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Sunrise Elementary School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 611 students

 

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Posted January 24, 2013

As a former elementary educator, my child was at this school for less than 2 weeks before I withdrew from the system. The class sizes are huge, especially in a kindergarten classroom. There is not enough supervision at lunch and lunch recess. Bullying is a major issue and without supervision there is no possible way to address it. The homework is inaproporate, it is busy work and way too much of it, I would never send any of my children to this school ever again.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2012

I like Sunrise Elementry School. My son is now in the 4th grade and I have been impressed with all of his teachers. They are dedicated. Thank you Sunrise staff!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2012

NOT happy with this school. The teacher demands 100% perfection out of first graders and marks their behavior on red if they forget something, or mispell a word on their homework. My child is so stressed out and stays up worrying at night about his homework and performance. there are alot of mean kids here, there is bullying going on and they get away with a warning "yellow" for physically hurting other students. The morale is low here, theres little parental involvement, Disappointed with the food, the outdoor P.E. and the near non-existant playground. I've never seen any of the other first grade teachers smile. Staff don't seem to be happy. I have seen them yell at thechildren. The school seems to be very performance driven rather than student focused and driven. This school is a huge disappointment from the charter school we came from. We will be transferring at the end of this year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 26, 2011

I love Sunrise Elementary School. The Staff is all terrific and the parents are very involved. My son is now in the 3rd grade and I have been impressed with all of his teachers. They are kind and dedicated. They all seem to go the extra mile to make sure that my son is happy and learning! I have been extremely impressed. Even the campus layout is warm and friendly. I like the "neighborhood style," pods for the different grades. The playground equipment is good and the ladies in the cafeteria provide a meal with a smile. I have been very impressed with the field trips, science, art and P.E.programs. The hands on experiance that my son is getting is invaluable. Thank you Sunrise Elementary for not losing my little guy in the shuffle and always striving to give him an excellent education! I am greatful to be getting a private school quality education for just the cost of my tax dollars. :-)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2010

My children are currently have Mrs. Trevino and Mrs. Young and I have to honestly say that these are one of the best teachers that my children have had. Mrs. Trevino has been very patient and is a great asset to my daughter. Mrs. Young has been absolutely wonder to my son who has recently been diagnosed with Autism. I wish that my youngest child could go to school here, because I know that he would absolutely love it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2010

Last year my kids had Mrs Jefferson and Mrs. chavez. I experienced an ebsolutely wonderful year with these 2 professional, loving, and experienced teachers. Mrs. jefferson was always so kind and sweet and extremely professional with her students and parents. She was very involved with her class. Always smiling and greeted everyone for the day. Thank you Mrs. Jefferson for an outstanding year!!!! Mrs Chavez was always helping my 10 year old in every manner she could. My daughter requires extra attention and extra help since she has mild special needs. Thank you Mrs. chavez for all of your patience and effort that you put into my child to help her grow! I love the ladies in the office, Mrs yara and Mrs. Kristy. Always keeping busy and smiling, very professional also and we are very fortunate to have great people working hard for their money! Thank you Sunrise staff!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

Sunrise gives their students, Dedication, heart, some much recognition for their hard work. They do what they can with what little resources they have, but everyone works together for the kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2010

Overall I believe Sunrise to be a good school. Mr. Monson is a good involved principle. Although, it isn't all perfect. There is one teacher I know just doesn't seem to have the passion and dedication a teacher should bring to the classroom. It is truly disappointing because our children will be the ones that suffer in the next grade. We go the extra mile to supplement at home as it is not solely the job of the teacher/school to do so, but the fact remains that she appears to not have the knowledge, organization, and passion to be one of the good ones.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2009

My son is a Highly intelligent, High energy kid to say the least & I have been very Impressed with this school! My son is in 1st Grade now & he has had 2 excellent teachers so far. The New Principal is involved & Very Motivated to Improve the school in any way that he can. I have read several comments from parents that were Negative & all I can say is, 'if you expect a school to raise your child, maybe you should Home School.' If you are willing to participate & help your child & their teacher then I think you will see better results, No matter what school you choose. If you do have a problem with your child's teacher or even another student, the principal is willing to listen & mediate the situation. The office staff has always been nice to me even when they are busy!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2009

