I relocated to AZ just about two weeks before school started. Sunset Vista is our assigned district school and I didn't have much time to research so I decided to enroll them here, especially when I drove past & saw how gorgeous the campus is. It was a rocky start to say the least - the office staff tends to make you feel like you are inconveniencing them & Dr Richmond is dismissive & rather passive for a principal. My youngest was bullied by HER TEACHER even AFTER I had my child removed from her room. Had to file a formal complaint with the district for any real action to be taken. Was told she won't be back in any GESD school next year. THANK GOD! The only reason I'm even giving 3 stars is because my youngest's new teacher is very sweet & works well with my child & my oldest's teacher has been nothing less than extraordinary from day one. I know Dr. Richmond was trying to revitalize the PTO, however, I'm not sure how well that went over. Regardless, as it stands, I'm researching others schools for my children because Sunset Vista just doesn't feel like a very good fit for us.
I was very pleased with Sunset Vista Elementary School. In my personal experience, the teachers were great, the principal was nice, and my kids were happy to be here. The school still looks new, they have great technology, and my kids had great experiences. Overall, I'm very happy with Sunset Vista. It is one of the best schools in the district.
I'm a former student of Sunset Vista Elementary, and My personal experience in that school was not great. I was 8th grade class of 2010-11. The year before was so bad. I'm not going to get into detail let's, just say it was so bad they had to separate the boys and girls from lunch, and recess. They lack in their education, specially since they have numerous behavior issues. It makes it difficult for students who actually want to learn. The teachers are excellent though. If your child wants to learn they'll offer help with after school tutoring and such. When I was their they offered programs for 7th and 8th grade to help them exceed on their AIMS. One thing for sure is, that school is trying hard to improve.
Sunset Vista Elementary is one of the worst schools especially when it comes to positive versus negative comments and teachers. They concentrate so much on the behavior that the teaching is second rate. They do not treat each student fairly and this is seen daily especially since Dr. Richardson is now at the school. DO NOT EVEN SEND YOUR CHILD HERE!!
my son is so happy to go to this school.i also think the teachers are very helpful.these teachers made him gifted.the teachers all are wonderful.all the exiting activities there that help him learn.my other duater and son are very talented in learning.my 4 year old duater shes already on a higher level then her grade.
Im am happy with the improvement this school is making, but no way this school is 58% white i hear spanish more than english being spoke! And all paper work and banners/posters are in spanish and english! Ugh!
It truly amazes me how poorly a school can be run. There should be a round about door for the amount of faculty that comes and goes in this school. Maybe one day the district will see who the real problem is.
This is defintely not a school for kids that excel in reading, spelling, math. They will be bored out of their minds even if they are in the top level class. I will be looking for a school that provide a challenge for my 6th grader it was just unfortunate that this is the school they send a bus to our neighbor hood for even though it is not the closest school. The staff here is truly wonderful though and the front office staff is the best~
I was saddened that my child was flip flopped classes during the year. It seemed that no one wanted to help him. Finally, at the end, he ended up with a wonderful teacher for the last part of third grade, Mrs. Amavisca. She was so helpful and really cared about each child's learning. She also sent emails and notes home weekly for my son's progress and things he needed to work on. Plus, she is bilingual and that helped alot with the parents that do not speak much English. I am thankful that my son had one of the top teachers in that school at the end. I only wish she could move up grade by grade until he graduates from the twelfth grade. Thank God for teachers like her.