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Carl Sandburg Elementary School


6900 South Elizabeth Street
Centennial, CO 80122
Principal: Ms. Marj McDonald
School Hours:  9:06 a.m. to 3:43 p.m. 
PLC Late Start Time is 11:06 a.m.

About Our School

  • Enrollment:  476
  • Attendance Rate:  96%
  • Average Class Size:  25 students per classroom

Sources of Pride

  • John Irwin Award for Academic Excellence
  • Sandburg Center for the Sciences expands hands-on inquiry-based learning opportunities for preschool through fifth grade in real-world science
  • Technology-embedded teaching/learning through classroom clusters of electronic devices (preschool through first grade), 1:1 computing (second through fifth grade) and technology lab
  • Licensed staff teach art, music, physical education, library, science, technology, resource, and gifted and talented programs
  • Multi-grade and traditional classrooms respond to individual student's learning needs
  • Teaching library extends learning through research units for K–5 using full complement of current print, media, and online resources
  • Full- and half-day kindergarten and preschool program options
  • Part-time counselor and Positive Behavior Support program support student achievement
  • Before- and after-school enrichment opportunities

Preschool at Ames Facility

  • Morning program for 3- to 5-year-olds; afternoon program for 4- and 5-year-olds; and full-day program for 3- to 5-year-olds
  • Access to science, art, music, P.E., library, and before school care    


  • Daily morning classes with afternoon extended day options
  • Tuition-based extended day enrichment
  • Five-day, four-day, three-day, or two-day tuition-based extended day options available


  • Spring student Art Show; Art Start
  • Cherry Creek Arts Festival Mobile Art Gallery 
  • Science and Engineering Fair; Camp Invention (summer program)
  • Spelling Bee, Math Olympiad; Destination ImagiNation
  • Annual HEART Run; Jump Rope for Heart; field day 
  • Enrichment programs for before/after school K–5
  • Extensive recycling program
  • Student Council; Green Team
  • Music garden on playground
  • On-site edible garden

School-Age Child Care (SACC)

  • In-house before- and after-school child care
  • Summer child care
Annual Report

Sandburg Results for LPS Assessments

View results for Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) RIT Scores: Sandburg Assessment Results    

Sandburg Results for State Assessments

View CSAP/TCAP results on the CDE website 

District and Sandburg Achievement and Growth Interactive Chart

Sandburg School Performance Framework

Return to the main Annual Report page.


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