Your supposed to feel like you can go to the school principal with a problem and get trusted help. Not the case!!! Principal is very rude and combative. The rest of the staff is friendly and helpful.
This is the worst school ever to put your kids in. Reading the other complaints matches up with my child's experience. Poor education. Poor leadership by the unapproachable principal who has an attitude problem with a fake smile. The teachers need better organization skills. When school is easy where it used to be a challenge in my sons last school tells you and your kid is re learning things from 1st grade when he's in 3rd is pathetic. Sunnyside probably needs common core as much as Im against it. The test numbers for the school are probably fudged.
Princable is fake and disrespectful and fake.. poor education and teacher's dont care what's going on in the classrooms. Its truly sad.
looking to re-school my children , we have been not very happy at sunny side.
Wow I thought our kid was the only one having issues with adminstrators not doing anything to stop my son from getting picked on. Brought the issue up several times with teacher and nothing is done about it when he gets called names and has been punched and shoved a couple times. Sick of it. I agree with my run in with the principal that she seems like a fake and know quite a few teachers and staff that work at the school that do not like her. Hoping to move to Lake Stevens or Arlington where the schools are better anyway after this year is up. Much better schools elsewhere. They seem to be behind other schools I've seen.
I love this school! I have two children in this school and have been with them for 3 years now, I think the teachers are amazing and very helpful and while my daughter has some learning difficulties, and not always the easiest child to deal with (autisic) they will bend over backwards to figure out different ways to help her. My son just started there this year, but he loves the school and his teacher. Overall we will miss this school when we move next year!
Staff is very involved and genuinely concerned for students. Principal is a great leader (gonna miss him!), very present and takes time to listen. PTSA is amazing! My only concern is the academics, which is no small concern. Which after speaking to other parents, it seems to be a general district issue, not particularly this school. My kids need more of a challenge, not necessarily the Hi-Cap program. This school earned 4 stars because the PEOPLE are so amazing! I can supplement my kids academics from home but I could never replace the wonderful people caring for my children.
My child goes to school here and has fallen behind in a few subjects. I have spoken to the principal and teacher and neither of them have come up with any suggestions or solutions. I have waited and waited, and they have done nothing to help when they said that they would. Also the staff that stands outside and directs the students to the cars are rude.
I have come here from another state and find that the school systems here are not very up to date. Most school have went to a full day kindergarten program and it is only offered here to select students and at the price of $250 a month. Public education is paid for by the government and parents should not have to deal with this....If parents wanted to pay for an education they would send them to private school. Also, it seems this school only focuses on math because they are testing a new program and we are being told that spelling test are useless therefore they dont practice spelling....
Sunnyside teacher's are great!! My daughter enjoy's going to school there!
My kids have been to a couple different schools around here and by far Sunnyside is my favorite.
The teachers and staff at Sunnyside are outstanding of the individual needs of the students.
I feel like the staff at Sunnyside is doing the best with what they have. The over crowding is due to the massive amounts of new homes being built in the area. I feel like the staff cares about the students and is giving them the best education that they can at this point. I was also very proud to have been apart of the carnival volunteers this spring! It was a great turn out by staff and parents. It looked like everyone was enjoying themselves.
In this day and age it is concerning that it takes so much effort for the staff at Sunnyside to understand that many of the children there come from to family homes. I am a caring and involded Dad who because my child doesn't live full time in my home I have to darn near beg to get any school work sent to me to review how my child is progressing. If papers go home it only goes to one home. This is not fair!
We have two students in Sunnyside; one is gifted and the other is struggling due to a learning disablity. The school does almost nothing for either. The funds are so lacking that our gifted child can't get into the Highly Capible program because lack of room. The schools sugestion is we get tutors which are out of our means. All we have been begging for is basic services and either the teachers, specialist and the principal won't do anything or continually put us off. It's clear that if our children are to get an even mediocre education one or both of us will have to get a second or third job to pay for it or find the means to move to a district that cares about their students.
My child in 4th grade has at least 5 computers, they do word processing, and social studies projects on computer plus more. Great teaching staff, very caring and smart staff. Great new extracurricular activities.
No computer in 4th grade class. Slow teacher/principal responses to any issue/concerns. Student frustration with trying to understand teacher instruction.
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