Yes i Love Mr. Richardon, i felt he was an awsome principal. He will be missed now that he has move from SunRais. However! I'm Not very happy with this school or with all of thier teachers. My son had attened this school sice 1st grad. And it's been an on battle from thier. My son had ADHD. And is always in trouble. After all the work we have done, or the progress that my son has made. This year now in 5th grad..we can see that he is still being targed do to past experience. I beleave that the teachers are not give him the chance to change even in the slitised bit. This is not fare to the childed or his parents.
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Posted July 10, 2009

Mr Richardson is one of the most involved principals that I have ever seen and I hope he knows that he is appreciated by the parents and kids! Yes, my son has had a wonderful techer for K and a not so wonderful teacher for first grade. But doesn't that happen everywhere? I do have to agree that sometimes the office ladies are a little moody but we all have are days. Anyone who deals with the public knows the ignorant people you have to deal with sometimes. All in all the school is pretty great!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2009

I have only one comment for this school in general: The Staff and the Principal Mr Richardson are hard workers on this difficult days. We can not expect that office staff can pleased all of the more than 600 parents they have. For those parents that love to critized 'be part of the solution,not the problem and volunteer '
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2009

I do not like this school, my daughters teacher is also very rude and de-grading. The teacher is also quite lazy, allowing the students to grade each others papers. I have found answers marked wrong on my daughters homework that were correct and the teacher doesn't even check properly, she just takes the student's word for it that it's wrong.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2009

Yes I agree this is a very clean school, but thats not enough. My daughter transferred here during the middle of the school year. The principal seems to be very nice but I do not care for her teacher what so ever!! She is rude and very de-grading. As for the office staff, I agree they are happy when you catch them on a good day. I would not recommend this school at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2008

I was surprised Sunrise only got a 6. I thought it would be a 8 or 9. My son started Kindergarten there, and when we had to relocate after half of the year I was very dissapointed in our new school. He was learning things in K at Sunrise that they were learning in first grade at our new location. I would say that at least K, which is all I can really commnet on was wonderful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 24, 2008

I am extremely impressed by the staff and environment at Sunrise Elementary. I have a student in 2nd grade and the teachers have a great attitude toward all children and parents. Sunrise provides many opportunities for us to be involved. I have always feel welcome by the principal and office staff. The principal makes a special point to welcome new students and provide parents with a tour. My concerns have always been addressed by the staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2008

Yes the school is clean, but it is also still very new. The ladies in the office can be nice, but only if you catch them on a good day. The principle does show plenty of involvement, but does not meet the needs of parents. Most of the teachers are really great. Would not recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2008

My son started in kindergarten and now is in first grade. We have seen so many improvements from last year- especially the principal! Our new principal, Mr. Richardson is extremely involved and has a genuine approach to educating our young minds. Both of my son's teachers have challenged him and continue to set the standards well above where the district says the children should be. Our PTO works hard to provide fun events for the kids as well as the partents and teachers. This new school is always clean and the teachers are always polite. I want to also give high regards to our lovely cafeteria ladies! I always enjoy eating lunch with my son because the food is always homemade and delicious!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

Some of the best teachers in the district. Great parent involvement and PTO. New clean learning environment. There is work to be done, but this school has great potential!
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
82%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
67%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
62%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
77%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

  • In 2010-2011, this school was designated "Performing Plus".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Performing Plus".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was designated "Performing".

About the tests


Arizona uses AZ LEARNS Achievement Profiles to indicate schools' overall performance each year. For elementary and middle schools, the profiles are based on current and historical aggregated AIMS results, MAP results and whether or not the school made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). For high schools, AIMS results, AYP status and graduation/dropout rates are used. Schools are identified as Excelling, Highly Performing, Performing Plus, Performing, Underperforming, Failing to Meet Academic Standards or Pending.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 52% 42%
Hispanic 43% 43%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Black 2% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 47%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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9943 S. 28th Street
Yuma, AZ 85367
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