After trying a charter school in OakCliff twelve years ago I made the decision to bring my son home. My second child now seventeen has always been homeschooled. When we had our third we made the decision to try a public school and moved to accommodate that decision. What a great decision It has been. Sanger is darling! Our daughter is learning and growing and being loved by so many in this community. I too am impressed every time Mr. Martinez calls each child by name. The extracurricular activities and dual-language are just icing on the cake. After raising children for twenty years I know nothing will be perfect but, again have been so pleased in every way.
My daughter started kindergarten this year and was supposed to go to private school but we were unable to make the deadline and, as parents, were very reluctant and uneasy about public schools.... especially DISD public schools but Alex Sanger Elementary, the teachers, staff, PTA (which I am a part of), and overall community have exceeded our expectations and made us feel fantastic and secure in our daughter's safety, education, and well-being. Her teacher is wonderful about communicating curriculum and activities and allows me to be as involved as I want to be... it's even encouraged! The staff keeps the kids safe by locking entrances and buzzing in parents and standing with the children until a parent or approved guardian comes to pick them up from the line behind the teacher. Super safe, incredible teacher and staff, great curriculum, and outstanding school!
Alex Sanger is OUTSTANDING! My daughter has been there three years and she LOVES it! The teachers have been wonerful and Principal Martinez is helpful, caring and active on a daily basis. There is a large energetic parent body that works hard to make the school the best it can be. We are fortunate to have the ability to be able to send our daughter to any private school in Dallas but we choose to go to our neighborhood school and it has been the best decision we have EVER made! If you have a chance to go to Sanger DO IT! You will never regret it!
Alex Sanger has been WONDERFUL for my daughter!!! It has been a nurturing, stimulating and safe environment for my daughter to grow and learn. The teachers are fantastic and Principal Martinez is a miracle maker! I could not be happier with Alex Sanger! The parents are involved and welcoming and the entire school community is a fantastic example of what public school education SHOULD be like in our state. THANK GOD for Alex Sanger and for Principal Martinez!
This is a great little gem in our neighborhood. My son has a teacher he adores and the principal knows him by name. It is truly a neighborhood school that feels like a big family. There is a winning basketball team, music, art, destination imagination...lots of enrichment opportunities. My husband and I are well rounded successful DISD graduates and wanted nothing less for our children.
My third graders elementary experience at Alex Sanger has been wonderful. I can't say enough good things about the teachers and staff. Communication between staff and parents is open, and the teachers are committed and caring. The classes are very small, the students are well behaved and challenged, academically and creatively. Sanger offers after school programs, so many in fact, that students are faced with choices! We have the garden, athletics, music, art, and science clubs! My favorite thing about Sanger is the community and we are fortunate to be a part of. I hope the families that we have grown to love will be in our lives for many years to come!
My granddaughter is a kindergartner at Sanger, and she LOVES it! She has a very nurturing and enthusiastic veteran teacher who has taught over 20 years in DISD. The entire staff--from the principal to the aides--has been friendly and supportive. Communication is great. We get daily phone messages and texts to know exactly what is happening. We've already had a parent-teacher conference the first 6 weeks, and the school has just had a fun-filled carnival that had many free activities so that all the students could attend. Sanger has only 4 kindergarten classes, whereas some neighborhood schools are much more crowded. Families have the choice of either all English classes or Spanish immersion. The music, art, library, and PE teachers are all energetic, happy people. We decided to try public school in the neighborhood on a trial basis, but our family is hooked! We are already looking forward to first grade at Sanger.
My child has transferred into the dual language at Sanger from K-3 and will continue at Sanger. We are very happy there. There is a strong group of parents who have made a huge difference along with a new principal (2012 was his first year). Parents and faculty have worked very hard to make a good dual language program a great dual language program. It is an opportunity we are fortunate to have. We've made great friends (both kids and parents!) and love our school We are Stallion Strong! Besides dual language we have a school garden, choir, a new strings (violin) program, science club, art club, track (a 5th grade student went to state in 2011, I think), basketball. There are amazing teachers, parents and faculty at this neighborhood school. We are lucky to be a part of it. As another comment said there is always room for improvement, but there are many strong people trying to make those changes at Sanger and I am thankful for all of them.
