School Details

Sunset Elementary School

1671 Frankfurt Way, Livermore, CA 94550
(925) 606-5230
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 776 students 19 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

85%
66%
56%
85%
75%
65%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

64%
62%
46%
93%
86%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

82%
76%
65%
90%
80%
72%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

83%
74%
60%
83%
72%
65%
89%
76%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Sunset Elementary School is a public elementary school in Livermore. The principal of Sunset Elementary School is Kuljinder Sekhon, who can be contacted at ksekhon@lvjusd.k12.ca.us. 776 children attend Sunset Elementary School and identify as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 5% of the Sunset Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 6% of the 776 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Sunset Elementary School is 19:1. Joe Michell is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 9% %
White, non-Hispanic 67% 60%
Asian 4% 6%
Filipino 2% 3%
Hispanic 17% 25%
Unspecified 1% 3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.5% 12781%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.3% %
Pacific Islander 0.3% 0.6%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.1% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.5%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 6% 22%
Limited English proficiency 5% 14%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    Bullying is a HUGE problem at this school. They do not apply the consequences that are CLEARLY stated in their policies. Yes the teachers ARE WONDERFUL but if your child is being bullied do not EXPECT them to do anything.My child is a straight A student and is in GATE. She belonged to the debate club choir volunteers at the public library does cheerleading etc. Because of this she has missed school. Do NOT expect anything to be done by the principal as you can see by other" reviews" she will DO NOTHING. asked to be pn independent study wonders why GOD doesn't love her and other EXTREMELY serious things that I. won't repeat. The school's principal

  • (1 year ago)

    My school is strong for kindergarten and 1st. Thereafter it is all worksheet learning. Now with open enrollment classes at Sunset are extreme and quality of education is lower. ESS is very good. In fact if it was not for ESS my kids would not have had a winter or school program. Teachers pawn off reviewing homework to the parents therefore I am not sure how they know forward progress or areas kids need to improve.I have tried to keep an open mind but I am looking at private school and/or would recommend the same.

  • (1 year ago)

    The school site is well maintained. Principal is very caring and listens to concerns or feedback and takes action. She is awesome. Workshare programs don't work - teachers are not 100% checked in when they do workshare programs. Bad experience with this already. Otherwise the FT teachers in first and second grade are great.

  • (3 years ago)

    During our move to California my husband and I did exhaustive research on schools and chose Sunset based in part by this site. We are very pleased to say that the community and site have it right! Sunset is a great school and our son is thriving in an environment that is nurturing and academically challenging. We made the absolute right choice.

  • (4 years ago)

    Both of my boys attend this school and I've been very pleased with the teaching styles and flexibility in the classroom. My kindergartner arrived to school on the first day having a 3rd grade reading level and has been given access to an advanced reading class on specific days of the week rather than bumping him up in grades and ignoring the social building block created by kindergarten. My 3rd grader has ADHD and the teachers have worked wonderfully with him to achieve 90+% scoring on his STAR testing. They were able to harness his intelligence by keeping him busy rather than being bored and fidgeting. It's very difficult to understand how to teach a child with ADHD and the teachers at Sunset are amazing.

  • (4 years ago)

    Sunset Elementary School has a very strong PTO which makes the school very successful. The principal is not visible nor an active participant in the Sunset community. Due to the budget cuts and increased class size some teachers are struggling to keep the quality of education.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love Sunset Elementary school because the teachers are very good and most of the parents are very involved in the School and want the school to be the best.

  • (5 years ago)

    The teachers are great and really care about the kids having a well-reounded education.

  • (5 years ago)

    The teachers and administration have very positive attitudes to share and influence the students .

  • (5 years ago)

    The Teachers give all students the ability to learn and the tools to accomplish their learning process in a clean safe and caring atmosphere.

  • (5 years ago)

    Fabulous Teachers Caring staff Active parent volunteers

  • (5 years ago)

    All around great school! Go Sunset!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    Clean has good moral good teachers and music science helpful.

  • (5 years ago)

    My grandson attends sunset and loves it.

  • (5 years ago)

    Awesome teachers very involved parents many great programs for the kids it's a beautiful school with a loving environment. My kids are VERY HAPPY and are thriving at Sunset!!

  • (5 years ago)

    Three of our grandchildren go to Sunset Elementary School which we feel is a great example of a positive and safe learning environment.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is a school that prides itself on excellence and it shows in the treatment of the kids.

  • (5 years ago)

    Amazing school with dedicated teachers and enthusiastic students!

  • (5 years ago)

    Oustanding staff. Actually got thorugh to my son.

  • (5 years ago)

    The teachers really go the extra mile to help the kids become better students.

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Overall score

(based on 20 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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