School Details

Sanchez Elementary School

655 Sir Galahad Dr, Lafayette, CO 80026
(720) 561-7300
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 332 students 10 students/teacher (CO avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

29%
78%
71%
36%
83%
72%
17%
65%
51%

Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP)

In 2013-2014 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.
47%
81%
70%
34%
84%
73%
15%
64%
51%

Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP)

In 2010-2011 Colorado used the Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The CSAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The CSAP is no longer used by Colorado, instead they use the TCAP.
  • This school in 2014
  • Boulder Valley School District No. Re2 average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

63%
83%
72%
49%
80%
67%
28%
67%
52%

Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP)

In 2013-2014 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.
50%
80%
71%
35%
79%
65%
28%
69%
56%

Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP)

In 2010-2011 Colorado used the Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The CSAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The CSAP is no longer used by Colorado, instead they use the TCAP.
  • This school in 2014
  • Boulder Valley School District No. Re2 average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

42%
78%
66%
36%
81%
69%
28%
66%
47%
44%
74%
60%

Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP)

In 2010-2011 Colorado used the Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The CSAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The CSAP is no longer used by Colorado, instead they use the TCAP.
42%
78%
65%
60%
82%
71%
35%
72%
55%

Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP)

In 2013-2014 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.
  • This school in 2014
  • Boulder Valley School District No. Re2 average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Sanchez Elementary School is a public elementary school in Lafayette. 332 children attend Sanchez Elementary School and identify mostly as Hispanic, Multiracial, and Asian. 73% of the 332 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Sanchez Elementary School is 10:1. Pioneer Bilingual Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 67% 17%
Multiracial 4% 5%
Asian 4% %
White, non-Hispanic 26% 71%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.9% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.9% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 73% 19%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 months ago)

    As an involved community member I have been watching this school improve by leaps and bounds over the years. The staff members are dedicated and have high expertise. The International Baccalaureate program is comprehensive and well-developed. The principal is outstanding. The afterschool program offers lots of support and activities for students to extend their day and experiences. This is a great neighborhood with all the same great programs any neighborhood school has and more.

  • (6 months ago)

    Our daughter has attended Sanchez since Kindergarten and is now in the 5th grade. Our experience has never been anything but positive. We were welcomed as a family into the school and feel a part of that community. Our daughter has thrived at Sanchez. Our goal was for her to enjoy learning and that has definitely been nurtured by everyone at Sanchez. All my communications with members of the staff (teaching office custodial support etc) have been positive informative and helpful. My daughter has been saying since the beginning of this year that she wishes she could stay at Sanchez and maybe they could add the next grades she will need. We know promote this school as often as we can - especially as a neighborhood school. We wish more neighbors would go to Sanchez instead of open enrolling...we also know that we have other great schools in Lafayette. We recommend Sanchez with full support of all they do.

  • (7 months ago)

    My son started this year in kindergarten. I couldn't be happier with the school. My son loves his teacher and all the staff. He is disappointed on weekends and breaks when new can't go. As a parent I have found all of the staff to be friendly and welcoming. Any time I have had a question or concern it is always immediately answered. There are an abundance of opportunities for parents to be involved. I really like that it is an international baccalaureate or "IB" school. The curriculum is based on critical thinking and creativity. They want the children to have a comprehensive understanding of ideas instead of memorizing facts and dates. They work hard to build a sense of community and respect. The principal Dr Candelarie has worked tirelessly to turn the school around. Because of her efforts to improve the school she won the National Distinguished Principal Award this year. I feel confident that Sanchez Elementary is the right fit for my family and my son.

  • (10 months ago)

    This is a great little hidden gem in Lafayette! They are an IB School which teaches your children to be well-rounded global citizens. They have full time art music and PE teachers! Teachers are amazing and the Principal is amazing! If your child needs help in any way you can be assured that they will get it at this school. You are doing yourself and your child a disservice if you are only looking at the test scores from the school. I promise. Visit the school you will be pleasantly surprised!

  • (1 year ago)

    This is an excellent school. The teachers and principal are highly knowledgeable and professional and the overall culture is very positive.

  • (1 year ago)

    I enrolled my daughter into Sanchez last year for kindergarten I was very nervous as a new parent she was never in daycare. I keep the communication open with her teacher I was even given the opportunity to volunteer in her class room as often as I like. There was a background check that needed to be completed before I was able to volunteer as it should be. Being able to volunteer in the class made me happy & gave me peace of mind! I have had the opportunity to build a relationship with her teacher & the kids in the class. I attend the monthly PTA meeting that the principal is at too; I can see how hard parents are working to provide their children the best education possible. There are regular IB assembly s open to parents to see the children interact in their school environment & how the teachers & the principal encourage the children to learn & grow. I am able to communicate via email with her teacher regularly & get replies the same day! There is a homework folder that is sent home each week & I am able to sit down with my daughter each day to go through reading math & writing assignments. I have had a wonderful experience & would highly recommend this school!

  • (1 year ago)

    Very very impressed by the efforts of the teachers and school staff. Everyone seems to be willing to go the extra mile for the kids. This school is working very hard to on improving test scores. My son has received a wonderful education over his 5 yrs at this school. Again I'm elated to see how invested the staff is in this school.

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter been to this school for two years now and the teachers and staffs work well with her. I like that there are weekly homework to help and encourage students to learn. The school teaches several subjects such as English foreign language writing math music PE technology reading science and art. The school always encourage parents to be involve by creating PTA events conferences and activities. The location is also convenience and easy access. Staff always out there before and after school hours to monitor and ensure the safety of students.

  • (2 years ago)

    Great little elementary school with accomplished staff. Very dedicated principal working miracles in a school without the best resources. Four stars.

  • (2 years ago)

    My son went to Sanchez for two years in the SPED program with Ms. Lee. He made amazing progress at his own pace. He was supported by the staff and administration. Staff was always responsive to my calls and emails from the teachers to the bus drivers. He was treated with great respect and was encouraged to showcase his strengths not his special needs. I respect the school's diversity and appreciation of other cultures and languages. I was sad to hear that they decreased the staffing of mental health by one more support is better! Mental health leads to success academically and socially. He and I will never forget his teachers at Sanchez.

  • (3 years ago)

    We have had numerous problems with this school. The final was that they WITHDREW my student with no paperwork done and signed by myself or the school district. They then took over an hour to call me after I had dropped my student off at school to let me know that they was no longer attending there and that he was sitting with the school counselor... The vice principal and principal and insulting and rude if you call out a teacher for mistreating a student the teachers are unwilling to work with a student who is new to the district and unfamiliar with their teaching style. Do not send you children to this school you will be greatly disappointed.

  • (4 years ago)

    The teachers at Sanchez are hit and miss. Some are fantastic others are pathetic. The principle and office staff is the worst. I reported broken glass in the parking lot and it was still there 4 months later. 4 MONTHS! I tried calling the principle about something else and was told I would be called back but never was. They took my 1st grader to see a play that was rated pg 13.

  • (5 years ago)

    The students community and staff are all dedicated. We ALL work hard and have many many rewards.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school has a lot of lower income kids who are very grateful for any little gift that is given to them. They have many wonderful teachers who do so much for them. This school would really benefit from winning this prize.

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Overall score

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