Sunset Elementary School

Summary:

Sunset Elementary School is a highly-rated public elementary school in Brentwood, Tennessee, serving 623 students in grades PK-5. As part of the highly-ranked Williamson County School District, Sunset Elementary has consistently maintained a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger, ranking among the top elementary schools in the state.

Sunset Elementary's academic performance is exceptional, with students consistently outperforming state and county averages in TNReady assessments for Mathematics, English Language Arts, and Science. The school also stands out for its racial diversity, with a student population that is 68.54% White, 4.98% African American, 4.65% Hispanic, 17.01% Asian, and 4.65% two or more races. This diversity is noteworthy, as the Williamson County School District is generally less diverse than the state as a whole. Sunset Elementary's strong performance across different racial subgroups suggests a commitment to equity and inclusion.

When compared to other high-performing schools in the Williamson County School District, such as Clovercroft Elementary School and Jordan Elementary School, Sunset Elementary demonstrates strong academic results, but with slightly lower proficiency rates in some subject areas. This suggests that Sunset Elementary may have room for improvement, particularly in supporting its special education students, who ranked 403rd out of 447 Tennessee elementary schools in 2021-2022.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 100 Sunset TRL
       Brentwood, TN  37027


(615) 472-5020

District: Williamson County

SchoolDigger Rank:
75th of 1,008 Tennessee Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,918 Help


Students who attend Sunset Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Sunset Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  14.9 Help
Number of students:  623

Racial breakdown:

White:
68.5%
Asian:
17.0%
African American:
5.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  5.5% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Sunset Elementary School ranks better than 92.6% of elementary schools in Tennessee. It also ranks 22nd among 28 ranked elementary schools in the Williamson County School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2024 the calculated Average Standard Score was 91.75. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (68.5%), Asian (17%), African American (5%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Sunset Elementary School is 14.9, which is the 13th best among 28 elementary schools in the Williamson County School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Sunset Elementary School is $10,918. 19 elementary schools in the Williamson County School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2024 Rankings:

Sunset Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Sunset Elementary School 75th of 1008 Tennessee public elementary schools. (See Sunset Elementary School in the ranking list.)

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Williamson County:

SchoolDigger ranks Williamson County 2nd of 139 Tennessee school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Sunset Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Sunset Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2010 99.27 8th 809 99.0%
2011 97.51 23rd 818 97.2%
2012 97.79 15th 820 98.2%
2013 96.28 13th 846 98.5%
2014 93.59 19th 853 97.8%
2015 92.39 32nd 855 96.3%
2018 92.61 59th 997 94.1%
2019 97.36 32nd 985 96.8%
2021 94.00 55th 983 94.4%
2022 91.96 74th 1000 92.6%
2023 92.38 77th 1020 92.5%
2024 91.75 75th 1008 92.6%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Sunset Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 51.89 138th 395 65.1%
2021 56.59 99th 369 73.2%
2022 21.80 403rd 447 9.8%
2023 62.00 115th 528 78.2%
2024 77.35 70th 577 87.9%
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Rank History for Female students at Sunset Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 97.03 27th 926 97.1%
2021 91.83 59th 945 93.8%
2022 92.39 65th 975 93.3%
2023 92.84 65th 989 93.4%
2024 89.48 77th 981 92.2%
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Rank History for Male students at Sunset Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 95.59 40th 916 95.6%
2021 92.52 60th 941 93.6%
2022 89.02 90th 980 90.8%
2023 88.65 93rd 987 90.6%
2024 90.46 69th 982 93.0%
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Rank History for Asian students at Sunset Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 66.84 21st 62 66.1%
2019 70.66 17th 38 55.3%
2021 54.23 32nd 53 39.6%
2022 64.54 25th 55 54.5%
2023 53.51 40th 57 29.8%
2024 53.15 35th 55 36.4%
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Rank History for African American students at Sunset Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 93.28 15th 450 96.7%
2019 91.47 19th 404 95.3%
2022 99.75 2nd 483 99.6%
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Rank History for White students at Sunset Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 88.50 77th 841 90.8%
2019 95.03 40th 812 95.1%
2021 90.21 79th 844 90.6%
2022 85.46 104th 844 87.7%
2023 84.90 109th 852 87.2%
2024 86.17 100th 840 88.1%
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Data source: test scores: Tennessee 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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Data source: Tennessee Department of Education

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Reviews:
by a parent
Friday, May 6, 2016

Open Quote This is our first year at Sunset and our kindergartner is doing great. Her teacher is fantastic. All the teachers are, and the substitutes too! Administration is top notch, PTO keeps everyone informed and they are so organized. I feel like she is in a very good place and am so happy she is a part of Sunset. Close Quote


