Details overview

Hours 08:00 AM - 02:35 PM
School leader Tierney Anderson
District M S D Lawrence Township
Transportation options Yes


Basic school information

Dress code None
Schedule Traditional
Day or Boarding offered Day school
Type of school Magnet
Coed/Single-gender Coed

Academic focus and philosophy

Educational philosophy and approach to learning Sunnyside envisions the development of globally conscious and internationally minded students who learn to navigate in the world beyond Sunnyside and understand the value of connecting with other cultures. All grade levels participate in Spanish language exploration and use technology to connect with peers around the world. Sunnyside provides an atmosphere where students learn to take initiative, think for themselves, and get along with others.
Academic themes / Areas of focus Multiculturalism / Global
Social justice
Instructional / curriculum models used Direct instruction


Visual Arts
including: Drawing / Sketching
including: Choir / Chorus
Music Choir / Chorus
Performing & written arts Creative writing
Media arts None
Visual arts Drawing / Sketching
World languages taught None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered None


including: Sports Fields
Facilities Art room
Computer lab
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Music room
Performance stage
Science lab
Sports Fields
Extra learning resources Acceleration
Differentiated learning programs
Special education program details The Department of Exceptional Learners assists students in receiving the resources they need to be successful in school. These resources include implementation of the use of research based practices that are individualized, appropriate, legally compliant and fiscally sound. These resources and interventions meet the student's social and instructional needs and will positively support and guide the student for successful transition to middle school.
Special education programs Inclusive classroom
Special education resource room
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students Autism
Developmental delay
Emotional behavioral disabilities
Cognitive disability
Multiple disabilities
Orthopedic impairments
Specific learning disabilities
Speech and language impairments
Visual impairment, including blindness
Other health impairment
Level of special education programming Intensive - school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs
English Language Learner program details The MSD Lawrence Township Schools ENL program is committed to educational advancement of its ENL students both academically and socially in English, while honoring their rich heritage of language and culture.
English Language Learner programs Integrated group classrooms
Push-in model
Level of ESL/ELL programming Moderate - school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Early childhood program

Early childhood program offered No

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Student diversity

  This school State average
Hispanic 46% 10%
White 25% 72%
Black 21% 12%
Multiracial 7% 4%
Asian 1% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school State average
Female 46% 49%
Male 54% 51%
Special education 13% 14%
Students participating in a free or reduced-price lunch program 71% 46%
English Language Learners 32% 5%
Source: See notes


Girls Sports
Boys Sports
including: Book / reading club
Girls sports None
Boys sports None
Clubs Art club
Book / reading club
Community service
Recycling club
Technology club
Foreign language and culture club
Clubs (misc.) Sunnyside Ambassadors
  Running Club
  Folk Dance Club
Extended care / Extended programs Before
Before school start time 06:00 AM
After school end time 06:00 PM


Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
Join PTO / PTA
Organize cultural events
Organize fundraising events
Present special topics during curricular units
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Volunteer in the classroom
Volunteer time after school
School colors Blue and White
Students typically continue on to these schools Fall Creek Valley Middle School
  Belzer Middle School


Community service award Project Redirect
Year received 2011
Community service award Think Energy
Year received 2012
Community service award One Drop at a Time Water Project
Year received 2012
Academic award Hispanic Society of Friendship
Year received N/a
Academic award Spanish Honors Society
Year received N/a
Academic award Identified as an "A" School by the Indiana Department of Education
Year received 2014


including: School counselor
Staff Assistant principal
ELL / ESL Coordinator
Librarian / media specialist
Reading specialist
School counselor
School psychologist
Special education coordinator
Speech therapist(s)
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
World languages spoken by staff Spanish
Staff details Students in grade six have the opportunity to participate in athletics at either Belzer or Fall Creek Valley Middle Schools.


Transportation options Buses / vans provided for students
Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes
Partner Chinese Education Connection
Partner website Http://
Partner Community Health Network
Partner website
Partner The United Way of Central Indiana
Partner website
Partner National Council for Educating Black Children
Partner website Http://


Application/ enrollment process details All families will go to the Welcome Center to enroll their child into the MSD of Lawrence Township. The Welcome Center is located at the Lawrence Education & Community Center, 6501 Sunnyside Road, Indianapolis, IN 46236.
Learn more Http://
Ways to enroll/attend this school Live in the attendance zone
Students living in district can apply for transfer
Students living outside district can apply for transfer
Application requirements Application
Type of application deadline Rolling


Student diversity IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013
Students by group IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013