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K-6
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Rancho Cordova, CA
Students enrolled: 831

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11821 Cobble Brook Drive
Rancho Cordova, CA 95742

(916) 985-4350
(916) 985-8927
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August 18, 2014
We have had a great three years at Sunrise. We had Mrs Stecca, who is amazing, she loves the kids and has their best interest at heart, my kids still go over to visit her, their first experience of school has kept them loving school. It's their favorite place. We also had Mrs Donald, who did lots of extra things for the students, teaching them the life cycle, gardening - we are still growing veggies. We also had Mrs Jendrick who I will rave about, she give each student encouragement, focuses on their strengths and builds on them. My kids thrived in her class and know they can acheive anything. They will be sucessful in everything they do because of these Sunrise teachers. The VIce Principal is a gem, she knows most of the childrens names, not because they are in trouble, but because they are great students, and she truely loves them and wants the best for them. This is like ho me

- submitted by a parent
July 24, 2014
This school is very disorganized. The principal is very aloof and clueless. She does not engage with parents or return calls. We can't get a hold of her. THe teachers are also aloof. My child started kindergarten this year and we have not heard a word from the teacher. She has made no connection with us and gives no updates since school has started.

- submitted by a parent
July 08, 2014
While all the other Rancho schools are lacking, this school is not. Elk Grove District is amazing! Keep up the good work!

- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2013
Sunrise Elementary is a very good school. The Kindergarten teachers care about their students and are effective instructors. Ms. Young has requested and received funding two years straight from Chevron, first for purchasing wide view microscopes; and this year for materials and inclusion in a TAG reading program. This is an effort above and beyond the call of duty. And the students show their appreciation to her in the hugs they initiate to her at the end of each school day.

- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2013
Sunrise Elementary is an exceptional school, with good leadership, curriculum, parent involvement and teachers who are professional and care deeply about their students. The Elk Grove School District needs to honor their commitment of building another elementary school in the community. And if it turns out like Sunrise, all the students within the community will be well served.

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2013
I actually think that the administration needs to get a life. The dress code they are allowed to enforce is to maintain a safe environment, as I have seen it written in the rules. No where does it state that school dress codes are allowed to usurp MY authority when raising MY children. If I want to allow my kid have a piercing or wear a little bit of eye liner, stay out of our business. It is not in the guidelines that you are allowed to take my parental rights away from me. And I'm proud that my daughter, who has low self esteem, wants to accentuate her favorite feature about herself and it happens to be her eyes, not anything provocative like so many other girls her age.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2013
We just moved to the area and it's our son first few weeks here. We got to meet the principal and vice principal in persons. They are amongst the sweetest people we ever met. My son enjoys going to school. His teacher is wonderful, kind and easy to reach. She is always available fir any questions. She makes us feel very comfortable any time we meet her!

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2013
Sunrise Elementary is a wonderful elementary school! Kindergarten has a great teaching team and I cannot thank enough Mrs. Suine and Ms.Radke for their help in my daughters beginning education. The Frist grade teaching team is wonderful as well! Mr. Kroll and Mrs. Kroll were my girls teachers and I appreciate the extra help they gave my children to succeed! The Second Grade teaching team is just as wonderful. Both of my girls had Mrs. Standring who instilled wonderful study habits as well as a great education! Third grade both of my girls had/have Ms. Harris who is a great teacher who thinks out of the box and makes learning fun! My oldest has Mr. Linn and she just adores him! She comes home everyday and tells me at least one thing Mr. Linn said or did when teaching! The Staff at Sunrise is great. The parents are very involved in this school. Our Librarian Mrs. Britton is wonderful as well and we are blessed to have her! Our Learning Center and Paraeducators rock and give our kids the tools to become better students. My girls have made lifelong friends at Sunrise! I can't say enough about this school!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2013
This is my son's first year attending Sunrise, and I am already so very happy with our choice to send him here. The teachers are amazing, the families sending their children here are so very involved, and best of all: my son is excited to go to school every morning! Love it!

