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Sunnyside High School

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Posted May 2, 2007

I think the school is doing much better than before and I also think that the school staff are doing a better job of informing parents of events and school progress, as well as concerns. I also believe that we are going somewhere with this 'WASL' that everyone talks about, it's a positive thing and we should have done this years and years ago and we wouldn't be in this mess today. So I truly thank the teachers and staff members that are helping with the WASL . I have only one thing to say to those parents that are against the school system, and that is, if you get involved, you'll get solutions.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 11, 2007

I transferred to SHS from out of state and i find the staff with some exceptions are lacking. I was disappointed with the lack of diversity within the student body even though I realize it simply reflects the community. The school spirit demonstrated at our pep assemblies is exciting, the actual success of our athletic programs is sorely lacking in most areas. I find that the administration is not especially concerned with individual student progress in the least. Then again i guess my high school experience is what i make of it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 29, 2005

Overall they have great school spirit and great oppurtunites for the chilidren but the adminsttration is in need for a make over and more dicipline for all the chilidren evenly. You are very lucky to be going to a school like that one wit such great school spirit even though they lost all there footbal games this season.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 12, 2004

i am a student at this school and i have to say that i am very disappointed with my school. First of all the councelors are hardly ever there for us when we need to talk about a problem or need help on our schedule.Then some of our school administrators want to cut off some of our school clubs and for what reason? well i dont know because they never give us a reason. There are a couple of ladies that work at this school that have a very bad attitude towards a person on a daily basis and when these people go to talk to someone about this they never pay attention to them. Overall our administrators act as if they care when in reality they don't.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 20, 2003

The counseling staff is extremely poor. They leave early, arrive late. I can't imagine any one getting any good information from those couselors.


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.

About these ratings

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.

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

The state average for Algebra I was 54% in 2013.

285 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 82% in 2013.

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n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 93% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
95%
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 53% in 2013.

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Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 96% in 2013.

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Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure 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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 22% in 2013.

183 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
33%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 66% in 2013.

439 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
23%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 72% in 2013.

302 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
54%
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 28% in 2013.

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2011

 
 
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Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 61% in 2013.

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Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure 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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 19% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
49%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 35% in 2013.

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n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 35% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
49%
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 30% in 2013.

2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 23% in 2013.

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Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure 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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 15% in 2013.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 34% in 2013.

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n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 20% in 2013.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 18% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure 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

Algebra I

All Students38%
Female41%
Male34%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Low income38%
Not low income33%
Special education27%
Not special education39%
Limited English23%
Migrant34%

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
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Malen/a
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Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
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Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Geometry

All Students79%
Female77%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Low income82%
Not low income73%
Not special education79%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrant81%

Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
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Multiracialn/a
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Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
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Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Integrated Math II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
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Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure 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

Algebra I

All Students13%
Female15%
Male12%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income15%
Not low income10%
Special education23%
Not special education12%
Limited English14%
Migrant10%

Biology I

All Students35%
Female32%
Male38%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Low income31%
Not low income45%
Special education24%
Not special education36%
Limited English13%
Migrant28%

Geometry

All Students27%
Female24%
Male30%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic26%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White44%
Low income26%
Not low income29%
Special educationn/a
Not special education26%
Limited English14%
Migrant18%

Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Integrated Math II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure 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

Algebra I

All Students21%
Female19%
Male23%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White20%
Low income21%
Not low income19%
Special education13%
Not special education22%
Limited English4%
Migrant13%

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Geometry

All Students9%
Female7%
Male11%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic8%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Low income9%
Not low income8%
Special education31%
Not special education2%
Limited English6%
Migrant10%

Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a

Integrated Math II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure 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

Algebra I

All Students0%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Hispanic0%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income0%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a

Geometry

All Students11%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Hispanic12%
Whiten/a
Low income14%
Not low incomen/a
Special education13%
Not special educationn/a
Limited English18%

Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
Malen/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure 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

The state average for Math was 42% in 2010.

354 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
12%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

444 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2011.

360 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
19%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

439 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
74%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to test students in reading and writing in grade 10. Math skills are tested by the End-of-Course (EOC) exams. The HSPE 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

Reading

All Students71%
Female74%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic70%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Low income71%
Not low income70%
Special education42%
Not special education73%
Limited English38%
Migrant68%

Writing

All Students78%
Female84%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic78%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Low income77%
Not low income80%
Special education50%
Not special education80%
Limited English57%
Migrant75%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to test students in reading and writing in grade 10. Math skills are tested by the End-of-Course (EOC) exams. The HSPE 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
Hispanic 88% 20%
White 11% 60%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 7%
Black 0% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 6%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 110%N/A8%
Special education 110%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 296%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 19N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 11N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 60%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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1801 East Edison Ave
Sunnyside, WA 98944
Phone: (509) 837-2601

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