Great school for our kids. All the staff and parents are caring, enthusiastic, encouraging, supportive, and friendly. It's a lovely community and we feel lucky to live near this school. Lots of parent involvement -- I went on one trip (an overnight stay on a tall ship) and the staff there said they had never seen so many parents in a group.
Sunset Hills is not just a school, but a community that works together to insure our the students have a safe, caring learning environment. The parents, teachers, staff and administration all work together taking the best interest of the students to heart. Volunteerism is very high on parents' priorities at Sunset Hills and that is reflected in the excellence at the school. The teachers, staff and administration take learning very seriously and they themselves are continually take training and classes to bring the latest innovations to Sunset Hills. In the past few years, test scores have improved tremendously and have been recognized by the school District.
Nice , worm school, kids feel comfortable with the teachers and staff. My son is very happy in this school.
This school could be a great school. But it's run by a activist parents who have complete control over who teaches their child. Sadly, you'll not see diversity and balanced classes because of it. Read an article today reminded me of this school. It says "The parents on the PTA gave the principal what she wanted for the school with money from the PTA coffers, and the principal gave these parents the teachers they wanted for their little darlings. It was nauseating,and unfair to kids whose parents were not in the "in" crowd."But this can backfire. A child may want the more soft-spoken or less demanding teacher, but derive the most benefit from the teacher that pushes them just a bit more to achieve at a higher level than the child would work without the added push. You never know, that non-favorite teacher may be the one your child remembers for having put them on the road to success.
Attended by mostly privileged children of stay-at-home moms who coddle. There is little diversity, and lots of drama and gossip (by admin, staff, teachers AND parents). Teachers are hit and miss, some great ones and some horrible (mean, don't follow curriculum, lazy). We have been very disappointed by this school.
Our wonderful teachers, staff and parent volunteers give our kids many extra opportunities for learning and fun!
Wonderful special ed program for high functioning Autistic/Asperger kids.
Sunset Hills Elementary promotes a wonderful sense of community and school pride. The staff and volunteers are intelligent, passionate and welcoming to parents and children alike.
The teachers really care about the success of the students. The principal is truly caring. The support staff (office, library, ESS, preschool, counselors) are all wonderful.
My children graduated from this school and now my grandchildren are enrolled in it...it is a great school, teachers are very helpful..
The parents are passionate, the teachers are passionate, the children receive the fruit of all of this hard work and dedication. I have never seen a school as a whole come together so effectively for the sake of their children.
This school has a wonderful family feel and we are always supported.
My grandchildren, students at this school, are very involved and active in Sunset Hills Elementary school. They have learned the importance of community service, how to be 'good' citizens as well as being good students. I consider it a model school--one to be proud of.
The teachers and administrators appreciate the efforts of the parents.
It takes dedicated teachers, supportive parents, and well-behaved children to make a school great. Sunset Hills has all three.
Sunset Hills is a great school because it is an elementary school where the staff and parents work as one to provide a safe, nurturing environment where all of the students can reach their full potential.
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