Posted April 19, 2011
Congratulations and Thank You to all our volunteers. Sunset Ridge is proud to have over 100 volunteers that support the campus in many ways. Our volunteers serve on PTA, our Campus Improvement Team, read with our students, make copies, help in the office and much more. Parent Involvement is valued at Sunset Ridge.
I gave my two sons in this school going near 3 years and my kids love this school. I have been pleased with staff they are always helpful and I can not say enough great things about the teachers. They are awesome!!!
I have loved having my daughter at Sunset Ridge Elementary School. The staff has always been kind and helpful. The playgrounds are always clean and the PTA is second to none.
I'm not at all impressed with the principals help when students are bullied. They don't take it seriously.
I personally think that the new principal is a breath of fresh air for Sunset Ridge. She has already made so many changes. Changes that have been long over due. The staff moral seems really great. Our PTA rocks and everyone should join to help make it even a bigger success this year. Go Hawks!!
I go to this school, so I think I can give a better review than a lot of people. Sure, the school has some problems, but overall I've learned so much! My teacher Mrs.O'halloran is great and fun. I think the music program is not so faboulus, but at least we have one! The band program is great! Nice school.
This school is ok... The P.E. and Music classes are phenomenol but everything else is kind of bad. Some teachers dont know what they are doing. The substitutes are horrible. Some teachers are just plain rude to my children. The outside of the school looks like a prison. This school is not that great.
My daughter just graduated kindergarten. She learned sooo much she started school not knowing much and finished reading at 1st grade level,math add/sub, her teacher was absolutely terrific her name is Ms. Goings.
My daughter just finished kindergarten her teacher was Ms. Goings, she went over and beyond with her students. My husband and I were so thankful our daughter had such a wonderful teacher that showed her so much. She prepared her class very well for 1st grade. Although it will be sad my daughter will not have Ms. Goings anymore :(.
There is only one tearcher that is worth the degree. The Office staff is beyond help and as for needing parent envolvement. The office staff does not make you feel like you want to walk through the door let alone help.
This school needs more parent involvement. The parents expect the school to be perfect but refuse to see the need for parents. The school is quite average for academics but there are some great teachers who care about their students.
It has only been a few months, but my daughter loves Kindergarten at Sunset Ridge. Her teacher, Ms. Goings, is so sweet and communicates with the parents quite often.
We moved to Az from out of state and arrived in the middle of the school year. My daughter completed the rest of the year at Sunset Ridge, and I did not want her to go back. I found the teachers to be horrible, and the parent participation to be even worse. The best decision we made was to leave the school.
My child attended this school for 2 years and it was a big dissappointment. We ended up moving this year to another district. The teachers in 7th grade were petty, immature, rude, and did not behave in an approprate mannor. They lack in encouragment and often resort to childish putdowns and adolecent behavior. I was shocked that teachers like this actually have a job. I would advise anyone that attends 7th grade and 8th grade to watch out and do your research.
We were not pleased with the academic program in 'K'. We were fortunate to have a child whom had excelled from home teachings. She felt K was 'day care'. We expressed concern in writing requesting communication with the Principle. We never received a phone call or any attempt to communicate with us after several contacts. We believe it is a parents responsibility to aide in teaching/learning. We had hoped it would be complimented by the school program. We are hopeful the first grade program will offer satisfactory academics. It is evident the Principle and support staff are not governing the operations of the school and their responsibility to provide a quality environment for teachers,students and parents. A more supportive/accountable role by the district would benefit all. Our rating would be 2.
My son just finished Kindergarten this year at Sunset Ridge and had a very good year. He was treated well by everyone and truly loved going to school. Ms. Goings was phenomenal and far exceeded where I thought he would be academically at the end of the year. I look forward to 1st grade and want to commend the all the staff on such a great year. I would encourage parents to get involved in the PTO. The board members are great ladies to work with and every bit of help just makes our school that much better.
Little to no support from the principal. The school prides itself on accepting the diversity among students...But has no tolerance for different styles and diversity among its staff. The district is no better. It resolves problems by sweeping them under the rug and hopes nobody notices. Parents and teachers have to go through a lot to be heard and taken seriously. Discipline is inconsistent.
Understanding but without much leadership principal. Somewhat rude front office personnel. Lovely nurse, counselor and library personnel. Friendly but not so great teachers. Little or no sufficient help for student with special needs. After spring state tests Spring AIMS every year my kids were there (three) it was already summer vacation as far as academics were taught(or better not).Excelling students were not supported for their level.
My children have attended sunset ridge since it has opened. The one problem.I have seen is the high teacher turn over. The other problem is the traffic before and after school.
My son just finished 5th grade at Sunset Ridge and we have been very happy with his fist year at this school. His homeroom teacher was great,as well as his advanced math teacher, they both challenged him to excel, which was great! I have spoke to many parents in our neighborhood and all have had positive experiences. I can only hope next year will be as good as this year for him.
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