Sunnyside Elementary

Summary:

Sunnyside Elementary is a public elementary school in Garden Grove, California, serving over 800 students from kindergarten to 6th grade. Located in a diverse community, the school's student population is 50.69% Asian, 41.65% Hispanic, and 3.93% White, with smaller percentages of other racial groups.

Sunnyside Elementary consistently outperforms the Garden Grove Unified School District and the state of California in academic assessments. In the 2022-2023 school year, 64.71% of Sunnyside students were proficient or better in English Language Arts/Literacy, compared to 58.48% for the district and 46.66% for the state. In Mathematics, 60% of Sunnyside students were proficient or better, compared to 48.27% for the district and 34.62% for the state. The school's Asian, English Language Learner, Hispanic, White, and low-income student subgroups all perform exceptionally well, ranking among the top in California.

While Sunnyside Elementary's academic achievements are impressive, the school has seen a significant increase in chronic absenteeism, from 5.3% in 2017-2018 to 20.7% in 2022-2023, which is higher than the district and state averages. Additionally, the school has a relatively high student-teacher ratio of 26.7, which may impact the level of individualized attention and support students receive. Overall, Sunnyside Elementary is a high-performing school that provides a quality education for its diverse student population, but the school and district should address the rising chronic absenteeism and explore ways to optimize the learning environment.


Detail:

Public K-6

 9972 East Russell Ave.
       Garden Grove, CA  92844-2431


(714) 663-6158

District: Garden Grove Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
985th of 5,874 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,774 Help


Students who attend Sunnyside Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Donald S. Jordan Intermediate
High:    Bolsa Grande High

Student/teacher ratio:  26.7 Help
Number of students:  509

Racial breakdown:

Asian:
50.7%
Hispanic:
41.7%
White:
3.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  78.2% Help


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Compare Details Sunnyside Elementary ranks better than 83.2% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 12th among 44 ranked elementary schools in the Garden Grove Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 84.35. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Asian (50.7%), Hispanic (41.7%), White (3.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 78.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Sunnyside Elementary is 26.7. 40 elementary schools in the Garden Grove Unified School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Sunnyside Elementary is $11,774. 39 elementary schools in the Garden Grove Unified School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Sunnyside Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Sunnyside Elementary 985th of 5874 California public elementary schools. (See Sunnyside Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Garden Grove Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Garden Grove Unified 394th of 1563 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Sunnyside Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Sunnyside Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 51.08 2100th 4809 56.3%
2005 56.95 1880th 4822 61.0%
2006 65.88 1508th 4818 68.7%
2007 65.65 1566th 5113 69.4%
2008 71.85 1329th 5113 74.0%
2009 73.18 1298th 5193 75.0%
2010 83.17 829th 5314 84.4%
2011 79.42 1038th 5377 80.7%
2012 76.71 1188th 5390 78.0%
2013 72.99 1431st 5530 74.1%
2015 78.98 1146th 5611 79.6%
2016 85.85 863rd 5614 84.6%
2017 90.08 640th 5692 88.8%
2018 91.29 552nd 5662 90.3%
2019 82.60 1037th 5789 82.1%
2022 83.58 1014th 5883 82.8%
2023 84.35 985th 5874 83.2%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Sunnyside Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 88.96 197th 3246 93.9%
2019 78.06 346th 3275 89.4%
2022 95.05 111th 3311 96.6%
2023 87.90 163rd 3250 95.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Sunnyside Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 97.21 67th 5084 98.7%
2019 87.96 360th 5173 93.0%
2022 92.92 248th 5264 95.3%
2023 93.97 232nd 5374 95.7%
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Rank History for Female students at Sunnyside Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 89.21 604th 5413 88.8%
2019 79.79 1085th 5492 80.2%
2022 77.59 1219th 5635 78.4%
2023 80.17 1093rd 5617 80.5%
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Rank History for Male students at Sunnyside Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 90.54 541st 5431 90.0%
2019 81.91 974th 5510 82.3%
2022 86.65 798th 5663 85.9%
2023 85.00 867th 5650 84.7%
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Rank History for Asian students at Sunnyside Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 67.87 406th 1071 62.1%
2019 57.73 593rd 1149 48.4%
2022 61.22 574th 1154 50.3%
2023 61.89 579th 1190 51.3%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Sunnyside Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 84.28 522nd 4830 89.2%
2019 60.97 1633rd 4963 67.1%
2022 65.07 1379th 5084 72.9%
2023 73.28 1022nd 5098 80.0%
See the entire list of Best California Elementary Schools for Hispanic Students!

