Sunset Hills Elementary

Public PK, KG-8

 17825 W Sierra Montana Loop
       Surprise, AZ  85388-7880


(623) 523-8700

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District: Dysart Unified District (4243)

SchoolDigger Rank:
407th of 1,039 Arizona Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,063 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  20.7
Number of students:  1,069

Racial breakdown:

White:
56.9%
Hispanic:
27.4%
African American:
7.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  38%

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Due to the disruption caused by COVID-19, the Arizona Department of Education did not administer assessments for the 2019-2020 school year. SchoolDigger will resume updating its rankings when test scores are released in 2021.


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Compare Details Sunset Hills Elementary ranks better than 60.8% of elementary schools in Arizona. It also ranks 7th among 19 ranked elementary schools in the Dysart Unified District (4243). (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 59.21. (See more...)
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Compare Details Sunset Hills Elementary ranks better than 66.6% of middle schools in Arizona. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 65.02. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (56.9%), Hispanic (27.4%), African American (7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 38% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Sunset Hills Elementary is 20.7. 16 elementary schools in the Dysart Unified District (4243) have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Sunset Hills Elementary is $7,063. 15 elementary schools in the Dysart Unified District (4243) spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Sunset Hills Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Sunset Hills Elementary 407th of 1039 Arizona public elementary schools. (See Sunset Hills Elementary in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks Sunset Hills Elementary 202nd of 605 Arizona public middle schools. (See Sunset Hills Elementary in the ranking list.)

Dysart Unified District (4243):

SchoolDigger ranks Dysart Unified District (4243) 226th of 363 Arizona school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Sunset Hills Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 78.72 216th 1062 79.7%
2010 82.50 176th 1090 83.9%
2011 78.82 223rd 1075 79.3%
2012 73.78 281st 1141 75.4%
2013 71.97 309th 1158 73.3%
2014 74.29 277th 1079 74.3%
2015 55.78 372nd 955 61.0%
2016 63.59 370th 1079 65.7%
2017 54.31 451st 1106 59.2%
2018 53.29 472nd 1109 57.4%
2019 59.21 407th 1039 60.8%

Data source: test scores: Arizona Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Sunset Hills Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 77.44 128th 663 80.7%
2010 81.75 110th 692 84.1%
2011 75.90 151st 685 78.0%
2012 75.59 156th 772 79.8%
2013 78.93 133rd 787 83.1%
2014 78.94 140th 690 79.7%
2015 43.31 261st 521 49.9%
2016 71.02 163rd 677 75.9%
2017 58.21 236th 695 66.0%
2018 55.04 272nd 711 61.7%
2019 65.02 202nd 605 66.6%

Data source: test scores: Arizona Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Arizona Department of Education Accountability Division

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by a parent
Friday, May 12, 2017

Open Quote My child was bullied and staff did nothing and principals did nothing worst school i have ever dealt with Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Open Quote I am very disapointed in this school. There is no leadership from the principal and no after school work to do. There is no way to really succeed here. Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, April 23, 2009

Open Quote This school has disappointed me. They have taken away homework because they feel that it puts kids in a box, and "kids should have the freedom to be who they want to be". My son's work has proven to fail because of this new system. The principal can't get the parents to be accountable for having their children turn in assignments so they have decided to punish all the children's futures. The principal never gets back to you when call, this school two years ago was amazing, but it is sad to say that it has gone down the toilet. If you want your child to succeed, they I would find another school!!!! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Sunset Hills Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2006 677 52 23 224 2 n/a n/a 0 978
2007 640 68 32 247 4 n/a n/a 0 991
2008 725 125 31 279 3 n/a n/a 0 1163
2009 803 122 37 262 3 n/a n/a 0 1227
2010 753 88 34 254 6 n/a n/a 0 1135
2011 731 66 36 251 4 1 7 0 1096
2012 758 55 29 240 4 1 19 0 1106
2013 780 70 27 243 5 3 34 0 1162
2014 792 79 27 271 5 7 40 0 1221
2015 788 53 22 281 10 2 58 0 1214
2016 723 50 17 266 8 2 52 0 1118
2017 702 55 14 294 16 0 55 0 1136
2018 636 56 11 327 13 0 76 0 1119
2019 586 68 5 326 9 1 76 0 1071
2020 608 75 8 293 9 2 74 0 1069

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Sunset Hills Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2006 978 38.0 25.7 28.5
2007 991 46.0 21.5 2.1
2008 1163 51.0 22.8 n/a
2009 1227 60.3 20.3 32.7
2010 1135 56.9 19.9 31.2
2011 1096 52.5 20.8 36.5
2012 1106 50.5 21.9 34.4
2013 1162 53.0 21.9 35.5
2014 1221 58.1 21.0 36.1
2015 1214 55.0 22.0 31.2
2016 1118 48.0 23.2 33.5
2017 1136 50.0 22.7 34.1
2018 1119 50.5 22.1 34
2019 1071 53.2 20.1 36.9
2020 1069 51.5 20.7 38

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Sunset Hills Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2006 978 38.0 25.7 28.5
2007 991 46.0 21.5 2.1
2008 1163 51.0 22.8 n/a
2009 1227 60.3 20.3 32.7
2010 1135 56.9 19.9 31.2
2011 1096 52.5 20.8 36.5
2012 1106 50.5 21.9 34.4
2013 1162 53.0 21.9 35.5
2014 1221 58.1 21.0 36.1
2015 1214 55.0 22.0 31.2
2016 1118 48.0 23.2 33.5
2017 1136 50.0 22.7 34.1
2018 1119 50.5 22.1 34
2019 1071 53.2 20.1 36.9
2020 1069 51.5 20.7 38

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Sunset Hills Elementary

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YearPersonnel Expenditures from Federal FundsNon-Personnel Expenditures from Federal FundsTotal Expenditures from Federal FundsPersonnel Expenditures from State and Local FundsNon-Personnel Expenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $134 (1.8%) $122 (1.6%) $390 (5.3%) $5,727 (77.4%) $1,412 (19.1%) $7,139 (96.5%) $7,395
2020 $144 (2.0%) $419 (5.9%) $706 (10.0%) $5,291 (74.9%) $1,209 (17.1%) $6,500 (92.0%) $7,063

Data source: Arizona Department of Education




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Arizona Department of Education. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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