Sanford Elementary School

480 Colony Road     Newport News, VA 23602     Phone: (757) 886-7778     Fax: (757) 989-0385

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Sanford Elementary has earned AYP (adequate yearly progress) as outlined by the No Child Left Behind Act. We are so proud of our Sanford Family!! We applaud the interest and commitment our parents have made towards their children. Our success spans across all grade levels and engages all students. The efforts toward our accreditation goal is carried by many at Sanford. Our teachers are caring individuals, who are constantly challenging their students. The staff is continually integrating SOL materials into all facets of student learning. Our school has incorporated several learning strategies and skills to keep our students on the path to success. A few things we do:

  • Guided Reading
  • Brain Gym
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Morning Show Production Team
  • Peer Coaching
  • Team Teaching
  • Future Kids
  • Good Citizens
  • Reading Recovery
  • Reading Partners
  • Teacher Study Groups
  • Tutoring Program
  • Technology
  • Student "Tech. Crew"
  • Parents
  • Running Clubs
  • ILA Assistants
  • D.A.R.E.
  • Title 1 Services

We have established partnerships with many local businesses and organizations! Without the support of these groups and individuals, we would not be able to provide many of the activities listed above. These partnerships are helping our students and staff members by providing monetary assistance and donating countless hours of their time and effort. We at Sanford appreciate all they do for us! Below, you will find a list of the various organizations that help support Sanford Elementary School.

  • Chick-fil-A
  • Peninsula Foodbank
  • A. J. Wright
  • Don Pablo's Restaurant
  • Foster Grandparents
  • Denbigh Presbyterian Church
  • A.J. Wright
  • Okinawa Karate-Do
  • American Red Cross
  • Newport News Fire Department
  • Dr. Egan Family Chiropractic
  • NN Parks and Recreation
  • Anderson's Home and Garden Showplace
  • Farm Fresh
  • Cici's Pizza
  • Target
  • Denbigh Military Retirees Club
  • Wal-Mart
  • Lens Crafters
  • SAM's Club
  • Peninsula Health District
  • Hampton YMCA
  • Newport News Police Department
  • American Heart Association
  • School Insurance Program

We invite you to come visit our school. Use these pages to learn more about us, take a look at what makes a successful school. We look forward to visiting with you!


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