an VP of the school get away with overloading teachers with children who need support but do not provide any of the support. Be aware!

- submitted by a parent
March 19, 2008
Administration is poor, teacher support and staff support is non-existant. management of school has racial undertones that are insideous but will eventually explode. The Principal has poor leadership skills and is basically unaware of how to effectively manage a school. Were it not for dedicated instructional staff as well as clerical/office staff this school would be ranked as one of the worst.

- submitted by a community member
no rating February 13, 2008
My kids is been at the Sawgrass Adventist School, and is been a blessing a beatufull expirience. Is wonderfull having such dedicated staff in this school, they help the kids, subject and spiritualy. God continue blessing the staff more kids will come to this school.

- submitted by a parent
November 26, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
June 27, 2007
My child went to this school for 6 years and it is a great school and I would recommend to any Parent. Most of the Teachers are awesome along with the Support and Admin staff.

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2006
I have had my children at Sawgrass the past 6 years we have moved and I and my children miss it terribly. The teachers are the best of the best and always go above and beyond to be of help to the children and families... We will never forget you

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September 19, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2006
I love Sawgrass Elementary we have been there for four years. I have a third grader and a second grader (and I work at Sawgrass). We have a super team. The teaching staff we have at Sawgrass are great and I am so thrilled with the teachers my children have gotten through their years at Sawgrass so far. Thanks For All Your Hard Work!!!

- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2006
This school needs an an autism inclusion specialist to assist untrained staff in working with the large amount of children that attend this school that have autism and are in the general education class setting. It is like pulling teeth to get this school to provide support and the parents of these kids at this school are always spending a great deal of time getting adminstration to provide our special needs kids with the help they need. Autism effects our kids social interactions and this school does not address or want to address the need for social skills traing in school for our kids. They do however spend a great deal of time providing a very good ecucation for other kids that do not have a disabilty at the school. these autistic children need much more trained staff working with them.

- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2006
This school might be great for some but it's autism program is not up to par. As a parent I am very displeased with the amount of time I spend making sure my childs support needs are met. I wish they would just think of the child first.

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
February 16, 2006
Both of my children attended Sawgrass Elementary School and participated in the School's gifted program. Our experience with the school (over a 9 year period) has been outstanding. The staff and administration has been very dedicated and we had only one year where we were unhappy with the teacher. Our oldest went to Pine Crest Middle School after graduation from Sawgrass and was more than prepared for the rigorous program offered by Pine Crest.

- submitted by a parent
February 02, 2006
I was lucky to have twins at Sawgrass, which provided good comparison between teachers. I found most teachers had a buddy system where they would share information with their kids. Most of them used the computer technology available at the school to post class work and relay information to the parents. My kids were lucky to have teachers that went above and beyond to ensure their success at school. They currently have a very creative music teacher who coaches their chourus and percussion ensamble. One of my daughters participated in the Reflections Program and did extremely well. Fortunately as a working mother, there were quite a few parents who either had their own business or worked from home or were just simply 'stay at home Moms' that were willing to volunteer their time at school (including grandparents). Overall, I am quite pleased with the level of education my kids got.

- submitted by a parent
January 25, 2006
Great school. Teachers are committed to student success. Programs are appropriate for developing balanced students.

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2006
I find Sawgrass Elementary to be an excellent school. We have one child who's been there for 2 years. His experience has been excellent. There are field trips, music, art and language (Spanish) programs to which he has been exposed. Teachers are conscientious and the PTA is superb. There is a website for the school. The new principal seems open to parent suggestions and the meetings always provide very useful insight on how to academically and socially support our family and extended learning community. Our younger child is in pre-school now; and when she's ready for kindergarten, Sawgrass Elementary is a top consideration!

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November 19, 2005
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November 10, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2005
The quality of the academic programs are good and meet the standards of the Department of Education. The specials allow them to explore art, music and sports. There is not many number of art, music, scientific and sports extracurricular activities. Many parents are involved in the school and in their children's education. Their commitment allows programs such as Sunshine Math and Reflections to be held each year. Overall it is a very good school. The team of teachers are very dedicated. My daughter has been enrolled in Sawgrass Elementary for more than 3 years now and had only excellent teachers. Overall, we are very satisfied with that school.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
July 26, 2005
This school was a great disappointment to my family. Academics mean nothing if the children are not safe. There is a lack of supervision and security in this school (which my son no longer attends). Not only was my child lost but the school was not aware that he was no longer on the property. When they finally realized he was missing, the staff had not informed the principal or me of the situation. The facility that my son was mistakenly sent to called to inform me that my son was there. I called the school to speak to the principal, and was told that I would be called back (instead of just getting the principal immediately). Since this incident, I thought that there would be a restructuring of sorts but this situation has the potential to occur again and should be a big concern for any parent considering this school.

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July 20, 2005
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July 18, 2005
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July 18, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
July 10, 2005
Excellence in Education is what this school provides. I found the gifted education curriculum to be outstanding, the principal: supportive, approachable and encouraging to the students. The teachers prompt and able to provide useful tools and feedback appropriate to my child. All 'specials' classes available to the students for enhancement and parent involvement encouraged.

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2005
This is the first year my son attends to Sawgrass Elementary. He has improved his academic knowledge and he is able to focus more. I am very satified with his achivements in this school. Teachers and staff are very helpfull.

- submitted by a parent
April 06, 2005
Although I can't comment on the principal as he's just started, I have been extremely satisfied with the the entire school. I would have liked some after school activities that didn't require tryouts (chorus & dance) The level of parent involvement is very high. I have 2 children there 3rd & 5th and both have done consistently excellent in school.

- submitted by a parent
April 06, 2005
The school has modern facilities and the staff is pleasant and helpful. I found they were active in helping my son achieve his academic goals. I felt the music and chorus was a bit competitive for the children being so young, with auditions and so forth. Overall, the school was good to us academically.

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March 09, 2005
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March 01, 2005
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February 01, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
January 18, 2005
my child went to this school from 2nd to 5th grade. the teachers were good,after care was average,overall safety was good.

- submitted by a staff
December 16, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2004
My daughter seems to be enjoying her new school, and I can see growth in her academics daily.

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October 10, 2004
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February 21, 2004
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October 14, 2003
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- submitted by a parent
October 07, 2003
The entire Sawgrass Community including parents and business partners put forth great efforts to ensure that ALL students learn. I have never met a more dedicated group of teachers and educational leaders! Sawgrass is an AWESOME school.

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2003
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Sawgrass Elementary School
12655 Northwest 8th Street, Sunrise, FL  33325
(754) 322-8500
Last modified Sawgrass 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.
Sawgrass Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 53 reviews. Top