Our son recently transferred from OHES. We loved the principal and staff there, and we nervous about changing to the larger Sangster. Our nervousness has been erased, and we have been consistently blown away by the outstanding principal and staff of Sangster. We have never experienced such a high level of communication, care and concern before. No matter what the issue, whether schoolwork, classroom or bus-related, someone is always quick to find a solution and help us work through it. Our son hasn't made many friends, but thanks to his wonderful teacher, he excited every day to board the bus (esp. on Friday STEM days). Big thank you to everyone. Oh, and not sure what beef the previous reviewer had with the principal, but if you can't spell principal correctly...I'm not going to take your review of Sangster too seriously.
There were so many teachers leaving Sangster when school end this year. All three AAP teachers quitted Sangster and moved to other school. The numbers of teachers moved on from Sangster is alarming and I am not sure why the Fairfax County School Board is not looking into this matter and find out why. My guess would be the principal and vice principal. It is going downhill with this new leadership and the school board needs to take action before it gets worse.
Students are graded according to their effort and improvement, rather than competing for grades. This has allowed our child to compare classwork results with peers in a positive way where students help review each other's work but the focus is on improvement, not scores.
We have been at Sangster since 2009. During that time, we've had some great teachers but over the past two years, this school has had some curriculum struggles between AAP an General Education. Turn-around may be possible next year. The PE and music and band and strings teachers are absolutely awesome. The parents care about the school quality more than anywhere I've seen.