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Sunset Ridge School




Asst. Principal


Main Phone 

(623) 445-7800


(623) 445-7890


(623) 445-7810



  • Spirit Week
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  • azmerit
    The new AzMERIT test will be administered at Sunset Ridge throughout most of the month of April with different grade levels being tested on different days. To read more about the test, and to see a testing schedule of when each grade level will be tested, click here
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  • yearbook order
    Yearbooks are on sale now! Cost is $25 until March 28th. The only way to ensure you have a book is to pre-order online between now and March 28th. After that date, no more orders will be taken and the books will be sold on a first come, first served basis the last week of school. To order, simply click the image above.
    [Note, if your child started at Sunset Ridge after October, they will not be listed in the yearbook.]
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  •  Kinder
    Kindergarten Registration
    Kindergarten registration started on November 17, 2014 for the 2015-2016 school year.  Students need to be 5 years old by August 31st. Early registration of your child is critical for schools to plan for staffing needs for the next school year.
    Parents will need to bring an original birth certificate or a certified copy, immunization records, proof of residence (utility bill, house payment receipt, rent receipt, escrow document or lease agreement), identification, and legal guardian or custody papers if applicable. If you have any questions regarding registering your student, please call Mrs.Chitwood @ 623-445-7806.
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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!  



  • To see the AzMERIT testing schedule and learn more about the test, click the link in the story below.

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  • Spring Break - No School: 3/30-4/3

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