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Sachse, TX
Students enrolled: 494

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4400 Hudson Park
Sachse, TX 75048

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(972) 675-3050
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April 28, 2015
This is a school full of people that are dedicated to our students. I am honored to work along side so many fabulous teachers and staff members. When I read reviews that call us a "military" school I can't help but laugh. I guess because we enforce standardized dress and expect children to be respectful we are military? Hmmm. Our PTA has dwindled down to a small number over the years but the current PTA board are so dedicated and do a lot for our school. I am so thankful they have stuck with us through the good and the bumpy times. With upcoming changes in our leadership next year, I hope to see more parent involvement. The teachers would love more parents volunteering here at school. I am proud to work here at Sewell and to be a part of this wonderful Sachse community. Come check us out for yourself!

- submitted by a teacher

January 22, 2015
Before I moved in the area, I read all the bad reviews and I was really, really worry. My son has been one year at this school and he is just a happy child! Everyone is friendly, the teachers are amazing, they care for the kids. They help them, they are kind. The secretaries are wonderful, I don't understand how someone could have written such horrible things. Anyway, this is my opinion, my experience. But honestly, because I read those terrible reviews I was so worried for so long. Never again! Now, January 2015, I'm really happy we made this choice. And the fact that they have school uniforms is fantastic. My son loves his uniforms. There are many affordable options and the best, they don't destroyed their cloth to go out. My son is doing two after school clubs, drawing and drama. I have to pay for this of course, but it has made him more confident and they way he is drawing, amazing! Anyways, I thought I come and write my experience. Please, the best way is to come to the school and see for yourself. Don't believe what I say, come and check out the school. Good luck.

- submitted by a parent

January 30, 2014
This school is GREAT! Wonderful staff, very helpful and always willing to go the extra mile for you.

- submitted by a parent

August 26, 2013
Had problems with the other children stealing, hitting my child constantly and I went to the teacher and counselor and they ignored it. If you have an issue they will brush it away, my daughter hated going to school. You have a couple of good teachers, but the staff and some of the teachers need to retire or are rednecks. So if you are a person of color, they really have no care in the world for you or your child.

- submitted by a parent

December 11, 2012
The teachers are great, but the front desk staff is just really rude, no social skills.

- submitted by a parent

August 13, 2012
HORRIBLE HORRIBLE... That is ALL I'm going to say. Worst first year of school for my daughter. Very disappointed. Teachers are wonderful, not sure about the principal, office staff... THEY SHOULD ALL BE FIRED! I've never in my life felt so uncomfortable before in my life like I felt every time I stepped into the office. Not ONE single person is nice, they are rude. I will be putting bad reviews on every site possible to warn parents. So glad my daughter will be attending a 5 star review school. SO long Sewell.....

- submitted by a parent

June 04, 2012
My daughter started kindergarten this year so it was my first year to experience public school as a parent. Her teacher was phenomenal but the office staff & principal were rude, unfriendly, and lacked communication skills. I NEVER felt welcome when I walked into the office...in fact I was always made to feel like I was bothering the ladies and keeping them from doing their job! They even seemed bothered when I called on the phone to ask a question. I know that the teachers are required to contact the parents by phone or email but I think the office staff should be required to do the same. I always knew where my daughter stood academically because her teacher did a great job at communicating with me. However, I was never contacted by the office staff regarding missing notes from when I picked my daughter up an hour early a couple of times. I never knew I needed a note for those instances until I received a truancy warning letter! The principal needs to hold her office staff to the same high standards that she holds her teachers and students to. My daughter will not be returning to this school...unfortunately the bad outweighed the good this year.

- submitted by a parent

October 12, 2011
I had a concern about my son's progress at the end of last year. I sent an e-mail to his teacher to discuss. She wrote me back right away and arranged a meeting for the next day. When I arrived, I was surprised to see all his 3rd grade teachers there. There were no major issues, but the teachers all gave me suggestions on how to get my child back on track!! I was so happy to see so much support. Best thing ever... when school started this year, he had some of the same teachers. One called me the first week of school to let me know that everything was great the first week! WOW!! I read some of the reviews below and I really have to question some. You are upset because you can't have lunch with your kid the 1st two weeks of school? Gee, I wonder why? Could it be that the kids take longer to get through the line and the school is trying to get the kids on track quickly without interruption? As for telling parents not to volunteer because of the office staff...what a disservice to all the hard-working volunteers and the kids and teachers who benefit from their volunteer work. The teachers and parents are great and there are tons of opportunities to volunteer. That is what matters!

