The website says 15 kids per teacher ,unless your counting every teacher including pe special Ed art music etc and dividing that is not correct there is about 25 to 30 kids per classroom . Especially sense they combined the schools in the area. With very few aids . There is a few very good teachers but if you don't know who they are be careful and keep a close eye on your child . If your child tells you something don't brush it under the rug ,listen and look into it. If there is a problem it's very hard to get anyone to do anything about it , unless you happen to be lucky enough to get one of the few great teachers they have.
I love this school my daughters teacher personalizes her homework to her needs. He keeps me informed and stays on top of her work best school she has been in by far
I could not be more happy with a school than I am with Sunrise. The principle, Ms. Flatten is wonderful. My son is only in 1st grade, so I can't say with too too much experience, but he loves the school. He had a problem with another child picking on him and the principle and his teacher Ms. Lawrence were so quick to take care of it and make sure it would not happen again. Great parent and family involvement and activities outside of class hours. We have to move and I can truly and honestly say I am so sad to be taking my son out of this school. I wish I could take this entire staff with us.
We are new to the area.... well we lived here 15 years ago and now we are back...my great granddaughter goes here and seems to be doing very good, she is a little behind from her school in phoenix...so they want to hold her back... so we will be doing 1st grade over again. But I guess if she needs it then that will just benefit the growth she will make in the future year. But we have no complants so far... seems to be a good scholl.
I just had my chidren finish their third year at Sunrise. I have never experienced the variety of teachers. I pull up in the morning or after school and my child is placed in my car. My children have enjoyed the talents of the art teacher Ms. Stubblefield. She has dedicated her talents to the dance program, art club, student council and when she taught music the programs were wonderful.
Sunrise Elementary is a newer school. It's teachers attend weekly professional development meeting in order to ensure a quality education for all students. The principal is very professional as is the staff. Students genuinely seem happy and on task. I would definitely recommend this school to anyone with elementary age.
My experience with this school is not very good the teachers are not teaching anything my son is about to start third grade here which is not good he has been one to two grades ahead of his class from being taught at home! I am thinking about moving to Las Vegas for better education for my son because this school district is pathetic. Teachers are nice but either incompetant or lazy or both
currently the school has no active principal or assistant principal ... lacking leadership is an understatement . Parental observation of their child in the classroom / playground environment - is something the school admin. should consider. Morale is low with both personnel & students - some staff members lack professionalism and proper bus. etiquette. Frankly, a team effort is needed in the issues described - but if the school is unwilling for parental participation in important matters - the school is bound to fail . Respectfully , A citizen that endorses above-Quality education -
It is unfortunate that the parents on this site do not see what the teachers and staff here have to offer and are willing to do for our students. There has never been a time when I have felt ignored nor have I have ever been greeted with anything other than a smile and a welcoming face. The staff here is wonderful and they go above and beyond their duties, it is obvious Sunrise teachers care about their school and students and would do anything for them!
Sunrise Elementary has very poor leadership and unfortunately it shows. The school is very negative.
I'm very pleased with the way this school year has started! It is apparent all the staff is at the school for the right reasons! Way to go!
My daughters were new this year to AZ and Sunrise Elementary, they liked it but I didn't notice as much participation from the schools teachers and parents as from our previous schools in another state. Hope 2007-2008 is a better and more active eyar for all!
Sunrise has a seroius issue with campus bullies. My child has been harassed on numeruous occasions throughout 2006-2007 school year. I am appalled that no action has been taken to resolve this matter. The principal disregards the parents concerns.
This school is in trouble. Poor leadership, and too little support. Parents are not welcome in the classroom as helpers, or at the very least are not acknowledged for their efforts. I believe the lack of principal support has caused many of the experienced teachers to go somewhere where they feel more valued. This school has a very good extracurricular program with many dedicated teachers helping out. My child was involved with afterschool basketball, a current events activity called newsbowl, and student council. They allso have dance team for the little ones. I know these activities would not be available if the teachers did not volunteer to help. The feeling I get on the campass is one of watch your back. This is not good for kids. If they could keep teachers there long enough, things might improve some.
I believe that because this is a new school it has it's share of problems still. I hope to see more consistency in the school work. Math especially. Also the art is very poor especially to take home for the holidays for parents. No themes for holidays. Not too creative.
My only problem is that they teach my kindergartener memory instead of phonics.
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