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Sunrise Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 47 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted October 13, 2013

Sunrise is an excellent school. Smaller than most elementary schools in the area. The teachers have been great through all the grades that our child has attended. The music program is terrific as well. Strong parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2011

Sunrise is an excellent school with a strong, cohesive community supporting it. My kids' teachers have been wonderful in engaging their desire to learn and grow. The library is fantastic, as is the science program and music program. I am really pleased with this school and neighborhood.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2011

Teachers make all the difference! We relocated to the area and looked at a lot of schools to find ones with good ratings and also had onsite after school care. We've been very happy with Sunrise. The school could do with more funding compared to the school district we came from, but that goes for all public schools in the area. The PTA is very active and does a lot of good work to make up for it. The teachers our daughter has had so far have been excellent. She loves going to school here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2010

This school is horrible! The principal and teachers have very negative attitudes(you can tell they hate their job). It's a bad environment for any child to learn in. The only good teachers I've seen at this school are the P.E. teachers and the music teacher. The only reason the students at this school tend to perform well on standardized tests are due to the high level of parental involvement. I would not recommend this school to anyone!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2010

My kids love the school. Staffs are great and know their kids very well. PTA is very active. I think that the school buildings need to be bit more updated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2009

Wonderful staff and exceptional parent involvement. The PTA goes above and beyond to supplement programs and keeps the school a close community through activities all year long. I'm so proud to have my children attend this school. I know they are getting a great education with their approach to current curriculum. Sometimes we forget it is a public school, with all the parent volunteers, etc.. The low teacher: student ratio is always a top priority as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2009

This school is useless for special education students. If you have a special needs child run in the opposite direction. Principal is uninformed and likes it that way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2009

This is a great school, with great kids and involved parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2008

This is a good community school with actively involved parents and PTA. PE, Music and Science instruction are great, as is the library program. There's also an excellent before and after school care program onsite through the YMCA. Leadership from the principal's office is lacking. Curriculum could be more rigorous and communication between teachers and parents could be better. Some of the teachers are excellent, the rest are unfortunately not. Due to budget cuts, the nurse and counselor are only part time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 29, 2007

I suspect the regular classes are great as well but I can tell you that the special education classes are terrific. Ms. Cara Erdman is outstanding. If your kid gets her, consider yourself lucky! Go Cara!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2006

Sunrise is a great community school. The parents are very involved and the PTA is quite active. My personal experience with the kindergarten teacher has been outstanding, but I know there are other teachers at this school who are not as stellar. The leadership coming from the principal's office could definitely be better, but overall I think it is a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


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.

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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
86%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
91%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
84%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
68%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
85%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students84%
Female86%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Low incomen/a
Not low income88%
Special education50%
Not special education97%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students91%
Female100%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Low incomen/a
Not low income95%
Special education67%
Not special education100%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students80%
Female88%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Low incomen/a
Not low income81%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female94%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Low incomen/a
Not low income89%
Special education60%
Not special education97%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students83%
Female94%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Low incomen/a
Not low income89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students83%
Female81%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Low incomen/a
Not low income91%
Special education64%
Not special education88%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students91%
Female93%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Low incomen/a
Not low income96%
Special education73%
Not special education95%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students85%
Female78%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Low incomen/a
Not low income91%
Special education64%
Not special education90%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students81%
Female82%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Low incomen/a
Not low income89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students92%
Female93%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Low incomen/a
Not low income98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 74% 60%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 7%
Two or more races 7% 6%
Hispanic 5% 20%
Black 2% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 13%N/A8%
Special education 116%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 29%N/A44%
Source: 1 WA OSPI, 2009-2010
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student-teacher ratio

  This school District averageState average
Students per classroom teacher 16N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 15N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 59%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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