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About This School

San Marcos Elementary School is a public elementary school in Chandler. The principal of San Marcos Elementary School is Christine Sargent and can be contacted at sargent.christine@chandler.k12.az.us. 522 children attend San Marcos Elementary School and identify as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 33% of the San Marcos Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 77% of the 522 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at San Marcos Elementary School is 16:1. Chandler Christian Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 81% 28%
White, non-Hispanic 7% 57%
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 7%
Asian 3% 7%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 2% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% %
Multiracial 0.2% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 77% 28%
Limited English proficiency 33% 9%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    I don't like the kindergarten teachers here. They are expecting too much from the new kindergarteners. For a moment I thought are they in First grade already or what. There's this very short haired teacher who loves to complain about her/his students if asked. Don't like this this district at all. It's true the kids have to place their backpacks on the floor to wait for their teacher.

  • (3 years ago)

    My kids have gone to San Marcos since Pre-school. They teachers were great to my kids but the office staff could care less about the kids. My son was rejected and discriminated there because he has ADD and they didn't want to deal with him there so they used the best tool they had to get rid of him. They rejected his out of boundary application for next year because they stated he was getting in trouble. They overlooked the documentation saying he needs and IEP. They preferred to look the other way and it meant nothing to them that he had been there since pre-school. The younger grades are great but watch out for 5th and 6th.

  • (3 years ago)

    We have had a very positive experience at this school. I was nervous for my daughter to attend after seeing the low score it received here but we were pleasantly surprised. My daughter is in special education at San Marcos. The teacher and class aides are phenomenal. I don't have any significant interaction with the rest of the school staff but I can say I am very happy with the education my child has received this year.

  • (4 years ago)

    My children attend San Marcos and all them have been in honor roll since they have been there. The teachers are great and they go out of their way to make sure every child gets the opportunity to succeed! San Marcos has a great reading block program that benefits each child. Although it is very hard to have any parent support or have any parents volunteer for events. I believe this is because most of the childrens' parents are spanish speaking only or they simply don't have the time to do it. But staff does a great job in fullfilling this duty.

  • (8 years ago)

    My daughter did well at San Marcos. We just don't care for the uniforms and moved to a different school in Chandler. All the teachers I've worked with over the last 6 years have been inspirational to my dughter.

  • (8 years ago)

    I found that I liked the teachers but I dont feel as if they had a strong grasp of the academics that needed to be taught- many kids could barely speak english. I dont recall any art being taught maybe a 30 min a week music class.

  • (11 years ago)

    Excellent school with excellent staff. Students learn at this school!!

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