- submitted by a parent

May 08, 2011
My son has been going to Sewell for 4 years now. He has had several really great teachers. Whenever I am at the school, his teachers from this year and last always say hi. I love than they wear uniforms and have opportunities to do fun stuff besides just class work. The office staff has always been very nice to me. I am really nice to them and they are really nice back. Of course, I recognize that they are often in a difficult position of having to enforce the rules....some parents think the rules don't apply to them! Overall, my son is happy there and I am happy he is happy!

- submitted by a parent

August 06, 2010
This school is in dire need of administration change. The principal has no compassion and the children are constantly in fear. You are prohibited from having lunch with your child during the first 2 weeks of school, dress code is enforced in an almost militant fashion, parents are alienated by the office staff and the children are constantly berated. There are some fabulous teachers at this institute, but even they are feeling the weight of this unhealthy environment. Parents are requesting transfers at record numbers and it's such a shame as their teaching base could be phenomenal with the right leadership.

- submitted by a parent

March 23, 2010
Love the school. Staff and teachers are concerned about safety and success of the students. Our children love going to school!

- submitted by a parent

March 10, 2010
If you like to volunteer at school this is not the one to send your child to. I was room mom for 4 years and i like to help the teachers with projects. From the moment that I walked in the door I got the impression that I was not welcome by the way the front office treated me. Also I would eat lunch with my child each week and there was always either the Assistant Principal or other staff telling the kids to be quiet or they would just turn the lights off which means no talking. Give me a break they have been in a structured environment all morning and this is the first opportunity that they have had to talk to their friends. Based on these experiences with my 2 children we have since moved to another area school.

- submitted by a parent

March 09, 2010
Overall this school is great but only because of its teachers who are phenomenal. On the other hand, some of the front desk staff have been very rude not only to me but also to my children. Children have enough stress these days and should not feel scared to talk to the staff.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 28, 2009
I love Sewell because My son LOVES his school and it is a great school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 28, 2009
I love Sewell Elementary because there are so many teachers who have had a positive influence over my children! They have taken care of both of my boys and have nurtured and encouraged them. We have had NINE excellent years and are due for TWO more!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
March 15, 2009
Good luck if you have a problem and need to discuss it with a teacher by phone. They will never, ever call you. Over the course of my son's education at Sewell, I had a concern 3 times. I am a teacher myself, and try to stand back and let them do their jobs. I never, ever received a phone call from a teacher.

- submitted by a parent

March 11, 2009
I like the teachers and the school but im not really happy how they manage lunch time. My daughter was going crazy buying breakfast lunch and desserts, shes been gaining weight and I am concerned. Small children should be provided with nutritious food and correct portions.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
December 31, 2008
My two sons attended this school completed. My daughter is now at 2nd grade doing very well. It is because of extra care and detail attention she has received from her wonderful Homeroom teacher and other staff. Thanks.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
December 29, 2008
I love this school ! the teachers are very involved in their proffesion and my kids seems to really like the supporting staff (teacher's assistants). The whole staff is nice and caring and the level of parent involvement is well organized

- submitted by a parent
no rating
December 06, 2007
I don't feel that the school is very organized. I've had a few issues with the way that it is run.

- submitted by a parent

December 28, 2004
This seems to be a very good school, although my only child here is in grade K, so I don't have too much experience yet. I like the academic programs for reading called the A.R. program where kids earn points for reading books and answering questions about them on the computer. They then get to go to the A.R. store and buy prizes with their points. They have advanced classes in each grade level. I don't know much yet about the availiability of music, art and sports are done through the city at this level. Level of parent involvement is impressive.

- submitted by a parent

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Robert B Sewell Elementary School
4400 Hudson Park, Sachse, TX  75048
(972) 675-3050
Last modified Robert B Sewell Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Robert B Sewell Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 23 reviews. Top