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2013
Great school in a great community. The staff is outstanding and the parent participation is extraordinary.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2013
Great principal and dedicated, caring teachers. My child is in first grade and we love both her kindergarten and 1st grade teacher. They're just very friendly and super good with their career. Keep up the great work Sunrise/Spartans!

- submitted by a parent
July 08, 2013
This is a good school with some very engaged teachers, the principal is easy to reach and the community is great for children. I was however very disappointed with the level of engagement with my daughters most recent 1st grade teacher. I dont think that this is a complete reflection of all the teachers but something that I hope does not continue with her going into second grade. I did contact the principal which was reassuring to she her try to resolve the situation. The school also has a pretty decent after school program (champions) in the same parking lot. they seem to work hand in hand with my daiughters homework assignments and how she is performing in class.

- submitted by a parent
July 08, 2013
This school is not a bad school nor is it excellent. I imagine a few years ago it was great, but now it is extremely overcrowded. Classrooms are filled to capacity. New enrollees are being overflowed to neighboring schools. The '641' students listed here is false, it is now above a thousand. This overcrowding is stressful for students, teachers and parents. My child went through three long term substitute teachers last year in 2nd grade. Extremely disappointing. The pick up/drop off times are chaotic at best. on the plus side most teachers appear to be caring, just overworked. The computer lab is nice and the facilities are well maintained. Unfortunately, the things that may have made this school great before have been lost due overcrowding and large class sizes.

- submitted by a parent
May 30, 2013
The best public school you can ever find in the area. Excellent neighborhood. Well maintained, amazing principal and staffs. The teachers are excellent. Mrs Suine and Ms Radke are the best kinder teachers. Parents-teachers relationship is amazing here. My 5 year old daughter is very happy to go and come back from school. She can write and read very well. The homework and classroom sessions truly helps. Thank you so much Mrs Suine, Ms Radke and everyone for your dedication and commitment to education.

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2012
The schools seems to be doing great academically, but there is no real sense of community at the school. We all live close-nit neighborhood, but the kids at the school are very "cliquey" unlike in Folsom. The teachers, and staff are not very personable either. I think if the PTA/PFO was more involved with the school and got more fundraisers, more events, and more parent involvement the school would be better and more inviting. The PTA/PFO is very cliquey as well, and are a complete failure in my opinion on making the school a better place

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2012
I can't say that I truly love or dislike Sunrise Elementary. They have many great arts programs and the technology they get to use is improving greatly. My son has many friends and likes going to school for the most part. Recently though he went from being ok at math to failing (in 1st grade). With our son saying "he didn't learn it in class until after the test.". We quized our son, did flash cards, even bought a workbook to go over math with him. When we asked the teacher if there was anything we could do to help him the response was "just to go over it with him more." and "Not to worry." Which we have been, constantly. He gets A's and B's on test for every other subject so we are at a loss, we seem to be putting in all the effort to help him with none from the teacher. We understand with the number of students in her class she can't always spend extra time but it seems like she's given up. There was also a few instances of my son being bullied by a 6th grader to the point he would not go to the cafeteria in the morning. When this was brought to the principal we felt the issue was dismissed or like she just didn't beleive it.

- submitted by a parent
December 09, 2011
I have 4 children in attendance at Sunrise, for the last 3 years. All have been challenged and done very well. If anything I am a more relaxed parent and they worry more than I do about my children's success. We attended schools in Folsom and El Dorado Hills and are very pleased with our little Anatolia area.

- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2011
We have 3 kids at Sunrise and all are doing very well academically and love their teachers. High parent participation and great support from school leadership help make this a great school!

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2011
My grandson HATES school. He tells me that his teacher is not nice. My daugher once trid to talk to the principal and she told she got very upset with her. I would like to know who she could go and talk to. A second grade student should not hate school. I would say this is very unprofessional for the school not to listen to the bad.

