School Details

Sunset Ridge Elementary School

340 Inverness Drive, Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 738-6687
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 558 students 19 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

58%
69%
56%
76%
79%
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
  • Pacifica average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

53%
60%
46%
76%
77%
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
  • Pacifica average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

68%
72%
65%
75%
78%
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
  • Pacifica average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

54%
71%
60%
64%
73%
65%
61%
73%
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
  • Pacifica average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Sunset Ridge Elementary School is a public elementary school in Pacifica. The principal of Sunset Ridge Elementary School is Ellie Cundiff, whose e-mail is ecundiff@pacificasd.org. 558 students attend Sunset Ridge Elementary School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Pacific Islander; and Asian. 29% of the Sunset Ridge Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 44% of the 558 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Sunset Ridge Elementary School is 19:1. Ocean Shore Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Cantonese

Sports

  • Swimming

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 3%
Pacific Islander 4% 2%
Asian 36% 6%
Hispanic 31% 15%
Filipino 30% 11%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 3% 3215%
Unspecified 14% 15%
Multiracial 13% %
White, non-Hispanic 13% 49%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.6%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 44% 17%
Limited English proficiency 29% 8%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I need to see the graduation pictures Were can i see the plz help me find the web site thank you dearly Ray

  • (1 year ago)

    I do not want to get teachers in trouble with the principal for my previous review. I am former staff not a teacher I saw this school and support the teachers 100%.

  • (1 year ago)

    This is a good elementary school in Pacifica. However for gifted or advanced children there are no options. I do not think children can skip grades anymore. Even though I have been happy with the school in general the lack of advanced academics is causing me to place my child in a private school.

  • (1 year ago)

    Ms Feinstein is the TK teacher and is so sweet and caring. As a parent she makes you feel that your child is in the best hands. The school is also very organized considering how many classes there are for each grade. The principal has a great relationship with the students.

  • (1 year ago)

    I love this school... My daughter has Mrs. Tyler-parker and she is just wonderful very structured and that s what kids need these days. They go on a lot of field trips which is wonderful!! My daughter has learned so much I think sunset ridge should have more stars than what it s ranked now!! 10 stars in my book!!

  • (2 years ago)

    School needs to tighten up on safety and security for student drop off and pickup procedures.

  • (2 years ago)

    This is a wonderful school. My daughter is wrapping up her kindergarten year and has blossomed academically and socially. Mrs. Marinas in particular is an AMAZING teacher. She feels truly invested in the success of her pupils and it shows with the warm and dedication that she exudes at every opportunity. She is a hands-on educator and devote every bit of her attention to each child to make sure they are learning what they re supposed to. The school has so many programs and initiatives aimed at improving literacy and involving the parents every step of the way. I agree with a previous poster about the parking though. Some parents are incredibly inconsiderate when picking up and dropping off. The school is large and the parking lot is tiny so something's got to give. Overall the principal teachers after-school program director at TTT librarian and breathtaking location with the ocean view and whale watching platform make this school one of a kind.

  • (3 years ago)

    We were initially concerned about the school's size (3-4 classes for each grade) but ended up being very happy with our son's kinder and first grade experiences. The school manages its size by being very organized; students are taught the routine of the massive recess lunch and assembly events. The principal Ellie Cundiff is a very devoted and involved principal who sincerely makes the effort to know every family not just students who require extra attention. The librarian Lauren Reynolds is wonderful. She actually buys the library books when she is on her own personal vacation time. The school has a VERY strong reading and writing kinder program. We are only at another district school because it offers more programs but would not hesitate to return to Sunset Ridge if there were problems with the new school.

  • (3 years ago)

    The school is great. Parent involvement is always encouraged. The only problem seems to be the parents not being responsible enough to respect the rules about loading and unloading kids.

  • (3 years ago)

    Our son started kindergarten at Sunset Ridge this fall and absolutely loves it. His teacher is fabulous and takes time to inform us about what's going on in the classroom and with our son in particular. The principal is involved and cares about the kids and the teachers. The PTA is also very hands-on and organizes lots of great events programs and opportunities to help out. Overall we are extremely satisfied with the education our son is receiving at Sunset Ridge. He can't wait to go to school every day!

  • (5 years ago)

    The best - teachers & staff parents kids. Happy to be part of the community

  • (5 years ago)

    The best library in the district. Big and beautiful building

  • (5 years ago)

    We have the best staff. They are truly dedicated.

  • (5 years ago)

    One of the only schools on the planet where students can watch the whales as they migrate in the pacific ocean and then go into class and write about the experience. = >

  • (5 years ago)

    It iw wonderfully multicultural and our families participate in all aspects of our school making it a wonderful place to be! The staff is warm friendly and professional and most of us ar highly qulaified teachers. Everyone goes the extra mile all the time. It is a great place to be.

  • (5 years ago)

    Sunset Ridge has very caring teachers. We are grateful for them.

  • (5 years ago)

    the teachers are wonderful principal is very approachable parents and students are very friendly and most of all nice environment with a lot of nice people

  • (5 years ago)

    The school has done wonders in helping my son deal with his High Functioning Autism.

  • (5 years ago)

    The wonderful spirit of the staff toward the students.

  • (5 years ago)

    Great principal & teachers.

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Overall score

(based on 33 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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