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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Open Quote Sunset is an incredible school. They have an excellent principal and administration, and the PTO has got to be at the top in the state. There is a huge amount of parental involvement in this school, which certainly complements the staff. The teachers are empowered to do what is best for their kids and allowed to be creative. I highly recommend Sunset! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Sunset Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2006 564 45 64 10 2 n/a n/a 0 685
2007 726 60 96 21 0 n/a n/a 0 903
2008 681 63 126 13 0 n/a n/a 0 883
2009 535 53 116 13 1 n/a n/a 0 718
2010 564 57 116 16 1 n/a n/a 0 754
2011 554 61 90 18 1 18 22 0 764
2012 574 50 87 21 0 18 25 0 775
2013 560 45 94 23 0 14 12 0 748
2014 547 46 96 29 0 0 37 0 755
2015 573 46 94 34 0 0 32 0 779
2016 584 54 94 33 0 0 27 0 792
2017 531 49 98 34 1 0 23 0 736
2018 558 46 90 35 3 1 24 0 757
2019 534 47 97 25 1 1 25 0 730
2020 526 35 105 25 2 2 18 0 713
2021 483 36 103 29 0 0 19 0 670
2022 465 33 93 32 0 0 26 0 649
2023 427 31 106 29 1 0 29 0 623

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 Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2006 685 38.4 17.8 n/a
2007 903 50.6 17.8 3.8
2008 883 53.3 16.6 5.2
2009 718 44.8 16.0 7.9
2010 754 45.0 16.7 12.3
2011 764 44.1 17.3 13
2012 775 45.0 17.2 7
2013 748 44.5 16.8 7.8
2014 755 45.0 16.7 7.4
2015 779 48.0 16.2 6.8
2016 792 48.0 16.5 6.3
2017 736 45.0 16.3 n/a
2018 757 47.5 15.9 n/a
2019 730 48.1 15.1 n/a
2020 713 48.3 14.7 5.5
2021 670 42.4 15.7 n/a
2022 649 42.2 15.3 n/a
2023 623 41.7 14.9 n/a

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 Sunset Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2006 685 38.4 17.8 n/a
2007 903 50.6 17.8 3.8
2008 883 53.3 16.6 5.2
2009 718 44.8 16.0 7.9
2010 754 45.0 16.7 12.3
2011 764 44.1 17.3 13
2012 775 45.0 17.2 7
2013 748 44.5 16.8 7.8
2014 755 45.0 16.7 7.4
2015 779 48.0 16.2 6.8
2016 792 48.0 16.5 6.3
2017 736 45.0 16.3 n/a
2018 757 47.5 15.9 n/a
2019 730 48.1 15.1 n/a
2020 713 48.3 14.7 5.5
2021 670 42.4 15.7 n/a
2022 649 42.2 15.3 n/a
2023 623 41.7 14.9 n/a

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Sunset Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $276 (3.0%) $8,522 (92.2%) $9,246
2020 $301 (3.0%) $9,170 (92.6%) $9,899
2021 $343 (3.1%) $10,152 (93.0%) $10,918

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Sunset Elementary School

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 32nd of 985 Elementary schoolsRanks 77th of 1020 Elementary schools
 4.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Sunset Elementary School)80.773.7
 7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Williamson County)74.475.4
 1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Tennessee)43.840.5
 3.3%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Sunset Elementary School)71.165.3
 5.8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Williamson County)67.972.1
 4.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Tennessee)36.940.5
 3.6%
4th Grade Mathematics (Sunset Elementary School)73.970.3
 3.6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Williamson County)78.676.9
 1.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Tennessee)4643.6
 2.4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Sunset Elementary School)63.164.4
 1.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Williamson County)65.873.5
 7.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Tennessee)34.343.5
 9.2%
5th Grade Mathematics (Sunset Elementary School)87.168.3
 18.8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Williamson County)82.579.6
 2.9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Tennessee)46.241.3
 4.9%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Sunset Elementary School)66.261.4
 4.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Williamson County)66.466
 0.4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Tennessee)35.237
 1.8%
All Grades Mathematics (Sunset Elementary School)8170.4
 10.6%
   All Grades Mathematics (Williamson County)74.571.8
 2.7%
   All Grades Mathematics (Tennessee)40.838.1
 2.7%
All Grades English Language Arts (Sunset Elementary School)66.863.4
 3.4%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Williamson County)66.767.4
 0.7%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Tennessee)33.736.6
 2.9%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students730623
 14.7%
African American4731
 34%
American Indian11
Asian97106
 9.3%
Hispanic2529
 16%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White534427
 20%
Two or More Races2529
 16%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Sunset Elementary School

Yes. Sunset Elementary School ranks in the top 7.4% of Tennessee elementary schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 623 students attended Sunset Elementary School.

Students at Sunset Elementary School are 69% White, 17% Asian, 5% African American, 5% Hispanic, 5% Two or more races.

Students who attend Sunset Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Sunset Middle School


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Tennessee Department of Education.

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