My husband and I went to this school as kids, and were fortunate enough to have our daughter attend here as well. We absolutely love the school and district. The teachers are wonderful and fully involved with the kids. We had many resources for differently-abled kids. Our daughter read and wrote ahead of others in her class, and the teachers and admin staff worked one-on-one with us and with our daughter to create a learning plan that was engaging. They have so much technology for the kids to get hands-on with. There are many projects for the kids to do which encourages their creativity and independence! Our daughter loved going to school each day, we couldn't be more excited for our other children to start there.
Wow! The previous poster just completely demonstrated the arrogance and ignorance regarding special needs that plague this school. Way to go. You are taking in too many illegal substances if YOU can honestly say with a straight face that all the kids needing special ed only require it because their parents use illegal substances. FYI...the other elementary schools in Sayville....for example Lincoln, have much better classes for kids with needs. Most who attended Sunrise have moved, are moving or their kids are being shipped to Bayport, Center Moriches and other places. The principal at Sunrise does not foster a conducive environment for kids with needs. The other Sayville schools are a different story.
Let me address anyone who complains about the special needs classes... if you would just stay away from the illegal substances than you wouldn't need to put your child in those classes. This goes out to the too much homework from the teachers section as well... don't have kids if you can't help educate them. Just giving them a key and a remote control does nothing in further educating your child. Stop complaining about minor things and start turning this back into a great community.
My children attended this school from 1997 to 2008. From 1997 to 2001 the school was great, then the principle changed & it became a nightmare. She is still there
Sayville Schools are excellent. The teachers tend give out too much homework. Teachers often forget that parents are the ones that suffer from all the homework. Give us a break and enough with the Science projects. All it is is homework for parents. Otherwise, the schools are very good and safe.
I have 4 kids that attended &/or attend Sunrise The entire staff is just wonderful. They really care about your child as if it was their own. The teachers are the greatest! They are also excellant for any special needs children.
In general, I feel that the school is excellent. It is a shame that the teachers must spend so much time teaching for the standardized testing that New York State requires, because it stiffles the teachers' creativity and the students may miss out on that small window of opportunity to be inspired and/or motivated. The principal is not a huge people person, but is effective and fair when dealing with student-student, parent-teacher, and student-teacher conflicts. Chorus, Orchestra, and Band are offered and the music and art departments throughout the Sayville School District are excellent. Gym classes have some homework activities, such as activity journals.
Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.
The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.
Thank you! You will begin to receive newsletters from us shortly.
Great work! Only one more step. Now we just need you to verify your email address. Please click on the link in the email we just sent you to complete your registration.
Great work! Only one more step. Now we just need you to verify your email address. Please click on the link in the email we just sent you to submit your review.
Please click on the link in the verification email we just sent you to complete your change of email address.
Whoops! It looks like we still need to verify your email. To do so, please click on the link in the email we sent you. Can't find the e-mail? Click the button below and we'll send you a new one.
Thanks for registering. Welcome to GreatSchools, the largest online community committed to improving educational outcomes through parental involvement.
Thanks for verifying your updated email address.
Oops! You haven't verified your email address yet. To do so, please click on the link in the email we sent you. Can't find the email? Click the button below to receive a new one.
Oops! That email verification link has expired. Please click the button below to receive a new one.
Join GreatSchools to participate in the parent community and other discussions on our site.
Your review has been posted to GreatSchools.
Share with friends! Post your opinion of Sunrise Drive Elementary School on Facebook.
Welcome to GreatSchools!
For principals and school officials, we offer a special Enhanced School Profile (ESP) which allows you to update and add information about your school, as well as respond to reviews. If you are a school official, click Continue to start.
Please note that it can take up to 48 hours for your comment to be posted to our site. While you're here, we'd like to invite you to fill out a survey on your school's programs, activities, and extracurriculars. It only takes a few minutes and will help parents get a full picture of your school.
Get started now! You have successfully registered and can now start updating your Official School Profile. The information you provide is extremely valuable in helping parents and students learn more about your school, so thanks for taking the time!
Thank you for registering as a school leader. We just need to verify your email address. We've sent you an email - please click on the link in that message to get started editing your school's information!