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801 Redwood Shores Pkwy

Redwood City, CA 94065

(650) 631-5510

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Grades: K - 5

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 525

Students Per Teacher: 28

Parent Reviews

26 Parent Reviews for Sandpiper Elementary School

I have two daughters there since K or 1st. One is finishing and we have been very pleased with the school. Most of the teachers are just excellent and consistently go above and beyond what I would expect. I'm surprised to read one girl had trouble making friends as it's a large group of diverse kids ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/22/15

I went to Sandpaper starting in the third grade, and I did not enjoy my experience there. I had trouble making friends. There are many cliques. The academic program was very challenging, which was the one redeeming quality for the school. The teachers were okay. Some were better than others. The start ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 06/23/13

Pretty good. Strong PTA. PTA seems to be driven by "select few" families. Environment is clean. Professional staff.

Posted by a parent on 04/18/12

With high test scores and an API of more than 900, I am worried that our students are performing too high. Do you think I am kidding? High test scores and a highly stressful academic environment go hand=-in-hand. We don't want our kids throwing themselves on the train tracks like five Palo Alto students ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/03/10

The staff and parents are amazing here. My two daughters are thriving.

Posted by a parent on 03/03/10

Sandpiper teachers are excellent, (especially my daughter's second grade teacher!)..some better and more committed to challenging the kids than the others. I would prefer though that the teachers not always cater to the lowest common denominator and try to break kids into groups, such that they are challenged ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/01/10

Sandpiper is a great school with a very involved PTA. Since parents here couch kids out of school extensively, for your kid to keep up you need to do the same, or you will be left out!

Posted by a parent on 08/22/09

This is our 7th year at Sandpiper and we have seen it go through many changes over the years. Some were hard, such as the growth and transition of three Principals, but others have been very positive. Test scores continue to be impressive despite funding woes. The Principal is progressive and encourages ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/12/09

Sandpiper remains an excellent school dispite some of the recent changes. I agree that the overcrowding has had a negative impact on the school. Parent involvement and community/school culture has suffered due to this situation. The once warm atmosphere, where the principal and school secretary knew ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/11/09

We moved here in the spring and my daughter starts third grade here towards the end of the school year. The teacher went above and beyond to create a welcome environment for my child. The academic standards are very good. We came from another 'API 10' school in another district and the pace and workload ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/04/08

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Test scores for Sandpiper Elementary School

CST* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Sandpiper Elementary School
Belmont-redwood Shores Elementary School District
* In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

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Redwood City schools — Sandpiper Elementary School is located at 801 Redwood Shores Pkwy, Redwood City CA 94065. 801 Redwood Shores Pkwy is in the 94065 ZIP code in Redwood City, CA The school district for Sandpiper Elementary School is the Belmont-redwood Shores Elementary School District. Sandpiper Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 5.
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