Principal isn't strong enough to lead against rude parents and the school safety is a concern. Anyone can walk onto campus at anytime, seems unsafe. Love most the teachers and most students are great. Office seems disorganized- like lost. Problem students seem to get rewarded in the office while good students seem to be ignored. Office is chaos of students who seem in trouble playing and eating? PTA ask and ask for money but don't know where it goes. Parents don't help at the school those who do are paid- I don't think parents should be paid to help. Conflicts in class and yards aren't usually handled. Wish class size was smaller and that all students had music and art. Some good programs like science and pe.
This is a good elementary school in Pacifica. However, for gifted or advanced children, there are no options. I do not think children can skip grades anymore. Even though I have been happy with the school in general, the lack of advanced academics is causing me to place my child in a private school.
Ms Feinstein is the TK teacher and is so sweet and caring. As a parent, she makes you feel that your child is in the best hands. The school is also very organized considering how many classes there are for each grade. The principal has a great relationship with the students.
I love this school... My daughter has Mrs. Tyler-parker and she is just wonderful very structured and that s what kids need these days. They go on a lot of field trips which is wonderful!! My daughter has learned so much I think sunset ridge should have more stars than what it s ranked now!! 10 stars in my book!!
This is a wonderful school. My daughter is wrapping up her kindergarten year and has blossomed academically and socially. Mrs. Marinas, in particular, is an AMAZING teacher. She feels truly invested in the success of her pupils and it shows with the warm and dedication that she exudes at every opportunity. She is a hands-on educator and devote every bit of her attention to each child to make sure they are learning what they re supposed to. The school has so many programs and initiatives aimed at improving literacy and involving the parents every step of the way. I agree with a previous poster about the parking though. Some parents are incredibly inconsiderate when picking up and dropping off. The school is large and the parking lot is tiny so something's got to give. Overall, the principal, teachers, after-school program director at TTT, librarian, and breathtaking location with the ocean view and whale watching platform make this school one of a kind.
We were initially concerned about the school's size (3-4 classes for each grade), but ended up being very happy with our son's kinder and first grade experiences. The school manages its size by being very organized; students are taught the routine of the massive recess, lunch and assembly events. The principal, Ellie Cundiff, is a very devoted and involved principal who sincerely makes the effort to know every family, not just students who require extra attention. The librarian, Lauren Reynolds, is wonderful. She actually buys the library books when she is on her own personal vacation time. The school has a VERY strong reading and writing kinder program. We are only at another district school because it offers more programs, but would not hesitate to return to Sunset Ridge if there were problems with the new school.