I have 3 boys, one who attended Sunset and is now a Junior, I have a 3rd grader and will have a boy starting kindergarten. Sunset is among the best schools I have ever been associated with. The principal is amazing and the staff and teachers are amongst the best I have ever seen. Through all the budget cuts I have never seen any decline in enthusiasm and will to make sure all children attending this school is taught to the highest standard. I am blessed to be a part of the Sunset Hills family! Go Bobcats!!!!
My children have been at Sunset Hills now for 4 years and while I have been impressed with some of the teachers the administration leaves much to be desired. The principal puts on a bright and shiny face but inside she is a cruel person. As a volunteer at the school I have watched her interact with students, staff and teachers in an unprofessional manner. She gets right into the faces of children and screams at them, staff members that are not part of the inner circle or shunned, with many leaving. I have to say the office staff is a bright spot, they are very caring and patient, along with the assistant principal, Mr. Johnson, who was run off after only a year. If you can work with the teachers, get your students into good classrooms and avoid Ms. W. the school can be ok.
Disappointed by this school...having had 3 children go here ranging from ADHD to gifted I have found the Prinicipal to be extremely biased and fake. She worries only about furthering her career and not truly helping the children in a manner that would help them grow and become better. Most of the teachers do their best but they are understaffed and classes are too large. I will be glad when this year is over and my last one leaves.
We love Sunset Hills! The teachers are wonderful!! Unfortunately, the administrative and support staff leave a lot to be desired.
Teachers at this school are pretty good, it is the administration that are horrible. My son graduated 8th grade from this school, and at the ceremony a parent whistled for his child when his name was called and the principal yelled at him "There is no whistling in the school Gym" . I have also witnessed this principal yell and point her finger in the face of students who are being dropped off for school in the morning. Not very professional in my opinion, I am glad my child is out of this school.
My children and I love SSHES! The staff is amazing. My kids love going to school everyday. I feel confident that they are being well taken care of and are learning to their full ability. The PTO has done an amazing job putting on fund raisers and social events. SSHES is the best.
This school is absolutely horrible. My child has had 2 bad teachers. My child is in 1st grade and hates going to school. I have had many parent teacher conferences which were all a complete waste of time. Without going into specific details, this school has the worst teachers I have ever seen in my entire life.
I love this school. I'm very happy my kids are able to go to this school. my daughter is in kindergarden and one of my sons is in 4th grade. All the teacher and the staff seem to really be wroking together to make sure its a great school. i like the fact that they really keep parents involved and have things where the parents can be involved. I have no complaints about this school.
I cannot say enough good things about this school. It has been great for my family. We have had great teachers every year and staff that really care about the children. They have a lot of great events put on by the PTO as well.
Supportive teaching staff - with strong ideals and high morals. The teachers and staff have high standards for our children and hold them accountable. Parent Involvement is low - and makes it much harder on those parents who do stay involved and plan events to help the school.
My two children have been in this school for 5 years, from the first day it opened in 2005. My husband and I are extremely happy with the high standards they expect of students and of the relationships teachers have with families. Parents and teachers work together to help our children do their best. Communication is important and as a parent I make sure I communicate with teachers regularly.
Maybe I have just gotten lucky. I have had nothing but a great experience at this school. All the staff and teahers that I have dealt with are always very nice and helpful. I love to volunteer my time at the shool as well. You never realize how much work a teacher puts into there day until you help in a class room regularly. It is way more than just 8-3. It really makes you appriciate all that they do.
I would not recommend Sunset Hills. I have had bad experiences with my son's teachers and the adminstration for three years now. While many of the teachers are good and hard working, others you can tell are just burnt out especially in the later grades. My son keeps having the misfortune of getting the burnt out ones. The principal does not respond to concerns in a timely manner and when she does often does very little to resolve the issues. I had requested my son speak to a counselor after a hardship; the counselor never once got back to me after repreated attempts to contact her. My son hates going to school every morning. I am very disappointed in this school and am currently looking to place my children in a charter school.
My kids go to Sunset Hills and they love it!:) they always come home with a smile.There elevators for parents.And the staff cares for the students.My son and daughter have friends that mom works there and they say that she is the best at everything like have fun to being responsible.I would want every parent to come with there kids and have a good education!!!
This school has gone completely upside down. They have taken away homework saying that it does no good. My son's grades have gone from staight a's to c's. So homework does do good!! if you want your child to succeed, don't send them here. Principal doesn't respond to any calls or problems.
I've owned a pre-school and have 4 children. I agree that parents need to be active in their kids learning experience and that we should support the teachers but Sunset Hills has plenty of room to improve. I'm not impressed with the principal or my child's teach in any form or fashion. I'm sure there are some great teachers at this school but one of my kids was very unfortunate this year. I had a few concerns that were presented to the Dysart School System only to be dismissed. I moved to AZ 2 years ago and overall I'm not impressed with Sunset hills - The principal, one teacher experience this year, and the education are extremely poor.
My son has been going here for two years and I agree the dropoff and pickup are a little crazy, but the principal and teachers are wonderful. My son loves going to school every day and makes all A's. I would definately recommend this school.
Although I think the academics are good at this school I do have some concerns. The classes are larger than I like and the teachers seem a little overwhelmed. Dropoff and pickup is a nightmare and I surprised there has not been a car accident or a kid hit. It is way too chaotic.
I am the parent of a K student and a 7th Grader. The teachers and the staff are very good, trust me I have seen worse, my kids went to Ashton Ranch (Read their comments.) I feel that parents need to get involved, if your kids are having problems, it is your job as a parent to solve them. Don't wait for the teacher to solve your kids problems! If your kids are disrespectful pains in the butt, its your job as a parent to fix it, don't make the teacher have to. If your kids can't read, write, or count where are you the parents?? Back when I went to school, when a child did wrong we did not blame the teacher, cops, or video games, we got a smack on the back side. It worked!!
My child just started at this school this year after being in another school for 3 years. I have been so impressed with the commitment of her teacher and the staff. She went from not being excited about school to feeling like she can't wait to get there. Her attitude has really changed and her grades are way up because of her teacher. Glad I moved her from her old school. Kudos to the staff!
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