We were happy with this school for our kids. Teachers are good and seem to care about the students principle seems to have a handle on things at the school. Building is a bit dated and needs updating but a building won't teach your kids.
Sunrise Elementary School is a public elementary school in Veradale. The principal of Sunrise Elementary School is Sue McCollum. 558 students attend Sunrise Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 23% of the 558 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Sunrise Elementary School is 17:1. Spokane Valley Adventist School is one of the nearest elementary schools.
|Native American or Native Alaskan||0.4%||1%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||0%||0%|
|Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program||23%||42%|
This school is top notch. Both of our children are excelling in academics as well as socially. The teachers put their heart's into everything. The Solar Energy choir is outstanding and is a true benefit to Spokane Valley as it is featured in many special events including the lighting of the Christmas tree with the Mayor. We only hope that the middle school and high school are as good as Sunrise.
The principal and school counselor truly care about the children under their care; the teachers we have had are energetic and creative; the one-day-a-week pullout gifted program is a lifesaver for our child; the PTO works hard to financially support extras like computers and live whiteboards; there is still music and P.E. -- this is an excellent public school.
Our experience at Sunrise has been completely unexpected...we had always heard good things about the Central Valley School District in General and our child had several friends who attended Kindergarten at Sunrise. To say we are disappointed would be an understatement! We are the parents of an extremely bright energetic child with a zest for learning. Reading and Mathematics come very easy and in the private Kindergarten that our child attended the instructors moved them along at a pace consistent with our child's development. Unfortunately for our child program available for children who are gifted or merely learn at a faster pace than others. But more important to us as parents is the utter lack of Joy in Teaching compared to our former experience with our Private School. The Teaching staff does not encourage thinking and joy in learning but rather demands uniformity in conduct and class structure at all times.
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