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Welcome to Sandburg Elementary School!

Our mission is to create the best possible conditions for students to learn and grow as global thinkers, high achievers, and inspired citizens who leave Sandburg prepared and inspired to achieve their dreams and contribute to the common good.

Some quick facts about our school:

  • Sandburg currently has about 490 students.
  • We have one 4K program and about 4 classes of each other grade (4 first grade classes, 4 second, etc.).
  • In 5K through 5th grade, there is a DLI program (Dual Language Immersion in Spanish & English).
  • Our student population is about 41% Latino, 27% White, and 19% African-American.
  • Adult supervision begins indoors at 8:15 AM and outdoors at 8:25 AM. Breakfast is served starting at 8:15.
  • Students have at least a 30-minute recess daily (usually before lunch).
  • Lunch is eaten in the classrooms.
  • All students except 4K have an hour of Art, Music, and REACH (kinesthetic learning) and 1 ½ hours of Physical Education weekly.

The school communicates via backpack mail, “robo-calling” for important events, through the MMSD Google Calendar, on the Sandburg Elementary Facebook page, and on the Sandburg Elementary School PTO Facebook page. Our school website is one of the best. All backpack mail, photos and videos of school events, and important school information is posted there as well. We value and strive for effective home-school communication, and encourage parents to contact the school (usually the teacher first) with any concerns.

Library Coding While Students Watch

Our mission is to create the best possible conditions for students to learn and grow as global thinkers, high achievers, and inspired citizens who leave Sandburg prepared and inspired to achieve their dreams and contribute to the common good.

Students work in a small group.

Class Size: The class size for grades 4K-3rd is no more than 18:1 or 30:2. In 4th & 5th grade classes range from 15-24 students. Our total enrollment is approximately 450.