We got a transfer to Sanger specifically for the dual-language program. This is a great opportunity that many private school students don't get. My daughter love's it and our youngest can't wait to start. The new principal has inspired the faculty and the parents. Parent involvement is increasing steadily. I'm proud that our family is part of this school.
Our daughter entered Alex Sanger Elementary (Kindergarten) this year (2010-2011). Our experience has been great. Prior to entering the school my research was face-to-face. I spoke with teachers & parents privately, visited classes & interviewed the principle. It's a lovely school with cultural and ethnic diversity. There is always room for improvement in any school. Get involved as a parent! Get in there for the good of all the students. Even if you decide on a school outside your district / private, the children within your area deserve the best from all of us.
Get on Board! The movement has started.... Looking at the current kindergarten class you can see that there are many more local neighborhood kids and that the parent involvement of the Sanger ECPTA (Early Childhood PTA) is very high. This is a very good school that will soon be a great school! The current kindergarten class will completely transform the school and take the TAKS scores through the roof! This is a WONDERFUL, safe and loving environment for a child to be in every day. As parents we could not be happier!
The information posted by the parent on 4/27 is inaccurate. 5th grade reading scores were 82% on last year's taks. pretty good, I'd say. This year's scores have not been tabulated or posted. My suggestion to this concerned parent is to get involved with the PTA and volunteer with an after school reading program.
My child attends Sanger. I thought the school was fine until I learned about the fifth grade TAKS scores. Their Reading scores are in the 60's and Math in the 70's. That's scary when you have fifth graders that can't read! Will our children be prepared for middle school? How about the future? I am deeply concerned.
Our son is in kindergarten here and loves it. There is an ever increasing level of parent involvement and the PTA has recently become reinvigorated and is quite active. Also the early childhood PTA is very active and coordinates well with the PTA (http://alexsangerecpta.org/). I agree with the previous poster that this school has the potential to become one of the better DISD schools along the lines of Stonewall Jackson and Lakewood - Not there quite yet, but it's well on it's way.
We have really enjoyed our first 3 weeks at Sanger. We're just in Kindergarten, but our child loves it. His teacher is really fantastic. The classes are small, which is great. I see the principal all the time and they have a great policy of being open to parents for lunch with your child, etc. They even have grandparents day tomorrow which my mom said she has never had with my nieces and nephews in far north Dallas. And we love the diversity of the students. Looking forward to the rest of the year and more.
You have to put in if you want to get out, parents! I completely disagree with the Sept. 5th review. These teachers and this principal are obviously working very hard to make sure that all the students at Sanger succeed. Our experience has been fantastic. I passed Dr. Allen nearly everyday the first week and he was smiling and friendly. Our son's teacher has gone out of her way to give me feedback on my son, and even positive feedback on his day my friend when she picked him up from school. The Real Gardens program is exciting, the dual language program is something that is going to be a true advantage and there are some great parents who are ready to make a positive impact where they can. We are very proud and feel so lucky to be at Sanger!
I'm very surprised by the Sept. 5th review. My experience so far has been great. The principle was outside every day the first week of school during the children pick up time greeting students and parents. He's been available in the office when I've been in. My daughter's teacher is wonderful and my very shy and reserved girl opened up by day 3 due to the welcoming and friendly atmosphere of the school. She's in the dual language program and she loves it. Not much is understood yet but I know that will come. PTA is ramping up to be very involved and teachers, parents and the principle are very committed to this school. Small class sizes are a HUGE benefit vs. Lakewood and Hexter schools. I'm thrilled so far.
I'm disappointed in this school. The atmosphere is very cold, and the principal is never there. He doesn't treat all the parents equally. I'm withdrawing my child.
We have only been at the school for 2 weeks, and so far it has been head and shoulders better than last year when we were at Hexter. the Teachers are wonderful, the Principal so far has been supportive and ready to listen, and the dual language program actually has my son engaged in learning more than he has been since beginning 1st grade. I know it's early, but so far so good.
We thought this school was great last year. Our daughter had a wonderful teacher and excelled. This year she has been forced into a 'dual two-way language program' and is just lost. I'm all for learning another language, but not at the expense of all your other learning. Looks like we will be taking her out of this school.
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