Rank History for White students at Sunnyside Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 79.31 487th 2834 82.8%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Sunnyside Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 222 13 126 54 0 n/a n/a 0 415
1989 199 9 143 64 0 n/a n/a 0 415
1990 190 10 149 66 0 n/a n/a 0 415
1991 154 15 170 81 1 n/a n/a 0 421
1992 166 10 213 99 1 n/a n/a 0 489
1993 144 8 226 96 0 n/a n/a 0 474
1994 131 10 245 108 0 n/a n/a 0 494
1995 96 10 293 121 0 n/a n/a 0 520
1996 96 10 293 121 0 n/a n/a 0 520
1997 95 10 279 151 1 n/a n/a 0 536
1998 102 9 283 164 3 n/a n/a 0 561
1999 96 4 269 172 4 n/a n/a 0 545
2000 86 6 317 170 4 n/a n/a 0 583
2001 75 7 319 176 4 n/a n/a 0 581
2002 37 14 311 200 3 n/a n/a 0 565
2003 37 14 311 200 3 n/a n/a 0 565
2004 37 10 329 193 2 n/a n/a 0 571
2005 35 10 341 192 1 n/a n/a 0 579
2006 30 5 343 195 0 n/a n/a 0 573
2007 19 4 346 198 0 n/a n/a 0 567
2008 14 6 327 196 n/a n/a n/a 0 543
2009 26 7 311 207 2 7 2 0 562
2010 30 7 293 204 1 3 1 0 539
2011 42 6 342 223 1 3 1 0 618
2012 52 8 356 234 1 3 6 0 660
2013 55 5 407 231 1 1 3 0 703
2014 55 4 416 238 1 2 2 0 718
2015 62 6 408 206 1 0 3 0 686
2016 56 8 414 210 0 3 3 0 694
2017 43 6 386 217 0 6 5 0 663
2018 47 5 365 224 0 7 7 0 655
2019 41 6 364 229 0 8 10 0 658
2020 36 4 346 218 0 7 11 0 622
2021 26 3 322 214 0 5 16 0 586
2022 27 4 277 207 0 5 11 0 531
2023 20 2 258 212 0 6 11 0 509

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 Sunnyside Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 415 17.0 24.4 n/a
1989 415 16.0 25.9 n/a
1990 415 18.0 23.0 n/a
1991 421 18.0 23.3 n/a
1992 489 18.3 26.7 40.5
1993 474 17.0 27.9 45.4
1994 494 16.4 30.1 51.2
1995 520 18.0 28.9 60.4
1996 520 18.0 28.9 60.4
1997 536 21.0 25.5 55.8
1998 561 25.0 22.4 58.8
1999 545 23.5 23.2 52.3
2000 583 24.0 24.3 51.6
2001 581 24.5 23.7 52.7
2002 565 26.0 21.7 57.2
2003 565 26.0 21.7 57.2
2004 571 25.0 22.8 60.6
2005 579 25.0 23.2 56
2006 573 25.0 22.9 57.4
2007 567 24.0 23.6 54.7
2008 543 24.0 22.6 61
2009 562 24.0 22.5 66.2
2010 539 23.5 22.8 61.6
2011 618 n/a n/a 60.8
2012 660 26.5 24.9 n/a
2013 703 26.0 27.0 58.7
2014 718 26.0 27.6 66.4
2015 686 26.0 26.3 63.4
2016 694 26.0 26.6 58.8
2017 663 25.0 26.5 57
2018 655 25.0 26.2 63.5
2019 658 24.0 27.4 62.3
2020 622 n/a n/a 67.2
2021 586 24.0 24.4 70.3
2022 531 21.0 25.1 73.3
2023 509 19.0 26.7 78.2

