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Sunset Ridge School




Asst. Principal


Main Phone 

(623) 445-7800


(623) 445-7890


(623) 445-7810



  • A Grade
      We are very excited to announce that both Sunset Ridge and the Deer Valley Unified School District both received a rating of "A" from the Az Department of Education. To read the announcement, click here.
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  • book fair picture
     The Book Fair is coming back to Sunset Ridge on October 20-24!
    The times will be:
    Mon-Wed  9:00am - 4:00pm 
    Thurs  9:00am - 6:00pm
    Fri  9:00am - 12:00pm 
    If you are interested in volunteering to help out you can sign up for times through our volunteer sign-up form or contact our media center clerk Rebecca Masahos
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  • Foothills Food Bank  
    National Junior Honor Society will be "Trick or Treating" for can food in the Tramonto area on October 24th from 5-8:30 PM. If a NJHS representative does not stop by your house, please send it in with your child or drop it off at the front office. All food will be donated to the Foothills Food Bank & Resources Center.  If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Willard, NJHS Advisor.
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  • bit wig
    2nd Annual Wig Out will be held Fri 10/31!! 
    We are hoping to double the amount of money raised last year which was $1282.58. All proceeds will be donated to the Live and Give Foundation. This foundation provides wigs for people who are battle cancer. Students can wear a wig, hat, or crazy hair.
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  • Fall Leaves

    Join us for the Tramonto Community Fall Festival at Sunset Ridge on Friday, November 14th, from 4:30 to 7:30. The event will include: 

    • A Food Court with Food Trucks serving family friendly meals
    • Fun Run
    • Student Art Displays
    • Musical Performances by the Sunset Ridge Choir and Band
    • Kindergarten Sneak Peak – All preschool students attending the event can participate in a Read-a-loud by our Kindergarten teachers, ride a school bus and get a free book just for attending
    • Holiday Boutique with local vendors
    • Kid Craft Activity Booths for all ages
    • Family Photos
    • And much, much more!!
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  • ATTENTION PARENTS - Your children MAY NOT BE ON CAMPUS BEFORE 8:30 A.M. unless they are being dropped off for an activity that is supervised by a staff member or if they are having breakfast in the cafeteria. If they are having breakfast in the cafeteria, they may not be on campus before 8:20 a.m. We have representatives from Safe Schools monitoring our campus before school, HOWEVER, they are not able to supervise your children. WE DO NOT HAVE SUPERVISION AVAILABLE UNTIL 8:30 A.M. If you need to drop your children off for any reason other than what has been addressed above, please visit our office to pick up a Before/After School Program flyer . This program is offered at our school for working parents and people needing additional care for their children in the mornings and/or afternoons. Thank you.
    - ATTENTION PARENTS - Please do not drop your children off in the staff parking lot to the north of our school. This lot is used as a staff parking lot, as a walk up for our Pre-K students and for our buses ONLY. Thank you. 
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  •    PowerSchool App  
     If you have an Android phone, an iPhone or an iPad Touch, you can now download the free PowerSchools app - there is one for students and one for parents. To learn more about it and see instructions of how to connect, click here.  Yes, there is an app for that... 
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Hawk Pride

Welcome to Sunset Ridge!!
Administration Building  
We opened our doors in August of 2003 and over the last 11 years we have proudly served our great community. From day one our focus has always been on providing the best educational experience for all of our students which is why we are an "A" rated school by the Dept. of Education. When making any school decisions we are always basing them on what is in the best interest of our students. Sunset Ridge has consistently been one of the top schools in Deer Valley in terms of AIMS test scores, district subject-based testing, as well as always achieving high labels from the Arizona Department of Education. 

2012-13 Student Group Recognition

  • School Band awarded Superior with Distinction at the Pageant of Bands
  • School Band awarded Excellent at the Deer Valley Middle School Band Festival
  • Concert Choir awarded an Excellent at the DVUSD Choral Festival
  • Girls Basketball Team placed 3rd in the Junior High State Tournament
  • Boys Basketball Team placed 1st in the Deer Valley Middle School Tournament 

Teacher Awards and Recognition 

Since the heart of every classroom is the teacher, we are really proud of the recognition some of our teachers have received:

  • Mary Vivola & Paul Strauss both DVUSD Teacher of the Year award winners
  • Kathy Parmigiani winner of the Diamondbacks & Century Link All-Star Teacher Award
  • Morgana Willard winner of the Walmart Teacher of the Month Award 
  • Paul Strauss winner of the Apple Award from ImageAz Magazine
  • Connie O'Halloran chosen by Honeywell as one of the top middle school math & science teachers from around the world to attend Teacher Space Camp

Having Fun!! 

But having a great school really is more than just school work - it is also having a sense of community. We are always looking for ways of bringing our school and community together whether it is putting together big community events or even some great annual traditions...fun is the name of the game!

Centennial Parade  
Sunset Ridge put together the largest Arizona Centennial Parade in all of Deer Valley and fun was had by all!
Bingo Night  
Sometimes going "old school" is the best - we have had so much fun at our Bingo Nights held throughout the year.
Field Day  
Without a doubt everybody looks forward to our annual Field Days!  



  • Parent/Teacher Conferences week of 10/20 - see student's teacher for details

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  • Book Fair the week of 10/20

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  • Thurs 10/23 & Fri 10/24 are early release days, students dismissed at 12:05 

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  • Boo Grams will be sold during week of 10/27

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  • Tramonto Community Fall Festival - Fri 11/14 4:30-7:30

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