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About This School

Sunny Hills Elementary School is a public elementary school in Sammamish. The principal of Sunny Hills Elementary School is Sarah White. 569 students attend Sunny Hills Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 5% of the 569 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Sunny Hills Elementary School is 17:1. Discovery Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 63% 68%
Multiracial 6% %
Hispanic 4% 6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 27% 23%
Asian 24% %
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.7% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.6%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 5% 9%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    This school has many good teachers and everything seems very organized and calm. My daughter is in 3rd grade and the majority of moms I have met are SAHMs. It is great because they spend a lot of time at the school volunteering but it can make you feel a bit out of the loop if you are a working mom. I have also been met with much negativity for mentioning any kind of constructive criticism in regard to the school. Apparently high test scores=perfection thus no negative feedback is tolerated.

  • (1 year ago)

    I have one child at Sunny Hills. It is without question a great school all the way around. The teachers are intelligent and caring and very committed to learning for life and challenging the children. The specialists and administrators genuinely care for the children and I can feel that when I m at the school. The front office staff is very busy but they have always been cordial. If you have ever been to the school you know they wear a lot of hats. People including children are coming in and out of the office all day. The office staff has to deal with science fairs parent volunteers forgotten lunches and homework dentists photo day etc The office staff may not always have time to greet everyone personally and they don t always have time to spend time chatting with me but I know for a fact they are always there for my child so I can live that. Sunny Hills is the best!

  • (1 year ago)

    I have two children at Sunny Hills. My youngest is in Kindergarten and loves school in fact she says she loves her teacher who is the sweetest and kindest woman ever. We have been very impressed with how much the kids are learning while having fun and enjoying themselves. Our oldest is in 2nd grade and likes school as well. The principal is a wonderful person who really cares about the student. Even with 600 students she knows my kids names and they really like her. Their is a lot of parent involvement and a strong PTA. The building are pretty outdated but the school is being modernized within the next years. I recommend Sunny Hills.

  • (1 year ago)

    I have been impressed with my son's K teacher and the principal at Sunny Hills. My son loves school! However I have to agree with the previous poster - the office staff are horrendous! Maybe they are used to the PTA moms who are in the office daily and know everything going on at the school...I don't know. If you ask them a question they answer you as if you are annoying and stupid. I guess I am suppose to know everything about Sunny Hills without ever asking? And there are always about 4-5 people working at the front desk in the office. You'd think one of them would be polite but I haven't had that experience yet.

  • (1 year ago)

    I have been very impressed with this school. The staff is friendly and helpful. The teachers are amazing and encourage parent involvement. They are very well funded and have a great arts program. While the curriculum is very strong in English and Math they don't neglect science history music or art. Overall a great school with a well rounded program.

  • (1 year ago)

    The teachers are amazing!! My only issue with this school is the office staff and how rude they have been to me over the last two years. If you are talking to one office staff member three others chime in and you can't even make your point. I think the principal needs to have a talk with her office staff. Every parent should be treated nicely.

  • (4 years ago)

    Total parent support great teachers and wonderful programs!

  • (4 years ago)

    Excellent staff and administration. Parent involvement is constructive and education enhancing. Great sense of community. We will miss it next year when we move to Creekside.

  • (8 years ago)

    This school is a great one due to the parent involvement. The art and music programs are well run. Some teachers are better than others but for the most part the teachers are good.

  • (9 years ago)

    The years that I spent at Sunny Hills were excellent The teachers are kind helpful and intelligent. I got the feeling that the students really mattered to the staff which not always seems to be the case with some schools. I would highly suggest Sunny Hills to all parents.

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