I'm at a loss on the previous review I just read. I've had three children attend Sunnyvale Middle School. To claim the school does not focus on academics leaves me wondering if the previous reviewer actually had children in the school. My opinion is exactly the opposite. It is my opinion that the school encourages those wanting academic challenge to participate in the honors classes. I have two children in the honors program. Both have been challenged, have academic homework on most evenings and have to study for their various tests and projects. I have one student who is not suited for the honors track and finds the "regular" classes to be challenging. All students have been involved in music and sports teams for one period of their schedule. The Sunnyvale district is not only focused on high academic standards but also provides students with projects requiring occasional team work and scheduling to accomplish the project goals. I've had my children both in private and public schools in the city of Dallas before moving to Sunnyvale. I moved to Sunnyvale because of the schools and it has been a great decision.
Sunnyvale Middle School is a terrific environment for children. The teachers are interested in every child and will go out of his/her way to address special needs without taking away from the rest of the class. These teachers have the full support of the administration and have been given the very best tools to work with. The science and computer labs have got to be among the best in the state. It is a true small town environment in that the teachers and administrators know just about every child in that building, so there is always someone watching out for them or keeping an eye on them whichever the case may be. The faculty and staff want our kids to succeed not only academically but be ready for the real world and succeed there as well.