- submitted by a community member
September 15, 2011
This is an amazing school--more like an academy. The teachers are dedicated and creative. The parent participation is fantastic. But most of all, the Principal is 100% dedicated to her students. I have two children at this schoola and they have never done better!

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2010
A great school, with a very diverse student body, excellent teachers who love to teach and a principal that seems to relish her job. My kids love going to school here. There is also a very dedicated parent organization that works hard to earn money for extras that truly make the school an outstanding place for kids to learn and grow.

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2010
I have two children at this elementary school. Both of them have had very positive experiences with their teachers and are doing very well. The facilities are new and the staff is great.

- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2010
My youngest son has attended the school since it opened in 2007. It continues to be my favorite among all the elementary schools my children have attended over the years ( I have 4 kids). The facilities are clean and modern, the neighborhood is safe, diverse student body, and the teachers and principal are dedicated. Hope the budget cuts wont take the luster out of this gem.

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2010
My two children are borderline ADD. The school and the teachers cooperated very well with us. A plan was set; the resulet is very tangible and very satisfying. The school is academically oriented, so parents must follow up and be ready to put in the efforts to see good results.

- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2010
An excellent for the past 3 years. No complaints from this parent. It's kind of scary not knowing what the future holds with all the upcoming budget cuts and all, but the school has responded so well so far. Go Spartans!

- submitted by a parent
February 25, 2010
Fantastic teachers, fantastic parent communication, great community support - this is how elementary schools should be ran!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 03, 2009
My grandson enjoys going to school. Sunrise offers many afterschool enrichment opportunities.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 19, 2009
The staff is wonderful and the focus of the school is to put the kids education first and everything else comes second.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
The teachers and staff make this school a place that kids enjoy going and are excited about learning. The communication between parents and teachers is constant and very vaulable in helping our kids excell in education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 06, 2009
I have three children now attending Sunrise, 2 last year and 1 the year before. We have never been happier. We love our principle, Mrs. Hunt-Brown. She is truely dedicated to her school,her kids and her teachers. She KNOWS how to run her school and run it well. It gets better year by year. Even with the financial difficulties that all schools are facing, they have gotten it together and the parents have really responded well. I'm proud my children attend there :)

- submitted by a parent
August 30, 2009
My child attended Sunrise last year. We are now in Folsom at one of the '10' rated schools. Hands-down Sunrise has everything that makes an excellent elementary school: an involved principal, teachers that teach more than the minimum curriculum and make it fun, a diverse student body, and a strong sense of community of parents who want the best education for their students. Where Folsom schools have 30 students in a kindergarten class and up to 27 students in 1-3 grade classes, Mrs. Hunt Brown has made good decisions to keep K-3 classes at 20 students. Sunrise is Rancho Cordova's best kept secret!

- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2009
My son attended this school for last 2 years and now moving onto 3rd grade. We liked the school. The teachers are good. I would say it is one of the best schools in this area.

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 30, 2009
After researching all public elementary schools in Rancho Cordova, we decided on this school for our child here. Safe neighborhood and great teaching staff.

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July 29, 2009
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June 23, 2009
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no rating June 16, 2009
Our daughter attended Kindergarten at this school and is moving to first grade. So far, I can only agree that Sunrise is probably one of the best schools in Sacramento. The Principal is so much involved. The teachers are excellent. There is a sense of community. I love this school, so does my daughter.

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June 09, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating June 08, 2009
Our son attended KG and we were very happy with our teacher Ms. Newman. She is very patient and undestands the needs of kids and goes the extra mile to show her dedication. We will miss her very much.

- submitted by a parent
February 01, 2009
If your child has learning disabilities, you don't want them to attend this school, very unprofessional, and uneducated to the needs, requirements and requests to a child with any sort of learning disability.

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November 20, 2008
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October 01, 2008
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September 26, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2008
I love this school. This is a new school for the Southern Rancho. The teachers and principal are responsible.

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Sunrise Elementary School
11821 Cobble Brook Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA  95742
(916) 985-4350
Last modified Sunrise Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Sunrise Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 43 reviews. Top