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About This School

Sunny Sands Elementary School is a public elementary school in Cathedral City. The principal of Sunny Sands Elementary School is Pam Horton, whose e-mail is phorton@psusd.us. 989 children attend Sunny Sands Elementary School and identify primarily as Hispanic, Asian, and Filipino. 44% of the Sunny Sands Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 80% of the 989 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Sunny Sands Elementary School is 20:1. Landau Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Track
    • Ultimate Frisbee
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 78% 71%
Asian 7% 1%
Filipino 6% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 6%
White, non-Hispanic 12% 18%
Multiracial 0.5% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.6%
Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.3%
Unspecified 0.1% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 23470%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 80% 73%
Limited English proficiency 44% 30%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    Sunny Sands teachers and students work hard together to improve daily. This school is the best in Cathedral City!!

  • (6 years ago)

    I have been an active parent at Sunny Sands for the past 6 years. I have two daughters who attend SS with the eldest having graduated this year. I believe that the community and parents are very fortunate to have supportive leadership and staff at hand. The principal is very cognizant of the needs of not only the staff but of the students. She is also very approachable consistent in her decisions and well liked by everyone. Overall the school is well maintained and organized which keeps morale high. I am very pleased that my family has had the opportunity of being part of Sunny Sands Elementary School!

  • (8 years ago)

    We have 2 children who attend this school. We have found both the teachers and the administrators very supportive and helpful. The teachers put the children's needs first and education for all children is very important to all the teachers. They have a great program for second language learners.

  • (8 years ago)

    SS is a wonderful school - safe caring & dedicated staff (teachers principals secretaries custodians are all fabulous) great music and pe classes no art tho. SS has nice kids & provides a solid educational foundation.

  • (9 years ago)

    Our child is mildly Autistic and enrolled in the primary grades 1-3 special day class at Sunny Sands. This is the special education class for children with disabilities. We are very happy with the progress our child has made and very pleased with the education and other services he is being provided at this school. It appears that he has many resources available to him (physical education art music and computers)and the teacher is doing a remarkable job. A good school makes all the difference especially for a child with a disability. Sunny Sands is a great school for our Autistic child.

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