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Sunrise Education Center

Charter | PK-8 & ungraded


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Situated in a small town neighborhood. The median home value is $77,500. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $588.

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Posted August 4, 2009

I removed my kids from the public tawas schools, the really are lacking and would rather put a child in special education classes instead of actually working with them, after moving my children to sunrise school, they have improved greatly, they are now doing above the normal level and my youngest child will be starting this year. I just wish they covered all the way to high school. the jr high/high school here is so bad i sent my oldest boy to relatives for the school year.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 9, 2009

In response to the Jan 20, 2009 review, Sunrise Education Center places the child at their academic level. If the child is not at grade level they work with the child to get them there. If the child is tested and working above grade level they are placed at the level. The school offers hot lunch program for 2.40 a day- unless you qualify for free/reduced lunches and supplies free milk.
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Posted January 20, 2009

The school is behind on academic materials. They do not offer lunch programs. Classrooms have 2 different grades in them so time is wasted teaching both grades.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 25, 2008

My daughter attended the Pre-School program last year with 7 other students. The teacher is fantastic and I was very please with her progress. We will be sending her there for kindergarten this year.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted December 20, 2007

This is a great school to send your kids to. Friendly staff and wonderful learning experiences.
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Posted November 30, 2003

Low Ratio for student-teacher makes for special time with each child. The curriculum is based entirely upon where your child is and amended to grow with that child. There is an open-door parent policy/participation for parental involvement as well as parents on the board. My kindergarteners (twin boys) were reading the second month of school! And all this is free! A public school academy with high standards like this school is the only place I want my children to attend. Best decision I have ever made.
—Submitted by a parent

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 97% 69%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 1%
African-American 0% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 6%
Multiracial 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Female 48%N/A48%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 90%N/A47%
Male 52%N/A52%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Ms. Julie Bather
Fax number
  • (989) 362-7968


Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special education


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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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686 Aulerich Rd
East Tawas, MI 48730
Phone: (989) 362-2945



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