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Sunnyside Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 415 17.0 24.4 n/a
1989 415 16.0 25.9 n/a
1990 415 18.0 23.0 n/a
1991 421 18.0 23.3 n/a
1992 489 18.3 26.7 40.5
1993 474 17.0 27.9 45.4
1994 494 16.4 30.1 51.2
1995 520 18.0 28.9 60.4
1996 520 18.0 28.9 60.4
1997 536 21.0 25.5 55.8
1998 561 25.0 22.4 58.8
1999 545 23.5 23.2 52.3
2000 583 24.0 24.3 51.6
2001 581 24.5 23.7 52.7
2002 565 26.0 21.7 57.2
2003 565 26.0 21.7 57.2
2004 571 25.0 22.8 60.6
2005 579 25.0 23.2 56
2006 573 25.0 22.9 57.4
2007 567 24.0 23.6 54.7
2008 543 24.0 22.6 61
2009 562 24.0 22.5 66.2
2010 539 23.5 22.8 61.6
2011 618 n/a n/a 60.8
2012 660 26.5 24.9 n/a
2013 703 26.0 27.0 58.7
2014 718 26.0 27.6 66.4
2015 686 26.0 26.3 63.4
2016 694 26.0 26.6 58.8
2017 663 25.0 26.5 57
2018 655 25.0 26.2 63.5
2019 658 24.0 27.4 62.3
2020 622 n/a n/a 67.2
2021 586 24.0 24.4 70.3
2022 531 21.0 25.1 73.3
2023 509 19.0 26.7 78.2

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.

Kindergarten Immunization Rates

Sunnyside Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201287.0%1.0%0.0%12.0%91.0%96.0%98.0%93.0%92.0%
201396.0%0.0%0.0%4.0%96.0%100.0%100.0%96.0%96.0%
201498.0%0.0%0.0%2.0%99.0%100.0%100.0%99.0%98.0%
201586.0%1.0%0.0%13.0%92.0%96.0%99.0%91.0%88.0%
201693.0%1.0%0.0%6.0%95.0%98.0%99.0%95.0%95.0%
2017≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
2018≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
2019≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
202197.3%0.0%1.4%97.3%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Sunnyside Elementary

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $11,774

Data source: California Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Sunnyside Elementary

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1037th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 985th of 5874 Elementary schools
 1.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Sunnyside Elementary)61.256.8
 4.4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Garden Grove Unified)55.952.9
 3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Sunnyside Elementary)61.264.2
 3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Garden Grove Unified)60.157
 3.1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Sunnyside Elementary)77.167.1
 10%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Garden Grove Unified)57.353.8
 3.5%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Sunnyside Elementary)67.452
 15.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Garden Grove Unified)57.753.9
 3.8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Sunnyside Elementary)7167.4
 3.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Garden Grove Unified)60.158
 2.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Sunnyside Elementary)6459.8
 4.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Garden Grove Unified)49.445.6
 3.9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Sunnyside Elementary)4349.4
 6.4%
   5th Grade Science (Garden Grove Unified)35.638.1
 2.5%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.9
 0.1%
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Sunnyside Elementary)67.567.5
 0%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Garden Grove Unified)60.457.5
 2.9%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.544.2
 4.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Sunnyside Elementary)55.963.8
 7.8%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Garden Grove Unified)5549.1
 5.9%
   6th Grade Mathematics (California)38.533.2
 5.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students658509
 22.6%
African American62
 66.7%
American Indian00
Asian364258
 29.1%
Hispanic229212
 7.4%
Pacific Islander86
 25%
White4120
 51.2%
Two or More Races1011
 10%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients62.3%78.2%
 15.9%


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Students who attend Sunnyside Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Donald S. Jordan Intermediate
High : Bolsa Grande High

In the 2022-23 school year, 509 students attended Sunnyside Elementary.

Sunnyside Elementary ranks 985th of 5874 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students at Sunnyside Elementary are 51% Asian, 42% Hispanic, 4% White, 2% Two or more races, 1% Pacific Islander.


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